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    Kona Cowan Townie! Passion - tastes better than a Milano

    Ever have a favorite frame that is just sitting around? I recently set up a new trail bike, and put my much-loved Kona aside, until...

    ...it was converted to the most robust townie you have ever owned. Note the coffee caddy in the basket, as well as the super clean disk-brake/fender mount combo (thank you, JMH!). This bike is freaking fun. I'm going to ride it to Stitch-n-B**ch - I hope Cowan approves. :-)

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    Thats a pretty cool looking bike. Your cat approves so it must be good!
    Looking to buy Vintage Brodies, Rocky Mountain's and steel Dekerf or Cove hardtails.

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    that is Fing ridiculous....but i'm still trying to decide whether it's ridiculously stupid or cool....

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    I love it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DP1112
    that is Fing ridiculous....but i'm still trying to decide whether it's ridiculously stupid or cool....
    ridiculously cool

    nice detail

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    that is one of the coolest townies i've ever seen.
    be sure to lock that bad girl up when you're out and about!
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    I like it! The only problem is that the cat should be UNDER the tire, not next to it!
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    hehe Looks great!

    Keep an eye on those fender mounts/brake bolts!
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    HAHA! Beautiful! That has "good time summer riding fun" written all over it...
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    No, that's not phonetic
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    The Cowan makes a kickin' commuter. I love mine! (Still set up for winter with studded tires and pogies)



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    those cute rigid forks look like they are going to snap under those beefy frames, nice!

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    I can carry a half-rack of beer with a little flex up front. I think it'll hold up pizza runs too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigred67
    Keep an eye on those fender mounts/brake bolts!
    I second this. I thought of doing the same thing and attaching my fenders via the caliper mounting bolts but I was able to bend out the interfering fender pole around the caliper so it wasn't a problem. I was also able to keep my front disc brake by zip tying the front fender poles around the legs of my fork. A little inner tube under the zip tie keeps it from slipping. In a remarkable coincidence my bike is also a Kona although it's a Kula Deluxe. Nice build. Cute kitty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuky
    Ever have a favorite frame that is just sitting around? I recently set up a new trail bike, and put my much-loved Kona aside, until...

    ...it was converted to the most robust townie you have ever owned. Note the coffee caddy in the basket, as well as the super clean disk-brake/fender mount combo (thank you, JMH!). This bike is freaking fun. I'm going to ride it to Stitch-n-B**ch - I hope Cowan approves. :-)

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    Gone are the days of that bike bouncing down J-Drop!

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    Perhaps, but that is only because I got a bouncier bike. :-) (I can't wait for DV to melt out)

    The funny thing is, with the way bikes transition in our household, I wouldn't be surprised if it appeared in some other incarnation next year.

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