I just thought that I would share with you the fate of Poor Kona the 1993 Cinder Cone that some of you noticed on Ebay about a month ago.
Well I purchased it as a project bike to tidy up and use as a commuter.
It certainly was a project, the seat post had broken off inside the frame , there was a smallish dent in the top tube and the mech hanger thread was stripped. Good thing I was planning to make it into a single speed
I spent many an evening sawing down the length of the seat post and eventually managed to chop down with a sharp wood chisel and a long 5mm wide flat blade screw driver and release the post from the frame. The paint was shot so I had to repaint it. Volvo Dark Grey was the colour I chose.
So here are some before and after shots. Sorry the parts and paint colour are not very retro apart from the chain set and the frame. However I could repaint it to the correct colour scheme and replace the dropout in the future.
I had my first commute on it today. I think it is a great frame that will last and was worth saving