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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:15 pm 
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Here is my new toy, a mint 1993 Kona Lava Dome, 20" frame and completely original apart from the grips. After parting with my mint Marin Pine Mountain, which was too small I invested the cash into this. Love the classic Kona ride and feel and my favourite Kona year too!

Frame: Tange cromo double butted main frame, superlight rear triangle

Fork: Project 2 Triple butted

Headset: Joe Murray Impact
Stem: Joe Murray Velocity
Handlebar: Kona Race Light 165
Grips: ODI Tomac Attack
Barends: n/a

Brakes: Shimano Exage ES
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: Dia-Compe SS-5

Shifters: Shimano Deore DX thumbies
Front Derailleur: Shimano Exage ES
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Exage ES
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano 7spd Hyperglide 12-28
Chain: Shimano HG
Cranks: Sugino XD450
Crank Bolts: Sugino
Chainrings: Sugino Supershifter
Chainring bolts: Sugino
Bottom Bracket: Shimano cartridge
Pedals: Kona with Joe's clips

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Front Bontrager BCX-1, rear Bontrager BCX-3
Hubs: Shimano Exage ES
Nipples: Alloy
Spokes: Stainless
Tyres: Front A:\Drive, rear B:\Drive
Tubes: unknown schreader valved

Saddle: Kona Race
Seatpost: Kalloy 350mm
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weight: 26.5lbs (according to catalogue)

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Final picture with my modern steed a Cove Handjob of which the details are here:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=64383


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:03 am 
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It's funny how Kona were already using blackwall tyres back in '93. But you've got a cracking bike there, MouseMat.

Off topic: I couldn't quite believe that a manufacturer would call one of their models "Handjob", until I checked out Cove Bikes website and saw the names given to other models in their range. :shock:


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 Post subject: Very Nice!!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:57 pm 
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Very Nice Mousemat, lovely bike!!


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1993 has got to be the best year of kona bikes. love them and love your example


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So it was you Phil! My mate was gutted he missed this on ebay the other week.

93' is the best Kona year by a mile, you've bagged a great bike there.


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Nice bike Phil, love it


If you ever get bored of it I'm only 20 miles down the road...... :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:46 pm 
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Drapoon wrote:
Nice bike Phil, love it


If you ever get bored of it I'm only 20 miles down the road...... :D


Well you never know, it's currently feeding my Kona habit but if I ever find the Teesdale Hot I long for then I'll let you know. :wink:


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