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 Post subject: 1995 Kona Cindercone
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Hi all

Picked this up a few weeks back.. Usual story don't have room for another bike/build but on seeing the image of the bike with the indignity of sporting an awful out of place fork/stem i was compelled to buy and put right :)

Nothing flash.. Plan is to strip/clean/polish and source bits close to original/period and use..

Got the original manual/hang tag and receipt which is cracking too..

All the parts came off without any problems and no sign of rust anywhere so looks like been indoors all i'ts life..

As i bought it :(

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Nice to get these with it

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After strip and clean of parts/frame chips primed ready to touch up..

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Frame touched up and polished(fairly close match from local car parts shop)

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Few more bits

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Brand x post with a decal= faux racelight :)

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Had these tyres lying doing nowt so on they go..

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Have project 2 in minty nick but also have rough one on way which i've decided to have painted bronze with the stem as per original..

Be few weeks till completion hopefully :)

Big thanks to Rojo- stem
Gt steve- ritchey canti
Ackers-Fork/levers
Tizumo- impact headset
Col :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Hi Col, can I buy that fork off you if you don't want it?? :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:37 am 
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Sorry Steve the fork was snapped up couple of
Weeks back :(


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:47 am 
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:lol: B*gger!

Just realised I seem to have a fork fetish; sorting out the shed so I could rebuild the Mozo's for SWMBO's stumpy and I have 19 complete forks, plus three in bits!

Why? :shock:

Back on topic; parts lined up for your Kona look class, particularly like your 'NOS' seat post... 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:08 pm 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
:lol: B*gger!

Just realised I seem to have a fork fetish; sorting out the shed so I could rebuild the Mozo's for SWMBO's stumpy and I have 19 complete forks, plus three in bits!

Why? :shock:

Back on topic; parts lined up for your Kona look class, particularly like your 'NOS' seat post... 8)


Cheers steve.. 19 pairs :shock: :shock: :shock:

Forks like bikes means there is always room for one more ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Looks like it's gonna be another spanking build Col. 8)

You might want to think about that thread title though. :? When I first saw it I was expecting a very small pink thing with stabilisers and a picture of a plastic doll on it. :shock: Hence I didn't even look. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:35 pm 
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firedfromthecircus wrote:
Looks like it's gonna be another spanking build Col. 8)

You might want to think about that thread title though. :? When I first saw it I was expecting a very small pink thing with stabilisers and a picture of a plastic doll on it. :shock: Hence I didn't even look. :lol:



Cheers mate !! Ha ha Just re-read title .. Can't beat a bit innuendo ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:04 pm 
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Forks/stem back from painters.. I went in 99% sure i was getting them done bronze as per original but seen this gold colour and could'nt resist :)

Was planning decal free ! What's the concencus ??

Few more bits too going with silver gear/brake outer ..

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:31 pm 
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Needs decals on the forks at least Col, if not forks and stem.

Where did you get them painted and what is the finish like in the flesh? looks pretty nice in the photos. 8)
Got some things needing doing myself. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:14 pm 
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The finish is very nice the photo's don't do it justice ! Couple of teeny blemishes but only if your really really up close.. 9/10 £30 i thought was a good price ?

Hendersons of Edinburgh.. Waited 3 weeks they are mega busy..Worth the wait though..

Decals ?? I thought of thin black outline with fork colour as infill ? Or turquoise outline with fork colour as infill ? Or original ?

Col :)


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