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 Post subject: 1988 Kona Cinder cone.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Has anyone seen or know of the very first cinder cone withe the u brake under the chain stays, i think it is a rare item!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:22 pm 
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At the risk of stating the obvious... Get some pics up!

I'm no expert but it could only be a very early Taiwan-built model, if genuine. Here's a few threads discussing early Kona's:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=42778
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=68754
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=112309


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Yes, pics please. I'd love one of those


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:14 pm 
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Its deffo not a taiwan copy.it has the iconic splater paint job and matching project 2 forks I bought it at a car boot sale for £8.70p very filthy but well excited when i found it, i will post pictures when i can work out how to do it!


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 Post subject: kona cindercone
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:16 pm 
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how on earth do i add pictures???


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 Post subject: Re: kona cindercone
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:29 pm 
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batfink74 wrote:
how on earth do i add pictures???


Do you have a photo hosting account like photobucket or Flickr?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:48 am 
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batfink74 wrote:
Its deffo not a taiwan copy... i will post pictures when i can work out how to do it!

Being "Made in Taiwan" isn't a negative, a lot of nice bike frames from big manufacturers were/are made there. From what I read the very early Kona frames were made there too.

You can add pictures to a post using the "Add an Attachment" button.

Here's a late 1988/early 1989 model but the U-Brake is on the seat stays not under the chainstays: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=217090


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:34 pm 
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pictures


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:36 pm 
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more pictures


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:38 pm 
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is this a rare item or what!!!
it cost me £8.70 from a car boot sale, i dont think the guy had a clue!!!


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