And so it begins...again - the Fire Mountain weight Loss project

marshole82

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Is there a level of adjustment in the fitting to the fork then? If you mean winding out the pads then yes I tried to wind them right out but no difference
 

Mikey08

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Yes mate the main mounting holes on the caliper are elongated to allow side to side adjustment of its position on the fork.

Easiest way to do it is loosen the bolts slightly, squeeze the brake lever to centralize it on the rotor, then while still holding the brake nip up the bolts again. (EDIT: maybe best to centralize it by eye then adjust your pads accordingly. The method above is for hydraulic brakes)
 
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marshole82

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Didn't get chance to look at the brakes again, youngest's birthday + work!

But I did get a couple of cheeky purchases.

Ashima 160mm rotor:
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Kona branded black seat post, I don't car that it's heavier than the kalloy, some things have to be done:
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And the Kula Gold 18" frame really is a beautiful colour:
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Bit of chain suck damage to the stay but generally pretty good. I believe it's a 2011 and it looked pretty well specd up

2011 Kula Spec
 

Skynet

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OK i'm all weighed up, ive not included an random bolts and cables and grips, so the weight will be a bit on the light side, still lots of room for improvements.

Affordable changes are probably frame, saddle, seatpost. a nice wheelset would be great but can be pricey, especially as I'd like to keep a bit old school and run rim brakes and tubes, and I've guessed on the spokes/nips weight based on the full wheel weight less the hubs and rims (from google).

All this comes in at 9.835kg, weighed on kitchen scales, not digital!

I can probably shave around 1.5kg by changing to an ally frame, a charge saddle (£30), some wellgo mg1 pedals (£40ish?).

Frameset:4,190
1997 Kona Fire Mountain Shock Frame2,775
Seat clamp
Cane Creek headset
Toseek Carbon fork550
FSA expander nut25
Syntace F99 stem (5deg, 100mm)95
Easton EA50 flat bar145
Kalloy seat post275
WTB sst.x Saddle325
Braking:675
Avid SD7 levers (pair)150
Avid SD7 Vee150
Avid BB7 mech disc brake250
IS mount
Avid BB7 Rotor125
Drivetrain:2,515
UN73 square B/B245
Race Face Cranks430
34t FSA chainring30
Wellgo Pedals525
Alivio 8spd Shifter pod300
Casette400
Chain275
XT Rear mech210
Skewers (pair)100
Front wheel:820
Specialized Stubby front hub270
DT Swiss X430 rim430
spokes/nips120
Rear wheel:1,075
Deore LX M585 rear hub390
Mavic XM719 rim460
spokes/nips225
Tyres:560
Schwalbe Furious Fred Folding 26x2.25560
Depending what your bum is comfortable on a 2nd hand carbon rail selle Italia slr would save quite a bit over the fabric.
 

marshole82

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No updates for a while, I've been busy fixing up a BMX for a friend's son, buying new bikes for my kids and watching videos of people painting frames to see what i think i can do in the garage!

This guy is awesome. Love his videos
ETOE
 

marshole82

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Can anyone tell me if the headset on the orange Kula is integrated/semi/zero stack etc?

And what would be a good lightweight replacement available in different anodised colours?
 

albash82

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Looked like a zero stack (ZS) to me and then I followed your link to the 2011 specs. Kona describe is as internal / zero stack. There's a good chance it's ZS44, which would be the best outcome.
If so, you need a Hope Top 2 (HSC2_) which is available in all their colours. If both top and bottom is ZS44 then you can use a 1-1/8" Zero stack bottom cup too, Hope Bottom B (HSCB_), to get the bearing away inside the frame.... Or, it opens up the option for a tapered fork. If your frame will take one, if it's 44mm, then I don't see why not(?). Then get a hope HSCH_.
To be sure you'll need to knock cups out and measure with a caliper. Should be 44mm diameter.
 
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marshole82

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Thanks! Any lightweight options other than hope? I think it's a Token that's in there. I'm sure Ca e Creek will do some but probably all black
 

albash82

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I'd check they're deffo ZS44 cups first and then I assume a weight weenie forum might list the weights of such headsets...?
 
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