- Kona Unit Resprayed and Fettled – Piccies
Well after trying this 29er thing I ended up back on the 26″ Unit.
Thought I would treat it to a respray and some fettling. Big thanks to mick_r who added to hose guides and a ‘big up’ to Fastline coatings in Preston.
They made a good job of my 5 spot in the summer, so I though I would give them a go with this. Job is fantastic, really impressed. Just need some White Kona outline decals and the sterling silver headbadge compliments of simon1975.
Plus pop some Dirty Dans on the rims, my Formula R1’s off the Cotic and some EC70 Monkeybars, then it will be complete, apart from maybe an attempt at doing some Jones XTR cranks. 🙄
and yip, I know the decking wants treating but it’s winter, so it will have to wait. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Give it a black saddle and it would look all of teh ossumz!
got a black Ti fly on on the way 😉
That does look nice, they do a top job
are you thinking of having them do one of yours trailmoggy?
Did you have to do the sanding down first?
Nope, they did all the prep work, blasted, acid dipped, powder coated and laquered.Posted 5 years agorascalMember
Had a look at Fastline website but seems it’s due a relaunch.
Preston though…it’s bloody miles from Loughborough.
The downside of a beautiful paintjob is that it will make all the parts on the not-very-often-used SS look a bit shit – then I will spend loads changing everything else!Posted 5 years ago
Mind if I ask why that was? I’m about to take the plunge into big wheels with a 29er Unit.
I found it a bit unwieldy compared to the 26er, but in it’s defence I was using it in woods and for quick blasts around the Village, soPosted 5 years ago
I don’t think I was using it in an environment it would be better suited.mick_rSubscriber
And the hose guides cost him 4 bottles of beer – hick… Actually worked out about right – 80p for each guide, £2 of silver, smidge of gas – bargain (for Dave) 🙂
Had one bottle last night after a couple of hours making the “painstays” for the special crossbike.
And in a month or so you can demo a proper short-rider 29er (16″ chainstays anyone?…..)Posted 5 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
My SIR.9 is going to be all black & stealth like when it needs a re-paint, & I was thinking of dark grey graphics. You’d think that, given its an £800 frame, Niner would send you some new graphics for free…yeah right. Tight gets.
Vortexracing…best looking SS on here in a long while. Hat doffed.Posted 5 years ago
Thanks for sorting those fittings out mick_r, told you the paint looked spot on.
And in a month or so you can demo a proper short-rider 29er
can’t wait, espacially as how that 29er Unit rode will still be fresh in my mind.
Had one bottle last night
more self control than me, I would have downed the lot by now 😳
you lot have got me wondering if to bother with white decals on the downtube at all now, or leave it? 😕Posted 5 years ago
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