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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:49 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-Kona-Ex ... SwC-5eH0-F

Sporting the usual top tube cancer.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:49 pm 
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Genuine question: what were 1994-1997 Explosif riders doing that other Kona riders were not?

(I know the answer is wafer-thin top tubes but humour me)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:54 am 
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al-onestare wrote:
Genuine question: what were 1994-1997 Explosif riders doing that other Kona riders were not?

(I know the answer is wafer-thin top tubes but humour me)

Presumably riding a well capable Kona frame, but on hilariously named, although poorly performing Kona tyres;

A:\ Drive & B:\ Drive.
Mr. Dirt & The Cleaner.
Scratch & Sniff.

Ooops, too fast round the bend for that rubber..... and a Brake Lever / Top Tube interface wipe out :facepalm: .

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:30 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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al-onestare wrote:
Genuine question: what were 1994-1997 Explosif riders doing that other Kona riders were not?

(I know the answer is wafer-thin top tubes but humour me)


Riding with their brake levers lower down in the 'Attack' riding position, you fall off causing the bars to spin round and the brake lever hit's the frame top tube.

I want to say 'Simples' but only w@nkers say that so i'll refrain.

It's one of the first things I do after setting my brake lever angle, check to see if the buggers hit the top tube, id rather be a bit uncomfortable with the lever than write off my frame :-)


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Ain't no party like an S Club party
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Location: 'I have too many DiskDrives!' said no one, ever.
(Goes to check the brake lever angle on the bikes).

Shit.

Doesn’t change them as remembers the only frame to suffer a dent was from hitting a tree stump, which dented him too.

Pride hurt again after 25 year absence through controlled ignorance, goes to look at sales adverts for tree surgeon services.


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