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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Intresting Explosif or Explusif with a dent.

Maybe i wrong but looks like 98 Colour and decals which would make Reynolds 853

But its not a 98, dropouts are wrong for 853 and no toptube cable routing

Decals and colour look correct,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kona-explusif ... 2183641956


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:59 pm 
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It's a Columbus Max Explosif (note the very ovalised tubes) from 1995 or '96 that's had a respray, and maybe some other work done. I can't see a slot in the front of the seat tube, so maybe the tube has been replaced with a slot facing backwards. The top tube looks fillet brazed rather than welded, also suggesting a repair.

Perhaps the repair was performed in '98 with new decals from Kona and a respray.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:52 am 
Gold Trader
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I have an fully original one with no issues if the otherone is too suspect... very clean as I am the first and only owner http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152754172623


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