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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:00 pm 
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Frame: 1994 Kona Kilauea 17", resprayed in the US market bronze colour

Fork: Kona Project Two triple-butted

Headset: Kona Impact with loose balls
Stem: Kona Velocity aluminium, from a later bike but doesn't have the unncecessary cantilever brake cable guides
Handlebar: Race Face, cut down to 56cm
Grips: Boardman lock-on
Barends: X-Lite Stubbie

Brakes: Shimano Deore V-brakes (Argos added an extra cable stop on the top tube)
Brake Pads: Shimano ceramic
Brake Cables: Shimano M-System
Cantilever cable hangers: n/a
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore V-brake levers

Shifters: Shimano XT thumbshfters
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT M737
Rear Derailleur:Shimano XT M737
Derailleur Cables: Shimano SLR
Cassette: Shimano HG70 12-28
Chain: Shimano HG
Cranks: Shimano XT M737
Crank Bolts: Standard steel (will be SRP alloy when the cranks have bedded in)
Chainrings: Shimano M737
Chainring bolts: Shimano M737
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN55 107mm
Pedals: None (will be Shimano M736)

Hub Skewers: Shimano Deore
Rims:Exal ceramic
Hubs: Shimano Deore, current
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT Competition
Tyres: Ritchey ZMax Premonition
Tubes: Specialized

Saddle: Original Flite titanium
Seatpost: System EX 27.0mm
Seatpost Binder: Gusset

Weight: 24.5lb

I kept it as a 7-speed so the thumbies worked best. Built to ride, not to be looked at, hence the modern brakes and wheels. Quite pleased with the weight as my old Cannondale M1000 was 24lb, and that had an aluminium frame and various weight-weenie bits.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:09 pm 
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Beautiful Looking build, well done on creating something that stands out and really does come together!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:12 pm 
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Very nice!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:53 pm 
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nice combination of colors and old/new parts.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:59 pm 
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8) that looks very nice, good job with the colour and it looks a lot of fun to ride 8)

It looks more like an 18" even a 19" frame though, not a 17", unless you measured to the top tube maybe!?

Mark


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:06 am 
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Very nice.
Will have to build a Kona one of these days.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:13 am 
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Kona stopped including the seat extension in the frame size after 1993, I think.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:58 am 
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one of the best repainted Konas 8)

the stem is a perfect match.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:08 am 
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Colour is fantastic...lovely bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:43 pm 
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Thanks for the comments. The stem was sprayed with the frameset. The decal should actually be an outline of "Velocity" rather than white, I think, but it was hard to tell from the photo in the 1994 US catalog (you can find the PDF on this site - not the "catalogue" which is UK spec). I preferred the US spec bronze to the UK silver.

I couldn't find any decent photos of a US Kilauea in the wild, so either they didn't sell many or no-one in the US cherishes them much!


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