Its time to say goodbye to my beautiful Retro 94 Kona Kilauea..... I surely will miss her but cant keep them all (apparently). Bought & upgraded this one in my late 30s to scratch an itch from my teenage years. Now early 40s & as much as I love it, its on with the next chapter for me.19 1994 Tange Prestige tubed Kona Kilauea frame freshly powder coated. Rare & original triple butted Project two forks, freshly powder coated & new decals applied. Original Velocity stem, freshly powder coated with all 3 bolts replaced by titanium versions & new decals applied. Original Kona O-beam alloy seat post with titanium bolts & new decals.
Original Kona rear brake cable guide (mint & with titanium bolt). Modified Kona Impact headset to fit & use Dia-Compe alloy upper & lower bearing cups. Deore XT 24spd thumshifters (rapid fire under bar). Deore XT 8spd rear mech (with titanium pinch bolt). Deore XT 3spd front mech (titanium pinch & frame bolts).Deore XT linear pull V-brakes both ends fitted with brand new.. Deore XT triple ring crankset (with 5 titanium bolts). Matching pair of 26 Mavic 231 rims laced to, youve guessed it. Deore XT front & rear hubs, finished off with, yup, yet again... Deore XT 8spd cassette &. 94 Kilaueas came out of the box with LX Hubs & skewers, LX front & rear mechs, Kona brake levers & a Sugino chainset. Ive Upgraded all to XT. Always thought it shouldve been LX for Lava Dome / Cinder Cone, XT for Kilauea & XTR for Explosive myself but what do I know eh? Most, if not all of the above parts are era-correct as during the build I wanted to keep to 1994 parts wherever possible. Most, if not all of the above mentioned parts are in excellent cosmetic condition, are functioning as should. All parts & frame & fork threads are perfect. The Mavic rims are excellent condition & are straight.... Also have stainless spokes & nipples. XT Parrallax hubs look beautiful, have no play & roll smooth. Cassette, chain, tyres, grips & pads little to no wear at all as were all fitted not 10 miles ago.
(When back from paint shop & built up). KMC XL hollow pin lightweight 8sp chain. Alloy flat pedals in great condition with smooth & greasy bearings & removable toe straps. Virtually new pair of 26x1.95 Crossroads commuter style tyres.
Equally new Lizard skins grey grips. Specialized saddle in Good condition. One original Joe Murray tyre. Spare Shimano Square taper BB.
Original Kona bolts for where Ti ones were used. Middle being worst of the 3 as was used the most. Rear mech is medium cage so going Smallest front & rear cogs results in chain doubling back & touching itself as it rolls over jockey wheel. Taking one more link out would solve this but then you cant get chain go big-big cogs.Big-big & small-small ratios are not recommended anyway as stresses the chain & prematurely wears both chain & cog teeth as Im sure you know. Headset bearings have a very slight notch which can be felt when stem is aimed dead ahead. Cant remember the term for it, comes from riding over bumps in a straight line. So ideally would need replacements soon. They are a standard size.
Paint, although perfect, is not quite the same as original shade. Little dark but brighter outside as is metallic. & finally, no frame stickers present (bar Tange prestige one) as the original ones were removed for powder coating & I have not managed to source suitable replacements as yet.None of the above mentioned issues take away from the fact this is an absolute beauty. How perfect do you want your 27 year old bike anyhow? Plus, they give you something to tinker with.
& We all like a good tinker. So, if youve got this far, you can see why Im going to be mortified to see her go hey? Just loads of original retro-loveliness all rolled into one bike. Ready for next owner / investor to love, get all nostalgic about, finish off & maybe use or perhaps just stare at!! All you need to do now is open that wallet, treat yourself, then start looking for the finishing touches to make it your own.
Questions & sensible offers welcomed. Viewing possible if youre local enough. If not or cant, way more photos on my iPhone reel so just get in touch for those. Should be a next day service but allow 3-5 from sale date.
No matter how much I hassle you for it back! Thanks for reading, hope your teas not gone cold. The item "Refurbished Retro 94 Kona Kilauea Full XT Mavic.Tange Prestige" is in sale since Friday, January 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bikes".
The seller is "nickm3286" and is located in Southampton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.