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 Post subject: 1995 Cindercone
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:44 pm 
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Afternoon everyone

I thought it high time to share my latest bike, a 95 Cindercone!!

There was one of these for sale in the bike shop i did work experience in aged 15... couldn't quite stretch to the £700 they cost back then, even though i stared at it every day of that fortnight. My dad lent me the money for a fire mountain instead on the proviso i convince said shop to give me a weekend job, which they did, and it took a year of Saturdays and Sundays to pay for that forest green Fire mountain! And i've been in bike shops ever since.

So this is great for me, i always loved the colours, and i hope to rescue the original paint with touch ups if i can.

Plan is a mix of 737/739 XT to give it that extra zing, and the extra stopping power of V's.

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A big thanks for RobMac for supplying the triple butted forks and stem:

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Damaged decals i hope to rescue:

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Shame about this little crease- telltale sign of someone trying to fit a mech band that's the wrong size and beasting it on :(

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Forks look better than the frame:

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Sweet logos:

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Just need to make some room to move in the shed :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Cindercone
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:24 pm 
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Looks good, bound to have some patina but ham fisted mechanics are annoying, nice that you’ll be riding the bike you wanted though.

I restored one of these in 2018, really nice to ride and a very smart colour combo.


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Cindercone
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:30 pm 
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One of the best colours Kona used, looking forward to seeing the progress.


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Cindercone
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:48 pm 
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Minifreak wrote:
Looks good, bound to have some patina but ham fisted mechanics are annoying, nice that you’ll be riding the bike you wanted though.

I restored one of these in 2018, really nice to ride and a very smart colour combo.


Did you do a build thread?

Also, just found this one: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=265433
Complete with useful paint codes! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Cindercone
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:21 pm 
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I did, pics on page 3 still work:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=384590&hilit=Kona+cinder+cone

Hope we see yours come together nicely :)

Tim


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Cindercone
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:43 pm 
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Very nice this will be a great bike when its done


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Cindercone
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:02 pm 
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Small update...

Popped into work early today for some alone time with 'Mr Rozone'.. :lol:

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To sort out these dirty little things...

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Brake pads (originals!) fell apart pretty easily

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Soaky

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thats better!!

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Plus, a package has arrived!!! Gotta get some new rims ordered then i'll build up some wheels :D

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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Cindercone
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:02 pm 
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Love that vintage period for Kona.


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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Cindercone
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:38 pm 
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My latest eBay find.. sorely tempted to put them on this build. I may wait though.

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 Post subject: Re: 1995 Cindercone
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:09 pm 
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nice update


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