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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:44 pm 
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Location: muddy, grimy yorkshire :D
A long and boring story sits behind this bike, but basically my dad bought it off my cousin for me when i was 14, i rode it and loved it for a few years and kitted it out with some really nice stuff.

The drive-side chanstay snapped and i replaced the frame with a '98 Caldera and some chav promptly broke into my shed & took the lot....

So 10 years down the line I find this site and decide to restore.

It's taken me about a year to source all the bits. I'm still not finished as i've got an XT front mech on it's way to match the rear, some red bottle cage bolts and thinkin about green chainring bolts :D Also a new seat clamp is in order now i think i've finally found a nice 29.8mm.

New drop-outs & paint by Bob Jackson.
Cheers to Gil_M for ace decals
Many thanks to all on here who supplied other bits!

Anyhow, pics speak louder than words. (please excuse the chainstay protectors, they'll be changed for a nicer one asap)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:49 pm 
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Location: muddy, grimy yorkshire :D
Frame: Kona Lava Dome 1994, 19inch

Fork: Kona Project 2 Triple Butted

Headset: Kona Control Centre - Red
Stem: Kona Velocity
Handlebar: X-Lite Cross Country Riser - Red
Grips: Onza Porcipaw - (NOS)

Brakes: Onza H-O
Brake Pads: Koolstop Eagle 2 - Grey
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza Chill Pill - Green
Brake Levers: Dia-Compe PC11

Shifters: Shimano Deore Thumbies SL MT62
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT 739
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT 739
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano XT 739
Chain: SRAM PC850
Cranks: Sugino Impel
Crank Bolts: Unknown
Chainrings: Middleburn Slickshift hardcoat 44 34 24
Chainring bolts: Unknown
Bottom Bracket: UN72
Pedals: Shimano M520 / Shimano MX30 (dependent on mood)

Hub Skewers: Salsa Flip-Off - Rasta
Rims: Mavic 217 Sunset
Hubs: Hope Ti-Glide (Red)
Nipples: Red - obviously over- tweaked
Spokes: DT Double butted
Tyres: Wildgripper Sport - Biscuit - NOS
Tubes: Presta

Saddle: Flite titanium - Black reproduction
Seatpost: Kalloy Uno - Silver
Seatpost Binder: Spank Tweet Tweet - Red (no joke, google it!).

Weight: I did weigh it and i think it was between 25lb-26lb


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:52 pm 
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A pic from todays mini-ride with my mates little Giant. Also how it looked the day it broke about 11 years ago. The pic was taken in the same place as the ones above, ma's garden.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:26 pm 
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i love that bike, 1st dibs if you ever wanna sell, my favourite Kona


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:54 pm 
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Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
I dig this bike, awesome man. Seriously, you're an inspiration to us all.
I've been looking for some of those ONZA chill pills in green, can't find them anywhere. I'd love to have a set for my Lava Dome.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 173#528173

check it out.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:02 pm 
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Thats a tip top Kona !! It looks sweet ,nice work :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:58 pm 
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that is beautiful. are your cables a bit on the long side at the front or is it just my failing eyes?

beautiful bike


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:50 pm 
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Location: muddy, grimy yorkshire :D
eee lads, nearly forgot i'd posted this up! the lack of comments had led me to believe there was no love for it! :wink:

yes lewis, the cables are a tad on the long side :oops: i was so goddam excited when building it that i couldn't be arsed to sort it out at the time :roll:

i've changed a few bits recently, got an xt front mech to match the rear, a period correct cassette and a red seatclamp. also sorted the chainstay protector.

the front brake suffered from seriously bad judder under any kind of braking so i installed one of those cable hangers that bolts onto the fork crown. this has pretty much eliminated it entirely!

cheers for the nice comments, it does mean a lot :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:07 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Come on then, lets see an updated picture!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:14 pm 
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yeah get your arse in gear young man!

tis a loverly machine BTW how do you find the onza brakes I have heard mixed reports on them?


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