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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:54 pm 
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Thanks to Old School Pete and the wondrous Bristol Bike Jumble, I finally have a Kona of my own!

It's a 19" 1991 Lava Dome, repainted in gold which I believe is the 1991 Cinder Cone colour. It's also got a cable stop for a rear v-brake, and the seat binder has been removed so a conventional seatclamp can be used.

It's a bit of a frankenbike build at the moment, but things will change over time. Current build:

Frame: 1991 Kona Lava Dome 19"
Fork: P2
Shifters: Deore thumbies (running 8 speed with hidden click)
Rear mech: M739 XT
Front mech: Hone (sorry)
Brakes: Deore Vs
Wheels: unknown Mavic on M750 XT hubs
Cranks: STX
Bars: Easton EA50
Stem: Kalloy
Seatpost: Selcof
Saddle: Bontrager C30
Tyres: Bontrager Mud-X

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The rear cable stop:

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Thanks also to Agency_Scum and cce for letting me join their Kona clique :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:49 pm 
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Very nice 8) looks spot on !


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:08 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Good work - always love Lava Domes 8)

Parked up under a Red or Scarlet Oak if I'm not mistaken :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:32 pm 
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As GM said, spot on :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:55 pm 
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Nice work, it looks really good, especially with the correct fork. I like the colour, it's actually brighter than the Cinder Cone, which was a bit of a muddy gold. It's quite reminiscent of this 92 Explosif IMO
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:08 pm 
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Very nice build and nice colour too, I am glad the wheels have gone on a good bike, I think the rims is Mavic 220.

Nice one 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:29 pm 
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frankenbike looks good!


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