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  • drummer … its an attachment for a child seat, called a Weeride. The seat clips onto that bar between the headtube and seatpost. They certainly dont do paint jobs like that anymore and its a crying shame

    Premier Icon Ladders
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    I really want to get a 90’s Kona frame to rebuild the Kilauea I had. What sus forks can you fit though? Do modern ones fit or do you need retro ones?

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    Ladders it depend on what year. I think ’97 on 80mm is best but I have some 100m Z1’s on my Kilauea of that year and it rides amazing. Some of the earlier years I think less than 80mm is better. Retrobike has loads of posts on this.

    Of course you need a straight steerer and v brake bosses unless you go the disc route. Don’t think any new forks will fit though some Fox F80’s will do the job or early rebas

    clubber
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    My ’95 Kilaeau is best suited to 80mm ones but I’ve used 100 and even 110mm ones just fine – you very quickly get used to the handling as it’s nothing too extreme.

    You’ll need a fork with a 1 inch steerer for the very early ones, unsure what year they moved to 1 1/8th headtubes

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    Sorry, hadn’t twigged you wanted suss forks. I’ve been thinking recent SIDs spaced to 75 or 80. Should get me close to what I have now with a bit of sag.

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    Thanks. It’s a 93 I’m after I think, cherry red / titanium. Think they’re 1 1/8″ steerer

    billytinkle
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    Mine’s nearly ready! Hoping to get it done for the weekend – just the front brake hose to shorten, the rear dérailleur to adjust and the whole thing needs going over with a torque wrench. Bit excited and everyone loves a pic so…

    razorrazoo
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    Looking a bit under raked on the front there billytinkie 😯

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    under raked? do you mean too steep?

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    Go for green, but get it in Candy green – most decent powder coaters should be able to do it for you. Make sure you get a good laquer though otherwise you will ruin it straight away.

    Wozza
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    Too late! That green looks great though… maybe if I get resprayed. If the saddle arrives today i’ll get a pic up.

    Nice bike there billy. 🙂

    Cheers.

    thepodge
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    That’s one of the only retro konas that I like the look of with suspension forks

    Generally they only look good with rigid

    blakeya
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    Having just bought a Kona frame to build up over the winter months, can someone tell me will a standar HT2 external Bottom bracket fit? Im planning a modernised Kona build. Even thinking of fitting my 2010 Reba SL’s but unser what to do with the rear brake atm.

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    I like it! 😀

    Dropper needs a remote, though. That bike looks too good to be doing a Michael Jackson crotch grab on…

    edit. looks nice as is imo

    Wozza
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    blakeya – Member
    Having just bought a Kona frame to build up over the winter months, can someone tell me will a standar HT2 external Bottom bracket fit? Im planning a modernised Kona build. Even thinking of fitting my 2010 Reba SL’s but unser what to do with the rear brake atm.

    Yes. HT2, That’s what I have in mine. For the back XTR V brakes are great, I think I have one in a box somewhere if you want to drop me a line.

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