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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:24 pm 
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Nice start, will look great when complete. Where did you get powdercoating done?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:22 am 
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nice . love the box of bits to go on,


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:10 am 
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Looking good :D
And a nice choice of bits to put on,are the wheels ti glide?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:04 pm 
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Thanks for all the comments.

The powdercoating was done by Trestan Finishers in Southampton. It's actually plain white but with a pearl lacquer.

Good spot on the USE seatpost, I'd not actually put it near the bike, but as soon as I did it became obvious it was the wrong way round. For some reason I always remember the sticker facing backwards...

I had a bit of time this weekend so the headset and BB went in, fitted the forks, stem, bars, front brake, shifters and wheels. I also hung the cranks on to see what they'd look like.

The plan is to eventually find a more retro stem and tyres but for the moment I want to get it riding before the nights really draw in.

Starting to come together now!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:04 pm 
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looks good, like the build 8) - looking forward to see new pics.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:20 pm 
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What a beaut...as always perfect Kona geometry and looks :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:58 pm 
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Location: muddy, grimy yorkshire :D
that is very nice :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:49 am 
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All finished! Just need to find some red bottle cage bolts.

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Went out for my first ride on it yesterday for a bit of a shakedown on my local 10 mile route and it felt really really good, light and responsive. Just as I'd remembered my old bike being.

Full Spec:

Frame: 95 Kona Kilauea in pearl white

Fork: Rock Shox Judy SLs - refurbed and with speed springs

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Thomson
Handlebar: X-Lite XC
Grips: Bontrager
Barends: Onza CWA

Brakes: XTR V Brakes
Brake Pads: Aztec
Brake Cables: From my shed
Cantilever cable hangers: None
Brake Levers: XTR

Shifters: XT
Front Derailleur: XT
Rear Derailleur: XTR
Derailleur Cables: Goodridge (looked nice in white)
Cassette: XT 12-28
Chain: SRAM
Cranks: Middleburn RS7
Crank Bolts: ??
Chainrings: TA Specialities 22-32-42
Chainring bolts: ??
Bottom Bracket: XT
Pedals: SPDs

Hub Skewers: Control Tech Ti
Rims: Mavic 217 SUP
Hubs: Hope Suspension front / Ti-Glide rear
Nipples: ??
Spokes: ??
Tyres: Tioga rubbish I had in the shed
Tubes: Heavy

Saddle: Flite Transalp
Seatpost: USE Ti
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weight: Approx 24lbs?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:02 pm 
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You've done a crackin' job... 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:24 pm 
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Looks great! Well done.


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