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 Post subject: Kurious KONA finished?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:07 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:00 am
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Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Finally finished!!!

1993 KONA kilauea

XTR levers and brakes
Fat Franks on Alex dm24 on Paul word/ringle front
selle Turbo secial saddle
Syncros post and thomson stem
COOK BROS Racing cranks w/34t salsa chainring 17tooth BMX in rear
Suntour XC pedals

F**k Seattle's shit roads. this bike doesn't give a damn about potholes!!!

let me know what you think

thanks to all for help during the build. Anthony for the Identification skills!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:19 am 
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Sharp. Did you consider a red hub for the rear to match the other red stuff you have on the bike. Overall, a looker.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:34 am 
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I'm not keen on the red bits (I would have used green), but it's a lovely build...well done!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:33 am 
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Very nice! Almost looks the same as my Stumpjumper! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:35 am 
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Really like it :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:51 am 
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I really like that! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:53 am 
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Big urban tyres do tend to look spot on on rigid Konas...also good for s**t UK potholed roads as well :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:28 am 
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Very nice street machine... fat slicks rock! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:04 am 
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Terrific. Looks great and above all a great bike to ride. It must have cost you a bit in the end, but even so what would you have got for the same money in a new bike? Nothing that rode so well nor gave anything like the same pride of ownership, I would imagine.

My only regret is the lack of decals, as I think it would look even better. I thought your strategy was stealth and anti-theft, but with Cooks, XTR, Thomson etc that seems to have gone out of the window. So in the absence of a decal, it kind of looks as though it's called Fat Frank.

The colours would go well.....


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 11:27 am 
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I like it, but really because the tyres make it look so different, like a Kona Cruiser.

I always apreciate something different.


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