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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:30 pm 
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There are so many nice bikes on this forum and I don't often comment, but I love the colours and decals you've chosen - perfect!


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Just to say that yes it is a 92 frame. The P2 is a 96 and as such is 2cm too long for the 92 geometry. That will slow the steering down, so it would benefit from fitting a shortish stem now, say 10cm.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:20 pm 
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dablk wrote:
Cool and welcome.

Agree i love that era of decal on the 94-97 konas. I'm all for doing how you want em, as long as your trying to make out its a hannah with explosif stickers. Why not...

Personally I disagree by putting the wrong era decals on it you are giving the impression it's a different era than it is. Just as bad as putting explosif stickers on a Hahanna imo.

I suppose though different opinions is what makes this forum interesting.


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Just to say that yes it is a 92 frame. The P2 is a 96 and as such is 2cm too long for the 92 geometry. That will slow the steering down, so it would benefit from fitting a shortish stem now, say 10cm.


I had some over-long forks on a pre-suspension corrected frame, they were 410mm axle to crown, instead of 390mm and I had the opposite problem, steering wasn't nice at all, the bike sort of fell into corners. I think this was due to wheel flop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_and_motorcycle_geometry

I've since fitted the correct 390mm length forks and the bicycle feels much better and the steering is nice and neutral.


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xerxes wrote:
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Just to say that yes it is a 92 frame. The P2 is a 96 and as such is 2cm too long for the 92 geometry. That will slow the steering down, so it would benefit from fitting a shortish stem now, say 10cm.


I had some over-long forks on a pre-suspension corrected frame, they were 410mm axle to crown, instead of 390mm and I had the opposite problem, steering wasn't nice at all, the bike sort of fell into corners. I think this was due to wheel flop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_and_motorcycle_geometry

I've since fitted the correct 390mm length forks and the bicycle feels much better and the steering is nice and neutral.


thanks for the info - these forks were a replacement when I smashed the original p2's up. Never really noticed any steering issues, but I guess its what you get used to...and by luck i do use a short-ish 10cm stem


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If you've ridden the bike and it feels OK to you, then obviously you don't need to worry. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:29 pm 
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Come on then, where's the pics of this built up :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:12 pm 
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completed photos eventually


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