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Larmen

Member since Jun 2013 • Last active Apr 2020
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    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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    Thanks so much @Tijmen - but I will order a One-One fork together with a headset that’s supposed to fit perfectly as replacement for 80 mm travel.

    Undibs

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    Kona looks ace!
    @JesperXT may I have some details on the fork? 100 mm travel?

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    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.

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

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

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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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    Yes!
    I’m going to try that out next time - I reckon you could even put a couple of straps in-between and attached to the barends for a “bag hammock” of sorts.

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    My mate clamps an old extra stem on there - has worked well for him

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    Last minute break-down of the front wheel on the rigid Inbred (literally 15 minutes before the train was leaving) led to me going camping like this earlier in the week. 3x8 Deore XT group, all original since circa 1993 (including front brake pads, except rear brake).
    Worked well with hybrid bikepacking / rack + drybag solution, although as you can probably guess a bit unbalanced front/rear.
    I hope this can inspire someone else to pull out their old rigid 26er and just go for it.

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