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 Post subject: 1995 Kona Kilauea
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:31 pm 
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I first came across this in the local bike shop looking all dusty and unloved with a seriously stuck seatpost, see here: viewtopic.php?t=49333&highlight=dusty+shop

After some careful (read lengthy!) work the post was finally extricated so the build could begin. The original white paint has lost some of it's original sparkle but it's not in bad nick so I was loathed to get rid of it. The spec isn't exactly factory original but period correct made up of bits I already had or got my hands on without paying over the odds. I'm now looking forward to the Ticknall ride on Sunday for her first trip out :D :D :D

Frame: 1995 Kona Kilauea

Fork: Joe Murray Project 2

Headset: Joe Murray Control Centre
Stem: Joe Murray Velocity
Handlebar: Kona Race Lite
Grips: Gripshift

Brakes: Shimano M737 XT
Brake Pads: Shimano M737 XT
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano M System
Brake Levers: Kona

Shifters: Gripshift SRT600
Front Derailleur: Shimano M737 XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M737 XT
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano 11/28
Chain: KMC
Cranks: Shimano M737 XT
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano Hyperdrive C 22/32/42
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN91
Pedals: Shimano M737 XT

Hub Skewers: Shimano M737 XT
Rims: Mavic 217
Hubs: Shimano M737 XT
Tyres: Continental Cross Country 1.5

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite (re-trimmed in perforated grey leather)
Seatpost: Kona Race Lite
Seatpost Binder: Kona
Dog Collar: Kona


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:33 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:36 pm 
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Oh hell yeah! I need to buy me another one of these to do the whole 'factory spec' (well, more like 'subtly changed from factory') thing. Loved that paint job, regret losing it now. Interesting that it has Mountain Shock decals - must have come with Marzocchi's originally. Runs better with P2s though I am sure. Nice work!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:37 pm 
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That looks really nice, what size is it??

Paintwork looks fine good job :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:40 pm 
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Could be 17 or 18...I'm gonna hazard a guess at 17".

Gav, please tell me I'm right. :lol:

EDIT: Now I'm not sure...top tube/rear wheel intersection is now making me think 18". Aaaah, hopeless!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:21 pm 
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Thanks guys, the paint is looking better than when I got it but it is showing some yellowing due to the previous owner not looking after it :evil:
Not sure how the Mountain Shock/P2 situtaion came about although someone has suggested that towards then end of the runs Kona weren't so vigilant over what decals went with what fork option - someone had a rigid with mountain shock decals straight from the factory. :?
I believe it's an 18 but could be wrong with Kona's sizing !


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:41 pm 
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fantastic transformation. as i understand it, the mountain shock denotes that the frame has suspension corrected geometry, not that the bike came with suspension. my 95 kona was rigid but had mountain shock on the top tube.

that frame has cleaned up really well. nice one


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:46 pm 
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look forward to seeing it on Sunday :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:03 pm 
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Sweet, could be a Kona day out on Sunday if I get the KK completed in time. :D


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