Kustom Kona Caldera, Now finished!

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Postby The Big Cheese » Mon Jan 18, 2010 22:28 pm

Paul 8v wrote:Really? Wierd how it's different in different countries, I thought it was road bikes that had them that way round


No, he is wrong.

Right lever = FRONT brake

Left lever = rar brake

damn Euros :lol: :lol:

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Postby Toby_Winkler » Mon Jan 18, 2010 23:29 pm

Nice Cat.

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Postby Xtreem » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:23 am

:lol:
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Postby Paul 8v » Sun Mar 07, 2010 18:57 pm

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First ride and I got a puncture!

Frame: Kona Caldera
Forks: Rock Shox Reba Team
Bars: Syncros Gain
Stem: Exotic Meta II
Headset: Chris King Rasta
Grips: Ritchey WCS Foam

Front Brake Lever assy: Shimano XTR
Front Caliper: Shimano XTR
Front disc: Shimano XT 180mm
Rear Brake Lever assy: Shimano XTR
Rear Caliper: Shimano XTR
Rear Disc: Shimano XT 160mm
Hoses: Shimano XTR

Shifters: Shimano XT
Cables: Shimano SIS
Front Mech:Shimano XT
Rear Mech: Shimano XT

Seat: Selle Italia
Seat Post: Exotic Carbon Fibre
Seat Post Clamp: Kona

Cranks: Shimano XT
Chainring(s): Shimano XT
Chain: Shimano XT
Cassette: Shimano XT
Pedals: Wellgo Beartrap (To be replaced by SPD's)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT

Front Wheel:
Rim: Mavic XM719
Spokes: ACI Double butted
Hub: Shimano XT
Tube: Continental
Tire: Continental Speedking 2.3" (Wire)

Back Wheel:
Rim: Mavic XM719
Spokes: ACI Double butted
Hub: Shimano XT
Tube: Continental
Tire: Continental Speedking 2.3" (Wire)

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Postby jay12 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 19:01 pm

lovely bike. some bloddy good kit on there too

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Postby Xtreem » Sun Mar 07, 2010 19:38 pm

Those pedals look ugly, but I see you'll be replacing them.

Happy miles. :D
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Postby jpstar » Sun Mar 07, 2010 21:23 pm

:lol: at the bottle of Frijji in the bottle holder, like your style

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Postby Paul 8v » Sun Mar 07, 2010 23:59 pm

Frijji is amazing :-) Yeah pedals are going on the jump bike, some silver SPD's to go on when I get some shoes to match

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Postby Paul 8v » Mon Mar 08, 2010 00:03 am

They are grippy beggars by the way, perfect for the jump bike :-)

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Postby Paul 8v » Tue Mar 09, 2010 15:19 pm

So, black SPD's or silver?

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Postby Belv » Tue Mar 09, 2010 16:02 pm

Beautiful bike - it's like mine... only better in every way!


Black SPD's

And when you've given it a thorough test, i'd be keen to know what you make of the forks.

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Postby Paul 8v » Tue Mar 09, 2010 16:06 pm

I gave it a bit of a ride the other day, forks were very smooth, very light but I am used to ooold RST's :lol: :The compression lockout does nothing as far as I can see

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Postby Paul 8v » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:59 am

Belv wrote:Beautiful bike - it's like mine... only better in every way!


Black SPD's

And when you've given it a thorough test, i'd be keen to know what you make of the forks.


Belv, been out on a few rides now, it rides lovely on those forks, so smooth. I rode it along the canal which is normally really bumpy and it just glided over there, the steering was really precise even at high speeds and it runs lovely on the 2.3's only problems is we have a really high clay content in the soil over here and it gets bunged up a bit behind the crown, someone should let the old septics know that other countries have this thing called mud in them lol

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Postby scottbowlby » Wed Mar 31, 2010 15:35 pm

Quality bike mate, cant beat a nice Kona frame matched with some top noth parts :)

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Postby Paul 8v » Mon Apr 05, 2010 15:47 pm

For all you beartrap haters:

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And a saddle that's actually comfortable!

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Postby Xtreem » Mon Apr 05, 2010 20:37 pm

I'm not an SPD fan too, but whatever suits you man. :lol:

Nice leather.
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Postby scottbowlby » Mon Apr 05, 2010 21:11 pm

Like the chainstay protector :)

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Postby IT66T » Fri Apr 26, 2013 21:24 pm

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That was a great looking bike you'd built up and i prefered the bike with the bear traps ;) but then again i've always had a soft spot for them :D ..
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Re: Kustom Kona Caldera, Now finished!

Postby Paul 8v » Fri Apr 26, 2013 21:56 pm

I did love the bear traps, I'm an SPD convert now days though!

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Re: Kustom Kona Caldera, Now finished!

Postby IT66T » Sat Apr 27, 2013 00:00 am

You traitor :lol: , I've tried the SPD but i just don't like the way they feel as my feet just feel to restricted :o ..
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