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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:50 pm 
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Well this has ground to a hault thanks to the missing part. The XC pro greaseguard part isn't wide enough. I'm hoping this one is...

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...from ebay, from the states for probably too much (but it's the only one that's remotely looking like it'll fit).


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:11 pm 
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I do love the 92 Cinder Cone in red- lovely!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:25 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:
Well this has ground to a hault thanks to the missing part. The XC pro greaseguard part isn't wide enough. I'm hoping this one is...

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...from ebay, from the states for probably too much (but it's the only one that's remotely looking like it'll fit).


A month later and £20 more expensive thanks to the import tax the hub has arrived. I'm estastic that it has what I need and it fits! That silver collar/retainer is perfect so now we have a working rear wheel. That means this will be ready by the end of the weekend. Hurrah!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Here we are, 1992 Kona Cinder Cone complete! It's been a challenging project for all the wrong reasons but still a lot of fun from start to end. It's affectionally known as the "drunken mans bike". The more I look at it, the more I like it. Simple, clean lines, a good colour combination with some lovely Suntour kit.

This was never going to be a keeper; my heart lies with the 1997 range. So she'll be up for sale shortly. For now, I hope you like the results. It got the full strip down, service and clean in the end. Everything is original apart from the cables, inner tubes and pedals (these aren't the best so if I was keeping it, it's the one thing I'd replace).

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My other half did a great job rescuing the saddle. Lot's of polishing and leather treatment.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:20 pm 
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As for the spec list, simply check the archive :wink:

Feedback and comments, good or bad are welcome!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:22 pm 
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Lovely bike!

Love the color and it's my favorite year for Kona's!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Cheers! She is very pretty I have to say.

She's for sale now: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=259522


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:53 pm 
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My compliments- that brings back some memories, looks just like one from the 92 catalogue :wink:
My friend had one in red and it was legend, it was swapped many times between friends and his brother when we were kids at school. I never had anything to bargain with him or it would have been mine.
Anyway he still has it! The final swap i believe was some Skyway Tuff 2's for his bro's Diamond Back.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:37 pm 
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Looks stunning! Nice to see its in really good condition. Well done mate good job.


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