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 Post subject: Kona Kula Dog Rescue
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 11:11 pm 
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So I couldn't resist this somewhat neglected and much part-swapped hound today. The "eclectic" spec. includes stem and forks from a much older Kona ; Mavic MA40MB rims on Deore DX front ; Acera X rear hubs :facepalm: and Tourney! TY22 canti's-about the only original bits I can see are front mech. ; seatpost and bars. On the plus side the frame itself is in OK shape ; paint excepted..
Not sure yet how it will end up ; catalogue spec. is a nice idea but will be difficult I reckon without breaking the bank.Any ideas/words of sympathy gratefully received!
kampos/Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Kula Dog Rescue
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:31 am 
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Was this on ebay a while back? It's ringing a few bells - top colour!


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Kula Dog Rescue
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:59 am 
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al-onestare wrote:
Was this on ebay a while back? It's ringing a few bells - top colour!


Maybe ; but I didn't get it off ebay. The colour is indeed lovely ; metalflake kinda finish I just hope I can save it -- under all that tape on r/h chainstay theres a lot of paint missing.


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Kula Dog Rescue
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Had a chance finally to give it a better look over ; spec. story so far :

Frame:Easton Elite aluminium

Fork:Kona Project 2

Headset:Kona Impact
Stem:Kona Velocity
Handlebar:Kona Race Light EA70
Grips:Sachs Wavey?
Barends:n/a

Brakes:Shimano TY22
Brake Pads:Shimano
Brake Cables:Cretaceous period
Cantilever cable hangers:unknown alloy
Brake Levers:Shimano ST-M090

Shifters:Shimano ST-M090
Front Derailleur:Shimano XT M737 or /9
Rear Derailleur:Shimano XT M739
Derailleur Cables:fit for the bin
Cassette:7 Speed Silver 11-28
Chain:Shimano IG
Cranks:Sugino
Crank Bolts:Sugino
Chainrings:Sugino 42/32/22
Chainring bolts:Sugino
Bottom Bracket:Shimano BB-UN72
Pedals:Shimano PD-M535

Hub Skewers:Miche front/Deore DX/XT rear
Rims:Mavic MA40MB
Hubs:Deore DX M650 front/Acera X rear
Nipples:Brass
Spokes:unknown Stainless
Tyres:Nokia City Runner 1.5
Tubes:Round and black I reckon

Saddle:Schneider Research Ergo Pro
Seatpost:Kona O-Beam
Seatpost Binder:Kona

Weight:??

Soon as I get some time ; it's going to get stripped down to bare frame so I can see what I have to work with.


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Kula Dog Rescue
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 3:16 pm 
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I have one on my wall thats been cut in half down the middle...

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 Post subject: Re: Kona Kula Dog Rescue
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:18 pm 
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CTK wrote:
I have one on my wall thats been cut in half down the middle...

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That's kinda neat ; if not a bit scary looking at those wall thicknesses.. dare I ask how it got to be wall art?


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Kula Dog Rescue
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:26 pm 
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I bought it off ebay in this state. This one really is a keeper- I love the colour, both inside and out! Looks great on my wall ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Kula Dog Rescue
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:53 pm 
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Bit of an update then ; sorted for correct ( year anyway ; no P2 option on Kula originally) front end:
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So I have a choice of 2 stems ; the Velocity is 10mm shorter than my ideal ; hence the CT.

And now for the owies ; overall the paint looks OK but a few key areas have had it I think:
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Given the state of the last picture especially ; I think it will need fully stripping and refinishing ; so if anyone can suggest a paint match I would be very grateful.


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Kula Dog Rescue
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:28 pm 
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That paint... ouch.

Still, a great project. Watching with interest. You are right, the wall thickness is VERY scary!


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Kula Dog Rescue
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:35 am 
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CTK wrote:
I have one on my wall thats been cut in half down the middle...

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Thats a cool idea........i've got a dead M2 frame that I might do that to.......be interesting to see inside one of those ;)


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