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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:51 pm 
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Location: In the thick of it.... Aylesbury
Just took delivery of a Kona Explosif 853, well chuffed.. been looking for some 853 steel for some time now. Looking forward to swapping parts over from my Saracen. Just need a new seatpost (Just sold a racelight 27.0 :facepalm: ) and clamp and I'm ready to rock...

I need some decent scales, not sure what it weighs but feels light for steel

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:51 pm 
Gold Trader
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Location: In the thick of it.... Aylesbury
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:43 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Everybody needs some 853 :D


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:50 am 
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Location: Cotswolds
I used to work in a Kona dealers BITD and we once built one of theses frames for a customer with lime/acid green Z2 bombers and full XTR. It was much lighter than I expected and was absolutely gorgeous.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:45 pm 
Gold Trader
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After some shopping via here and evilbay I have collected a few choice parts.
I've been wanting some Magura rim brakes and got a bargain on here (thanks orangeone), some light SID XC forks and a carbon Monkey light bar.

Now I have to strip my Saracen for the complete LX groupset and I'm awaiting the delivery of a nice Thompson stem.

Really looking forward to this build and can't wait to get riding on it, it should be significantly lighter than my Saracen Tufftrax.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:13 pm 
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Location: Salisbury, Wilts
very nice 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:19 pm 
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The frame, bar and fork colour schemes all match rather well 8)

Regards


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:44 pm 
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All this talk o steel really makes me interested. Can't see how I'd justify yet another. Looking forward to feeling jealous of yet another 'old' bike :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Mmmm


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Location: Looking at my bike from the comfort of my sofa!!
Welcome to the 853 club.. 8)


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