Hi, I may have the chance of an old, steel Kona. It's the complete bike with a rigid fork. The stickers have been removed from the frame, so I've no idea what model or year it is.
Anyway, I'm after an old rigid or hardtail for bikepacking or training on, as I've only got a 6" full-sus these days. The decision I need to make is should I buy the Kona, which will be cheap and then spend whatever's needed to fettle it up. My other option is to buy a newer frame for more money, but use old parts/spares that I have laying about...these parts include disc brakes, disc wheels, nice bars/stem/seatpost which won't fit on the Kona.
Of course, my other option is to buy the Kona anyway and sell it on. That might pay for option 2.
I've checked it over and it seems sound, with most of the drivetrain being original, although fairly low spec (Deore, although it does have thumbies). Any parts that have been changed are ano purple. The tyres are a Panaracer Dart/Smoke combo. The frame is a pinkish red with a silver fork. It's got to be early 90's I would have thought?
Any opinions/help would be appreciated, cheers. (Although, typing this out had made me realise I should buy, split it and sell after realising what modern parts I have laying about!).