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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:24 pm 
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The saddle and decals have finished it beautifully. Well done that man!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:32 am 
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Exeter Man wrote:
The saddle and decals have finished it beautifully. Well done that man!

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Thanks :) This turned out way nicer than in my head :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Kona Cindercone
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 3:56 pm 
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Used regular as my cafe run steed :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Kona Cindercone
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Plus one wrote:
Used regular as my cafe run steed :)

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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.


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Kona Cindercone
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:33 pm 
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very nice, but that seat height would do me an injury how can you ride it that high?


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Kona Cindercone
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:54 pm 
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Plus one wrote:
Used regular as my cafe run steed :)

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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.



Thanks :)

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 :)

Col 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Kona Cindercone
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:56 pm 
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very nice, but that seat height would do me an injury how can you ride it that high?



I'm all legs and very flexible ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Kona Cindercone
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:46 pm 
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Lots of retro bikes have come and gone ... Not this one :)

Still used fairly regular(pic taken) before first winter salt went down ;)

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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Kona Cindercone
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:29 pm 
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Still one of my best riding bikes..........thin, pingy steel with a perfectly complementary fork.......I'm no geometry expert, but they got it right when they designed the early to mid nineties konas.......I am looking at mine now, and I want to go out an ride it now!.......


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Kona Cindercone
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:07 pm 
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Still one of my best riding bikes..........thin, pingy steel with a perfectly complementary fork.......I'm no geometry expert, but they got it right when they designed the early to mid nineties konas.......I am looking at mine now, and I want to go out an ride it now!.......


Agreed 8)

Kona had it nailed indeed :D


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