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 Post subject: Cinder Cone commuter
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:24 am 
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Was going through the photos on my laptop and thought I should post a few of my commuter.... aka 98 Kona Cinder Cone built up mostly out of bits and pieces found in the shed a while back - and also sporting a reasonable amount of visible seatpost. Nothing real special but great fun blasting through the streets.

Specs are as follows:

Frame: 1998 Kona Cinder Cone, 18" double butted cromoly steel (allegedly) in Eggplant (dark purple).
Fork: 98 (99 model year though) Marzocchi Z3 light with ~65mm of travel
Headset: FSA - from the old parts bin
Crankset: Shimano no name octalink with granny removed because the new multi size clamp front derailleurs can't cope with a narrow Q factor.
Pedals: Shimano PD M536 "Mud Shedding"
Chain: Wipperman
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M750 long cage
Shifters: Shimano XT 750 series STI (with rapidfire shifter and brake lever together)
Bars: Titec Hellbent XC
Stem: Easton 110mm 0 degree rise
Grips: Ruffian MX lock-on
Brakes: Shimano XT M750 Vs
Wheels: old Shimano hubs with cheap rims - circa 98 which were lying around
Cassette: Deore 9 speed
Tyres: Conti TravelContacts front and rear
Seat: crica 97-98 cheap plastic job which was also lying around and is surprisingly comfy.
Seatpost: Thomson Elite 27.0 x 410mm
Weight: ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:14 am 
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Wow no comments whatsoever! Maybe I'll have to post somthing more worthy ;)


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ive got that exact frame in my shed someware, will build mine up one day...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:17 pm 
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Nice. The last proper Cinder Cone before Kona ruined it forever.


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Very nice looking. However, I'm always confused when people put suspension forks on commuters. If you're ripping through traffic around city streets like I am, I'm gonna want the fastest-responding fork possible, I.E. a rigid one.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:45 am 
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ameybrook wrote:
Very nice looking. However, I'm always confused when people put suspension forks on commuters. If you're ripping through traffic around city streets like I am, I'm gonna want the fastest-responding fork possible, I.E. a rigid one.


Easy answer is that I got the Z3 for free and thus why pay for a set of rigid forks.

Sure they aren't as stiff as a rigid but our some of our back streets are the smoothest either :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:34 pm 
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8) Nice 'Cone' good to see Titec Hellbents... very underated bars!


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