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Old 09-20-08, 03:28 AM
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Kona Roast Frame Anomaly

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I have a Kona Roast I bought in '99. I bought it standard. Recently my back wheel was stolen and I've been looking for a replacement. Thing is, the distance between the rear dropouts is 150mm. Standard wheels come in at 135mm and so don't fit. Kona deny ever producing a 150mm spacing on the Roast and Shimano never produced hubs of that size at the time. The frame does not look like it has been tampered with (I'm having the frame checked to confirm). I've taken it to the Kona dealer and they are baffled. Does anyone have any idea if the frame is a one off, or what wheel/hub combo I could get to fit?

If the frame has been stretched, is it a write-off?

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Old 09-20-08, 04:50 AM
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Sounds like maybe your frame got a little ganked up by whomever swiped your wheel. That is definately not the stock spacing.

Aluminum frame AFAIK. I'd start looking for a new frame. 15mm may not sound like much, but trying to straighten that back to 135mm on a 9 year old alloy frame will likely result in some ugliness.
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Definitely start looking for a new frame.
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Maybe a one-off similar to a Pugsley?
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Thanks people. Waiting to hear back to see if the frame is true, but looks like I may be looking for a new frame and a more secure lock.
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