Found this site after trying to show a colleague a pics of some M210 shoes I had ages ago... Now can't stay away!
Got into bikes back in '93 (had bikes before but they were really dire and and not worth talking about!) when iI got a Marin Muirwoods for Christmas.. upgraded vitually everything on that to the point that the frame was massively below the rest of the bike..
Then in 96 I got a Univega Aluminum 703 frame and spent the rest of Christmas day and Boxing day swapping it all over..
Raced it during '97 in the local DH series until July that year when I crashed messing about with a traffic cone... (I tell everyone else it was training - practicing pre-jumping
) and managed to cut myself up pretty bad - managed to get back on the bike about 6 weeks later to find out my back really hurt after a few miles... Went to physio etc and found out I'd compressed my lower vertebrae in the crash! Joy! That was about it for me then - passed my driving test, found nightclubs etc etc and the bke took a back seat! Eventually sold it to a mate (who still has it - will up some pics of it shortly)
Anyway after finding this site it gave me the kick up the ar$e I needed to get back into it..
Saw the Muni-Mula Dan was advertising and knew that it ticked all the boxes - same size and similar geometry to my univega that I loved and always liked Kona's... So a deal was done and it was mine...
As soon as it arrived I took it out of the box and assembled what I had (even though I didn't have enough to build it!!)
Slowly parts turned up and now it looks like this...
Frame Kona Muni-Mula
Forks Marzocchi Bomber Z5 100mm
Seat Post Easton
Front Mech LX
Rear Mech XTR
Brake levers XTR V
Brakes Deore (XTR on the way)
Tyres WTB Stout 2.4 Folding
Did contemplate a respray but its not actually in bad condition, might get it redone though next winter.. see how things go..
Safe to say though the bugs bitten again - just wish it would get lighter/warmer in the evenings quicker!
'13 Ibis Mojo HD - Build thread coming soon...
Ex's:'12 Ibis Mojo Special Blend'09 On-One 456
- '12 On-One Carbon 456'99 Kona Muni-Mula
96 Univega Aluminum 703 Custom - 93 Marin Muirwoods