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Scandium Jakekonagrl
Jul 5, 2001 10:07 AM

I just ordered a 2000 Kona Scandium Jake the Snake frame (or is it Major Jake?). I'm really excited about it. Does anyone have any pics of this bike? I am told it is black with silver lettering. Any input on this bike would be appreciated, and any suggestions on how to build it up. I can't wait to get it!

hey grrldudeman
Jul 5, 2001 11:36 AM
try Kona website: (if it's up)

I thought 2000 Majors were yellow with black decals, as shown here:

But that might have changed for 2001. Looks like regular Jake is silver with black decals:
hey grrlkonagrl
Jul 5, 2001 4:04 PM

I guess it's a 2000 scandium frame, which looks different than the 2000 jake and the 01 major jake and the 01 jake the snake. Maybe I will just have to wait until the frame arrives. :(

I checked out the web sites you posted. Very cool write up by Bicycling mag! I saved it for reference on ways to build the bike up.


hey grrlbn
Jul 6, 2001 11:30 AM
so didja finally sell that stinky?
re: Scandium Jakebadabill
Jul 5, 2001 4:47 PM
It really depends on what type of riding you plan to do on how you want to build up the bike. For racing and more road type riding a double setup with STI shifters is nice. If you plan to use it more off-road a triple is handy with the added low gears of a MTB style cassette and rear derailer. many use bar end shifters with this type set up. Its all personal preference. I still love the looks I get when I blow by someone on the trail on my crossbike, What a rush :-)