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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:32 pm 
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Wow I can't belive you live in Hove and you have the frame I was talking about.

I would love to buy that frame off you one day!!

Have you got another old skool Kona you use? If not build it and get some biscuit coloured tyres on it asap.

I might investigate getting the Kula repaired and resprayed but from the sounds of it, it might not be worth it.


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Make it look like this!! Original!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:46 pm 
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The repaired frame is a 94, the first year the Kula was made. It's made of Easton Varilite ProGram. The 95 was a violent ice green colour and made of Easton Elan, while the 96 was a kind of mustard/gold colour and made of Easton ProGram Elite. All good tubesets, but advances were still being made at a rapid pace in aluminium tubesets at that time, so I would say the quality of the 96 frames was slightly higher than the 94.

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a 96 Kula it is then, I do think they were the best colour golden yellow and blue

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:42 pm 
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Monkeeee01 wrote:
Make it look like this!! Original!!

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That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
Now there's one Kona (apart from a HeiHei) I'd really like to own..

TBH I never noticed how bad that weld was when I saw your Kula frame - if you're gonna go the whole hog and get one of them resprayed I'd do the Lava Dome, as the Kula does look a touch dodgy on the weld, and no amount of paint will fix that.

Alternatively buy the guy above's Kula and sell the others on eBay again :twisted:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:59 pm 
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Monkeeee01 wrote:
Oh well if it really is un fixable at least I have just bought this Lava Dome on ebay for a good price.

I was planning on using it till the Kula was sorted but maybe I should just focus all my energy on the Lava dome and say farewell to my dreams of an 95/96 Kula :( (till another one appears on ebay) :D

Need to remove the mud guards, get some new peddles, remove the bar ends and the reflectors and it will look at lot better!

Then I am going to upgrade the group set to XTR and get new bars/stem a pair of v brake crossmax etc.

Not sure if I will ever get some front suspension on there or not?

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Outbid :(


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:10 pm 
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banjaxt wrote:
Monkeeee01 wrote:
Make it look like this!! Original!!

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That's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
Now there's one Kona (apart from a HeiHei) I'd really like to own..

TBH I never noticed how bad that weld was when I saw your Kula frame - if you're gonna go the whole hog and get one of them resprayed I'd do the Lava Dome, as the Kula does look a touch dodgy on the weld, and no amount of paint will fix that.

Alternatively buy the guy above's Kula and sell the others on eBay again :twisted:


I wouldn't get the Lava dome resprayed, it is in my opinon one of the nicest colour schemes Kona have ever done and its a steel frame and ultimatly I want an aluminum frame again one day.


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Monkeeee01 wrote:
Oh well if it really is un fixable at least I have just bought this Lava Dome on ebay for a good price.

I was planning on using it till the Kula was sorted but maybe I should just focus all my energy on the Lava dome and say farewell to my dreams of an 95/96 Kula :( (till another one appears on ebay) :D

Need to remove the mud guards, get some new peddles, remove the bar ends and the reflectors and it will look at lot better!

Then I am going to upgrade the group set to XTR and get new bars/stem a pair of v brake crossmax etc.

Not sure if I will ever get some front suspension on there or not?

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Outbid :(


Sorry but I had to have it!!!!


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Monkeeee01 wrote:
wadsy wrote:
Monkeeee01 wrote:
Oh well if it really is un fixable at least I have just bought this Lava Dome on ebay for a good price.

I was planning on using it till the Kula was sorted but maybe I should just focus all my energy on the Lava dome and say farewell to my dreams of an 95/96 Kula :( (till another one appears on ebay) :D

Need to remove the mud guards, get some new peddles, remove the bar ends and the reflectors and it will look at lot better!

Then I am going to upgrade the group set to XTR and get new bars/stem a pair of v brake crossmax etc.

Not sure if I will ever get some front suspension on there or not?

Image


Outbid :(


Sorry but I had to have it!!!!


Yes, looks nice, I wasn't aware how much they go for. The hunt continues :) Know of anything else similar? Explosif, Cinder cone, etc etc


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wadsy wrote:
Monkeeee01 wrote:
wadsy wrote:
Monkeeee01 wrote:
Oh well if it really is un fixable at least I have just bought this Lava Dome on ebay for a good price.

I was planning on using it till the Kula was sorted but maybe I should just focus all my energy on the Lava dome and say farewell to my dreams of an 95/96 Kula :( (till another one appears on ebay) :D

Need to remove the mud guards, get some new peddles, remove the bar ends and the reflectors and it will look at lot better!

Then I am going to upgrade the group set to XTR and get new bars/stem a pair of v brake crossmax etc.

Not sure if I will ever get some front suspension on there or not?

Image


Outbid :(


Sorry but I had to have it!!!!


Yes, looks nice, I wasn't aware how much they go for. The hunt continues :) Know of anything else similar? Explosif, Cinder cone, etc etc



Just seen this neauty on ebay but its in Germany

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0349012983

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Monkeeee01 wrote:
wadsy wrote:
Monkeeee01 wrote:
wadsy wrote:
Monkeeee01 wrote:
Oh well if it really is un fixable at least I have just bought this Lava Dome on ebay for a good price.

I was planning on using it till the Kula was sorted but maybe I should just focus all my energy on the Lava dome and say farewell to my dreams of an 95/96 Kula :( (till another one appears on ebay) :D

Need to remove the mud guards, get some new peddles, remove the bar ends and the reflectors and it will look at lot better!

Then I am going to upgrade the group set to XTR and get new bars/stem a pair of v brake crossmax etc.

Not sure if I will ever get some front suspension on there or not?

Image


Outbid :(


Sorry but I had to have it!!!!


Yes, looks nice, I wasn't aware how much they go for. The hunt continues :) Know of anything else similar? Explosif, Cinder cone, etc etc



Just seen this neauty on ebay but its in Germany

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0349012983

Image


Nice, but that seems expensive, no?


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