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 Post subject: 1990 kona explosif
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: slad valley stroud
hi

i sold my 1990 kona explosif back in 93 to my friend. he has it still, unridden since then, hes offered it back.
this was a great bike at the time a and i had a really nice time with it. its got all the origional kit,suntourxcpro, incl track two forks, the only upgrade is a girvin flexstem! should i take it back and if i do how much should i offer him. i think i sold it for 400 way back then. do i need it? is it like saying to the wife "my first proper girlfriend is moving back" will my cotic soul disown me?


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 Post subject: Re: 1990 kona explosif
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:32 pm 
Mr Benn
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tang wrote:
will my cotic soul disown me?


It bloody wants not to. It should pay repspect to one of it's forefathers (sort of).

Get it back for a fair but reasonable price.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:36 pm 
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Hard one that...

If you take E-bay as a good benchmark then a really clean example could fetch anywhere from £300 to £500..

This is mine, absolutely mint ... what is it worth ?? no idea, to me a grillion quid, to the Kona Haters, about 50p ...

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But whatever it costs you should get it back and your other bike won't mind, think of it as getting it a companion... like a rescue dog to go with your new puppy..


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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nice retroguru! this was the bike that started it all for me. before then i had an early rockhopper and a saracen but the explosif really had a great ride. its been steel hardtails since(barring a moment of mid 90s madness when i gave cannondales a go.. ouch). yes youre right my cotic should pay homage. maybe ill get it as a mentor for her...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:23 pm 
Old School Hero
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Look at it this way...
Your wife will say you paid to much for it.
Your mate will say he sold it to you cheap.
And you`ll be over the moon to have it back.


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