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 Post subject: Kona identification
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:39 am 
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Hi retrobikers,

I'm hoping that somebody on here can help.

I have recently been given a Kona mountain bike. I'm trying to identify the age and which model it is as the previous owner has removed the decals in order to re-spray it. i have tried contacting Kona but they as yet have not replied. I'm looking to restore it to its former glory

The frame number is F509K070* i'm not sure of the last digit due to the re-spray.

it is a hardtail with disc brakes and Suntour XCT front forks.

feel free to ask me anything to try and help with identification.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:26 pm 
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https://imgur.com/a/jFg4e

Hopefully this works. this should link to a picture of the bike.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:48 pm 
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Round tubes and v-brake mounts make it before 2009 /2010 ish unless it is a Lana'i. I don't think the forks are original.

The serial number suggests 2005. But Kona used the same 7005 butted aluminium frameset for these models:

Lana'i
Fire Mountain
Cinder Cone
Blast
Caldera

I'd start with 2005 model bikes and see if you can see remnants of the original paint hidden anywhere. Then compare to these:

http://www.classickona.com/oldgold/2005/index.htm

SP


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:12 pm 
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Thanks Splatter Paint.


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 Post subject: Re: Kona identification
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:18 pm 
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Hi Guys just refreshing this post. I've had a look through Kona's website for classic Kona and unfortunately still no luck, I have tried contacting Kona again still no reply. if anybody else can help I would appreciate it. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Kona identification
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:04 pm 
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Hi, as SP said above, it could be any of the bikes listed as they used the same frame.

Have you looked inside tubes to see if there is any old paint colour?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:19 pm 
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Thanks mkone. unfortunately I haven't had the time to strip the bike down as yet. I'm hoping to get time soon. thought I would start by taking the seat stem out and have a look in there, failing that probably look inside the bottom bracket.


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