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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 9:45 pm 
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Thank you for your comments, I am pleased with it. I had the frame powder coated by www.abcenamelling.co.uk and chose 'turquoise blue' as I wanted a different colour away from the orginal Kona colours which it looked lovely to me.

I bought the cranks second hand, I didnt have much luck to get it shiny after using various polish but a kind chap here offered to take it to his workplace to be dip in caustic acid and then use it on the buffer machine, when I got it back, I put Autosol first and Brasso afterward, it came out like new and shiny.


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Lovely...colour is spot on...well done fella, top job
PS Do you want a metal BB 'cup' to replace that plastic one?


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looks lovely mate glad the cranks came out good in the end! did you get the bb tool?


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That's absolutely gorgeous Guy, lovely bike. :shock:


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Looks excellent, Guy.
The results are well worth all the effort you put into it.
Great colour, too.

Cannondale next? :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:29 am 
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A class act to follow.... look forward to your next build!

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Hi,

I think you've done an amazing job on the bike but to my eye that front fork looks a bit too long, there appears to be alot of fresh air between the tyre and fork crown. I await to be shot down in flames :wink: by all the kona experts on here.

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lol,thats how P2's are looks about right to me :wink:


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Hi g_rick

I know what you mean, these are the correct forks for the year of this bike, the early P2's up to the end of 1992 (I think) had a smaller gap there, from 1993 onwards, Kona made the P2's longer, but I have put smaller tyres on the bike 26 x 1.5 which make the gap look bigger but it looked fine to me. :)


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Very nice build Guy! Clean, tidy and a great choice of colour!


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