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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:15 pm 
BoTY Winner
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Built this up to replace my '93 Hahanna (which is for sale, now sold :wink: ) as a run-a-round.

I was using Schwalbe 'Crazy Bobs' in 2.35 size on the Hahanna, but they won't fit on the rear of the '98 Explosif, but do on my '97 Explosif, how frustrating!

Anyone got any 'street/road' tyres they don't need, say in 2.1 size?

The grey Oury grips are very nice, but do get dirty rather easily :roll:

My rear brake 'cable guide' is a bit 'Heath Robinson' but seems to do the trick!

Bit of occasional chain slip, I think it's probably new chain / older gears :roll:

The front brake cable hanger (thanks hoegaardenadds1) is a temporary measure until the fork mounted one arrives, but works ok.

Anyway, the spec...

Frame: 98 Kona Explosif (Reynolds 853) 19"

Fork: Kona Project 2 Tripple Butted

Headset: Cane Creek S2
Stem: Kore
Handlebar: Riser!
Grips: Oury
Barends: N/A

Brakes: DiaCompe 986 Cantis with
Brake Pads: Koolstops (red) - goes well with the decals!
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: DiaCompe SS5's

Shifters: XT Thumbies
Front Derailleur: XT Top Pull (28.6mm)
Rear Derailleur: LX
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano 7spd
Chain: errr
Cranks: Sugino Mighty 900
Crank Bolts: Middleburn self extracting Ti :!:
Chainrings: Sugino 42,32,22
Bottom Bracket: UN-71
Pedals: Suntour XC Pro

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Mavic 217 SUP
Hubs: Simano Deore DX
Nipples: Alloy
Spokes: DB Stainless
Tyres: Onza Porcs! Need Street / Road tyres
Tubes: errr

Saddle: Flite Titanium
Seatpost: Control Tech 27.0
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Some pics....

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Thoughts and opinions always welcome :!:

Cheers


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:38 pm 
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Nice bike

Think would look miles better with a lower rise stem and flat handlebar IMO.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:15 pm 
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Kentphil wrote:
Nice bike

Think would look miles better with a lower rise stem and flat handlebar IMO.


Yeah, I'm sure it would and it would also be too much of a pain in the neck (literally) for me to ride :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:57 am 
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looking good sir! (no probs on the hanger :D )


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:13 pm 
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Eventually got some tyres (Kenda Kommuter 2.0) on so I can use it now!

Rear cable guide is on it's way as is front cable hanger.

A few more pics :) ....

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Errrr :!: ....

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Nice red pads....

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I like the Oury grips, but the grey shows any dirt a bit too easily :roll: ....

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Looking for a short cage rear mech now, and thinking of trying a single 'ring on the front :idea:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:18 pm 
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Nice mix of parts, good looking bike :D

i agree, new rearmech would be a good plan


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:43 pm 
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Nice bike :wink: I'd prefer it with low rise stem and flat bars but no point it looking nice if it cripples you :lol:

Why the cantis though :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:18 pm 
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Jones wrote:
Nice bike :wink: I'd prefer it with low rise stem and flat bars but no point it looking nice if it cripples you :lol:

Why the cantis though :?:


Thanks, it's come together ok :)

I agree, but at my age, with my health :wink:

I had the canti's already and think they give a better 'feel' to the overall look of the bike, if that makes any sense :? I also wanted to use SS5's, maybe nostalgic :?:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:38 pm 
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Either ditch the bars and stem or the thumbies and canti's, on a '98 I'd ditch the latter.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:44 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
Either ditch the bars and stem or the thumbies and canti's, on a '98 I'd ditch the latter.


I know what you mean, but the spec is pretty much what I wanted, it just happened that a '98 frame came up :wink:

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