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 Post subject: Kona Explosif 1998, Pink
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:02 pm 
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Here is my attempt to build up a green frame for someone who likes pink

Frame - 16" Kona Explosif 853, 1998, bought on here from Explosif27

Forks - Pace Evo RC36, serviced and re-built with soft springs by justbackdated

I have used a mixture of NOS 1998 XTR 8 speed parts and modern components, Race Face, Chris King, fi'zi:k, Middleburn, Salsa to build a lightweight bike for riding


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:11 pm 
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It works! :D
Ye need some Eddie Irvine Pace forks though...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:25 pm 
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suburbanreuben wrote:
It works! :D
Ye need some Eddie Irvine Pace forks though...


Good suggestion but they are a bit more red than pink I think, although I have only seen Eddie Irvine Pace forks in pictures.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:50 pm 
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Looks the business with those tyres :D

Funny thing is; the Irvine red anodising fades to pink over time :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:55 pm 
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justbackdated wrote:
Looks the business with those tyres :D

Funny thing is; the Irvine red anodising fades to pink over time :wink:


Well, if you have any ....
I looked at the ones on ebay several times when I started this but I thought they were too pricey, they are still there.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Good job, all the colours work really well together 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:17 pm 
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This Pace stem is pink, or would that be too much pink for you?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Different! As a graphic designer, I personally like the brave colour choice but think it would work even better if the frame was resprayed in a metallic pearl white which tends to have a slight green and pink 'flip' in certain lights.....but its still a cool bike either way! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:10 pm 
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That is a beauty. Liking it a lot!!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:31 pm 
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That works well :D


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