So here it is.. finally. this one has taken a while and will probably not be to everyones taste.
I got hold of a tired looking 1997 Kula frame earlier on in the year and decided to do a full bare metal respray. After some convincing I decided to go for the original colour and decal combination. The Frame has been painstakingly re-finished, by myself, in rover nightfire red.. the closest match to the original colour. As Gil_M was away at the time I went down the road of making my own decals - laser printed waterslide paper.. a lot of effort, but well worth it.
The idea of the project was to make a light single speed..
Heres the specs..
1997 Kona Kula Easton Elite frame
2000 Triple Butted Project 2 forks
Headset: Da Bomb Reaction Al
Stem: Thomson 4X 110mm
Bars: DMR wingbars
Grips: Kona Jackshit
Seatpost: Kona ????
Saddle: Charge Spoon
Rims: Mavic 517 citrus flavoured
Hubs: Deore XT M750 ish
Tyres: Continental double fighter II's
Brake Levers: Avid 2.0L
Brakes: Deore XT m739 v's
Chainset: Raceface Deus XC X-type 32t with bash guard
BB: Raceface Ride
Tensioner: FireEye Spur
Conversion kit: FireEye 14t
Inital ride is pretty good. its very light and the gearing seems about right. I am getting a wierd slipping when I apply some load through the cranks..
any ideas? the chain line seems good..
Thanks to all that have helped with this one.. Anthony for all your help with the P2's and your advice on the colour scheme.. Carl(HB) for your continued supply of V-Brakes.. I seem to get them all from you and most recently Ed(Orange71) for the vital missing piece of cable for the rear brakes..
Heres the pic's
Plenty of Oranges in the shed..