Kona Roast riding again

Roasted

Dirt Disciple
As I got told off for posting too much in the Kona thread about my Roast I'll post about it here.

I've just finished getting it back into a riding condition after being sat in the garage for the past 7 years.

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The only thing I really needed to do was fit some brakes. It used to have Hope C2s but I was never happy with their performance so sold them a number of years ago. At the time I started to fit some budget brakes but lost the will to live when the hose was about 10ft long and I couldn't be bother to shorten it.

I somehow collected 2 sets of hope brakes for my Arrow build whist hunting for 2 Mono Mini no. 5 calipers. What I was left with for the Kona was a M4 no. 8 caliper, Mono Mini no. 3 caliper and some levers.

I like the look of the M4 on the front and on initial fitting and bleeding I discovered that it was leaking from one of the pistons. After stripping it down I found that one of the pistons was heavily pitted. Shame as I like the metal pistons. New seals and phenolic pistons installed and it seems to work well. I had no problems with the rear Mono Mini.

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While fitting the brakes the lower wheel on the MRP chain device decided to disintegrate. Luckily I had 2 spares as I'd ordered some for the Arrow that I didn't need anymore. The new ones are black rather than the original orange, I prefer the black.

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Last thing to sort out was the seat post as it wouldn't go down any further, which isn't good on a jump bike. After cleaning the post and the inside of the frame I discovered the post was bent. This must've happened through general riding as I was using it to ride to work. I just lopped off the bottom 6 inches so it will now slide into the frame.

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Some other photos
Love the end caps that you can fit bottle caps on. They were called Mucky Nutz
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Saint rear mech is very smooth
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Signed by Scott 'Boom Boom' Beaumont
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Original build specs was:
Kona Roast Frame
Marzocchi Z1 QR20s
XT M750 shifter
XT M750 short cage rear mech
XT M750 cassette
HG93 chain
Azonic Pedals
Woodman Saturn Headset
Azonic 3 piece cranks
RaceFace stem (a 3 piece design)
Hope O2 on pro levers
Mr Dirt Gizmo chain device
Hope Bulb Hubs
Mavic D521 rims
Tioga DH from tyre
Michelin rear
ODI lockon grips
Ritchey seatpost
A saddle, can't remember which
Yellow Tomac Bars
 

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Looks fun.

If you still have the orange top roller for the MRP then i am in need of one :)
 

Roasted

Dirt Disciple
Cool bike, love the cranks and those bar end caps, I need those!

It used to have Azonic 3 piece cranks but they got a bit rusty so replaced with the Funn ones.

I have found those bar end caps on Amazon for £18 and Keift-racing for £10. I think I had some Azonic bars but the wall thickness was too thick so had to get some thin wall bars so they would fit.
 
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