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  1. al-onestare

    2000 Kona Score Titanium

    A mix of practical and uber cool. It looks like it'll fly off the screen. I'd love to sling a leg over it and give it some beans!
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    BoTM Bike of The Month March 2024 - now taking entries

    It's a bold move given there are so many "purists". Kudos!
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    My Kona Hot TET before and after.

    So I'll nail my colours to the mast. As more than likely this was an ex team bike, I'd have kept the frame as is. There's history, race pedigree history in the patina. It also reflects the unique decals and decals placement. Now, whilst the paint job looks lovely, it looks a pastiche. What...
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    BoTM Bike of The Month March 2024 - now taking entries

    Beautiful but 1* 😬
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    So called big collectors belittling smaller.

    File under: With the greatest respect... I say this with love... Not that there's anything wrong with that...
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    So called big collectors belittling smaller.

    I've seen a lot but I've never seen that. The closest would be some of the Pro's Closet approach back in the day, but that's water under the bridge long past. Moreover, what's the point of stressing over a hobby? Life's way too short for that!
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    BoTM BoTM February 2024 - UK Special. Time to vote

    This was easy, and based entirely on the fact that the story and history presented is exactly what makes this site so special.
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    Open wide and say "AA......" - 1995 Kona AA

    Drop bars? Errr :oops: I'm chuckling imaging saying "ah ah" to the dentist :LOL:
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    Kona Hei Hei - 199? Who knows.. a rapid assembly

    Here's my take following a chat with your pal ;) Removed SNs usually indicate a dodgy past :confused: Great to see an original red head tube HH too. Do you have the SN for that / is it already on the register...
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    State of the industry: a running thread

    Yep, similar for me. Great for the basics, especially cleaning, lubes and tyres. I've just grabbed what's left that's half decent. eBay isn't great at the mo for sure, as discussed here.
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    The grim reaper came to visit me, Roberts content, be strong...

    Echoing a few, the fact you're the original owner and it's served you so well, you've got the permission from the RB Gods to give it some proper TLC: new tube, new paint, the lot 👍
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    1989 Roberts Phantom

    These are the kinds of builds and stories are what make this site so special. Absolutely top-draw. Kudos 👍
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    State of the industry: a running thread

    So getting back on topic, who's buying what? Anyone bothering with bikes or a bigger purchase?
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    amc music: Feb-24 New Seeds available to listen back!

    Feb-24 New Seeds broadcast on Bloop London radio now available for replay featuring 2 hours of quality electronica 🤌 🤌🤌 https://www.mixcloud.com/blooplondon/new-seeds-wamc-260224/ Track-list info - please support the artists and buy (yes buy, streaming pays next to nothing) their music -...
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    Kona Titanium Serial Number List - update 26/02/24

    Generally all the same finish per season/production run, not high polished or super shiny. From 1990 to about 1996 it was lightly brushed, a more muted finish (and my personal favourite). Thereafter it was less brushed but not in your face shiny. My theory is because they started painting the...
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    Kona Titanium Serial Number List - update 26/02/24

    Lovely stuff and welcome to the best club in town ;) 👍 I've added her to the list: B17403 - Short Seat Tube Extension, complete original '94 Decals; confirmation 95 Geometry. As Pip explains, this was the period where Kona transitioned designs with Sandvick with the single season in 95...
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    Retro bike racing

    Good to have you back Mike. I have a horrible feeling that MM is over but like many, really hope it does return, at least one more time to celebrate Pat. I've signed up for the SWXC series this year and will be on the modern 29er but I'm half tempted to ride one of the oldies when the weather...
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    State of the industry: a running thread

    So good it was posted yesterday 2 pages back ;)
  19. al-onestare

    1993 Kona Hot

    Specialised on a Kona? I'm afraid that's a sending off offence. Off to the sin bin! I'm a RaceFace fan. They look the part and best of all, they peform. However, they are too late for a 93, so a really nice Sugino Mighty or, the M900 XTR set should look ace.
  20. al-onestare

    My Kona Hot TET before and after.

    Yikes and 1650 is a new one for the inventory. Do you have a picture of the SN before?
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