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 Post subject: 1996 Lava Dome
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:58 pm
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Location: Northern Ireland
I've cleaned this bike up and replaced various bits. New bits - chainset, pedals, cassette, tyres, shifters, BB, saddle and grips. And theres a very modern front mech on there at the moment :shock: - it went to the LBS and they actally had a NOS LX one but it had the wrong pull!

I like the colour of the frame and i've added a bit of blue to tie in with the colour on the logo. Not perhaps the best shade/ colour match but its a wee bit different. :D

Surprisingly light for a big bike and that usual great Kona ride. Thanks to all those who supplied bits. Hope you enjoy.

Darren


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:48 pm 
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Location: Bristle
that's very clean mate. nice.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:03 pm 
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Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:22 pm
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Location: Hove
Makes a handsome partnership with your beech hedge. It was an orange 96 Lava Dome that made the highest price on eBay for any Lava Dome last year. With good kit admittedly, but that colour has a lot of admirers.

A size 20 frame only weighs about a quarter of a pound more than a size 18, so no need to be surprised that it feels light. If you think of bike weight in relation to rider body weight, big bikes are the lightest!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:08 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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my 18in 96 lava dome weighs bugger all. dont know exactly how much, but i wouldnt be surprised if it was 23lb or less

it does have a Ti seatpost, triple butted project 2's, lightweight mavic crossride wheels, and 1.9in kevlar tyres though


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:04 am
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Location: watford
sweet bike, cool colour. you just need to tuck your brake cable into the little slot made for it though.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:58 pm 
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Location: West Somerset/East Devon
Looking good mate!

Put up a wanted add for a period mech, and get rid of that ugly modern one.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:10 pm 
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Location: In your closet.
Very nice! it makes me miss my KONA that had been stollen. :cry: Very clean and great looking build!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:40 pm 
Two Fat Ladies

Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:23 pm
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Location: DENBIGH NORTH WALES
Nice build, does look well next to that hedge! lol

:D


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