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 Post subject: 1992 Kona Cinder Cone
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:48 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Got the urge for some tarmac this afternoon so fitted the spare wheelset with slicks and headed north (well about 30 miles north :wink: ) on the 'Cone in its current incarnation.

Well I never said I was going for originality, did I :lol:

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Crankset is to be replaced this week if I guess the correct octalink axle length correctly, as are the mickey mouse pedals. Otherwise seems fine - even the Rapid Rise XTR rear mech behaves perfectly with the rapid fire shifters :P
Must also remember to change the grips for something a bit more shock absorbant :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:57 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Nice bike and fantastic pics, i would so love to live there :wink:


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 Post subject: more recent pics
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 11:40 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
A few pics after crank replacement - just have to sort seat and get lighter wheels now, but in no rush for either at the mo' - need to get the C16R together soon :P

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:14 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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those road tyres are massive! what are they?


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 5:13 am 
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I think its sweet you like your bike, but has anyone ever told you its too big for you?


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:48 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
lewis1641 wrote:
those road tyres are massive! what are they?


Schwalbe City Jet 1.95 - luv em tae bitz :P


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 11:49 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Nope - but that's because it isn't :roll:

ameybrook wrote:
I think its sweet you like your bike, but has anyone ever told you its too big for you?


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 3:00 am 
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ameybrook wrote:
I think its sweet you like your bike, but has anyone ever told you its too big for you?


I could see why you would think that, but isn't it best to run the seat post well past the top tube on these extended seat tube frames?

If you imagine the seat tube running down past the top tube, it isn't too large for him. The seat post would be extended well past the tt if it wasn't for the extended st.

my .02 :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:54 am 
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Looks about right to me.

I like your Cinder Cone. I hope to find one that year too.


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 9:36 am 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
In a couple of pics the seatpost had slipped down in the tube by 3 inches or so. Need to roughen it up a bit to prevent that happening (mind you that track was BUMPY :shock: ). I do own smaller bikes but this one is by far the best fit both on seat post and top tube length.


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