Plus one wrote:
Used regular as my cafe run steed Untitled
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Just got to this thread. Your Kona looks classic and very nice. The gold fork/stem colour is beautiful on that frame. Pics never do the blue/green of the cindercone justice, but having the same frame I can picture it perfectly.
I live in Guernsey where powdercoating for a frame and fork is £100, and postage to and from the mainland would be £60, so though I'm tempted by a respray I haven't justified it to myself yet...but everytime I see these threads I get a bit closer!
Of all my retro bikes the Kona rides the best. I'd love a go on an expolsif or Kilauaea to see if there's any discernible difference.
Yes the forks/stem turned out really well and a bargain at £30 I paid to have them painted .. You thought of having paint instead ??
The turquoise is indeed beautiful !!! I was fortunate to have owned a 99 explosif very recently but was sold on as I was knee deep in bikes
It was a cracking ride too and it was a shade more compliant than the cindercone but for me the kona geometry makes the biggest difference in that they are a joy to ride..
Hope you get yours done would love to see the results
Current fleet- 95 Kona Cindercone- 87 Allegro - 78 Bob Jackson
Once owned-1999 Kona Explosif- 07 VooDoo Djab- 1991 Saracen traverse Hydratech 1993 Giant cadex CFM 2 1994 Kona AA. 1994 lava dome. 1995 Kona kula 80/81 Ron Cooper
"If at first you don't succeed remove all trace of having tried in the first place" D Brent !