a little while ago i wanted another bike to tweak slightly for riding around with my 21month old daughter, obviously retro and a suitable replacement for the mirage was sourced. always fancied another kona, they ride beautifully and look "right" imho.
so i got this one via ebay/here
pic from google/ebay
in my workshop, sorry for shit phone pic
my plan was to just clean it up and sort bits out............
decided i was not keen on the suntour stuff and having shimano xt/exage stuff from the mirage thought id tidy it up a bit.
hence my for sale thread.....
stripped the bike down totally and the surface rust and scratches were as bad as the seller described so hatched a plan. i teach bricklaying to adults in evening classes and one of them loves retro cars and bikes and we got on really well, turns out he works for a local blasting company, shot, bead blasting etc.....jack tighe
he agreed to blast the frame etc for free!!!! as long as i did it properly lol
a week later i got this delivered to my door
shame i couldn't lacquer it like this lol
gonna be primed in white and then a ford white, don't want it too shiny as the bits will not be NOS and i feel i couldn't do it justice.
Gil has sent me some ace decals which i will fit, then attack it with splatter effect, want to get Daisy to do this with me
, then lacquer over it all and cover the top tube with helicopter tape ( weeride ).