I was thinking of respraying it day glo pink...
Now Anthony lets not take things too seriously!
I would not sell my Kona, it may have the odd patch of rust here and there but as my commuter scoot I have some great rides to and from work down the trail at the side of the local river.
I've even got some new decals (Hawaiian style I hasten to add...) from Gil so that one day after a respray in it's original plumb blue it will be like new.
But you have to admit that guy's explosif was a treat.
That's even worse! Now it's my bike you're insulting
See below for the difference between your very cool indeed 97 Kilauea (well mine actually) and a 98 Kilauea, which IMPO doesn't look quite so nice.
Good plan incidentally.
But yes, I completely agree that neither bike (nor indeed either photograph) can compete with Chiringuita's efforts.