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Old 03-05-2019, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post
Would love to find that Bike in an xl, been looking hard locally full suspension a few years old. kona Process or a trek fuel or something similar

You ever look on Pink Bike? Good site to buy and sell high end bikes.

They have 39 xl size Processes for sale
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/lis...38,39,40,48,49
Old 03-06-2019, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by grouperdawg View Post
Would love to find that Bike in an xl, been looking hard locally full suspension a few years old. kona Process or a trek fuel or something similar
Mine was local and listed on Craigslist and Pinkbike. Jensen USA had a new 2016 Kona Process Supreme XL for $2500 but looks like they sold it. The supremes went for $5500 new.

If you want a do-everything bike, hard to beat either of the ones you listed. Can highly recommend a Kona Process 134. Not the fastest to the top but decent. Where it shines is going down or technical stuff. Also looked at Kona 111s and Hei Hei FS XC. I would just get in too much trouble with a 153.
Old 03-06-2019, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bikem View Post
Always loved Kona. In the early 90s I orered a Kona Hot frame. It was a steel butted frame with a ribbed top tube. I think it was like $800.00 wholesale and you got to pick your color. I told them I wanted Flat Black. It was before flat was cool and they didn't want to do it but after it was painted they said everyone wanted one like. They said it looked like a burnt stove pipe. Guess I was a trend setter. I built it with all purple anodized parts. Ahhh the 90s.
Bet that was a sweet ride! I'm in the process of blinging mine up a bit with some Paul components.
Old 03-06-2019, 07:36 AM
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Demo'd a Kona HeiHei last week. Carbon 29. It was so much nicer and lighter than my Giant Anthem 27.5.

Also, signed up for my first Century ride. Tour d'cure.
Old 03-06-2019, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bikem View Post
Always loved Kona. In the early 90s I orered a Kona Hot frame. It was a steel butted frame with a ribbed top tube. I think it was like $800.00 wholesale and you got to pick your color. I told them I wanted Flat Black. It was before flat was cool and they didn't want to do it but after it was painted they said everyone wanted one like. They said it looked like a burnt stove pipe. Guess I was a trend setter. I built it with all purple anodized parts. Ahhh the 90s.
One of my bikes is a Kona Unit, SS, steel frame. Sweet bike.
Another SS that I built I painted flat black. I've gotten several likes while riding that bike.
Old 03-06-2019, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bayrunner16 View Post
You ever look on Pink Bike? Good site to buy and sell high end bikes.

They have 39 xl size Processes for sale
https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/lis...38,39,40,48,49
i did not know about that site, thx!!
Old 03-06-2019, 07:22 PM
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This time of year I start getting the itch to ride more.

Thinking about getting a single speed road bike. I usually ride 15 miles ballpark on a masi cyclocross ten speed. Or an old bianchi (grizzly frame built out as roadbike) if I'm feeling froggy. But I rarely shift gears and only have hills when I go over bridges.
Old 03-06-2019, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by stimpson.j.cat View Post
Mine was local and listed on Craigslist and Pinkbike. Jensen USA had a new 2016 Kona Process Supreme XL for $2500 but looks like they sold it. The supremes went for $5500 new.

If you want a do-everything bike, hard to beat either of the ones you listed. Can highly recommend a Kona Process 134. Not the fastest to the top but decent. Where it shines is going down or technical stuff. Also looked at Kona 111s and Hei Hei FS XC. I would just get in too much trouble with a 153.
i almost bought a 134 demo in Moab over the summer, I don't know tons about MBs but I'm starting to like it more and more. I have a giant carbon mb with sram and I really like it but I'd like to have another good bike for the boys to use when we all ride together

Old 03-06-2019, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
Demo'd a Kona HeiHei last week. Carbon 29. It was so much nicer and lighter than my Giant Anthem 27.5.

Also, signed up for my first Century ride. Tour d'cure.
Awesome...which city?
Old 04-22-2019, 05:36 AM
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I built up a Lynskey hardtail a few weeks back. I haven't had a chance to ring it out good just yet. I think I am going to love it.

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Old 04-22-2019, 06:40 AM
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A little different kind of build. Needed something a little faster than a cruiser to use on a daily basis to run around Folly beach. It stays outside 24/7 so tried to keep it simple and cheap. Giant Via frame and fork bought from the warranty department for under $50.00. New tires, tubes, cables, bar, tape and seat. Everything else is used parts. Note the 1970s/80s shifting. Campy record derailleur and simplex shifter. Spent under $150.00 total and it does have a kickstand. ...............................................
Old 04-22-2019, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
I built up a Lynskey hardtail a few weeks back. I haven't had a chance to ring it out good just yet. I think I am going to love it.

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One of my close friends just built a Titanium Lynskey gravel bike. that thing is super sweet.
Old 04-22-2019, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
One of my close friends just built a Titanium Lynskey gravel bike. that thing is super sweet.

My entire fleet is now titanium. Well, my tandem is steel but my road bike, my commuter/tourer and my MTB are all titanium. I love the stuff.
Old 04-22-2019, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by USCG Safe Boating D8 View Post
My entire fleet is now titanium. Well, my tandem is steel but my road bike, my commuter/tourer and my MTB are all titanium. I love the stuff.
I read that the Titanium was purchased from Russia by a CIA shell company so yours are extra special Paul . ( It's just been awhile , hope your doing well Paul )

Suicide shifters on a bike , now that's Cool bikem
Old 04-22-2019, 12:29 PM
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Nice Kona. Always been a fan..
Thinking of selling mine if anyone is interested in an older (but still very capable) bike.

Old 04-22-2019, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by USCG Safe Boating D8 View Post
My entire fleet is now titanium. Well, my tandem is steel but my road bike, my commuter/tourer and my MTB are all titanium. I love the stuff.
You know what they say. Once you go Ti ...

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Old 05-23-2019, 07:35 AM
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I imagine some of you wish us cyclists would heed this sign...
Old 05-23-2019, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by paulyjsob View Post
Nice Kona. Always been a fan..
Thinking of selling mine if anyone is interested in an older (but still very capable) bike.

Frame size? 26" I assume.

Mileage check in. I'm at 1,395 year to date. Mix or road and singletrack.
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just go to get in on the post your Kona action
Old 05-23-2019, 04:35 PM
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Where's Paul ? Guess he got all uppity after they made him an Admiral and put him in charge of the Gulf of Mexico .

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