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    RIP Unit

    My trusty Unit finally met it's match two weeks ago in the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. It didn't give up easily though--despite the high temps of the burning garage, and a brick wall falling on it, the frame and fork are in remarkably good condition! I always knew it was a tough bike and this proves it! All of the aluminum and magnesium parts on it are gone but the chain and BB spindle are still there. It was a very good bike, and it will be missed!



    However, like a phoenix from the ashes, my riding buddies and the MTBR community built me a replacement already which takes some of the sting out of the loss. Here is the karma bike--built with an amazing set of spare parts that people in the Colorado Front Range forum donated to build one of the sweetest bikes I've ever thrown a leg over. Last night's virgin ride was one of the best rides I've ever had, and I'm blessed to have such an awesome group of friends!



    I don't plan on leaving the Kona family though. I've always wanted a fast XC bike and the King Kahuna is calling my name!
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    Holy diarrhea, what year was your Unit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4nbstd View Post
    Holy diarrhea, what year was your Unit?
    It was a 2010 (dark green paint job). I put new Juicy 7 brakes, a new rear wheel, and a Reba on it, but it was still a single speed. It was sitting next to a box of 1x10 parts when it burned though so I was in the process of wussing it out a little .

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    First off, wow!

    I'm sorry to hear about your house, cats, and bike that I read about in the other thread.

    I hope everything works out well for you, this new bike is a great start!

    Positive karma, for sure!

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    Sorry to hear about all the damage and destruction from the fire and the loss of your Kona.

    Is that replacement frame a Nimble 9?

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    Thanks. Yes it is a Nimble 9, and I'm loving it! I took it on a great trail this week and boy does that bike rally! It has wider bars, a shorter stem (40mm vs 65mm) and an extra 20mm of fork than my Unit and I think that is much of why it felt so much faster.

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