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 Post subject: 1998 Kona Lava Dome
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:17 pm 
Posh Mark
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Hi Folks.

I acquired a this Kona frameset recently (thank you Paul) to build up for my brother. Colour matched the paint (including custom booster :wink: ) and built up with spares. Thank you to those that did contribute the parts I did need.

Again not "bling" but very practical.

Hope you like :-)

Spec:

Frame: Kona Lava Dome 1998

Fork: Magura Vidar 2006

Headset: Ritchey Logic
Stem: DMR
Handlebar: DMR Wingbars
Grips: misc
Barends: N/A

Brakes: Avid Single Digit 5
Brake Pads: As above
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: N/A
Brake Levers: Avid Single Digit 5
Brake Booster: Gorilla - Colour Matched To Frame

Shifters: Shimano XT - 9 Speed
Front Derailleur: Deore LX M570
Rear Derailleur: XTR 952
Derailleur Cables: Avid
Cassette: Deore LX M550
Chain: Deore LX
Cranks: Deore LX M550
Crank Bolts: as above
Chainrings: as above
Chainring bolts: As above
Bottom Bracket: XT
Pedals: DMR V12 Original first versions

Hub Skewers: Kona and DT
Rims: F 221 & R Planet X LMF
Hubs: F Kona K & R Planet X Monolith
Nipples: ?
Spokes: ?
Tyres: F Continental Gravity, R Maxis
Tubes: Wilko’s

Saddle: Selle Italia 100 year Anniversary 1897 - 1997
Seatpost: Kona thumb - Hand polished
Seatpost Binder: Kona


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:43 pm 
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Excellent colour match and authentic decals Mark. I'm not normally in favour of respraying, but that's a really good job - and gives a good frame another ten years lease of life!

Is it powder or liquid?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:49 pm 
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oooo i like a lot
really starting to like kona lines for some reasons
and i dont like skinny tubes :?

rob


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:00 pm 
Posh Mark
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Anthony wrote:
Excellent colour match and authentic decals Mark. I'm not normally in favour of respraying, but that's a really good job - and gives a good frame another ten years lease of life!

Is it powder or liquid?


No respray option. Its 97% original paint just touched up where needed.

Thanks for the comments.

Skinny tubes rule :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:03 pm 
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letmetalktomark wrote:
No respray option. Its 97% original paint just touched up where needed.

Even more impressed then, I couldn't spot any signs of retouching. I'm trying to match to the metallic grey/green of a 96 Explosif at the moment, but without any success whatsoever so far!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:29 am 
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i truthfully love this, i have the same 1998 frame, mine has lots of scratches and im totally in love with it, i have to say its the nicest frame ive ever ridden!

Heres my Spec:

Frame: Kona Lava Dome 1998

Fork: kona project two

Headset: Ritchey Logic
Stem: kona DH
Handlebar: DMR Wingbars
Grips: kona LOG
Barends: *embarrassed* MBUK Freebies

Brakes: Magura HS33 Ltd.Ed green (matching colour)
Brake Pads: magura
Brake Cables: magura hydraulic
Brake Levers: LTD Green
Brake Booster: HS33 Evo yellow

Shifters: Shimano lx - 9 Speed
Front Derailleur: Deore lx
Rear Derailleur: lx
Derailleur Cables: clarks
Cassette: Deore lx
Chain: shimano
Cranks: truvativ hussefelt howitzer
Crank Bolts: as above
Chainrings: deore XT 22/32/34
Chainring bolts: As above
Bottom Bracket: howitzer
Pedals: kona jackshit

Hub Skewers: Kona and DT
Rims:Mavic original
Hubs: F&R Kona
Tyres: DMR Moto
Tubes: Michelin schrader

Saddle: Kona DH (clump)
Seatpost: Kona thumb

i will try to get some photos on soon!

I also have a kona sex too, as with all problems associated with them its the '95 marzhocchi rear shock thats gone, and im finding it near impossible to find any common knowledge,

if anyone knows itll be much appreciated, (ive heard fox alps and risse but cant find either anywhere)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:34 pm 
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kona-lance wrote:
I also have a kona sex too, as with all problems associated with them its the '95 marzhocchi rear shock thats gone, and im finding it near impossible to find any common knowledge,
if anyone knows itll be much appreciated, (ive heard fox alps and risse but cant find either anywhere)

Have you tried tech@konaworld.com for advice?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:33 pm 
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Nice frame, love the colour!
The geometry looks a bit strange, is the fork to high fotr the frame?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:55 pm 
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I like green :D :twisted: :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:31 pm 
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Super clean build 8) where did you get the cable cover stuff if you don't mind me asking?


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