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    Kona Ute Thread

    Post pics of your Kona Ute in this thread.
    Modifications, journey reports and hauls welcome

    Just saw a couple of threads here and there, hoping this one will consolidate information and be helpful for future and current Ute owners.

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    So I found a 2013 local to me which is rare find in these parts.

    Completely stock with the exception of a nice Imperial B17 Brooks saddle in Honey.

    Got it home and swapped out the cockpit.
    Added a Ti Sweetpost and WTB PureV saddle, Nitto Bullmoose handlebar with Ergon GP2 grips.
    Stuffed some Schwalbe Big Apple 29x2.35 tires at both ends. Front is on a ZTR Flow rim.
    Had to modify the rear fender. The mid crossbar on the rear rack was limiting the height for fender clearance.
    5 Minutes with a dremmel tool and success!
    I have a Alfine 11 on a flow thats needs to be serviced. As soon as it comes back its going on the rear.
    Pretty excited to get this out this summer.



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    Cool-blue Rhythm Scotty is aftermarket

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    I bought my Ute as an electrified model, but found the replacement battery very hard to find, so stripped all the E bike off, added a new front wheel with disc brakes (Avid mechanical to match the rear) and a pretty cool Jones bar. The Ute is a pretty capable gravel bike but definitely a great town bike with my terrier. I use it for some litter patrols around town. It's my "go to" city bike. Not easy to get on a rack (can be done) so she doesn't leave home without me in the saddle much!!

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    My Ute didn't come equipped with the spring for keeping the front wheel aligned when on the stand. If I don't choose to cobble one together, is there a kit available to provide that accessory?
    My Ute doesn't have an attachment point on the downtime, so I will need to anchor it somehow.

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    My Ute doesn't have an attachment point on the down tube, so I will need to anchor it somehow.

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    Here is a picture if it helps at all of my dampener/wheel keeper thingy


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    Love the terrier basket. We have a wire hair terrier mix as well and I've always loved seeing dogs riding on bikes.
    Bonus points if they have dyed hair and are wearing sunglasses, lol
    Might need to steal your idea and rig him up something

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    Thanks for the picture. I didn't get the attachment on the seat tube with mine, and because it was an electric model there is a plastic cover at that point covering some now non-existing wiring. I might just drill a hole in the plastic cover and anchor it there. It won't be as pretty as yours.
    I think the scotty genuinely enjoyed riding with nose in the air as opposed to running. We also have a cargo trailer that works very well on all our bikes.

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