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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:34 pm 
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dyson wrote:
I was thinking of respraying it day glo pink... :D
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 :evil:

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.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:58 pm 
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Yeah 97 does look a bit more classy. Is that A Manitou Spyder SX fork? Different from the usual Rock Shox and colour matches the logos quite well. I've been after a Judy for ages but having problems getting one with a long enough steerer so sticking with P2's.

I'll post a pic of my bike at some point - maybe my over familiarity has lessened my appreciation of it.

They are cool little bikes to ride mind and I've wanted one since I read a test in Moutain Bike World when it was new, still have the article and now bike to match.

Cheers Anthony, happy riding :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:11 pm 
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Hey could you post a scan of that MBW article in the Scans forum here? I'd like to see that.

The fork is a 1998 Manitou SX-R, cost £390 new but I paid a mere £130 to some guy who had raced them for a season. Must be worth £30 now, but works ok and short enough to keep the handling sharp. The trouble with Judy SLs is most of them don't work, you can't get either elastomers or upgrade kits any more, and I'm not sure the undamped spring kits really do the business.

I'd say a Bomber Z2 is the way to go - a great fork and they all still work. In this thread http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46011
is the only 97 Kilauea SE I've ever seen, with the frame tastefully colour-matched to the fork.

Apologies to Chiringuita for invading his excellent thread.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:34 pm 
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Anthony wrote:
Apologies to Chiringuita for invading his excellent thread.


No problem. :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:58 pm 
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Cheers for the fork tip, sounds good.

Will do my best to get article scanned

Aye sorry Chiringuita for elbowing in - but just look at the debate your amazing bike has started! Enjoy your riding in the Spanish sun.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:16 pm 
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dyson wrote:
Enjoy your riding in the Spanish sun.


Thank you. Today sun and 25º C. :D Tomorrow more sun and single speed day. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:56 pm 
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Have posted a scanned review of a '97 Kona Kilauea in my album - Anthony as promised.

All the best

Ian


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:26 pm 
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dyson wrote:
Have posted a scanned review of a '97 Kona Kilauea in my album - Anthony as promised.
All the best
Ian

Great, thanks. "It's a great looker, in a plain dark blue with cool graphics sort of way" Hmmmm, how very true.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:36 am 
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Er... yeah I read that bit on Saturday when scanning it! :oops:


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More pics. 8)

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