Since seeing unocogeros splatter firemountain this time last year I'd wanted an old splatter kona . About 6 months ago I got this one cheap and in black
and pink spatter
It's been sat around as a frame for months due to being slack at finding a suitable headset/stem and not riding for 4 months with a torn quadricep tendon ; amazingly non bike related but still made it difficult to walk or bend the knee . Got bored at the weekend when I realised I had most of the parts if I liberated a stem from a bike rusting in the garden and a headset from a crappy bike .
I didn't want to use parts specifically from the right period , just stuff that didn't look out of place , so lots of silver as it's fairly timeless in appearance and simple so doesn't grab the eye .
Rear brake is original ( and crap at being a brake
) but seems to blend well with the 98 m600 lx front v and the lx cranks I've had since 2005 . hubs are dmr , simple shell and sealed bearings , what more do you really want from a hub ? and cheap as hell ; DT revolution spokes and new mavic ex721 rims with the stickers quickly removed for being awful . The rest is stuff I had lying around , the seat is original and huge
bars are inch and a half rise azonics , loads of elbow out sweep and it makes the axle to bar height the same as the other bikes .
Had a pedal about for the first time in 4 months earlier today and it rides brilliantly , although I'm not wide enough for that seat
"It also has a seat. I don’t use it, but you probably will for the first few years until you build up the muscle."