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Classifieds / FS: 2014 Kona Sutra Frameset - 53cm
« on: October 30, 2013, 12:17:00 am »
Brand new frame and fork only.

It's a disc brake frame compatible with 700c wheels.

Here's what it looks like built out:
http://konaworld.com/sutra.cfm

Here's the frame itself:


I got this frame as a replacement to my previous Sutra 2009 frame. I loved that bike and road it for many, many miles - several bike camping trips and a fully loaded tour from San Diego to Austin. The 2009 model had a known defect in the way they configured the rack mount that eventually failed on mine - which is how I got this shiny new frame as a warrantee replacement. In the mean time, I've moved on to my next machine... My good fortune becomes yours. :)

BTW - I have a collection of good, used components for sale that could be used with this frame if you don't want to buy them all new, as well (Avid BB7 calipers and rotors, handlebars, Shimano bar-end shifters, break levers, FSA crank that still has some miles left on it, good 9 speed cassette and chain... you could practically build a bike with the parts, but I thought I'd give someone a chance at the frame if they want it before I put together a 'new' bike to sell).

Make me an offer on the bike that will build into your next world traveler.

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Routes / The Western Southern Tier in the Winter (January-Feb)
« on: December 08, 2012, 03:16:30 am »
Hi folks,
I've just started to plan my trip leaving in a little less than a month. I'm heading out alone on the ST starting in San Diego and planning to end in Austin (I don't have enough time for the full end-to-end).

I'm looking for advice from folks who've done the west-to-east in the winter time, particularly around advice on if I should avoid the highland/passes or trudge on through and risk some snow/cold. I'm an experienced backpacker, but I haven't done a lot of winter camping but mostly in the pacific northwest. I don't know how much concern I should have wrt cold desert nights.

Any thoughts on re-routing from the ACA's suggested route would be useful.

Thanks in advance!
Kevin

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