Kona Hot Serial Number List:

Emczerosix

Dirt Disciple
Hi there Elijah,

I read the e-Bay listing, and did wonder what is meant by “Tubing cut for a privateer in the Okanagan.”

All I do know is that Okanagan is a place 250 miles from Kona H.Q. in Vancouver, although Tom Teesdale who built the frame worked out of West Branch, Iowa, Idaho. I have a pre-season dealer price list for 1993 that documents that you could request a custom Geometry for the Hot that cost an extra $150.

Pip
Kona Hot TET 798! EBay find. https://www.ebay.com/itm/203352627551
 

Pipmeister

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Thank you very much Elijah. I will add this to the Serial Number List.

It is a 1993, and I am taking the first digit as a "7" despite being somewhat obscured by the Cable Guide in the picture.

Pip
 

Emczerosix

Dirt Disciple
Thank you very much Elijah. I will add this to the Serial Number List.

It is a 1993, and I am taking the first digit as a "7" despite being somewhat obscured by the Cable Guide in the picture.

Pip
Yep it is a 7 I decided to ask the seller. And he confirmed my suspicions
 

Emczerosix

Dirt Disciple
Thank you very much Elijah. I will add this to the Serial Number List.

It is a 1993, and I am taking the first digit as a "7" despite being somewhat obscured by the Cable Guide in the picture.

Pip
Also, I went to the lbs today to look for some retro parts for my kona hot build, turns out that someone had given them a try kona hot full xtr group, but the seatposg was seized bad bad, so they gave it away and parted it out, I'm going to try to reach out to the guy who got the frame, and see what I can do with it, supposedly it had a beautiful fade, short of it is, probably another one added to the list shortly, luckily I was able to snag the m900 XTR rear derailleur in a trade after the guy had already grabbed the frame... he just gets all the broken things from the bike shop.
 

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rrrroberts

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Don't have it yet but TET 040 is mine... and possibly in unrestored original 1991 Catalogue colour too?
 

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Pipmeister

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Well done for getting hold a of such an early example - the 2nd earliest that we have seen:cool:.

I can add it to the Kona Hot Serial Number List, and look forward to seeing a thread in the Reader's MTBs --> 1997 section for some more pictures.

Many thanks,

Pip
 

al-onestare

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Don't have it yet but TET 040 is mine... and possibly in unrestored original 1991 Catalogue colour too?

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Emczerosix

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Well done for getting hold a of such an early example - the 2nd earliest that we have seen:cool:.

I can add it to the Kona Hot Serial Number List, and look forward to seeing a thread in the Reader's MTBs --> 1997 section for some more pictures.

Many thanks,

Pip
Hey Pip i just picked up a Kona Hot for free just has a stuck seatpost it is TET 640 can you help me id it
 

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Pipmeister

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Hi there Elijah, this is a 19" 1993 frame with the Tange Ultimate Ultrastrong Ribbed Down Tube - lovely colour.

Could you take a picture of the Serial Number please, so that I can add it to the Hot Serial Number List.

You mentioned picking it up for free, and a stuck Seat Post; perhaps you could start your own thread in the Reader's MTBs --> 1997 section.

Pip
 
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