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 Post subject: 1996 Kona Kilauea
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:34 pm 
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Just got this frame it has a slight bulge on the downtube right by the headtube, was told that in past the owner put wrong length forks on frame and this was cos of it. The frame seems solid and sure be fine to ride like it, so I am going to swap over parts from my 97 Kilauea onto this one.

Here is pic's of frame , its in great nick apart from the bulge , which you can't really see.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:36 pm 
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I would not ride that , high stress area and bad results when it goes.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:38 pm 
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I have rode many bikes in past with dents etc and had no problems :wink: :wink:


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hang it on the wall, the 97 has the same tubing and a better dropout design.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:04 pm 
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Hang on wall no way , waste of a frame that can be ridden :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:27 pm 
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Looks like a frontal impact has buckled the tube .. Your head angle will likely be a bit steeper than it should be!

Hit a root hard, or land front-heavy and it may fold underneath you :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:39 pm 
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rojo wrote:
I have rode many bikes in past with dents etc and had no problems :wink: :wink:


It's about location, and do you care about your teeth. A dent on the downtube or handlebar ding no way equal the risk of a crease at the HT junction.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:51 pm 
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Had a dent / fold on chainstay on other frame and had no problems with that :wink:

Wont be a downhill racer this one anyway :wink:


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a failed chainstay wont ruin your face like a failed downtube will.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:23 pm 
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Oh I know that but I am saying it's been like that for years and not failed. :wink:


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