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 Post subject: 1988 Kona Cinder Cone?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:04 pm 
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Hi, I'm not a collector but have what I believe is an original Kona Cinder Cone from 1988 (I'm pretty sure that is when I bought it). It saw a lot of service but now struggling for space... As far as I am aware it is all original apart from the saddle and tyres. Can some please confirm I am correct? Many thanks, Simon Wood


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:21 pm 
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Cool! I think you might be right about '88, it's got the u-brake at the rear.
I've a 1990 Cinder cone, yours is definately earlier than that.
There's folk far more expert on the old kona's thsn me, so hopefully someone can confirm if it's '88.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:30 pm 
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Many thanks - will await further comment. I think the serial number is F9054475 if that helps...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:07 pm 
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I think I'm right in saying the 88 & 89 Cinder Cones were the same spec., the catalogue in the archive certainly is titled 1988/1989. Kona was founded in 1988 so can't be any older than that an as Jim says the 1990 model had a different spec. (Suntour XCD as opposed to Mountain LX on the 88/89)

Link to the catalogue:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/M ... ogue+1988/


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:56 am 
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1990s have blue splats, 88 and 89 have red and yellow only. And between the two years there are component differences which a more astute member will hopefully point out! With that SN, I think this makes it a 89 model.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:07 am 
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al-onestare wrote:
And between the two years there are component differences which a more astute member will hopefully point out!

A more astute member like the one directly above your post you mean? :facepalm: :lol:


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