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


Old School Hero
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


Kona Fan
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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Old School Hero
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:
Kona branded black seat post, I don't car that it's heavier than the kalloy, some things have to be done:
And the Kula Gold 18" frame really is a beautiful colour:
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


Senior Retro Guru
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?).

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
Avid SD7 levers (pair)150
Avid SD7 Vee150
Avid BB7 mech disc brake250
IS mount
Avid BB7 Rotor125
UN73 square B/B245
Race Face Cranks430
34t FSA chainring30
Wellgo Pedals525
Alivio 8spd Shifter pod300
XT Rear mech210
Skewers (pair)100
Front wheel:820
Specialized Stubby front hub270
DT Swiss X430 rim430
Rear wheel:1,075
Deore LX M585 rear hub390
Mavic XM719 rim460
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.