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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:42 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
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Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:43 pm
Posts: 116
Location: Oop North
I bought the Fire Mountain frame off Dave (Lewis 1641 - top man!) a few weeks ago because I had never had my own steel framed Kona and I am way too tight to buy an Explosif.

I had a dead '93 Diamond back Ascent with a few servicable components to butcher and a set of green ano Marzocchi DH3 so without any real idea about what I was doing or why I was doing it I got stuck in.

Inspired by a colour of a tin of Cadbury's heroes from last Christmas I painted the frame purple to replace the slightly too modern looking bright blue.

Using Mr Muscle oven cleaner, wire wool and wet and dry I set about stripping the green anodising off the DH3's.
At this point I would like to give maximum credit to Marzocchi for the quality and the ridiculous thickness of their green anodising which I now understand to be the hardest substance known to man :lol:

Much, much later I polished them up and then polished everything else I could and stuck some tyres on....Voila!

I've blasted up and down my street a few times today between the rain showers and I love the way it rides and looks,
next job is to find that tiny little nut that goes on the LX rear mech so I can change gear.





Outdoor shiny!


Frame: 1997 Kona Fire mountain - mountain shock

Fork: 1995 Marzocchi DH3 (3" travel) not green

Headset: M-part
Stem: Ameoba de-worded
Handlebar: Club Roost riser in red
Grips:Kona new

Brakes:Altus A20
Brake Pads: yes
Brake Cables: indeed
Cantilever cable hangers: those too
Brake Levers: Altus A20

Shifters: Altus A20 7 spd
Front Derailleur:Altus A10
Rear Derailleur: Early LX
Derailleur Cables: yep
Cassette: 8 spd XT
Chain: Sram cheapo
Cranks: Altus A20 polished
Crank Bolts: present
Chainrings: Al and steel combo all Shimano SG
Chainring bolts: hold the chainrings on
Bottom Bracket: UN52
Pedals:Kona Jack ShXt

Hub Skewers:
Rims: Mavic
Hubs: LX and XT
Spokes: DT swiss
Tyres: to be changed for something nicer

Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo 1986
Seatpost:Ritchey cheap
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weight: Too heavy

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