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Old 09-20-09, 08:34 AM   #1
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Soon winter, "new" beater.

I have had this 16" Kona Kilauea frame for some years. It is too small (I'm 6'), but with the long TT I decided it will do as a winter bike. Not much clearance with the Nokian Freddie's. Fun to use an old Nitto bar from an 87 Kuwahara. Set up with mostly 8 speed LX.



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Old 09-20-09, 09:40 AM   #2
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Old 09-20-09, 10:53 AM   #3
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I bought my Kona Explosif in 93 at a discounted price- but I was contemplating a Kilauea as that was what I could afford. The Kilauae was only slightly down from the Explosif as the Explosif is XT but with discount I went for the better bike. That fork you have on it-The Project ll is probably the best rigid fork ever made. Double butted chromoly steel and it does offer some give that other rigid forks do not.

You are right about the TT being long as I am a lot shorter than you and have a 19" It still rides a dream but I No longer have the rigid forks. I went for some Manitou Elastomer suspension and that was when I noticed how good the Project ll's are.

An exceptionally good bike you have and did you know that there is a lifetime guaranty on the frame?
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