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 Post subject: My Hot
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 3:10 am 
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Had this for a while now and its still not the way i want it but its now rideable and i figured it was worth posting. Its only done a few round the block gear trials so far but i'm looking forward to taking it out properly tomorrow. Its got a mish mash of modern and retro parts on it and i'm afraid i'm a great believer in riser bars.


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 10:02 am 
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Hot! Hot! Hot!

Is this the one that required lengthy negotiations?

Nice floorboards, too :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:33 pm 
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The fork complements the frame perfectly. I agree about function being more important than form, but funnily enough, while I'd be more tradionalist in sticking to silver parts and flat bars, I would definitely have fitted V-brakes without a qualm.

I actually don't know why they didn't fit V-brakes to the 96 Kona range anyway, as they were available then - the 96 catalogue shows all of the top bikes except for the Hot and Ku with Maguras and the rest with Curve cantis. Perhaps just traditional Kona anti-Shimano bias!


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 9:25 am 
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looks very nice great job, look forward to seeing it in the flesh- BTW I think the canti's look just right :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:30 am 
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Judy FSX is the best sus fork for that frame I can think of. Looking good!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:07 pm 
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Looks great Stew.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:15 pm 
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joe breeze and friends had cowbars fitted so they came before straights therefore risers are retro :lol:


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 Post subject: kona
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:15 pm 
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Top bike :D


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 Post subject: Hot
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:44 pm 
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Cheers guys :D Am very pleased with it myself. I had comtemplated putting some M950 V's on it but at the moment all i have on the cards is getting some wheels built up for it. I have a front pineapple hub and a rear M950 which are going to be laced to some 717 CD rims.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:55 am 
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8) Can't stop to look on this bike! Great Job Man! My Idea on this bike is clearly the same :D Cheers!


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