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.

Thanks

Matt
 

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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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