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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:00 pm 
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finally got a picture off my phone of my kona when it arrived a few weeks ago i payed 100 quid off ebay but they retailed for 1700 quid in 1997 its in pieces at the moment down to the frame ready to paint doesnt need much got a new bottom bracket new freewheel hub, brake pads just needs a good strip down grease up bearings paint and rebuild :D easy
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frame should be getting repaired this week
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and the forks are getting stripped and rebuilt (were can i get another red knob from?)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:25 pm 
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got some new decals coming from gil so thought i better try and get the old ones off tried picking at them then a hair dryer made it a bit easyer then the wife took the dog out so i gently warmed them on the gas cooker they come off real easy then :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:26 pm 
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i had the frame welded tonight hope its strong, time will tell.
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the guy welding it is simon owner of Celsius Engineering in Carlisle


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Awesome! I love it 8)


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badger1 wrote:
got some new decals coming from gil so thought i better try and get the old ones off tried picking at them then a hair dryer made it a bit easyer then the wife took the dog out so i gently warmed them on the gas cooker they come off real easy then :D



Love it!!


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badger1 wrote:
got some new decals coming from gil so thought i better try and get the old ones off tried picking at them then a hair dryer made it a bit easyer then the wife took the dog out so i gently warmed them on the gas cooker they come off real easy then :D



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Looks good :)

At this rate yours will be finished before mine :lol:


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badger1 wrote:
got some new decals coming from gil so thought i better try and get the old ones off tried picking at them then a hair dryer made it a bit easyer then the wife took the dog out so i gently warmed them on the gas cooker they come off real easy then :D


Cheers coffee went everywhere at that :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:16 am 
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help on chains please
i have a sram pc48 that came with the bike but i believe the correct chain should be shimano ig 51 , ive done a quick search and i can get new from the bay of e for around £10 or crc do a sram pc850 for £10 reduced from £20 whats the best thing to do, keep original or buy better for the same money :?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:07 pm 
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I think the original would have been a shimano.

They will both work fine so it's up to you which you go for.


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