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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:59 pm 
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I got a 91 Kilauea (I think it's a 91), a 92 lavadome, a 04 chute and an 08 hei hei supreme :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:07 pm 
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nice, you got a favorite one or two years of those?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Location: Looking at my bike from the comfort of my sofa!!
platinumdan wrote:
Thread calling Rojo.


it seems a little void of Ernie and Anthony too!!!



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Location: Ontario, Canada
I have to say 1994 but I'm biased like many. I bought a Cinder Cone that year and still have it. My first 'good' mountain bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:48 pm 
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97 by far!! best looking paint jobs and I love the jungle graphics!

matte bikes always look better than gloss bikes 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Location: Norfolk. Rides at Thetford Forest
1998 Explosif for me.

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Front suspension correct.
4.2lbs for an 18 inch.
Getting rare now.
Cool jungle graphics.
Made of good old reliable Reynolds 853 (as used on the HOT as well), thus don't crack like some of the earlier models and can easily be repaired if needed.

...but best of all is the ride a KONA 853 frame gives - WOW!!!


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Location: Mostly West Midlands
Had a '91 Fire Mountain, tried a '92 Cindercone.

Now have a '94 Explosif, '98 Kilauea (had since new) & a '95 AA.

Which year is best...?

Not a clue. :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Opps broken picture link - sorry


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BoTM Winner / Gold Trader / Rider
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1992! Love those decals and my Explosif!


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1997 for me too.


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