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 Post subject: 95 KOA (lots of pics)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:07 am 
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A private sale from Toronto shipped across Canada resulted in this :P 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:28 am 
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Looks to be in VERY good nick. A good find. Straighten those bars up though! :lol

What kit did Koas come with? STX?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:53 am 
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koa was the basic alu model - alivio/stx and p2's

speaking of p2's get some back on there.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:08 am 
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That frame would have come with sus forks on it (Zokes would seem to be about right price wise) as it has the Mountain Shock decals. I'd probably swap the Zokes for something else.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:51 am 
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Geoff wrote:
That frame would have come with sus forks on it (Zokes would seem to be about right price wise) as it has the Mountain Shock decals. I'd probably swap the Zokes for something else.

Zokes it is
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:01 am 
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I'll leave the zokes on because it's totally original, I'm not going to ride it much at all anyway. I'll only replace the grips and realign the stem, D'oh! I'll remove the cranks and give her a thorough cleaning and lubrication.

Oh and a lot of the hex screws are rusting from the Ontario humidity so I'll replace those as well.

I can't find any catalogues from 95, are the 95 frames measured from the bb to top of seat tube like the 94's? If that is true this is an 18. I thought it was a 16 at first because it appears so small.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:42 am 
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Yeah they are measured c-t.

According to the Anthony method of where the line of the top tube intersects with the rear wheel, I judge that to be an 18. Actually if you've seen a 16" Kona, they look a good deal smaller.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:43 pm 
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Rally_cat wrote:
I'll leave the zokes on because it's totally original, I'm not going to ride it much at all anyway. I'll only replace the grips and realign the stem, D'oh! I'll remove the cranks and give her a thorough cleaning and lubrication.
Oh and a lot of the hex screws are rusting from the Ontario humidity so I'll replace those as well.
I can't find any catalogues from 95, are the 95 frames measured from the bb to top of seat tube like the 94's? If that is true this is an 18. I thought it was a 16 at first because it appears so small.
Thanks fellas.

Yes it's definitely a size 18. Quite a good frame, I'm not sure whether there's any difference at all between a Koa frame and a Muni Mula. But definitely a hardtail frame, you'd need to be a pit bull to ride that with P2s I reckon.

I think Kona have always measured size from centre of bb to top of seat tube, but my impression is that it was exact only from 93 onwards, and prior to that the seat tube was a fraction longer than the size. So for example if your 91 or 92 Explosif has an exact measure of say 20.6, I believe that means it's a size 20. If it has an exact measure of 21.0, then that means that I'm wrong again and it's a size 21 (and therefore 1992).


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 6:40 pm 
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...with 600XC's and a purple hyperlite to compliment. And it rides much better now. :P

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:20 pm 
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Hey what an improvement! It looks just right with that Marzocchi, and it's a really nice bike now.


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