Max Jones’ Kona Hot TET 769 Build

Emczerosix

Dirt Disciple
Hi, my name is Eli, I'm 15 and have a passion for restoring old bikes, i have recently come upon a 1993 Kona Hot TET #769, the previous owner got it from a privateer who was a pro/ semi pro racer from Kelowna, Canada who got the frame custom made and sent to him by Kona for his race season, it was painted with a custom black racer exclusive paint with no decals except for tange ultimate...in the Eastern BC season either ‘93 or ‘94 he got in a bad wreck after trying to pull a bar whip and broke his collarbone, he retired the frame for two years then pleasure rode it. It was sent to him from Kona kitted out with an xtr groupo and titanium obeam seatpost, if you have any idea who the privateer might have been please comment below, or any info that might send me on the right track. To follow the progress of the build follow @retrokonas on instagram.
Cheers,
Elijah
 

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pw_pw_la

Senior Retro Guru
True, it's expensive at 43 let alone 15!👍

Yeah but think of the prices things will be going for 28 years from now!

He's basically starting a high interest savings account!

Emczerosix:

This bike looks like it has every chance of being amazing.

I know you're 15 and forums aren't cool, but for those of us that don't have Instagram you should consider updating this thread with your build progress too!

I'm sure plenty of us would love to see it.
 

Emczerosix

Dirt Disciple
Yeah but think of the prices things will be going for 28 years from now!

He's basically starting a high interest savings account!

Emczerosix:

This bike looks like it has every chance of being amazing.

I know you're 15 and forums aren't cool, but for those of us that don't have Instagram you should consider updating this thread with your build progress too!

I'm sure plenty of us would love to see it.
Yeah i totally will keep everyone updated on here... so far i have most parts gathered, im just waiting for a piece for the headset, i cant afford a p2 at the moment so i am going to slap on this spinner mtb fork from 93 it has a pretty cool black to purple fade... also i put on the og titanium obeam seatpost. Planning to slap on a project two and velocity stem and racelight bars over summer when i get a bit more funds
 

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pw_pw_la

Senior Retro Guru
Nice, although I'm inclined to say you should hold out and save up for that P2...

Might be that someone on here has one they'd be tempted to let go.

It is, after all, going to go to a good home!

With the provenance of the frame, it must surely be tempting to try and find out it's original spec and build it to that?

Although I understand that's easier (and cheaper) said than done!
 

pw_pw_la

Senior Retro Guru
Also, if the updates keep coming, and I hope they do, it might be worth asking a mod to move this thread to the Readers Bikes forum.
 
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