[CR]re: KOF Lugged Steel 2009 Bianchi Dolomiti and more

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Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 16:49:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Mark Poore" <rauler83@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]re: KOF Lugged Steel 2009 Bianchi Dolomiti and more

With the Bianchi Dolomiti, the introduction of the new retro Rauler in two models and this Kona that a friend is thinking of buying we might be seeing a resurrection of sorts in the industry. While Kona doesn't come with a lo ng history of making bikes, I believe this might be the first lugged bike t hey have made, it gives one additional hope for the future and the offeri ngs that might come. Do they qualify to be a KOF? I do like the discription of the bike: "New this year to the Kona Road program is the Kapu. A beauti ful, old school lugged frame that harks (yep... used the word "hark") back to when frames were meticulously crafted in only small batches by guys name d Giuseppe." http://www.konaworld.com/08_kapu_w.htm

Mark Poore
Slatyfork, WV