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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:22 pm 
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Very nice!!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:38 am 
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Thank you.

So the polishing and reconstruction began last night starting with the cranks, chain-rings and chain-ring bolts:

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(Apologies for the poor quality shots)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Love these early Kona's! Very nice color too! Love to see it in daylight...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:49 am 
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Wow good job, and a funny story too.

I need that Project Two fork and the brake cable routing thingy on the seat tube.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:41 pm 
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Little update. Last weekend I got the BB and cassette off with help from the LBS of course!

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They got the full clean treatement. The BB shell was a little rusty so after these shots I cleaned the threads up. No drama 8)

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This week I have been mainly polishing and re-building. Front and rear mechs are done and the seatpost is proper shiny. Even better news is my secret weapon (the other half) has pulled off a masterstroke (arf arf) and the saddle is beginning to look a lot, lot better. Watch this space...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:39 am 
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Love it! I have one in the same color. Keep up the good work!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:13 am 
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Cheers! (Your Koa is lovely by the way - I've not seen one before from 95).

Whilst the GP re-run was playing on Sunday, I polished up one set of the brakes so we're nearing the tail-end of the buffing...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:21 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:
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Disaster has struck. Putting her back together it seems the LBS got a bit excited when they removed the cassette for me and they binned the plastic retainer bit you can see on the front of the cassette above. So...I need one of those of or a whole new cassette...or someone to construct the bit now missing. I´ll start the search now but if anyone has one then please, please hit me up with a PM so we can strike a deal.

Other than that...all is well :?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Hmmm, would this work?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suntour-XC-Pr ... 20d139e577


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:12 am 
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Fingers crossed the rear hub I got on ebay yesterday does the job otherwise this build is going to grind to a hault :cry: Over the weekend she started to look more like a bike again...

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Obviously the rear wheel is set for demo purposes only! Last night she got some nice new gear cables which just leaves the brakes and chain. The saddle isn't perfect but it's a million times better than it was and is a nice reminder that once upon a time she was used. The pedals are temporary until I find something more period at a decent price.


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