Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

changing kona frame

Reply

Old 02-19-06, 12:31 PM
  #1  
rob1234
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
changing kona frame

hi,, could anbody give some advice on changing a kona frame,, is it a job for a bike shop, or can it be done by a keen d.i.y. biker,,, there is a kone mokomoko for sale localy, that has a small crack in the frame i was thinking i could replace.. if it were possible ???rob
rob1234 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-06, 01:01 PM
  #2  
nav
It's a euphemism
 
nav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Personally, I wouldn't want an aluminum frame with an existing crack. Even if you fix the crack (say, if it's in the swing arm or something and you replace that) who knows how much abuse the frame was put through to make that crack? It could be just about worn out and ready to fall apart .
nav is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-06, 01:06 PM
  #3  
ndelaude
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think Rob1234 was asking about swapping the parts on to a new frame, no? If that is the case, it is do-able for a talented DIYer, but you'll have to invest in some specialized tools and be able to set up a drive train.
ndelaude is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-06, 02:20 PM
  #4  
nav
It's a euphemism
 
nav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by ndelaude
I think Rob1234 was asking about swapping the parts on to a new frame, no?
Oops, I think you're correct .
nav is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-06, 02:34 PM
  #5  
TwinCam
omygodomygod
 
TwinCam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: yay area ca
Posts: 420
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Frame swap is not so tough. Few pointers.

-Get a friend(s) who has done handled derailler adjustment, headset adjustment, and bb/crank install before.

-Have an lbs ready to pull the old headset and press it into the new frame.

-Consider getting a new headset and bottom bracket while you're at it.

-Don't plan on the bike being back into normal use right away. You'll want to putz around town on it for at least a few days to get things back to normal.

-This should take about a day, or two if you're drunk/stoned. Three if drunk and stoned.
TwinCam is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-06, 12:30 PM
  #6  
rob1234
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
many thanks,,,, i was thinking of replacing the frame, i will see if i win my bid for the bike tomorrow ,,thank for help rob
rob1234 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service