Wrecked my Kona

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  1. gr@sshopper

    [email protected] Closet Roadie

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    My 2008 Kona Kapu is wasted. Don't really have memory of the crash, but do have 2 broken fingers, bunch of stitches in the knee, and road rash. I loved the geometry, would like to find something similar.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Ouch that sucks. Healing vibes
     
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    dstepper Over the hill

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  4. gr@sshopper

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    P6040001.JPG P6040010.JPG P6040022.JPG IMG_3803.JPG IMG_3804.JPG some of the gore.
     
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    Man, that is a bummer to loose a bike you love. Maybe try contacting Kona and see if you can get a discount frame as a crash replacement? From the looks of the frame it seems you are lucky to only have broken fingers (although those do suck, I've been there). Heal up soon.
     
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    Ouch! Hope you heal up quick and back on two wheels soon.
     
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    Wow looking at the pictures are you sure you weren't hit. That's a lot of damage to a bike for a crash unless you had a lot of speed and ran into a wall.
     
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    dstepper Over the hill

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    How did u crash?
     
  10. bvader

    bvader Long Live The Gorn!

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    WOW! Glad you are ok!... you hit or were hit by something *very* hard, that is good ole steel bent that way.
    As to bikes Kona now has the Honky Tonk
     
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    WOW, that looks really bad! Glad you are ok, hope you heal fast!
     
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    On the plus side, as Steppie would say: New bikes are fun!

    Always find the positives is my motto to live by....
     
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    Ouch! Hope you heal fast and find a bike you love as much or more.
     
  14. KonaDupee

    KonaDupee Soon to be Konaless Dupee

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    Wow, glad you're ok. Heal up quickly. What size was your frame? I have the 2009 Kapu (yellow). In the next couple of months I'll be in the market for a carbon or Ti frame. Mine is a 56...I think. Not sure if you can wait that long...
    kapu.jpg
     
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  16. gr@sshopper

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    New bikes are fun, i am enjoying looking around at the options. Salsa Travel Vaya is the front runner at the moment, but we shall see.
     
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    I have no clue what happened. I heard a car, looked back, looked forward and then was on the ground with somebody standing over me calling the police. Best theory right now is I put the bike in a culvert somehow.

    https://www.google.com/maps/@34.110...ata=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sm1i4OtbLtH2-U2UZ2Y8CsA!2e0
     

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