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Kona Cindercone Singlespeed Conversion

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1996 Kona Cindercone

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I wanted a cheap bike that I could take around town and to the beach w/o needing to worry about theft, rust, etc. My neighbors had the broken-down almost all-original Kona going to waste (and rust) and I had a bunch of spare parts in my garage that needed a home. I stripped the frame down, and the only new parts needed were the crankset, chain, and headset; All other parts had a long life with lots of use and just needed cleaned up.
The frame was chemically stripped, sanded, Duplicolor Primer, Montana Cans painted and clearcoated. Love the color, but the durability is as you would expect- scratches during the build even. C'est la vie.
Unfortunately, I didn't think to take a "before" shot, this photo was taken while already imagining what was possible...

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take another link out of

take another link out of your chain, it will be tight but more chain wrapped around the cog the better.

Chem Strip?

What did you use, I just got some Zip Strip didn't use it yet, was just wondering if you had something better.

D_J- I used Tal-Strip Paint

I used Tal-Strip Paint Remover in the spray can, cost about at the auto-parts store.
I highly recommend stripping outside, with big yellow gloves and a respirator- i have a feeling this stuff is toxic. After spraying it on, wait 5 minutes and start scraping with a putty knife. After that, empty the can on it, wait 5 minutes and scrape again. Put a little extra on the decals if you haven't removed them. The finish comes right off.

Ha. The '96 Cinder Cone was

Ha. The '96 Cinder Cone was one of my first serious bikes. I had it for almost ten years and upgraded the bejesus out of it. Nice work.

Thanks for the compliment-

Thanks for the compliment- my neighbor loved the cindercone too, and is happy the bike's found a new life.

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