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    Help identifying older Kona and fork

    I am picking up this bike tomorrow and have been trying to figure out what model Kona this and and what the make/model is on the fork. The seller does not know the model on the bike or history other than it has been in storage. Looks to have a combination of XTR, STX, and Deore components. Any ideas on the bike and fork?
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    Think the forks are a Marzocchi from circa 92-93.

    Not sure on the model of Kona, bit hard when there is no model name and the parts appear to be a mis-match of groupset levels.

    This is a good place to start I guess...

    Catalogues | Kona Archive | Retrobike

    Is it steel or aluminium? Looks steel but I can't be certain from the photos.

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    It is a steel frame. The frame has been repainted at some point, it looks like the original color was red. The serial number starts with F3 so I think this may indicate it was made in 93. The fork is definitely a Marzocchi. The components dont seem to line up with any one model.

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    Id agree on the Marzocchi. The above bar thumb shifters are probably late 80s. By the early 90s under bar trigger shifters were becoming widely used.


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    I believe the green horseshoe shaped thing on the fork is an aftermarket item called a brake booster.

    Im having flashbacks to my early days of riding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by celswick View Post
    Id agree on the Marzocchi. The above bar thumb shifters are probably late 80s. By the early 90s under bar trigger shifters were becoming widely used.


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    Kona was still speccing thumbshifters at the early 80s and was lauded for that. Otoh hard to find an original part here.
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