1997 Kona King Kahuna

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Hello All. !!

Building on my immersive Retrobike experience I’m going to start a build thread for my new purchase.

1997 King Kahuna.

Imagine this is going to be a relatively slow build but wanted to record and share the journey.

Feedback would be great please and also suggestions.

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Matt

19” 1997 Kona King Kahuna Frame with original decals (except headtube)
XTR 950 Crankset (custom polished)
XTR 950 Bottom Bracket
XTR 951 Shifters (separates)
XTR 950 Brakes and Levers and Pads
XTR 950 Cassette
XTR 950 Rear Derailleur Long Cage
XTR 950 Front Derailleur
Chris King Headset and Spacers and titanium bolt.
Kona Grips
Shimano IG Chain
Kona ahead stem with titanium bolts
Titanium Handlebar and Kona Plugs
Syncros Seatpost
Box One Seatpost Clamp
DMR Vault Mag Pedals
King Titanium Bottle Cage
Marzocchi Z1 Bam Forks with titanium bolts
Mavic 717 Rims
XTR 950 Hubs
Schwalbe Furious Fred Tyres
XTR Brake Cabling and SIS Gear Cabling.
Selle Italia Max Flite Boost Saddle
 

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So to start. Here is my very fortunate buy thread from SNA.


Had to be super quick.Frame picked up and super happy.
 

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First pics of frame. Non original main decal from 1999 I believe. Slight marks from chain that will be behind chainset.
 

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Not a big fan of orange so hope headset and clamp is coming off.

Will be a bargain for someone. !!!
 

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Seat tube decals are fresh and original.
 

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First XTR 950 component from my stock that’s earmarked for the bike.

Lovely condition cassette from Karzkristall.

Thanks Uli !! 😃😃
 

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Nice set of 951 v brakes courtesy of Magpiegifts. Just need to find an original mounting bolt as per photo.
 

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For those that are thinking “I’ve seen this bike before”

It’s from the Pipmeister sale thread.

 

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Oh, nice!

Will be following with interest.

Have a second frame incoming shortly myself, which, like this, I suspect will be a slow burner.

And like this also came through the forum.

I like that you've started a build thread already; it's always nice to follow along right from the jump!
 
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