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 Post subject: '97 Kona Kilauea
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:46 am 
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Location: Sunny S Wales!
Arrived wednesday, unpacked yesterday... a fairly stock Kilauea, something i've wanted since i was a teenager! its not in quite as goo dnick as i thought it would be from the photos but its very nice!

Frame: 18" Kilauea 1997 vintage so Columbus Cyber Nivachrom tubing

Fork: Project 2 TB in grey

Headset: Cane Creek S2
Stem: Tahoma Sonne
Handlebar: Curve
Grips: sponge
Barends: nope!

Brakes: Avid Single Digit 7
Brake Pads: Fibrax
Brake Cables: Clarks XTR
Cantilever cable hangers: -
Brake Levers: XT

Shifters: XT 8spd
Front Derailleur: XT M739
Rear Derailleur: XT M739
Derailleur Cables: Clarks XTR
Cassette: LX 8spd (will upgrade to XT/R when i can afford)
Chain: IRD(?)
Cranks: XT M739
Crank Bolts: shimano
Chainrings: XT M739
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: UN52
Pedals: Ritchey SPDs / silver VPs

Hub Skewers: XT / Shimano
Rims: Mavic X221
Hubs: XT F:M737, R:M752
Nipples: yes
Spokes: yes
Tyres: grey Conti Cross Country
Tubes: Specialized
Saddle: Flite Ti Translap
Seatpost: USE
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weight: feels a fair bit lighter than my Marin was at 24lb but it doesn't have pedals yet! - edit - on bathroom scales with SPDs fitted i got...
23lbs with Tioga Psycho / Kona Sniff tyres (as in photos)
21.8lbs with Conti GPs!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:49 am 
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Nice Kilauea. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:18 pm 
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has a better looking bike ever been made? totally classic


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:19 pm 
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Nice, bit 'o class... 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:49 pm 
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cheers for the comments :D i am rather pleased with it!

with all the jobs around the house this weekend + daughter's 4th birthday I've not had a chance yet to get pedals on and cables sorted :? can't wait to get it on/off the road !!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:12 pm 
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sweet ride my friend 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:54 pm 
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just sorted the cables and put on some SPD pedals and the Conti GPs, its fast as @!$% on the road :lol:

think i cut the front mech + rear brake cable too short though :oops:

anyway, in road mode it weighed in at 21.8lbs!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:51 pm 
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Bollocks! Just like the one I've just sold....
I was just stripping it down ready for posting, and thinkink what a cracker it would be with lighter kit on, especially wheels!
Already lightning fast just about anywhere, but just that teensy bit big for me. :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:01 am 
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Oops, sorry dude. :roll:

( I'm the git who bought it off him )


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Oops, sorry dude. :roll:

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