Here is my latest project aka secret christmas build for the wife
I was after a 16" Kona for what seemed like ages and one eventually showed up here and less than 5 miles away............ spooky.
I got it in a very used condition and was only after the frame, forks and stem. I had to take it to Argos to get a cable stop replaced on top tube as it had been drilled and bodged
I decided to have an additioal cable stop added to enable V brakes to be fitted and had the rear rack mounts removed to clean the lines on rear. I was going to have it powder coated but after much umming and ahhing fell sucker to the full Argos treatment.
Its been finished in what I can only describe as Strawberry Milkshake pink with Decals from Gil_m fitted by Argos and laquered ontop. The decals are 96 as I prefer these to the 91. Forks and Stem have been finished by Argos also but in a Black Metalic which looks superb.
I havnt skimped on the build either for several reasons, 1= Couldnt have the wife riding a P.O.S., 2= Had some M950 parts spare so kept the theme where I could. 3= If I want to ride it the XTR will hide the Pink
I must admit I was horrified to choose this colour at Argos after seeing all the samples and finished frames there. I must now admit that it looks so much better than I could have ever imagined (My camera is not the best)
I will get some more pics when totally finished I am building at my parents house which is a great help or it would have been spied.
Let me know your thoughts
Frame: Kona 1991 Lavadome 16"
Fork: Kona 1991 P2
Headset: XTR Threaded 1 1/8
Stem: Kona Velocity
Handlebar: Kona Alloy
Brakes: XTR M950 V's
Brake Cables: XTR Grey
Brake Levers:XTR V
Shifters: XT Thumbies running x8 .......... what else
Front Derailleur: TBC
Rear Derailleur: XTR M950
Derailleur Cables: XTR Grey
Cassette: XTR M950
Bottom Bracket: XT
Hub Skewers: XTR M950
Rims: Mavic SUP Grey
Hubs: XTR M950
Tyres: Panaracer Fire XC 1.8's