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Old 11-26-04, 02:33 PM   #1
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Kona Cowan (finally have the pictures)

After 2 a month of owning the bikes, I got my digi cam to work. I couldn't find the right shimano BB for it and i was deperate to ride it so, I put on the 5d's. This is built for some hardcore stuff. The gussets are strong and I think there is a good weight to strength ratio. Planning for single speed as soon as the derilleur explodes.
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Old 11-26-04, 02:56 PM   #2
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That thing is cool! I love those Cowan frames, a bit out of my budget though
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Old 11-26-04, 03:10 PM   #3
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hows it ride
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Old 11-26-04, 03:19 PM   #4
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hows it ride
Rides like a dream. I find its easy to manual on it and has really good balance. the shorter chainstays makes the bike feel good overall.
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Old 11-26-04, 03:37 PM   #5
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that doesnt look stock, did you swap parts, or build on the frame.
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Old 11-26-04, 03:46 PM   #6
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that doesnt look stock, did you swap parts, or build on the frame.
Nope, not stock at all. I built on the frame with the parts i had around.
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Old 11-26-04, 03:50 PM   #7
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Great looking ride. What kind of bars are you running?
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Old 11-26-04, 04:51 PM   #9
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I'm not sure whether I want to sex it or gap some stairs on it... perhaps both?
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Old 11-26-04, 04:59 PM   #10
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What does gapping mean?

And be honest, can you gap stairs?

(I'm assuming it's jump?)
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Great looking ride. What kind of bars are you running?
Titec Ringleader.

Next upgrade. Probably a bashguard or something. Third chainring is never used.
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Old 11-26-04, 05:18 PM   #12
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He shifts manual on front.

Hey bogger, you got a front caliper eh?
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Old 11-26-04, 05:26 PM   #13
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What does gapping mean?

And be honest, can you gap stairs?

(I'm assuming it's jump?)
some people call jumping a stair set to flat gapping it, but gapping stairs usually refers to jumping over one set and onto a second set and using it as a landing. (if you go fast enough you cant even feel the stairs on a hardtail.) check it out
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Old 11-26-04, 07:10 PM   #14
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From what I understand, gapping is just jumping or hopping from one object to another, usually clearing somthing, such as stairs, benches, water, or any thing like that. I could be wrong though.
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yeah, it jumping a GAP.
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Old 12-23-04, 11:05 PM   #16
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I like what you've done with the bike but get rid of those rims and tires. Go for black rims and big freeride tires.
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I like that bike...just need to raise the see about 2 ft for me
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I like that bike...just need to raise the see about 2 ft for me
Not for the purposes the bike was made for.
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He's pretty okay with them from what I know. Obviously they're not top priority since he said he needed a bashguard already.
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Not for the purposes the bike was made for.
I know, but I couldn't seriously see me doing anything agressive on a bike
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Are those Norco grips on it? They look like the grips that came on my bike.
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sweet looking ride! digging the bright orange color.

i looked really hard at getting one of those when i was shopping for my last frame, but they were just starting to come out then, and were still hard to find.

looks great; i'm assuming it rides that way!
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Are those Norco grips on it? They look like the grips that came on my bike.
HAHAHAH they are. You got good eyes.

After my bashguard my money will be saved up for a wheelset (521/xts). Then the spending should be put on hold. ....probably not gonna happen
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