I'm fixing up a bike that has been standing for about 40 years. It was left almost unused shortly after its original purchase.
I haven't been able to go for more than a slow spin around the block, because the old tubulars were crusty and bulging, but the wheels seem to be true (Wolber Champion...
Here is my recently aquired Pine Mountain. I use it on a regular basis. It's in good well kept condition, with mostly original compontents (stem and obviously the fork and jockey wheels), and with some patina. I especially like the purple spoke nipples, however they don't really show in this...
Got the digital verniers out today:
seat tube diameter at top (insertion): 27,02mm inside / 29,92mm outside
=tubing material + paint thickness: 1,45mm
mid seat tube diameter: 29,03mm
seat tube diameter at top (insertion): 26,94mm inside / 29,74mm outside
Found somewhat contradicting info regarding the seatpost diameter of 94 Konas. Is it 27.0 or 27.2mm?
The 27.0 post sinks as soon as I loosen the bolt and release the post.
The 27.2 post goes down far enough with some pressure. But I have a nagging fear, am I doing harm to the frame..?
Looking for a frame swap. I'm looking for a 1994-1996 Kona steel frame (Explosif, Kilauea, Cinder Cone, Lava Dome, Fire Mountain, Hahanna) in size 19", only these specs are of interest.
For trade I offer two options, either:
A.) a 1994 Lava Dome 20" in 3D green
B.) a 1995 Lava Dome 18" in...
As a teenager in the nineties, I was into mountain bikes. But when visiting a friend’s
house shortly before the end of the last millennium, I saw his father’s brand new road bike sitting on display in the middle of their living room, a brand new Colnago, all high gloss carbon fibre with...
One of the most striking bikes of all time is the colnago C40, the bike that started the carbon-fibre revolution. This bike was the first ever carbon bike to compete in the infamously hard Paris-Roubaix back in -95, when Franco Ballerini rode his C40 to victory, first time win for a carbon bike...