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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:32 pm 
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I have a 1997 Kona Explosif that I've owned since around 2000

(here it is a few weeks ago after a clean)

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It has a different rear tyre now owing to a bead failure of the one pictured.

The frames in pretty good nick, a few scratches here and there, but no rust. The drive gear is all original, but the brakes I changed to xtr about 5 years ago (along with the handlebars and stem IIRC). I have the original seat post clamp and a flite titanium rail saddle kicking about also

The forks are 98/99 Manitou SX and have gone a bit soft (lacking rebound) so are probably in need of TLC, which is beyond my ability.

I have been looking for new forks, I can find some 2010 80mm V Brake post Rockshox SID's to go on (which i know is sacrelidge) but, and the dilema, I've also been out on a 29er this week and am wondering what the Explosif would be worth bearing in mind the forks may need a look at?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:27 pm 
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Not that I'm impatient at all, but on Saturday the old girl will be getting some (very) new parts, expect a post that you can all boo at after the weekend :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:31 am 
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I'm no expert on Kona's but guess it's worth about £150 to £200? If you've still got the original brakes I'd put them back on as you could get another £30 or so for the XTR and £20 to £40 for the Flite (depending on condition). I could be out on the bike valuation though so am happy to be told. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:49 am 
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I have a Kona Stab Dee-lux currently and might be looking to move the frame on. its a 1999 model. It has been raced and well used so the paint is a bit scruffy these days. I'll chuck some photos up later but has anyone got an idea on price? :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:12 am 
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Epoch wrote:
I have a 1997 Kona Explosif that I've owned since around 2000

(here it is a few weeks ago after a clean)

Image

Image

Image

It has a different rear tyre now owing to a bead failure of the one pictured.

The frames in pretty good nick, a few scratches here and there, but no rust. The drive gear is all original, but the brakes I changed to xtr about 5 years ago (along with the handlebars and stem IIRC). I have the original seat post clamp and a flite titanium rail saddle kicking about also

The forks are 98/99 Manitou SX and have gone a bit soft (lacking rebound) so are probably in need of TLC, which is beyond my ability.

I have been looking for new forks, I can find some 2010 80mm V Brake post Rockshox SID's to go on (which i know is sacrelidge) but, and the dilema, I've also been out on a 29er this week and am wondering what the Explosif would be worth bearing in mind the forks may need a look at?


The frames depending on condition on their own go for £150 to £200 on e-bay. Size will be the decider more often than not.
XTR parts will be worth whatever they are currently going for in the for sale section (have a search).
Forks, I have a mate who want your top caps.
Flite saddle £20 ish depending on condition


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:09 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
I'm no expert on Kona's but guess it's worth about £150 to £200? If you've still got the original brakes I'd put them back on as you could get another £30 or so for the XTR and £20 to £40 for the Flite (depending on condition). I could be out on the bike valuation though so am happy to be told. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:11 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
The frames depending on condition on their own go for £150 to £200 on e-bay. Size will be the decider more often than not.
XTR parts will be worth whatever they are currently going for in the for sale section (have a search).
Forks, I have a mate who want your top caps.
Flite saddle £20 ish depending on condition


cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:09 pm 
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Any clues what an Ellsworth Joker frame is worth? None for sale that I can find - need to determine whether to pay my bathroom fitter what I owe him in cash or a frame! :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:16 pm 
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Epoch wrote:
I have a 1997 Kona Explosif that I've owned since around 2000



97 Colombus Max tubing by the looks of things...I understand these were only made in 97 so maybe worth a bit more....I'm no Anthony but the head-tube looks fairly long...is it a 19" frame?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:36 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
Epoch wrote:
I have a 1997 Kona Explosif that I've owned since around 2000

(here it is a few weeks ago after a clean)

Image

Image

Image

It has a different rear tyre now owing to a bead failure of the one pictured.

The frames in pretty good nick, a few scratches here and there, but no rust. The drive gear is all original, but the brakes I changed to xtr about 5 years ago (along with the handlebars and stem IIRC). I have the original seat post clamp and a flite titanium rail saddle kicking about also

The forks are 98/99 Manitou SX and have gone a bit soft (lacking rebound) so are probably in need of TLC, which is beyond my ability.

I have been looking for new forks, I can find some 2010 80mm V Brake post Rockshox SID's to go on (which i know is sacrelidge) but, and the dilema, I've also been out on a 29er this week and am wondering what the Explosif would be worth bearing in mind the forks may need a look at?


The frames depending on condition on their own go for £150 to £200 on e-bay. Size will be the decider more often than not.
XTR parts will be worth whatever they are currently going for in the for sale section (have a search).
Forks, I have a mate who want your top caps.
Flite saddle £20 ish depending on condition



Fluffy will be a better judge then me on Kona's. Wow, those old Kona's are worth a bit!


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