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 Post subject: Happy '99 Explosif
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:49 am 
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'99 Explosif happy as a pig in ****.

Sunday ride above Margam.


My bike's better than yours dad!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:15 pm 
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Looks great! Have you got any bigger pics please?


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 Post subject: explosif
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:39 pm 
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Bit better? They were taken with a moby so quality isn't much cop.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:49 pm 
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Looks a great bike. I bet its a blast to ride!


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 Post subject: Explosif
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:13 pm 
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mikesnowdon wrote:
Looks a great bike. I bet its a blast to ride!


Sure is. She's back on original Z2 BAMs, after a couple of years on Rock Shox REBAs. Feels better if anything. Disk up front makes a big difference.

Very fast, very directional.

Had her from new, and always been my favourite bike. I love the geometry of the race Kona frames. I've had Kilas and Explosifs since mid 90s. Just refurbing '97 Kila too.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:02 am 
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My advice would be to keep your eye out for a size 14 frame for Ratbane Minor. With a short stem, they can handle 26" wheels from age 8/9, height 4-7 or so IMPE. He'll be so much faster and better biking company than he could ever be on that thing!


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 Post subject: dad
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:30 am 
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Anthony wrote:
My advice would be to keep your eye out for a size 14 frame for Ratbane Minor. With a short stem, they can handle 26" wheels from age 8/9, height 4-7 or so IMPE. He'll be so much faster and better biking company than he could ever be on that thing!


Hey, that's a tip find I'll have you know. It's got industrial grade tubing. I reckon they tried crushing it at the tip, and couldn't. Weighs a tonne.

I've been looking at a Giant XTC Junior for him, which I reckon he'll get 4 years out of.

Obviously his attitude looks 8/9, but he's only 6.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:31 pm 
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nice shot you got here...


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 Post subject: shot
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:40 pm 
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neljeffz wrote:
nice shot you got here...


Cheers.

Many miles from roads too. Great riding in the hills behind Margam Park. (apart from the suicidal deer at the moment).


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 Post subject: comparison
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:38 pm 
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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=78839

Explosive vs Orange 5.


FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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