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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:31 pm 
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I have a 1990 Explosif frame which I would like to rebuild. I also have a few retro parts to get me on my way, including an original decal set, ready for its respray.

I am after a pair of Kona Track Two forks. Can anyone help? Top money paid.

Advice: If I cant get the forks, I have an early set of Pace RC30 rigid forks in chrome. Rather than going for a replica paint job should I put on the Pace forks and have the bike chrome'd with original decals? Almost paying homage!

Let me know your opinions!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 10:31 pm 
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Not too sure, and I am open to correction, but from memory the Project 2's have more of an angle than the RC30's (I know they are straight, I mean from the head tube!) My guess is that the RC30s would make the Explosif feel a bit twitchy at speed. They'd look cool though!


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 Post subject: Should be ok
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:02 am 
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The offset might be slightly different between P2s & RC30s but it should be fine with either. More important would be the length. A '90 Explosif won't have suspension corrected geometry and the old RC30s shouldn't be suspension corrected so it should be fine.

Chrome plating a frame could be expensive.

Good luck with the project and finding some Track 2 forks! :)

Later

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:53 pm 
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Not a lot of good i know, but here's a track two advert ....

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:12 pm 
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chroming a bike brings along a new set of problems. remeber the orginal bonty clamp up forks & 92era marin team issues. both suffered sweating where the nickel platin over the steel stops the steel from breathing. basically a major potential rust problem. Go for a period kona paint job, powdercoat is cheap, looks good & is hard wearing.

http://www.yetifan.com/scantfro3ws.jpg £30 powdercoat job :D


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 Post subject: Track 2 forks.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:36 pm 
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If I remember right, I once read a recall note in an old mbuk or something for track 2 forks as the crown seemed to crack after a while with disastrous consequences to the rider :cry: , I think thats why they are so hard to come by.


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 Post subject: T2 recall notice
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:47 am 
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Found it! MBUK June 1991, Reason they are so hard to find these days..................


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 Post subject: Wow
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:05 pm 
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Thanks for the input chaps, especially the advert and recall notice! I'm constantly amazed at the stuff that gets dragged out and dusted off on these forums!

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