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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:09 pm 
Old School Hero

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marshole82 wrote:

On-One carbon forks (950g),


This doesn't seem right. There are steel forks in the 800g or less range.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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So here's the current state....looks....great. But I'm happy with the hidden weight loss

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Shayne wrote:
marshole82 wrote:

On-One carbon forks (950g),


This doesn't seem right. There are steel forks in the 800g or less range.


Maybe its the crown? Thought it was pretty light to be honest?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:29 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Just procured some kevlar Furious Freds - shout out to WD Pro - just waiting on delivery. Both tyres weigh less than one of the Panaracers so i'm still losing weight.....just got to get my own Christmas pounds off now hah


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:30 am 
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Looking good ! 8)

Those tyres will roll fast and they weigh nowt - get some more pictures up 8)

WD :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Ye shall receive....well, one pic anyway!

Got it built back up with the upgrades and weight shedding parts, looking almost exactly the same but weighing a kg less!

Shout out to WD Pro for the Fred's, suburbanreuben for the silly-light stem and bay for countless bargains!

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The plan was to single speed it but Christmas and wedding plans have put any further shopping on hold!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:11 am 
Dirt Disciple

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so just to finalise the weight-shaving:

Old stem 250g
DMR bar 380g
Old Saddle 470g
Panaracer tyres x2 1,380g

2,480g off

syntace stem 112g
easton bar 155g
wtb saddle 350g
scwalbe fred evo x2 635g

1,252 on

WEIGHT SAVING = 1,228g or 2.7lbs

RESULT! My target of 1.5kg before wheels is looking pretty good. if i can get a shim for my USE seatpost that weighs next to nothing then i'll shave a bit more, there is also pedals/chainset to look into before i even contemplate wheels.

it's looking good.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:51 am 
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I believe there are help groups out there for the medical condition "weightweeniestmustlosemoreus" and is treatable by buying some old school steel ! :D
this condition if not treated can lead to "drilliumimsureicanlosemoreweight" ! :D

on a more serious note, I really like the look of the bike and especially those forks !


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:56 pm 
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street wrote:
Very classy job, much nicer than the original blue :)

I really like the build...only thing I would change is the colour - much preferred the original blue (sorry, just my opinion :oops: ). I think the paint schemes on Kona's 1996-98 were amazing, this fire mountain included.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:10 pm 
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I think it looks great !

The only thing I would do is black pedals. If you want light, good looking platforms at a great price, check out the nuke proof electrons. I got a set and dads got a set now to ;-)

A link : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/ ... 76960c.jpg - so as not to clutter your thread with my pics :D

WD :D


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