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    An Introduction (myself and my bike).

    Just thought I'd say 'Hi' as I've just taken the time to register after lurkin for a while.

    Recently converted my old steel Kona (1992 Explosif) to singlespeed and I'm loving it.

    It didn't cost me too much. Bought the bike secondhand and most of the singlespeed parts where what I found lying around. Biggest expense has been a new Deore front brake. It's still got a lot of the original 92 parts (cranks, stem, brake levers, forks).

    Here's a couple of pics:




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    Welcome aboard! I hope you understand that you have begun the process from which there is no escape! Your convert/Kona looks like an awesome SS, especially for your first one on the cheap. Glad to have another SS'er in the world, ride hard!

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    welcome - nice Kona! (nm)

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    Must say I wasn't 100% sure about converting the Kona but now I have - no regrets at all.

    I use it for a mixture of riding of trail riding plus I find it makes a great city bike.

    Certainly got the singlespeed bug now. I'm driving down to the French Alps with the full suspension bike tomorrow. Will be interesting after riding nothing but a fully rigid singlespeed since Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xstreme
    Just thought I'd say 'Hi' as I've just taken the time to register after lurkin for a while.
    Nice. French Alps, eh? Way to go. I'd love to tag along, but I gotta work. Send us a postcard?

    Anyway, welcome to the Rad Boyz.

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    Good job!

    moutain biking in france would be cool. are you going to catch any of the Tour while you're there?

    welcome to the internet-singlespeed-mountianbiking-website-thingy.
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    definitely a big welcome and I love that Kona. Be careful of most of the posters here though, Im really the only normal one.

    Peace and perfect chainlines to ya!

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