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    1992 Kona "TET" Hot

    I picked up this Kona last week and was not planning on building it up for some time but the weather today in Seattle was soooo nice that I had to get it back together and take it for a spin.
    I bought it from the original owner who had replaced some of the original parts through out the years. You can see in the 1st photo that the Control Post is bent. This guy was 6-6 and 250. Luckily the rest of the frame was fine.
    I decided to try and make it as period correct a possible, using parts that I had laying around.
    Cranks are 1 year older and the seat is 1-2 years newer as well the tires but those will change with time.
    I am going to keep it like this for a while but I think at some point a repaint may be in order.
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    Something about those early Konas that I really like. That is a biiiiiiiiig frame.

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    Nice. I have the same Control post in my Kilauea and it`s bent too! And I`m only 175 lbs. That "I-Beam" stuff doesn`t seem to help much!

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    Looks fun, and big!

    Just cause I'm anal about these things? And every other shade tree mechanics bike that comes through my shop has this going on?

    Will your chaindrop stud on your big ring not fit behind that arm? That's where it ought to be. If that's the case, and you're leaving those rings on there, I'd dremel or file it down till it fits, when the chain jams between your ring and arm due to an overshift, you'll know the meaning of sad.... Also? Going real deep here? There's a little point on your small and middle chainrings inner edge? They goes behind the arm too. You can see it on your small one in the pic of the crank, they line up your chain rings shift ramps/pins to time them properly.

    If you knew all this, and just did a throw together to try it out, ignore me
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    LOL!
    I was wondering if someone would notice.
    I could not get the stud behind the crank arm and this was the only ring I had in my collection that would fit. I really wanted to get it built so I said WTF.
    I did not think about the inner rings. I'll take a look. Thanks for being so anal.
    I will changing the tires for newer rubber and will be looking for a shorter stem with a little more rise but other then that it will stay the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LARRYJO
    LOL!
    Thanks for taking it the right way

    I had that with my Cooks too, I just hit it with the Dremel. Funny story, mine fit right up, (or so it seemed), so I didn't notice, but once I got out for the maiden voyage, it made this horrid creak, and I spent the whole ride thinking I'd just bought a busted crank. Finally, back at the shop, I figured out what it was, and 2 minutes later, it was quiet, yeah!
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