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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:11 pm 
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this is my ex-hilts 1994 Kona AA. purple, isnt it.

i am in the middle of polishing up the fork lowers - one side is done, the other is not. which could be which eh?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:28 pm 
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always loved that colourway! :D
very nice indeed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:33 pm 
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manage to service the forks ok?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:42 pm 
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i havent tried servicing yet - they seem oretty smooth as is.

just wanted to seperate them to make the polishing process easier.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:00 pm 
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Stem was put in the post 1st class today Kier..

looking good BTW, always one of my favourite looking Konas, if I could have justified keepig it I would have.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:10 pm 
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cheers :)

i'm going to be getting in a lot of road miles on her - my fitness levels are way off and it'll be a good way to build back up.

so far spec is

Frame: 1994 Kona AA
Fork: Marzo XC51, stripped and polished lowers
Headset Kona Impact
Stem Kona Velocity
Handlebar: Kore Lite 1
Grips: Pedros
Brakes: Some V's
Cantilever cable hangers: N/A
Brake Levers: ?
Shifters: STX
Front Derailleur: NOS STX
Rear Derailleur: STX-RC
Cassette: LX 12-28
Chain: whichever decent one is on offer at CRC
Cranks: M550 LX
Chainrings: Shimano 48t, sugino 40t.
Bottom Bracket: my eternal UN71
Pedals: Shimano 858's - seem to work fine with regular cleats
Quick Releases: Tranz-X allen, titanium effect
Rims: Alesa 6021 (no, i'd never heard of them either, but they're black and eyeletted)
Hubs: M550 LX
Tyres: Tioga City Slickers 1.5
Saddle: Selle Italia
Seatpost: Kona Race Light
Weight dont know yet, but feels pretty light.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:22 pm 
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Hello

It's looked good there with the colour, look forward when it's finished soon.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:49 pm 
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updated - nearly there. chain, brakes, cables, grips and i reckon i'm done. seat will be lowered for riding :p


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:27 pm 
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Ah, that'll be the AA that I swapped with Hilts for the Explosif that's now my daily road hack (weather permitting of course, I am a southerner!)...

Good to see she's being loved! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:19 am 
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it'll probably go onward again towards the end of the year.... i'll make sure i keep it in the retrobike family!


it's going to be my "fitness" bike - i am building towards an august half marathon


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