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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:01 pm 
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Its probably not to everyone's liking just like my lava dome but here's my latest retro build.

Handily with a 32 18 gearing for winter it didn't need a tensioner.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Hurry Up and post a picture... you can't keep us all in suspense :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:58 pm 
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I LOVE Kona AA's
Get some photos up please :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Pics up chaps, photobucket app had died on my phone.

Here's the build

95 AA frame
RC31 forks
XT discs M765
XT chain set M751 I think
Original kona set post
Race face deus bars and stem
Mavic 317 rims on DT hubs
Wtb velocirapter tyres

I'm going t use it over winter so went with discs over rim brakes, I know its a bit taboo on a retro but I can't be done with destroying a set of rims in the mud!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:23 pm 
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That looks really nice mate. I would like to see what it looks like with a black post - thinking of a stealth fighter 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:46 pm 
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I like that mate. Good work.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:07 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
That looks really nice mate. I would like to see what it looks like with a black post - thinking of a stealth fighter 8)


Yep that's going to happen shortly as that silver post will look far more at home on my 1994 AA :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:25 am 
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v nice. I've got exactly that going on with mine at the moment, though i'm running V's and it's a summer-time bike (saving the rims too ;) )

very curious about your chain/magic gear. is yours an 18", it looks like it.

I run a strectched chain on 32x17 on mine, and it fits perfect


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:35 am 
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My frame is a 19 too although it seems smaller than my 94 AA. I needed to measure all three tubes on both so i can see of they are theed same our nit

The gearing in the pics is 32 x 18. The front ring is just a knackered middle ring off another chainset. the chain isn't new though, I've used it on another bike so its probably stretched too.

Haven't done a proper ride on it yet so can't confirm if it works properly without a tensioner. Seems ok up and down the street but that's not a real test.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:43 am 
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Love the frame, hate the discs but if works for you that's all that matters.


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