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  • Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    I quite like that πŸ™‚

    patriotpro
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    For Β£350 seems a steal, even if I don’t fully know what I’ll do with it!

    Ride it πŸ’‘

    toys19
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    I have a big ute and its hoot. I might have to buy the wife that little ute…

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I went in to my lbs last weds, to buy some tubes. Walked out with a madone 5.2 and a job πŸ˜•

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    Kona MinUte

    For Β£350 seems a steal, even if I don’t fully know what I’ll do with it! πŸ™‚

    yunki
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    Tomhoward – can’t top that πŸ™‚

    I’m idly wondering if it will make a half decent off(ish) road tourer/bike packing machine. I’ve got a few different wheel/fork combos I can try. It’ll also nicely fit the nippers on for the short run to school instead of walking πŸ™‚

    eyerideit
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    Can you fit a baby/child seat on the back of that?

    Looks like the perfect baby hauling machine.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Oh dear, they have a 20″ in stock. Woody I both love and hate you!

    eyerideit
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    and an 18″ which would be right for me.

    Matt black as well!

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Sorry lunge πŸ˜‰

    I reckon you must be able to fit a baby seat of some kind, the deck is nearly 2 foot long so plenty of room

    I got a black 18″ πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon easygirl
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    There’s a video on the kona site, and it has a baby seat fitted to it

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    Oops, bought a blue one! I’ve bought 3 bikes this week, need to PACK IT IN tbh..

    OP, you git..

    loddrik
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    Cracking bike, would love one, as ‘cool’ as mainstream bikes get. Won’t see many on the roads too.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    The Kona MinUte, six months later

    Some info on seats at the bottom of this link

    Premier Icon triple_s
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    I’ve got a big Ute, went out with both my boys(oldest is 2, little one is 9 months) on the back for the first time at the weekend, had quite a few looks (Mrs s was riding behind and said it was great to see people’s reactions)

    Got 2 Polisport Guppy seats, they’re really good, just need to take the deck off and clamp them straight onto the frame. Can’t run them with the bags unfortunately but I’ve got a rack on the front now.

    I want an excuse to buy a Minute…bargain for Β£350…

    Can’t find much info re sizes, apart from that they only do 18 and 20″. I guess the 20″ option would fit me at a shade under six foot?

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    I’d say a 20 at 6 foot u_r, I’m 5’8 (almost!) πŸ™‚

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    Just pressed the button, had to buy a new lock too so Β£400 spent. Thanks Woody…I think…

    toby1
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    Pictonroad – more. Info needed please πŸ™‚

    I bought a Minute last year. Love it. Got baby seat up front. Once he’s a bit older I’m going to convert the rear wooden deck to a descent seat and fit some stocker bars to the seat post. Mrs Wachowchow uses it for the daily nursery commute and I take the boy up the woods on it at weekends. Also you can get a weeks shopping in those bags.
    Good beer truck too!

    eyerideit
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    @Jef Wachowchow

    Mrs Wachowchow uses it for the daily nursery commute and I take the boy up the woods on it at weekends.

    How tall’s your Mrs, I was thinking about getting one for joint use as well? Mines 5′ 6″

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    Just bought one to take in our motorhome, will be great for cycling to shops and putting shopping in, going to beach etc

    Bought a 20″ matt black one. Cheers for the psa – hoping it might rekindle my interest in turning pedals after almost a year off the bikes 😯

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    πŸ™‚

    Maybe we should organise a STW cargo bike rideout sometime πŸ™‚

    @eyerideit

    My Mrs is about 5’6″ as well, I am just shy of 6′. We got the 18″ version which is just right for her (Her main bike is a medium 5 spot 2006) and it is a bit snug for me but fine for the trundling around I do.

    Premier Icon ononeorange
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    Best I can offer is that I phoned up a well-known bike shop for a Β£9 Hope bearing tool and finished the conversation having committed to a Solaris. No job though…..

    eyerideit
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    Thanks Jef 8)

    timbur
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    I was hovering over the BIN button on one of those on Monday.
    Looks like a lot of bike for not much cash.

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    I do wish this thread woudl stop bobbing back up to the top of the list.

    I’m guessing they don’t come with the pannier / bag things? Just wondered as other places seem to sell them with the bags, but CRC don’t mention them.

    dibboid
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    I’m guessing they don’t come with the pannier / bag things? Just wondered as other places seem to sell them with the bags, but CRC don’t mention them.

    in the spec sheet at the bottom.

    Extras:Β Fenders, Kona Bell, Acacia Wood Deck, 2 Kona Ute Bags

    I’m obviously having a blonde day – does that mean they need purchased separately, or that they are included? Seems a bit vague to me…

    ScottChegg
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    I don’t fully know what I’ll do with it!

    Well, you won’t be admiring it’s looks…

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    It’s all included u_r

    It’s not that ugly scotchegg πŸ™‚

    Extremely excited now – it’s my 40th birthday present to my self. Some blokes buy a Porsche or a motorbike but I’m happy with this thing.

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    Just bought one for Mrs s πŸ™‚ We now have his n’ hers bikes!

    eyerideit
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    I’ve just bought one as well.

    I thought my first new bike would be a fancy pants carbon road bike but it’s this.

    Very exciting and thanks for the PSA Woody.

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    Bit of an inadvertent psa really, I reckon stw is going to buy all the crc stock though πŸ™‚

    Only the second time I’ve bought a brand new bike, normally buy used and in bits!

    I reckon it’s my midlife crisis bike too user-removed, it was this or a bmx!

    correction – should be this and a bmx πŸ™‚

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