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WIP: Kona Caldera Single Speed...

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
edited December 2011 in Your mountain bikes
Nothing too fancy to see here really.

Split my old MTB to sell, but no one wanted the frame.

Seemed a shame to let it sit there gathering dust so decided to build it up with cheap second hand parts as a simple rigid forked/single speed MTB.

Mainly for zipping round town/going to the shops but also capable of light off road/XC use. I don't like leaving my Addict lock up for long.

've entered the Brighton Big Dog (6 hour XC endurance race) this year so I might use it for that.

Pics so far -

2009 Kona Caldera frame, with Kona Project 2 forks.

Was a 44/32/22 triple, but with the help of a hacksaw and some washers is now a 32 single

Second hand Juicy Ultimates brought from a fellow forum member.

Forks all fitted, stem and bars, again brought from these forums.

Single speed spacers and a chain tensioner will be from Superstar Components. Though I'm going to try and find "The Magic Gear" with the help of a half link.

Also just brought a set of Ritchey XC wheels off a Boardman HT Pro which at 1800g should suite the bike pretty well.

Other components yet to come are -
Tires - Pos. Kenda Small Block 8s,
Saddle - Pos. Charge Spoon (black),
Seatpost - Currently bidding on a Thomson,
Pedals - Undecided.


  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Nearly done, just need to get hold of some pedals and a saddle.
  • Stoo61Stoo61 Posts: 1,394
    Its nice, very minimal.

    What are the forks? Salsa Cromoto?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Stoo61 wrote:
    Its nice, very minimal.

    What are the forks? Salsa Cromoto?

    Thanks, minimal is the idea/plan. :)

    The forks are Kona Project 2, simple/strong/cheap and they work well.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    All Done!!!

    (for now)



    Basic colours, all black with green frame and very very little red details, such as on the saddle and brakes/stem and bars.
  • FenredFenred Posts: 428
    V Impressive, like that a lot!

    ....Look even better with some SB8's though :wink::D
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Fenred wrote:
    V Impressive, like that a lot!

    ....Look even better with some SB8's though :wink::D

    Cheers, was going to get SB8s, but they're a bit pricey and I wanted something a bit grippier in the wet.

    These are Conti X-King at the back and a Mountain King at the front, seems a good combination and rolls on tarmac a lot better than I was expecting.
  • KulaBenKulaBen Posts: 220
    The cat is extremely cute!
    Like the bike too, reminds me of my first 'proper' bike- a 1992 Kona. Wish I still had it i'd do exactly the same
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