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 Post subject: 1991 kona lavadome
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:18 pm 
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I have been building my brother a college bike recently out of all the primo parts i had in my spares drawer...It started with me acquiring a cheap frame off here, which was a old kona lavadome in 19 inch size for £30 posted it was just the kinda price i aim at!!

anyway the spec is as follows

forks are manitou 4's which I snapped up for £30 a while ago..I bought a new old stock 1.1/8 steerer and some fork boots from the us and gave the forks a bit of a service whilst i was putting them together/sawing the steerer to the right size.

headset is a tioga avenger

brakes are ritchey logic cantilever brakes with levers..another bargain buy for £20

rims are mavic m231 with deore dx front hub and xt rear

cassette is a low range shimano cassette suited to the road..where i expect this bike will spend most it's time.

seat post is x-lite..another bargain at £5

saddle is a flite titanium bought for a fiver also, which i recovered

stem is a ringle which i bought off here for £18

handlebar is an old clubroost i got in a job lot

shifters are sram x-7 at the moment, these were given to me..but they are not really in keeping with the build and i am not sure how 7 speed friendly they are having never used them.

that is it for now...


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 Post subject: more pics
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:20 pm 
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 Post subject: more pics
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:34 pm 
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Very nice, budget builds are so satisfying.

Thinking about the same forks for my Cinder Cone, are they easy to service?


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 Post subject: forks
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:37 pm 
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yeah, pretty easy once you get them apart..you just need to get some new elastomers..there is a link somewhere on this site..the ones in my forks were ok so i just regreased them..


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:55 pm 
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That's a bit too nice for a college bike :shock:

I'd be after an Emmelle beater with paint splattered all over it :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:42 pm 
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hamster wrote:
That's a bit too nice for a college bike :shock:

I'd be after an Emmelle beater with paint splattered all over it :D


I am sure it will be safe up at kingston university in west london..

there are no bike theives in london at all!!! :lol:


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