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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:16 pm 
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i might photoshop it into a yo!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:35 pm 
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lewis1641 wrote:
Is far as i know they only did the faded 2 tone paint in 93. If Yours is an 89 it should have splatter paint i think. Best thing to do is pm anthony he knows everyTHING about konas!

Thanks Lewis 'will do. Good luck with the project.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:08 am 
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i STILL havent had a propper ride on this yet.

the day after it was built it was lent to a friend and i have not had chance to pict it up. he reports that it rides well. forks didnt bottom out (he's a fatty liike me so thats a releif) and the gear combo seems to work although the front mech needs replacing.

i am going to liberate it this weekend and take it for a spanking somewhere.


when i say spanking i actually mean gentle bimble as my shoulder is STILL not right.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:20 pm 
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well i have now ridden it and it is lovely. front mech needs changing to a road one and/or the bottom bracket needs to be narrower as it threw the chain a few times but it rides really well.

here it is in its current and finished state

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i am now selling the old girl as i have too many bikes and i am riding my khs far more. torn between selling completely or just getting rid of the parts and going budget single speed.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:03 pm 
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change of direction again!

keeping the frame and getting rid of the more expensive bits and going bact to basics and single speeding/ fixing it.

just bought a pair of surly track ends

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and i have discussed the procedure with my dad, who is confident he can do the job.

i'm on the look out for a cheap 6 bolt disc rear wheel now so i can set it up as a singlespeed with a free wheel and a fixed sprocket on the disc mount.

i'll post up the conversion step by step as it gets done

wish me luck


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:12 pm 
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cool , if it turns out well I could be very interested in having mine changed :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:21 pm 
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fingers crossed! my dad has worked with steel for 40 years so he is confident in his abilities.

we are going to make a cut out on the kona drop out in the shape of the new one and weld new to fame. alignment issues should be sorted with a simple jig and a threaded bar, washers and locknuts between the drop outs.

i really hope it works because there is nothing wrong with the frame and if it doesnt it will be a waste!

looking on the internet the going rate for this job is £125. if you have money i dont think that is too bad really. these drop outs set me back just shy of 30 quid and that should be all the costs i need, apart from new paint but i might go a bit ghetto on that front for a while


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