Kona Caldera Single Speed - Now Completed!!

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Hoathy
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Kona Caldera Single Speed - Now Completed!!

Postby Hoathy » Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:53 am

***NOW COMPLETE. MORE PICS FURTHER DOWN***

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Full spec:
Frame: 1998 Kona Caldera Double Butted Steel Frame
Forks: Kona Project 2 Triple Butted
Rear Wheel: DMR Revolver Single Speed hub on Mavic XM317
Front Wheel: Shimano Deore Hub on some Bontrager Rim
Stem: Cannondale Fire
Handlebars: Bontrager Earl Low Rise
Brakes: Magura HS33 Raceline
Chainset: RaceFace Ride XC
Chainring: Middleburn Solid DH 40t
Chain: KMC Gold Single Speed
Pedals: Wellgo V8 copy
Grips: DMR Lockd Red
Tyres: Specialized Nimbus 1.5
Headset: Cane Creek S8
Seatpost: System EX Black
Seat: Felt Facade.
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- Kona Hot '96 - Marin Rift Zone '09 - Cannondale Synapse Carbon '06 - Kona Caldera '98 - Kona AA '94 - Dawes Kickback II - Cannondale BadBoy '11 - Genesis iOiD SS -

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Postby missmarple » Sat Oct 10, 2009 15:08 pm

You sure like your retro bikes young man! Post up a picture of the frame as soon as possible. :P
The bike in front of you is a Diamondback XSL, it is old, built in 1999.

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Hoathy
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Postby Hoathy » Sat Oct 10, 2009 15:52 pm

Frame Pictures a-mundo:
My On-One Inbred is going to donate bits to this project...

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- Kona Hot '96 - Marin Rift Zone '09 - Cannondale Synapse Carbon '06 - Kona Caldera '98 - Kona AA '94 - Dawes Kickback II - Cannondale BadBoy '11 - Genesis iOiD SS -

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Postby Hoathy » Sun Oct 11, 2009 17:06 pm

Have done some pictures of the wheels and the chainset, haven't pulled the cranks and BB off my old on-one (the frame of which is for sale) either yet. Bought some P2s off a guy from here, and hopefully some HS33s as well!

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- Kona Hot '96 - Marin Rift Zone '09 - Cannondale Synapse Carbon '06 - Kona Caldera '98 - Kona AA '94 - Dawes Kickback II - Cannondale BadBoy '11 - Genesis iOiD SS -

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Postby Paul 8v » Wed Oct 14, 2009 13:11 pm

Looks like a sweet project :-) What are you gonna use for tensioning the chain?
you have inspired me, I've got some old 90's parts kicking about that need to be used on something

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Postby Hoathy » Wed Oct 14, 2009 16:50 pm

thats what i'm talking about!

i have a SS chain tesioner kicking about i used to use before I got my slot drop out inbred frame. The HS33s arrived the other day, so when the forks arrive I am nearly there...
- Kona Hot '96 - Marin Rift Zone '09 - Cannondale Synapse Carbon '06 - Kona Caldera '98 - Kona AA '94 - Dawes Kickback II - Cannondale BadBoy '11 - Genesis iOiD SS -

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Postby Harry182 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 17:28 pm

V cool project.

I've done something similar with my '98 Dekerf Team SL. It's now fully rigid - got some light all alu forks from Taiwan on fleaBay. With a 44x17 gear ratio and 1.10 slicks it's a bombproof, fast and incredibly fun commuter. And an absolute blast on (fairly moderate) single track with nobbies and lower gearing.

I've always been tempted by a proper SS rear hub like the one in your photos to replace the XT hub + conversion kit I'm currently using. Also been tempted to have the now redundant braze-ons removed and have the frame resprayed.

Look forward to seeing pics of you finished project.

Happy trails!

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Postby Hoathy » Wed Oct 14, 2009 18:22 pm

yes, i would like to have the braze ons removed ideally too, but the paint work is in such good nick i think it'd be a shame to waste it
- Kona Hot '96 - Marin Rift Zone '09 - Cannondale Synapse Carbon '06 - Kona Caldera '98 - Kona AA '94 - Dawes Kickback II - Cannondale BadBoy '11 - Genesis iOiD SS -

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Postby Hoathy » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:23 am

so i was putting together all the bits, and discovered that the projects twos that were sold to me were 700c! damn it. So i need new forks...
- Kona Hot '96 - Marin Rift Zone '09 - Cannondale Synapse Carbon '06 - Kona Caldera '98 - Kona AA '94 - Dawes Kickback II - Cannondale BadBoy '11 - Genesis iOiD SS -

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Postby Paul 8v » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:10 pm

ars* :evil: Should still be able to ebay them bu a pain nonetheless

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Postby Hoathy » Sun Nov 01, 2009 23:34 pm

completed now:

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- Kona Hot '96 - Marin Rift Zone '09 - Cannondale Synapse Carbon '06 - Kona Caldera '98 - Kona AA '94 - Dawes Kickback II - Cannondale BadBoy '11 - Genesis iOiD SS -

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Postby jay12 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 08:39 am

i love those brakes 8)

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Postby Paul 8v » Mon Nov 02, 2009 09:05 am

Sweet! Looks great with those maguras!

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Postby KulaBen » Mon Nov 02, 2009 09:13 am

Loving that retro Kona, especially the brakes! I started on a 92 Kona Hahanna, made me feel quite nostalgic!

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Postby Hoathy » Mon Nov 02, 2009 19:30 pm

thanks very much, i am hoping to swap my grips for black ones, don't really get on that well with the dmr locks ons anyway.

I also still need two new boosters for the maguras as the ones that came with that set are missing the inside hole since the last person cut them down to make more clearance. The one on the back is v. poorley fitted and there isn't one on the front at all at the moment.
- Kona Hot '96 - Marin Rift Zone '09 - Cannondale Synapse Carbon '06 - Kona Caldera '98 - Kona AA '94 - Dawes Kickback II - Cannondale BadBoy '11 - Genesis iOiD SS -

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Postby nicholas987 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:56 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this, i also have exactly same bic and i love to ride on that. 8)
Me Nicholas :)

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Postby Danlube » Tue Feb 16, 2010 13:09 pm

Very nice indeed, I like Kona's too :roll:
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