Kona Lava Dome 1996 Rebuild

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Dirt Disciple
Hi. Thought I’d share some pics of my latest project. I found the frame of this 96 Lava Dome Race Light online some time back and after sourcing a few original bits and pieces, decided to go with a slightly new look😉Found a set of Mavic wheels for her and XT rear derailleur and thumbie making it then run as an 8 speed. Set of older Tektro v-brakes coupled with an original set of Curve levers. Sourced the Velocity stem and had a spare Kona Race Light bars in the shed. Also put on a set of Scratch&Sniff tires to finish her off. Weighing in a fraction under the 10kg mark, she is just about ready to leave the stables for a bit of fun. Let me know what you think.
 

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‘96 was a good year for Kona. My ‘96 Kilauea was a superb bike. Love yours, proper time warp conditio.
 

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Dirt Disciple
Thanks for the positive feedback. Went for a quick around the block and it runs nimble and smooth. Was not sure on the Mavics as not quite period but a bit of flare without going over the top.
 
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