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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:16 pm 
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Here's my Kilauea. It got smashed by a car about '98 and i kept a hold of the frame mainly out of nostalgia as it was my first real MTB. Had the idea to get a new rear triangle welded onto it a few years ago and just got it done recently by Argos. Its disc specific and i had the cable routing changed so that it runs along the top tube. I kept the gear cable guides on as i was unsure if i would like singlespeeding. The forks i had made for me by Rody. My brother has the original P2s' on his bike so i was looking for some Ti forks to put on it and after some chat on here i stumped for a steel pair. I wanted a 5 piece construction fork and Rody said he would design the fork with angles to suit the Kona. Decals, of course, by Gil.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:23 pm 
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A sweet looking bike, so simple, did you have the frame resprayed?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:27 pm 
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Aside from the strange lack of gears, very nice ;-)

I like the slightly irrational "fix it instead of buying a new one" mentality too. Was it expensive to get the new rear triangle made up?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:42 am 
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You should add the bike to the single speed steed thread just added. If I can ever get mine finished it'll be on there. It'll raise a few eyebrows hopefully 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:00 am 
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Yeah i had it resprayed at Argos when i got the new rear triangle on it. I took inspiration for the colour from a two-tone mountaingoat i had a while back and have since seen a couple of Konas on here recently with almost identical paint :cry:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:40 am 
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:D Nice Kona, with a bit of history. Now where's that singlespeed thread? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:56 am 
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Very nice indeed and those forks look fantastic


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:09 am 
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Dude...you got it dirty!!!

Now that's what a bike is supposed to look like.

More importantly, how does it ride?

cheers,

rody


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:07 am 
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That's a very cool looking bike! Awesome colour choice and I like Rody's fork, looks just right. Hmmm (mulls over a singlespeed, imagines other half's reaction).


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