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 Post subject: Decided to try a Kona!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:30 pm 
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After spending more and more time on here, as well as spending more time doing cross country time stuff rather than jumping around like a loon (really starting to notice I don't heal quickly anymore!) I decided to get myself a Kona to have a play around on, and leave the Chameleon to the heavy stuff.

I talked to my parents and convinced them to 'lend me' one their 2 Hahannas. Bearing in mind that my mum and dad are mid 50's and late 60's respectively you'd think that would be an easy task... er - no.

Anyway, after taking off all the halfrauds stuff my mum had attached, putting back on the velocity stem and bars back it came with and adding a pair of wildgripper lites I had literally forgotten I had, it looks and rides a lot better! A lot of the components are odds and sods as the bike was bought second hand around 8 years ago, and the previous owner had 'upgraded' some of them.

The Manitou forks barely move, so I may be looking for P2's to match if anyone's got any?

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Any comments and advice welcome!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:39 pm 
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Nice bike matey what year is it?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:43 pm 
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Swap the pedals with the red one, more retro IMHO.
Nice selection of Golf grills! Are they all mk1's? :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:54 pm 
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Lovely :D Aswell as some P2's, get some canti's on it, QUICK :wink:


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 Post subject: re:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:17 pm 
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give the fork a nice lubing and it will work again... forgot about mine a coiuple of years, just lubed it up and it worked just fine again... then they disapered..


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Very nice, your mum have good taste on bikes! I think it's 1996 year. The tyres looked good too especially having amberwalls on them, I also think P2's will suited it better, look for the grey ones to match the stem if you can.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:12 pm 
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That looks like a bike with a big smile on its face now someone is pampering it and taking it out to play. Nice one!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:15 pm 
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Used to have a Hahannah, although there are nearer the bottom of the Kona range still amazing bikes. Get some P2's on there and you'll only make it better!!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:22 pm 
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what stops you swapping the forks from the red one ? its already missing its seat


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nice! check my for sale link in my sig - i have p2's for sale


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