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 Post subject: 1993 Kona Hot - Red fade
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:11 pm 
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Start of summer, I managed to buy this 19" Tom Teasdale Hot, shipped from the US with a custom paint fade from 93'.

It came with P2 forks and Velocity Stem from 94' and a Control Centre headset - believed all part of the first owner's original build.

Frame has quite a bit of chain wear to the rear triangle but otherwise no dents; will be retaining the original paint, blowing in a paint to the chips where needed to match and use Farecla G3 to remove scratched lacquer.

Build will either include some XC500 forks or P2s. Special thanks to Duke, Steve_T, Shawn and Regan for their help so far in assembling parts. Will post more as I get on.


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File comment: Slowly buying parts to restore back to catalogue spec - Fresh XTR rear cassette with new XTR hubs, XC Pro Thumbshifters and RM-14 Araya rims.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:16 pm 
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Nice! Always good to see a Hot on here. It terms of spec you could order pretty much any combination of parts as far as I know, so don't be afraid to mix it up a bit - if it's period it should still look well.

Out of interest what's the frame number on this one? I'm curious to see where it sits between the '95 that I own, and the '91 that I used to have.

Good work so far - I'll look forward to seeing updates :)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:47 pm 
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Have PM'd you the frame number


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:03 pm 
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Nice!!

Tracking says items arrived in GB yesterday!


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 Post subject: Re: 93' Kona Hot by TET
PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:42 am 
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Always good to see, what I assume (not knowing the SN), is a Teasdale Hot. I'll be honest, I'm not a big fan of the paint scheme but it should still be a quality ride and you're giving it some nice components. I'm looking forward to seeing it built up.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:11 am 
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very nice looking HOT :D
looking forward to this build .... Built one up a year or 2 ago very nice Frames


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:30 pm 
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Thanks for the all the comments. I agree - when I first saw it, I wasn't grabbed initially by the colour-scheme either, but it was a chance to own a limited hand-built frame (as a Kona fan) and there certainly aren't many about or documented; apart from the rear chainstay, the original paint is also in remarkable condition.

Since owning over the last month, however, I've really come to love it (it's a bit like marmite)
Part of that is fuelled by the challenge about how to lift it, and build something exacting of the period (such as with XC Pro and Kalloy layback-seat post of the 93' Explosifs) but also unique, such as a black 92' velocity stem and matching original P2 forks, dark araya anodised rims and a black seat post - or going 100% catalogue original with marzocchi suspension.

For me, right now, the key is to switch out the 94' forks; the colour scheme will never be to everyones taste but serves as a distinct alternative to the Hei Hei's, Explosifs, or Kilaueas already out there.

I'm hoping selecting the right mix of components should transform it still further.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:34 pm 
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So the transatlantic parcel thats been out on the road for a whole month finally arrived ..

Thank you Mr. T for amazing communication, great packaging and for parting with these nice bits. Feels a bit like christmas come early :xmas-wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:36 am 
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Good to see the parts arrived safe and sound!
I'm going to miss that stem I think, you don't see too many.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:06 pm 
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Been a while since I posted an update but still been keeping an eye out for parts I need.
Latest buy has been a brand new Sugino outer chainring to replace those on the Mighty XP cranks shown here. Still looking for a fresh XTR rear mech and a Joe Murray Brake booster to finish it off.

Today I've been out giving the framework some tlc with some G3 to carefully polish out some of the scratches - which really works a treat!

Still deciding on the conservation approach towards the original unique paintwork - either colour match the chipping caused by chainsuck, or take a purists approach and clear lacquer over sealing away against moisture leaving as is.


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