- To Retro Kona or Not?
Cheers. Thanks for the brake tip too, I’ll sort it out when I put some fresh cables on.
Hopefully I might be able to swap some disc wheels I’ve got for some non-disc ones. Then I’ll be able to put a 9sp XT groupset I’ve laying about.
The hub on the current back wheel is a purple/Ti Hope one, I guess there isn’t much call for 7sp these days though?
Can anyone please recommend me a reasonably priced headset for it? I can’t remember what was considered good back in the day!Posted 3 years agorobdobMember
Nice bike. Don’t let the plain guage tubing put you off, these ride really nicely as they have the much nicer triple butted forks. Lovely bikes. I did a Hahanna for a friend which had the heavier forks on and it was great to ride – yours should be better.
Bike I did for my mate:
Headset – something normally available on CRC for £10. Remember you’ll need proper headset spanners to adjust it though. Worth seeking out an Impact headset (ask on Retrobike or eBay) as they only need 1 Allen key to adjust and last forever.Posted 3 years agoholdsteadySubscriber
No idea of age of this one but nearly bought it for a cheap commuter in s colour that would put majority of urchins off nicking. Assume it’s a recent model?Posted 3 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I think it’s got a 2.1″ Spesh captain in the back not much more clearance past the brakes though…
98 Fire Mountain SS’d with a later model Ahead fitting, disc brake tabbed P2 fork, I loves it I does!
I’ll finally be adding a Rear disc brake some time over the Summer in preparation for winter, Time to get out the spoons, Carbon fibre and epoxy out, might be able to squeeze a 2.3″ tyre in then.
Old Konas are great
I notice on the picture you’ve got the old rear canti’ cable routing collar thingy on that, cold be a sought after item on retrobike if you go over to V brakes then you won’t need it…
Would probably make a good touring set up, as it is presently, with just the addition of some Bar ends, slicks and panniers IMO…
Edit Just realized this is an unearthed month old thread, sorry… Carry on…Posted 3 years ago
Almost back on the road, decided not to go down the custom paint job route.Posted 3 years ago
Keeping things as standard as they can be, with a few little tweeks, the bike already has a deore groupset inc biopace chain rings along with Dave Hinde hand built Mavic M231 rims. Can’t wait to hit the tracks.
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