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    My '05 Coiler Dee shiggy

    Mostly together. Front fender and a few adjustments to finish.
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    Awesomely cool and so different looking.

    Love the colour combination too.
    Trev!

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    I like it, did you paint the brackets that were fabricated for the stem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmb
    I like it, did you paint the brackets that were fabricated for the stem?
    Yup. Bashring, spider and caliper brackets, too Did not turn out as well as I hoped so I may redo them in the future.
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    It's unique to say the least...

    Have you checked to see it that rear fender is going it crash into the seat tube? If that rocker lin gets anywhere near the seat tube that the one on my Kikapu does that fender won't be on there for long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Mostly together. Front fender and a few adjustments to finish.

    UGLY!!!!!!!!!

    I have been told Kona is confiscating the bike and destroying those damn handlebars and horrible looking fender, and donating the bike to someone who normally couldn't afford a bike of that caliber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedPA
    UGLY!!!!!!!!!

    I have been told Kona is confiscating the bike and destroying those damn handlebars and horrible looking fender, and donating the bike to someone who normally couldn't afford a bike of that caliber.
    You have brought this up before. Joe-Kona has told you he thinks it is cool.

    Would i put drop bars on my personal Coiler? Nope. But i think it's way cool that Shiggy is doing it to his, make no mistake about it. His bike, he likes them, more power to him!

    That is, of course, if you're looking for some sort of "official" Kona statement on Shiggy's bike.

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    My friends at Kona have been asking if it ready to ride yet.

    You have no connection to Kona.
    You are not the fashion police.
    This is not your bike.
    You do not have to ride it.
    You do not have to look at it.
    They are drop bars, not damn bars.
    You should seek help for your fear of fenders.
    Get over it!
    Kona is not going to give you this bike no matter how much you are lusting for it.

    Go ride your MonoCog and forget about it.
    Hopefully there will not be something new on the trails that scares you too much.
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    Wow!

    Shiggy, Bravo!
    That's an awesome looking Coiler, and easily the most unique i've ever seen. Beats the pants off of Kevin's Coil-Air. I'd love to see that thing in our catalog next year...

    Oh, and i'f Kona DOES confiscate your bike, it will only be because we want to ride it.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe - Kona
    Shiggy, Bravo!
    That's an awesome looking Coiler, and easily the most unique i've ever seen. Beats the pants off of Kevin's Coil-Air. I'd love to see that thing in our catalog next year...

    Oh, and if Kona DOES confiscate your bike, it will only be because we want to ride it.

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    I will have to make a trip up to ride Galbraith (sp) with you guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I will have to make a trip up to ride Galbraith (sp) with you guys.
    That would be great. Just let us know when. The trails are dry, since we haven't gotten any rain lately... i'm hoping we do get some rain, otherwise the trails will get rutted out this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I will have to make a trip up to ride Galbraith (sp) with you guys.
    LOL, I don't think they would allow you across the border with that!

    Why ruin such a beautiful bike?

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    I dont see why you have to bash his bike so much. It has already been pointed out that it is HIS bike NOT YOURS. Dont be a hater, envy can be an ugly thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedPA
    LOL, I don't think they would allow you across the border with that!
    What border? Your ignorance is showing.
    Why ruin such a beautiful bike?
    By going to Bellingham, Washington to ride?


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    Not my style but more power to you. Individualism and creativity are two of the greatest traits anyone can possess. Right on brother - happy trails!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Mostly together. Front fender and a few adjustments to finish.
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    More pics here: http://mtbtires.com/features/bikes/coiler.html
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    Nice bike.

    Are the handlebars custom, or are they usually used on a different kind of bike? Could you have regular trigger shifters with them and still reach the brakes easily?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma
    Nice bike.

    Are the handlebars custom, or are they usually used on a different kind of bike? Could you have regular trigger shifters with them and still reach the brakes easily?
    The bars are older WTB offroad dropbars. Made for mtbs. mtb levers do not fit and are the wrong shape for drops.

    On-One Midge bars are the drops to get for off road use now (mine are in the mail).
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    QUestion for ya shiggy

    Is it hard to drop/jump with thoses bars? It seems like it would stretch out the cockpit so are they better for climbing? thanks alot man
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    It is a higher/shorter, more upright position than my XC bike. I can do small drops and jumps just fine on the XC bike.
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    Where are you going to relocate that rear fender to? It has to be hitting the ST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acme54321
    Where are you going to relocate that rear fender to? It has to be hitting the ST.
    No contact yet as far as I can tell. I will trim the fender if needed.
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    Hey Shiggy...not to hijack the thread, but how close to the WTB bars are the On-One in shape? I barely remember the WTB dirt drops, but the Midge looks bent closer to the road shape.

    For XC they would seem better than bar ends. I tend to ruin bar ends in one way or another fairly easily, so I went with a wider bar...which means a shallow rise bar for me. I like my Titec HellBent flattrackers at 25" wide, and the Easton MonkeyLite low rise. Just looking at other options.

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    Different and nice bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kronk
    Hey Shiggy...not to hijack the thread, but how close to the WTB bars are the On-One in shape? I barely remember the WTB dirt drops, but the Midge looks bent closer to the road shape.

    For XC they would seem better than bar ends. I tend to ruin bar ends in one way or another fairly easily, so I went with a wider bar...which means a shallow rise bar for me. I like my Titec HellBent flattrackers at 25" wide, and the Easton MonkeyLite low rise. Just looking at other options.
    Check Matt Chester's review of the Midge: On-One Midge bars = rad. [x-post SS/low-RPM forum]
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    Ok I have decided that the your bike looks cool dude. Also I have been thinking about drop bars myself. So what can you tell me about riding with drop bars on a mt bike? It sems like a good idea but I want to know how it feels with out shelling out the money for the bars and for a stem (I dont think mine would work with any of the drop bars I have seen but i dunno).

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