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 Post subject: kojima desert dueller
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:24 am
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Location: New Zealand
Hi, I am a long time lurker of this site, I guess it is about time I posted something...

I headed to a recycle centre last week as I wanted a new (old) crankset. I saw a sorry looking bike covered in grime but decided to leave it there. I went back 3 days later and the poor thing was still there. I couldn't just leave it there sad and lonely. Today I gave it a quick clean and uncovered a fairly nice bike. Some nice running gear, though the shifters/brakes are ready for retirement.

I had never seen a U-Brake before, this one is missing a pad but seems functional. I guess I need a shim or guide on the seat tube to protect the paint, from the brake cable?

I could not find info on this bike online but I think the "K" stands for Kojima. A bike brand from Western Australia. It is also marked INDI on the BB.

Not sure if I will restore it, but I reckon a seat would be a worth while investment.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:13 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:24 am
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Location: New Zealand
Boy I am overwhelmed with the replies on this one, poor me (don't worry I know it is a odd ball bike that probably only Aussies have info on).


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 Post subject: scrubbed up
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:03 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:24 am
Posts: 26
Location: New Zealand
Here is an update on the bike... loads of excess of the weight was hiding in the chunky rear cluster and an extremely thick rear tube.

I made up the u brake guide with a plastic cable guide clamp and a couple of cable ties.

Brush painted, gloss white. If anyone ever reads this who has kojima decals please get in touch.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:57 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:37 am
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grips dont look very comfy though :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:37 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:24 am
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Location: New Zealand
Yeah, but new grips would double the build cost.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:06 pm 
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DIAMONDHACK wrote:
Yeah, but new grips would double the build cost.


:lol: -- A man after my own heart! hehe.

Very interesting bike you got there. I do like to see the unusual, or seldom seen bikes of this era. I love that you've repurposed it and given it a new lease of life.


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