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    Kona chute - Lightening her up + rebuild

    [SIZE="5"]Alrigiht guys, okay so this project is 'almost compleate' however, i would like to show you my in progress pictures.

    Here is how she started.

    Kona chute in all is glory!


    Okay so here are the proress pictures as i did what i did

    first weight saving, and reduce stack hight, i machined my stem[/SIZE]

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    I then machine and powdercaoted my seat clamp.

    Drilled out my brake blades

    I then bought some trials wheels (pre drilled) running on Ti-Glide hubs and hope spokes - all powdercoated

    Then i got a lighter forged race face crank, lighter TA front sproket, some MG-1 pedals ith titanium shaft, KHE mac Tires and a new lightwight chain (hollow plate and hollow pin)


    Now its time to make her look all pretty.

    This was te big project i undertook on my week off.

    Get the frame all painted up in 'glacia white'

    i then painted the forks, and powdercoate the bridge in candy blue

    Then i powdercoated my bars and stem

    Then my titanium rear sproket came

    New lighter seat that that old VELO spring seat

    Lightweight bar ends

    Seat clamp...


    applyed my decals and so far she looks like this






    I have just a couple of small parts to powdercoat before im finished and give the bike a final laquer over the stickers to protect them.

    Let me know your thought.

    Craig

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    love it. I powder coated my P1 white as well. My total weight is 23 lbs (Argyle fork, Intense Micro knobbies and ans SS), cant wait to see what yours is.

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    That's an awful lot of money/work to be put into such an old frame/fork combo. I'm assuming you could have bought a new setup for what you spent getting all that stuff powdercoated/machined. Nice work though. What does the bike weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    That's an awful lot of money/work to be put into such an old frame/fork combo. I'm assuming you could have bought a new setup for what you spent getting all that stuff powdercoated/machined. Nice work though. What does the bike weigh?
    I didnt pay to 'have it machined & powdercaoted'

    I own my own milling machine and powdercoating system only cost me the price of powder and tooling.

    However, i am going for the modern-retro thing here


    Thanks

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    This is my latest update.

    With a special edition of the 'CraigRobbo - Ball Cracker Cranks'

    The name will become apprent when you see the picture




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    Last edited by craigrobbo; 11-27-2009 at 08:01 AM.

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    makes sense now. Nice work!

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    Looks good but man, i'd ditch those bars and get some triple-butted bars from Holzfeller or Race Face or something, you'll save some weight there.

    And IDK about drilling holes in cranks lol

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    kick ass bike dude. where did you get those bars and how much do they weigh? never seen anything like that on a mtb. reminds me of my haro knee savers. which I put on every one of my bmx bikes cause I love the look.
    as for the light'ning holes, I like the idea, and was goin to do the same thing. but the cranks and rims, I gotta believe that will weaken then and they could snap off or break in 2. you plannin on goin riding soon? post up some results. nice thread and build, but it would have been cool as hell to know the before/after weights of things you modified.
    and, what does the whole bike weigh anyways now?

    chris

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    damnit. not used to how this board reply's to reply's instead of posting to the thread. anyways, that was meant to go here.

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    Dont worry mate.

    Well i fyou go to the top and select 'threaded mode' it should lay out like your standrd forum (thats what i do)

    Any ways its pretty much finished now!

    Got a few small touches to do on it but nothing major.

    See what ya think






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    I respect the work and the final product, it looks like you really did some quality work, but if you're really looking at weight savings, why didn't you replace the fork and bars?
    Save the Earth, Ride a Cyclist

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    Quote Originally Posted by b4 stealth
    I respect the work and the final product, it looks like you really did some quality work, but if you're really looking at weight savings, why didn't you replace the fork and bars?

    Money, simple as! - ran out of the stuff!! haha.

    I am hopeing to get some bars for xmas or if not just after xmas, also getting a carbon seatpost.

    Inreguards to the forks. i think i would be VERY hard pushed to find a lighter fork that isnt for XC use. these come in at 1.9kg confirmed weight

    Thanks for the posotive comments

    Craig

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    got a 31.8 riser bar here for trade if you would like to get rid of those bars. how much do
    Quote Originally Posted by craigrobbo
    Money, simple as! - ran out of the stuff!! haha.

    I am hopeing to get some bars for xmas or if not just after xmas, also getting a carbon seatpost.

    Inreguards to the forks. i think i would be VERY hard pushed to find a lighter fork that isnt for XC use. these come in at 1.9kg confirmed weight

    Thanks for the posotive comments

    Craig

    they weigh? mine are like new and weigh 325 g double butted alum. too. decided to go straight bar so these are just sitting here.


    oh wait, "mate" "1.9kg" your prolly over across the pond in europe huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irocss85
    got a 31.8 riser bar here for trade if you would like to get rid of those bars. how much do


    they weigh? mine are like new and weigh 325 g double butted alum. too. decided to go straight bar so these are just sitting here.


    oh wait, "mate" "1.9kg" your prolly over across the pond in europe huh?
    Hi mate

    Im in the UK

    However what was you looking for on them, any piccies?

    Craig

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigrobbo
    Hi mate

    Im in the UK

    However what was you looking for on them, any piccies?

    Craig
    hmm gotta see what I paid for them. like I said, brand new. put them on bike, went diff. direction and sold that bike. this bike has 100mm forks, so dont need the rise.

    control tech. I'll get piccies tonight when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy Jim
    love it. I powder coated my P1 white as well. My total weight is 23 lbs (Argyle fork, Intense Micro knobbies and ans SS), cant wait to see what yours is.
    Can we get a scale pic? Is that bathroom scale or a bike scale?

    All my parts are lighter (and some XC) and I'm only hitting 24.

    Addict frame - 5 pounds
    Elixir R Brakes with 160/140 aluminum lever bolts, no cps stack.
    Reba dual air fork no star nut or top cap
    MTX rear and Alex Supra BH front rims
    XT m770 crank m970 bottom bracket no tube spacer aluminum chainring bolts
    Odyssey PC pedals
    28/13 gearing
    Syntace Superforce stem w/ Ti bolts
    trimed Deity bar
    drilled and cut Thomson post
    Selle San Marco saddle
    Crossmark tires
    Lunarlite tubes




    OP, cool project. Not sure on the cranks though.

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    Yeah, when i get some new scales i shall post a shot

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    Okay scale shot :a tad over 13kg.

    However i have since added new handle bars, old bars weighed a whopping 850grams, new ones are onlt 330grams!! taking me down to 12.5kg.

    I havent weighed it with the new bars but you can do math





    and the bars ( i have cut these down since)




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    looks nice. looks like alot of work...i would ride that in a heartbeat.

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    so doesnt that bike ride super weird considering its a older 26in frame running 24s...

    also, are you running a hyrdo-detangler rear brake bar spin thing? with no rear brake?...you could save some weight by ditching that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenblinker104
    so doesnt that bike ride super weird considering its a older 26in frame running 24s...

    also, are you running a hyrdo-detangler rear brake bar spin thing? with no rear brake?...you could save some weight by ditching that thing.
    Hi

    To behonest, i think it rides alright. but saying that i havent ridn that many 'high end' DJ's

    Any who i am planning to use the hydro gyro, im just waiting on my connectors comming through in the post

    Craig

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    Nice job! Where'd you find all the decals? The manufacturers have decals packages avail for older kits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drexlerkm
    Nice job! Where'd you find all the decals? The manufacturers have decals packages avail for older kits?
    Thanks buddy.

    I had them custom made, i did the file work(made the from scratch) and then had them made up

    Craig

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    dude you're a nutcase...

    thats awesome, much respect

    file work meaning the logo design in illustrator, etc?

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    Correct, although, belive it or not i did them all 100% in ms paint! by hand!!

    I think they came out fairly good considering.

    Thanks for the posotive comments though, i appreciate it.

    Craig

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