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    Show Off Your 05 Coilers!!!

    Post your coilers, introduce your self, and brag about your bike! I am pretty much sold on it my self. I will be riding a new Coiler... as soon as my pocket book allows it. Cant do much with $80 ya know. How does it pedal etc.

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    Here's mine. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet. There's still snow on the ground here. I rode an 04 last year and it pedaled really well. I am expecting the same thing from my 05. I know what you're saying about cash. It took me a year to save enough money to buy mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainbikextremist
    Post your coilers, introduce your self, and brag about your bike! I am pretty much sold on it my self. I will be riding a new Coiler... as soon as my pocket book allows it. Cant do much with $80 ya know. How does it pedal etc.

    Biker Joe
    Picked up my Coiler Dee Lux last week. Doing some parts swaps and waiting for them to come in so I can finish the build. Need to fabricate some pieces for the stem, too.
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    sick bike shiggy, i love the color. I would post mine but it looks alot (actually exactly) like johnston's plus i cant get the camera to work. i was just wondering, whats up with the handle bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtberjoe
    sick bike shiggy, i love the color. I would post mine but it looks alot (actually exactly) like johnston's plus i cant get the camera to work. i was just wondering, whats up with the handle bars?
    -JM
    I have run drops on all my bikes for nearly 20 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I have run drops on all my bikes for nearly 20 years.


    Those bars should absoloutley be banned on the Kona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleSpeedPA
    Those bars should absoloutley be banned on the Kona.
    Not your bike and you do not have to ride them.
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    05 Deluxe & 05 Primo

    A couple of shots of a 2005 Coiler Deluxe and Primo in Orange County, CA. The rider in the second shot did go over the bars but was just fine.
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    nice, i love the colors this year, i think kona go it right with just one color on the front triangle

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    Here's my Dee Lux hittin a wee bump at the local park. Have since added arm armour, full face to stop the loss of skin. Have also got Minion 2.5 STs on to take the hits a bit better. Below it is my mate's Primo. Kona call it Emergency Green - but that's the yellowist bike I've seen today...... And last is my other mate's Dee-Lux on a Coiler Frame. He rides a 19 and they didn't have any left. We're now some kind of advertisement for Coilers, and people often stop us to talk about how sh!t hot Coilers are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I have run drops on all my bikes for nearly 20 years.
    The stem for my Coiler DL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston
    A couple of shots of a 2005 Coiler Deluxe and Primo in Orange County, CA. The rider in the second shot did go over the bars but was just fine.
    Again, nice shots, Winston.
    Perhaps if the gentlemen in shot #2 was riding a Santa Cruz, he wouldn't have pitched it OTB on that rock?
    Here's the stellar shot you took of me dropping off the same rock right after our unlucky riding partner....
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    anyone got any pictures of the coiler with a DC fork?

    Thinking about getting one and putting a Slider on it.

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    Shiggy - Why run drop bars on a mountain bike? It seems it would only make riding off road a bit tough. Why not just run some 3 inch riser bars?
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    Not answering for Shiggy ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197
    Shiggy - Why run drop bars on a mountain bike? It seems it would only make riding off road a bit tough. Why not just run some 3 inch riser bars?
    ...although he's probably tired of drop bar questions by now. I've been using drops for the past 15 years for the variety of hand positions,better control and less hand fatigue. Try 'em sometime, you might just like 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTB-rider
    ...although he's probably tired of drop bar questions by now. I've been using drops for the past 15 years for the variety of hand positions,better control and less hand fatigue. Try 'em sometime, you might just like 'em.
    I shall have to do just that!! You have any recommendations?
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    On-One Midge bars. They just hit the market this week.

    Can be ordered direct from On-One or your LBS can get them through J&B in a month or so.

    You need to use a short reach, high rise stem to get the drop section in about the same place as the grips of a straight bar.

    If all you have ever ridden is straight bars they will feel very awkward at first. You can brace better with straight bars (can beat you up). It is easier to maneuver and absorb bumps with drops (may have more fatigue in your triceps).
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    Well if my 3 inch riser bars give out or I get bored I'll try those out sometime. I prefer the riser bars - the more upright I sit on a bike the better I feel.

    Thank you Shiggy.
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    New question here. 05 coiler measurements

    I am going to try and do draw a full to scale coiler in some scene or another. Is anyone willing to make some measurements on their coiler for me? Frame angles, headtube, downtube, seatpost tube, headset, chainstay, pivot triangle, measurements, etc? Thanks!
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    Why not just download the big pic from the Kona site?
    You can get most of the specs there, too.
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    I should post pics of the built up bike this weekend. Just need to finish a couple things.

    Then I need to learn how to setup and adjust the fork and shock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Why not just download the big pic from the Kona site?
    You can get most of the specs there, too.
    Its kinda hard to get measuremens on a screen. Kona also doesnt have all the measurements i need to get it all to scale. I checked already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainbikextremist
    Its kinda hard to get measuremens on a screen. Kona also doesnt have all the measurements i need to get it all to scale. I checked already.
    Print the pic!
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    Derr

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Print the pic!
    Derrr, now i feel like an idot! I was pretty zoned out when i did that post. Also, if i had the money, I'd build a bike like your hardtail "after i got a coiler." I call that a pimpmobile! Thanks Shig!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainbikextremist
    ...I'd build a bike like your hardtail "after i got a coiler." I call that a pimpmobile! Thanks Shig!
    Just wait until you see my Coiler DL! Should mostly finish the build tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fergsnz
    ...Have since added arm armour, full face to stop the loss of skin.
    Updated shots with armour and f/f helmet - makes the whole bike look a lot better.
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    coiler pedaling

    How much bob does you 05 coiler have? Compared to a Trek Fuel? How much of that 36 Ibs do you guys feel on the up hills?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainbikextremist
    How much bob does you 05 coiler have? Compared to a Trek Fuel? How much of that 36 Ibs do you guys feel on the up hills?
    Did my first ride today. Did not notice notice much if any rear end bobbing with the Pro Pedal set at mid way (did not play with the setting) sitting or standing. The fork bobs a bunch, especially out of the saddle. Not a big issue in the saddle.
    I have never ridden a Fuel.

    My Coiler DL weighs way more than 36 lbs. Partly because of my bar/stem setup. Mostly because I have a Gazzaloddi 3.0 on the front at the moment. I most definitely noticed it on the climbs. Very different than my XC/Trail singlespeed. I was on pretty steep trails today.
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    Shig,
    How do you like it compared to your hardtail. Advantages Disadvantages? Do you even come close to bottoming out the shocks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainbikextremist
    Shig,
    How do you like it compared to your hardtail. Advantages Disadvantages? Do you even come close to bottoming out the shocks?
    It is a different bike. Not one I would choose for a epic day-long trail ride in most cases. At least not with the tires I have on it right now.

    Still tuning the suspension. Did not have any big hits or jumps. My line selection was still more XC hardtail than FR full sussy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainbikextremist
    How much bob does you 05 coiler have? Compared to a Trek Fuel? How much of that 36 Ibs do you guys feel on the up hills?
    I've never ridden a Trek Fuel so I can't compare it. I have to ride about a mile to get from the bottom of my local downhill to get to my house. Half of that is steep uphill - but on the road. The bob is almost entirely removed with the Fox DHX4.0. The shock has propedal so the uphill grind isn't too bad. The DHX5.0 is even better.

    Also, the weight of the bike isn't as noticeable as you'd think. It's certainly not a cross country bike but it pedals nicely. Prior to getting Super Tacky 2.5 tires, I was doing 235 meters vertical ascent three to five days a week. I kept that up for a couple of months before changing the tires so I can assure you that its ok to pedal with a high seat and the propedal turned on.

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    2005 Kona Coiler question...

    Does anyone run a BB w/ Outboard Bearings such as the Shimano Hollowtech II or Race Face X-Type? I have heard that there can be a problem with the swingarm hitting the bearing cup when it fully compresses. I am attempting to make a choice between the 05' Coiler Primo or the 2004 Banshee Chaparral. Just looking for a lil help from my biking peers... Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtman
    Does anyone run a BB w/ Outboard Bearings such as the Shimano Hollowtech II or Race Face X-Type? I have heard that there can be a problem with the swingarm hitting the bearing cup when it fully compresses. I am attempting to make a choice between the 05' Coiler Primo or the 2004 Banshee Chaparral. Just looking for a lil help from my biking peers... Thanks for the help!
    The swingarm touches the bearing cup on the left side when the suspenion is fully extended. I use a FSA X-Drive BB and I just filed down the section of the lock ring that interfered and all is good.
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