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2004 Kona Cindercone Revival

will_85will_85 Posts: 84
edited April 2015 in Your mountain bikes
Here's the start of my 2004 Cindercone revival thread. Picked up the bike a couple of years bike & not done too much to it as yet. Recently bought myself a new Trek 4700, but I just cant resist playing with this still! Frames a little small for me being a 17" (Im 5' 11") but as a weekend run about to have some fun on it does the job well enough, I kind of like it being a bit small.

The plan is to convert it to a 10Sp, rear brake only - keep it nice and light, nothing complicated, just good fun. Currently waiting on a new bottom bracket, then ill be ordering a new chain ring to use with the existing Deore cranks to run as 1x8, before later converting to 1x10. Any advice on what size chain ring to get would be helpful, I was looking at a 40 tooth FSA ring - Its almost all flat where I live in London, so getting up hills isn't really an issue & I'd still like to get good speed out of it. Also any pointers in the direction of a good chain guide that will do the job without breaking the bank would be great! Anyway, here she is at the start of the process :)

Pics:

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Frame: 2004 Kona Cindercone 17"
Forks: Marzochii MZ Race 100mm
Bars: Kona riser
Stem: Truvativ XR
Headset: Cane Creek A-head set
Grips: Bontrager
Bar Ends: N/A

Front Brake Lever assy: N/A
Front Caliper: N/A
Front disc: N/A
Rear Brake Lever assy: Avid FR-1 lever
Rear Caliper: Shimano BR-M475 Mechanical
Rear Disc: Shimano 160mm Rotor
Hoses: Shimano


Shifters: Shimano Deore
Cables: Shimano
Front Mech: N/A
Rear Mech: Shimano XT
Chain Device: Superstar

Seat: Kona
Seat Post: Token Carbon Fibre 27.2mm
Seat Post Clamp: Kona

Cranks: Shimano Deore
Chainring(s): FSA 40t Single
Chain: SRAM
Cassette: Shimano Deore 8Spd
Pedals: Wellgo Plastic platforms (For now)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN26

Front Wheel: 26"
Rim: Mavic XM 117
Spokes: DT Swiss
Hub: Shimano Deore M525
Tube: Continental
Tire: Schwalbe Smart Sam 2.2"

Back Wheel: 26"
Rim: Mavic EN321
Spokes: DT Swiss
Hub: Shimano Deore M525
Tube: Continental
Tire: Schwalbe Smart Sam 2.5"

Weight: TBC

Posts

  • buddy_clubbuddy_club Posts: 935
    Superstar?
    http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=475
    Got a few different types as well.
    Framebuilder
    Handbuilt Steel 29er https://goo.gl/RYSbaa
    Carbon Stumpjumper https://goo.gl/xJNFcv
    Parkwood:http://goo.gl/Gf8xkL
    Ribble Gran Fondo https://goo.gl/ZpTFXz
    Triban:http://goo.gl/v63FBB
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,756
    For on the flat I think you'd want bigger than 40t, I run a 46t on my commuter, originally using a Saint ring and now a track crankset as it's lighter and not much more expensive than chainwheels.

    Does look nice, although personally for safety and legality I'd keep the front brake!
  • will_85will_85 Posts: 84
    New bottom bracket installed, cleaned up the cranks & installed 1 40t FSA chain ring, along with some green anodised bolts. Chain needs shortening a few links & I'll definitely be needing a chain guide - the Superstar one looks good value & should probably do the trick. Any other recommendations on the chain guide front?

    Quick pic:

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  • looking good, chainring needs to be on the other side of the spider for the correct chainline though :)
  • will_85will_85 Posts: 84
    looking good, chainring needs to be on the other side of the spider for the correct chainline though :)

    I figured that, but it looks so much better this side lol........ Will it make much difference with a chain guide installed? Just ordered myself one a BB mounted guide from Superstar.
  • You might have trouble installing the chainguide, they give a little wiggle room with spacers etc but are designed to work over the middle ring position. No harm in trying though I guess, if you're happy with the current chainline.
  • will_85will_85 Posts: 84
    You might have trouble installing the chainguide, they give a little wiggle room with spacers etc but are designed to work over the middle ring position. No harm in trying though I guess, if you're happy with the current chainline.

    Just been reading up on this..... Time to swap it round :lol:

    EDIT: Just tried swapping it to the other side and it wont fit on evenly :x

    Looks like it will require some filing to get it to fit :evil:
  • will_85will_85 Posts: 84
    All sorted on the 1x8 conversion.... Looks pretty smart I reckon, taking it out for a ride later today.... Added some green Wellgo Plaform pedals too just for the hell of it. Next up will be a new fork & possibly some bling :)

    Couple of pics:

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  • boom!
  • Just brought myself a 2004 Cone too as a doer upper. Need new bottom bracket, front disc, cassette and chain but apart from that it looks good! Does the original poster still have his - what's it look like now?!
  • nick-gtinick-gti Posts: 131
    nice looking bike mate, I had one up until last year loved it
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Decent, looks like it'll do the job well.
    I think a new fork and brakes would make a big difference to the ride. Other than that, enjoy!
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    B'Twin Triban 5
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