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Free frame - Kona Paddy Wagon

Old 02-05-07, 08:38 AM
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Free frame - Kona Paddy Wagon

So somehow I won the frame - does anyone have opinions on it? Most likely I'm going to be just switching over the parts from my (too large) Fuji conversion - that's spaced at 120, so I think I'll be good. What kind of clearance is there for tires?

Most of what I saw on here was talk about buying it as a full bike, I'm more interested in the frame itself.

Thanks for any info!
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Old 02-05-07, 08:55 AM
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nice frame!

I think I saw them as being advert'd at 120mm...looking for that now.
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bingo:

spacing - https://www.konaworld.com/owners_area....php?t792.html
tire clearance (comes stock 28s - looks like more room) - https://www.konaworld.com/owners_area....php?t792.html (see post #10)
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Old 02-05-07, 09:08 AM
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It's going to be my first new frame ever - everything else has been used, even if it's nice. First one actually sized for me, too! I'm thinking I'm going to need to buy at least some of the parts from Chuck @ Behind Bars, since he is the one that donated it along with Kona. It looks like a threadless stem, so I'd have to at least buy that new. It's compact geometery, so I might need a longer seatpost, too.

3 years of doing all the printing for the StuporBowl, and I finally got something for it, from a raffle! It's a really good thing that I rode through the -9F to the brunch, since you needed to be there to win
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Originally Posted by [165]
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spacing - https://www.konaworld.com/owners_area....php?t792.html
tire clearance (comes stock 28s - looks like more room) - https://www.konaworld.com/owners_area....php?t792.html (see post #10)
Sweet - I should be able to fit the 700x34 knobbies they gave me on there!
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Old 02-05-07, 09:23 AM
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Hahaha, I was wondering who won that. Congratulations! Be sure to give Chuck belly tickles when you stop in his shop, he'll give you a discount. Or something.
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Old 02-05-07, 09:41 AM
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Hahaha, I was wondering who won that. Congratulations! Be sure to give Chuck belly tickles when you stop in his shop, he'll give you a discount. Or something.
I'm kind of bummed he is closed on Mondays. I have the day off, and it would be great to head up and get fitted. Oh well. It's like -15 today, so maybe he's not doing his regular riding, and I can offer him whiskey to open up the shop for me...

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sweet.
From what I heard from a Kona tech, 34c's might be a tight fit in there.
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Old 02-05-07, 09:56 AM
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I've seen the tubeset listed as both Dedacciai COM 12.5 and SAT 14.5. Dedacciai has monikers for each, the former being ZeroUno, the latter being Zero (a heat treated version of ZeroUno). EOM 16.5, Dedi's flagship tubeset, is the same steel as Zero, but is bead-blasted, a process which Dedacciai refers to as "Kinetic Energy Treatment", or KET. I'm pretty sure the EAI frame, which most people seem to dig, uses COM 12.5.

Edit: What's yours constructed of?
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Nice HereNT good stroke of luck.
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Originally Posted by crust & crumb
Edit: What's yours constructed of?
Not a clue - I just have a laminated sheet that says 'what size is your prize?' I have to go in and get fitted and then it will be ordered. I'm kind of thinking that maybe I should just get new everything on it. I've kind of been saving up for a new bike, so I should be able to afford it...
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Old 02-05-07, 10:16 AM
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AFAIK all paddy wagons are COM 12.5
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or see if the free frame deal could be parlayed into a discount on the whole bike...

i can't imagine a complete costing much more than just the frame alone.
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Not sure I would buy a bike "off the peg"

The first bike I bought was the last "off the peg" bike I ever bought. That was before most of you could walk.

Plus, most of the time people will just upgrade later anways. Do it right the first time.
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I think the Paddy Wagon will do 28s and fenders.
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Originally Posted by max-a-mill
or see if the free frame deal could be parlayed into a discount on the whole bike...

i can't imagine a complete costing much more than just the frame alone.
It looks like the frame can be found for under 300, the whole bike is around 6. I wouldn't go with stock components, anyways. I have tried to buy stuff from Chuck in the past, but the shop is out of my way since I'm S and he's NE, and when I have gone there, the stuff I need wasn't there. But he's a great guy, and it's a great shop (I've just looked for weird stuff hoping he'd have it), so if I am going to be ordering stuff, it might as well be done at the same time.

Though I'll probably do all the wrenching myself...
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it builds up to a smooth ride, you should have no gripes at all (ooh look! another chance to show mine off )

120mm spacing, rack mounts front and rear, two water bottle mounts, roadie geometry, plenty of room for wide tires, I can't believe Kona isn't selling lots of these...

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really? only 300 for the frame??? well damn, that certainly seems like a great deal!
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So, how much taller are the forks on a 'fat tire friendly' frame like the Paddy Wagon than a typical fixed gear?

Just wondering, because the head tube is pretty short for the 60cm - it's only 16.5cm, and equivalent road single-speed bikes tend to be ~18cm. Cyclocross frames tend to have shorter top tubes in general - approx. 1 to 1.5cm in general.
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A typical road fork will have an axle-crown meaurement (AC) of ~365mm.
a "large clearance" road fork will have and AC ~375mm-ish.
a cyclocross fork would usually be around ~400mm or so.
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Lucky bastard.
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is this where

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get a free

frame?
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it is a pretty sweet ride man
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Originally Posted by superdex
it builds up to a smooth ride, you should have no gripes at all (ooh look! another chance to show mine off )

120mm spacing, rack mounts front and rear, two water bottle mounts, roadie geometry, plenty of room for wide tires, I can't believe Kona isn't selling lots of these...

what kind of fork is that?
1" or 1 1/8"?
thing is sick
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