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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:44 am 
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wich year are the hubs/shifters and mechs?

this is gonna be a bad-ass kona 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:44 pm 
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Mechs and shifters '94-'96.

Hubs are newer at '03... :oops:, but the logos match the ones on the derailleurs and the finish matches the spider on the older XT cassette so I'm happy!


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fantastic photos,makes a nice change from some of the efforts on here :roll: :lol:


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fantastic photos,makes a nice change from some of the efforts on here :roll: :lol:


You mean it won't be white :wink:

Dont judge i have one :lol: :lol:

Cool kit stash


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Nice assortment of components! Looking forward to seeing it built!


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Couple of bits to update...

Recently got hold of a set of Dia Compe 987 canti brakes. I really like these - one of my favourite parts so far. They would have been original equipment on the higher-end 1993 Konas (Explosif / Kilauea).

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The XT hubs have now been built up into a pair of Sun CR18 rims at the LBS. Stainless spokes. Have also fitted some re-release Onza Racing Porc IIs.

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Hoping to get the frame sent off for painting soon. Bob Jackson is looking favourite at the moment...


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i cant see all the pictures anymore :(


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Still looking good by looks of things 8)

The $64,000 question is, what colour scheme are you going for? Also will you be going for some kind of enamel finish, I had both my konas repainted that way but in retrospect should have gone for a powdercoat, both frames chipped pretty quickly without me even trying :(

Keep up the good work..


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Ta Mynchiboy. Yeah, I've been thinking of a painted finish rather than powdercoat. Where did you get yours painted? Both at the same place?

Not decided 100% on the colour yet - very likely to be silver though! Just gotta decide whether I'm going to have a second colour on the rear triangle or not...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:53 pm 
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Argos Racing Cycles carried out both the repaints for me, although I did splash out a bit for getting all the work done. They did do a very good colour match for one bike though, the other was repainted pastel blue which came out very nice with the silver '95 decals, was originally silver grey(ish).

As a suggestion, I always thought that the silver/black fade of the '93 explosif looked the coolest :wink:


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