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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Very nice mate, like your attention to detail and the way you've carried the colour scheme through without going OTT. I should've gone with those bars on my Humu rather than forcing some Mary's through the stem!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Good work, they ride like a dream. Especially on single track. Spring needs to get a move on.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Cheers peeps!

Raiden - I really like the feel of the Fleegle bar, wide it may be but perhaps it's the P2s but it didn´t feel like it was turning a barge.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:44 pm 
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that's a good one - well done 8)

how's the braking power of the Curve brakes ?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:47 pm 
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magas wrote:
that's a good one - well done 8)

how's the braking power of the Curve brakes ?


So so but I`ll get back to you after a proper ride. The were a right bitch to set up though, fiddly buggers.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:52 am 
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Lovely :P


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:16 am 
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Cheers Wienerwald!

Here's the spec sheet:

Frame: 1997 Kona A'ha 18" - butted cromoly

Fork: Project Two - cromoly butted

Headset: Chris King patriot 1 1/8th
Stem: Tahoma Somme 4
Handlebar: On-one Fleegle
Headset spacers: Middleburn
Grips: ODI lock-on ruffian

Brakes: Kona Curve OM
Brake Pads: Kona Curve
Brake Cables: Clarks white
Cantilever cable hangers: Kona Curve
Brake Levers: Kona Curve

Chain: KMC K710 Kool BMX Chain
Cranks: Cyclone BMX-1511
Chainrings: Cyclone 40T
Bottom Bracket: Cyclone BMX-BMX2
Pedals: DMR V12 Flat Pedals

Front hub skewer: Hope (steel)
Rear hub bits: DMR SS bits (circa 97/98) & Shimano DXR bolts
Rims: Sun O degree lite
Front hub: Kona 999
Rear hub: Shimano DXR MX70 32H 112mm
Nipples: Halo blue (front) and red (rear)
Spokes: DT stainless steel
Tyres: Schwalbe Sammy Slicks
Tubes: Specialized
Valve caps: Middleburn bullet blue (front) and red (rear)

Saddle: Charge bucket
Seatpost: Kona Race Light

Weight: The catalogue says 25.5lbs, I'm going for 26/7lbs at a guess...


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:42 pm 
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Shameless plug-bump; she's in the BOTM competition! Please help her not come last :oops:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=256252

She's proper fun to ride. It's been 100% urban so far but will hit some gentle off-road stuff in July with my old man.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:38 pm 
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So slight update.

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As you can sort of see, the clearance between the chain and the frame was close. After some shake-downs around the block, too close. The chain was ever so slightly rubbing the frame. So, thanks to the LBS, we removed one spacer on the hub and had to use a normal (modern) 7/8 speed chain.

Thankfully the chain tracking isn't off enough to worry about and we have clearance, even after some hard pedalling. This time next month it'll be going on it's proper maiden voyage...can't wait!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Apologies if this has already been covered in the thread but I thought these used a specific rear up in the original spec - may explain the clearance issue?

Looks fantastic all the same though :-)


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