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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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    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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    Hot frame. Love the fender eyelets, straight blade fork, and dual water bottle bosses.

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    When did this come out? its not in the 2006 catalog or anything
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by no-1
    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
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no-1
    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.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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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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    Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by no-1
    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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    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
    sheesh

    sorry for the rant, long day at the shop.

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?
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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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    ... I had never caught that until this moment.

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    doncha know?

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