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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Been playing away with bigger bikes for a while but as generally happens in the summer hols, an old girl's thoughts turn to retro restorations :lol: . Been fixing up a friend's wreck of a Muddy Fox and got the yearning for rigid forks and cantis again, so tomorrow I collect this . . .

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Not as tiny or desirable as the last project but I fell in love with the black cherry paint job :P . . . now where's my polish?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Collected it this afternoon - it's no tiny Kona but it's pretty damn nice - full cromoly, butted main tubes and lovely conditon - not bad for £45. Mudguards are now off and its wearing v lever STIs which have to go. Here we go again! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Quick spin in the sunshine - rides really nicely. The 'Enterprise' shifters have got to go though and V levers don't play well with cantis (note to self: you cannot rag a rigid, rim braked, skinny tyred bike through the woods with the same gay abandon as the Hooker :lol: ) - damn good fun though :P .

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Staple MX101 levers on order as are decent shifters courtesy of Mr Panda :D . Now . . . what tiny Kona to upgrade the frame with? :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:02 pm 
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You really want to replace that frame? I don't recall any problems with the HardRock's geometry, weight or structural integrity. It's a nice bike really.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Yes it is a very nice frame - top condition too, but I know the Konaphile in me can't resist - best stay away from ebay for a while :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Thats a stunning colour :D deffo need to lose those shifters though !

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Yep, shifters already gone :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:56 pm 
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mamadirt wrote:
Quick spin in the sunshine - rides really nicely. The 'Enterprise' shifters have got to go though and V levers don't play well with cantis


Check the brake levers again. Some Shimano levers could be used for V or Canti depending on where you hooked up the cable.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Ah yes, I remember - think I had a pair like that once. They've sold now anyway so the new build with have MX101s :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:13 pm 
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Damn short legs :( . Frame has now been stripped down and about to hit a well-known auction site later this evening. Any offers of tiny replacements, you know who to call :? - 12.5" GTs, 14" or I guess 16" (as standover clearance should be a little better) Konas all greatfully received :P .


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