Kona Lana’i, 26er

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  • Recently got hold of this frame (seller’s photo):
    19” Kona Lana’i 2003

    First order of business is to remove the crank bolt which seems to have an inch and not mm standard head.

    Second order of business is to find a suitable fork, preferably rigid. I found the geo chart, and would very much appreciate some input on what rake and A-C I should be looking for.

    Plan is a slow and steady build with the usual 1x9 or 1x10 drivetrain and perhaps some MX style bars - will be a very tight budget build though so we’ll see.

    Excited about once again owning a Kona!

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  • I’m an idiot: fork rake is in the geo chart - 38 mm

  • Might I suggest a new paint job to go with it?

  • To be honest I think the paint job is what gives it character. A re-paint would make it look like any other cheap aluminium frame.

    Thanks to @Tijmen I should have a P2 fork on its way in soon - now to try and gather everything else :)

  • I had a similar vintage explosif that I ran with 80 mm fox suspension and an avid cable disk upfront , which made it super usable . Get some older p2 forks if you want to go rigid , but check the ac as they come in two different lengths , the older ones are nicer steel if I remember but are shorter and v brake only ..

  • Bottom Bracket Blues
    Managed to get the non drive side out - drive side is supposed to loosen clockwise, right? Seems completely stuck to me.

    I hope that me sacrificing my thumb between wrench and rubber mallet will lead to a divine intervention and the cartridge will vanish overnight.

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  • An injured thumbs up is one of the most contradictory images I've seen. Liberal penetrating fluid sprayed into the shell soaking down onto the stubborn cup has worked well in the past. Also holding the BB tool in a vice and turning the frame, but steady as you go. Good luck!

  • More leverage will probably do it. I inherited a full bike last year but the model was circa 2006 with an unknown age BB in it. It was rideable but when the BB needed replacing it took far more leverage than a normal socket set could apply. However a long lead pipe left over from a kitchen extension slid over the socket set wrench and did the job


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Kona Lana’i, 26er

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