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 Post subject: 94 kona AA
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:35 pm 
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I was just about to start my 95 kona AA build, when this turned up on my door step so I did the right thing and gave it a new home.

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it's virtually standard apart from the forks and tyres, the chainset is an SR rather than the original sugino impel but looks very similar and after a discussion on a different thead have been advised that sugino made some SR chain sets at the time so it may be a factory cross over. Either way I have an impel spare to return it to stock if needed.

So far all I've done is service the forks and give it a quick once over so I can take it out for a ride .


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:37 pm 
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The question is what do I do next? Return to complete catalogue spec or something more bling?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Original spec all the way. '94 Konas are some of my favourite bikes. This had Marzocchi (XC51?) IIRC.

The '94 Kula is on my 'must own at some point' list. If I can't find one, an AA would do nicely.

Really nice bike 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Yeah this had xc51s originally, the manitous are probably a.better performing fork though but much ugler than the xc51 imho.

94 kula.....never even seen one, there must one out there. Although with a claimed frame weight of sub 3'5lb, I guess a lot may have snapped by now.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:41 pm 
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Nice AA.. Good few 95 kula's still going about and I'm sure
They were a gnats chuff lighter than the 94.. But now you mention it
I ain't seen any :(


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:21 pm 
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take to local trail. Ride. enjoy.

dont change anything yet....

for the record, i had one of these with XC51s. They were cack. Maybe if it'd had a much nicer fork like this manitou i'd have kept it a bit longer


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:05 pm 
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I still don't understand if you have two AAs. The first line of the thread reads like you were about to start a project, but you got another bike instead.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Maxipedia wrote:
I still don't understand if you have two AAs. The first line of the thread reads like you were about to start a project, but you got another bike instead.

Mx


I just couldn't turn this bike down, the other AA frame will be hanging up for a while now.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:53 pm 
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I see. I was afraid I was an idiot who can't understand correctly. :)) Why don't you build two of them? If you have the space you can have double the fun...

Mx


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:26 am 
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I just got one of these the other day. Mine has V brakes mounted but it doesn't have a cable guide boss on the top tube towards the seatpost.

Does yours? I can't quite see?

I currently have some tektro clamp that acts as the cable guide boss. Any other ideas run V brakes without this ugly clamp???


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