- ’93 Kona Lava Dome – any idea of RRP?
Suggested retail in the states was $599Posted 9 years ago
Me and a friend recently had a couple of bikes stolen – a ’93 Lava Dome and a Dawes Edge One. The loss adjuster is coming to see her and she’s a bit stumped as to what to give as the value for the Kona – does anyone know what the original RRP was? It was the Project 2-forked version of this:Posted 9 years agoupsetterMember
I am sure the Lavadome was £525 when I bought mine in Feb 1993, great bike it is still used daily for the commute, upgraded to disks all round last year using spares that were lying around, new rear disk mount brazed on and frame powdercoated Kawazaki green (would have liked the original silver to blue fade but could not justify more than £30 on respray/powdercoat), still looks good and rides well for a 16 year old bike.Posted 9 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
£500 in 1992, yowza! Is that with suss or just for the rigid version?
Rigid. There wasn’t a suspension option in 1992 (IIRC).
Still got it. Must get round to removing the old BB (which lasted until last year). Use at SS as my local, play in the woods fun bike.Posted 9 years agospooky_b329Member
My 97(98?) Lava Dome was £420 rigid or £520ish with suspension.
It got nicked in 1999ish…I sent all the receipts off to the contents insurance for various upgrades (£500 worth) thinking they’d help when they tried to negotiate me down. Got a letter back agreeing to all that, plus an extra £100 as the RRP of the current Lava Dome had recently gone up!! And I still had all the old bits like wheels, fork, saddle, bars 🙂Posted 9 years agoRipleyMember
£525 RRP with P2 forks in the summer of ’93 – I had just finished high school and worked all summer to buy it.
Sticks in the memory that one, it was my first ‘proper’ MTB as an upgrade from my Raleigh Mustang!. Got it from Madgetts Cycles, Diss, Norfolk.
I used that bike until 2002 when the frame died. *wipes away tear*Posted 9 years ago
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