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 Post subject: 1998 Kona Kilauea
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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So I have a 1998 Kona Kilauea 19" in the garage gathering dust. It is in almost original spec. (http://www.klassickona.com/oldgold/98bikes/kilauea.html), I have owned the bike since new and I have all of the supporting paperwork, including the original bike shop hanger card!

I believe that the only changes are the wheels and saddle. They have been replaced by:
Front: Hope hub with Mavic 217 rim
Rear: Shimano LX or XT (Parallax) hub with Mavic 217 rim
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite

I even have the original Kona Break and Enter tyres that are practically unused.

I can count the number of times the bike has been off-road and got properly dirty on one hand. The bike has done maybe 1500 miles in total. There are a few very light marks on the frame and some cable rub.

I'll happily post pictures if people are interested.

Is there a market for Kona's in this condition, should I take my luck on the Bay, or split for parts?

Thoughts welcome.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Let's see pics :D


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:50 pm 
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I got my 1998 18 inch Kilauea frame for $200 shipped last March on US ebay. A few small paint chips.. The auction picture wasn't that great, maybe if you take good pictures.. and show how mint it is.. you could get more.

I would sell the Break and Enter tires separately...



Here is mine..


http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=214563&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:52 pm 
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I bought a 1997 Kilauea from my mate years ago and loved the bike.
Purple colour and awesome decals.

Lets see some pcs :)


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 Post subject: Ok so here are the pixs
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:02 pm 
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OK, so here are the pixs. There are a lot of them - sorry if you are on a slow connection!
If you'd like to see anything else in closer detail then just let me know.


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File comment: The office
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File comment: Tiny paint chip at the top of the rear stays
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File comment: Shimano Deore XT rear deraileur
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File comment: Shimano Deore LX Chainset
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File comment: Cable rub on headtube
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 Post subject: More pix
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Here are some more pix


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File comment: Kona Break rear tyre - I've just noticed the Kona 'Thumb' logo on the sidewall!
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File comment: Original Kona Enter front tyre
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File comment: The original paint has faded somewhat!
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File comment: So it is a Shimano XT rear hub.
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File comment: Rear rim
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File comment: Front rim
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File comment: A well used Flite saddle. It wasn't new when fitted to this bike!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:35 am 
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Giro, very tidy bike :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:15 am 
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Of course there is amarket for these things, you're on a website that does a huge trade in 2nd hand bycicles :lol:

Parts will get your more, but is more hassle

If you're after a price, please post in the correct section

otherwise, nice looking kona ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:38 pm 
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you'll get the most for this if you put it on Ebay. Despite not being in the right thread I'd say you could get anything from £3-400 with a decent wind.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:29 pm 
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Very nice indeed, would be in the market for the frame, if I didn't already have one waiting to be built up (not found any decent forks yet).


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