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 Post subject: My Kona Kilauea 96
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:13 pm
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Have just dusted the old girl off, and let her see some daylight, am in two minds to restore or sell, comments welcomed 8)
Nicko

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I know wrong section, but here is the old girls replacement, go easy guys :oops: lol
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:45 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner
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Both lovely.... you know the rule about the number of bikes owned vs number needed :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Beautiful bike (the Kona). I'd buy it (and fit the original stem/bars/levers/brakes).


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: Forest of Dean
Definitely sell it.. to me :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:41 pm 
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The Kilauea wipes the floor clean of the Fisher; lovely stuff.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:53 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Bristle
I had one of these. It was ace.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers for the comments guys, I know the Fisher is not really the done thing on here, but with 2 fractured backs (both mine lol :roll: ) I had to get something a little more "compfy" shall we say, couldn`t go full sus, that just wasnt an option, so went for the best front end I could afford, tbh the fisher rear end has less flex than the kona, but the Fox`s help alot and it overall a much quicker rigg for me. kona wise I just wish I hadnt thrown all the old bits in the bin back in 96 when i starting to build the bike up, it was only 6 months old :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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In an ideal world we'd keep everything we ever had wouldn't we... Your Fisher is what you need so don't feel you need to defend your decision, your bike, your choice! And the main thing is your still biking, no time for retro snobs.
All that said I'd seriously be interested if you decide to sell the Killy!
Steve


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers steve, yeah your dead right, horses for courses and all that, tbh I never even thought id have her 16yrs down the line, let alone think about keeping all the OE parts I took off, the curve brakes, stem and saddle were just chucked in a skip if I remember :?

ill drop you a PM :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:31 am 
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Ahhh... Nothing beats the clean looks of an old cromoly frame... Congrats buddy!!


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