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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-19-06, 10:41 AM   #1
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new kona....

as of now meet Kona's new...."paddy wagon"
looks as if everyone is hopping on the "band-wagon"

kona's" Paddy-Wagon"
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Old 01-19-06, 11:29 AM   #2
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I Like Konas. I'm glad they're building a fix. that doesn't look too bad. The stem is kinda wierdy beardy, but that's purely an aesthetic thing.

Where'd you find that anyway? I can't find anything about it on Kona's website.
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Old 01-19-06, 12:15 PM   #3
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Hot frame. Love the fender eyelets, straight blade fork, and dual water bottle bosses.
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Old 01-19-06, 12:18 PM   #4
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When did this come out? its not in the 2006 catalog or anything
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I been waiting for Kona to do a fixed bike, speshly since they've had ss bikes for a zillion years.

I was hoping they'd do a fix version of the Smoke, and I guess the Rush Hour is kind of like that - coming with fenders, brakes, levers, freewheel, track cog, and totally entry level cheap. Maybe they should be the ones who do a complete bike that comes with a straight or riser bar.
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A SS/Fixed version of the Dr. Dew would be badass
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i work at a shop that carries Kona....
friends w/ a couple inside guys..
been in talks for the last year and a half...out next year...a little more $$$ than a pista...
still think "Band-Wagon" is a better name...guess Kona didn't think so.
you know...an inside industry leak
(like the Paul Cranks Pistaboy posted, i gave him that pic)
should be a cool enough bike...i hope.
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Paddy Wagon is kind of a dumb name. I hope they rethink it.
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i work at a shop that carries Kona....
friends w/ a couple inside guys..
been in talks for the last year and a half...out next year...a little more $$$ than a pista...
still think "Band-Wagon" is a better name...guess Kona didn't think so.
you know...an inside industry leak
(like the Paul Cranks Pistaboy posted, i gave him that pic)
should be a cool enough bike...i hope.
my shop carries kona too, I guess thats why I was suprised to hear it on here first. I'm suprised they aren't using the standard black stright blade fork that comes on the unit, smoke, dew, jake etc. it would look nicer
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just a pre-production frame...
parts kit not as yet determined
still in the thought proccess.
yeah, that's def. the part i'm most curious about. what cranks and hubs they decide to go with. most go with uninteresting truvativ cranks and no name hubs.
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That thing is seriously ugly, if you ask me. Which you don't, but it still sucks.
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as of now meet Kona's new...."paddy wagon"
looks as if everyone is hopping on the "band-wagon"
Yay! Kona doing a fix is good news, they tend to opt for a better component group on bikes where there is a narrow market. Also, that bike would look a lot less old-mannish if you flipped the stem. Pretty fork.
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Old 01-19-06, 07:49 PM   #13
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just so you all know....
this bike is still pre-production...as I mentioned above.
The owner of this bike put mix-match parts on it as a rain commuter...
(ie: old 105 sq taper crank & BB)
So don't be getting all your diapers in a bunch
i swear every time i, or someone shares something new....people always gots to hate...
just enjoy the news and new frame
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sorry for the rant, long day at the shop.
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Old 01-19-06, 10:11 PM   #14
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So you're getting pissed at people for "hating" on a bike that YOU YOURSELF took a pot shot at in the original post?

How are your diapers?
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dang....thats what iam talking about....
can't we all just chill.
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You make very little sense.
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Kudos to kona if they put fender eyelets on that thing, but the frame is still ugly. Mainly the colour and that nasty decal.
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Damn No-1 ya ruined my Paul Cranks thing.
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If they do stay with "paddy wagon," proper drunken irishmen like myself will become irate drunken irishmen.
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Old 02-05-06, 06:18 PM   #20
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... I had never caught that until this moment.
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