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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Just thought i'd share a few pics of my koa upgrade project.Not one for the purists but im likeing it so far.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:07 pm 
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that looks lovely bud....liking the disc adapter...really moderns it up :D


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nice splash of carbon too. not sure the rear brake routing will take off though

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ye could be a bit dodgy,still a work in progress gotta get the gears sorted and change the crank for an xt hollowtech.really pleased hows it coming togther, wasnt sure about the fork but it seems to be a good choice but the proof will be in the riding.

Spec when completed:1997 koa frame
rockshoks tora 318 RS
xt hollowtech crank
xt rear mech
deore front mech
xt m775 brakes
richey wcs v3 stem
easton c70 xc bars
easton c70 seat post
DT swiss 4.2d rims
Hope hubs with TI scewers
Only retro bit is the frame.(sorry) :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:49 pm 
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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Whats that disc adapter?
Nice bike :D
I'm all for old parts/new parts...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Lake District
its an a2z adapter,fits the koa frame like a glove.Im the same with putting new gear on older frames,doesnt always work but think it has with this one :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:04 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
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nice bike. frame's in very good nick. i've got one of those adapters kicking about that was on a scott frame i had, won't fit on my hot though!

What's up with your saddle angle?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Bike isnt set up yet just transfered the old parts from a f800 that i had.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:49 pm 
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I used to lust after my mate's Koa, love the colour!


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