Here's a pic of my original mountain bike, that I thought was gone for good, found it at the weekend buried at the back of my parents garage!!! Really pleased, just got a lot of cleaning to do now.
That's excellent. It's quite rare to see one of the original 1992 Kilaueas in the black option colour. There can't have been all that many made, given that the Kilauea didn't come out until late in the season. It's a size 19 frame, but although it's a 1992 model, it anticipates the new 1993 geometry and shape of frame.
Seems to be pretty original, right down to the tyres. They're worth quite a bit now, but I hope you won't take them off!
Thanks for that Anthony, the only things I added to the bike, were the xlite bar ends, xlite seat post bolt, a computer and SPD's (original Onza's then shimano) but I still have all the original parts stored away. The tyres and wheels were hardly used as I put another set on it for some reason and too be honest can't remember when they were changed back to the originals.
I've had the bike from new and bought it from Finch and Son's in Reigate, if I remember rightly it was a toss-up between this and Specialized of some type. The reason I put ' I thought it was gone for good' is because it actually went 'missing' during a typically messy divorce. And nobody remembers it being returned or put in the garage
Anyway I've got it back now and I can't believe how pleased I am, my only worry is the stem, it's got a lot of surface rust across the top which I'm going to have to deal with, I'll put a photo of it on here later, and if anyone can pass on some advice or tips I would be very grateful.