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 Post subject: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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94' Explosif, always wanted one of these. This one is odd in that it lacks the ribbed downtube. Frame number F4048247 so late production for a 94'.
Can't get pictures to work on the PS4 so link https://flic.kr/p/Jcgh25
It's had a few guises (go through the flickr album to see) but is rapidly approaching how I want it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:47 pm 
PoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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Ooh that's bloody pretty!
It shouldn't have the fluted down tube though as it's a 94, fluted tubes were only present on the 93 explosif if I'm not mistaken!


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:52 pm 
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Spudly wrote:
Ooh that's bloody pretty!
It shouldn't have the fluted down tube though as it's a 94, fluted tubes were only present on the 93 explosif if I'm not mistaken!



'94 has a ribbed down tube, same tubeset as the '93 :wink: later '94 Explosifs tend to not have the ultrastrong tube though.

Kona tended to use the same tubesets for a couple of years at a time.

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yeah 93/94 had the same tubeset just the 94' went to suspension adjusted geometry. I'd like to know exactly what mines made of. I suspect it's a throw together of whatever Tange tubing was left over before the switch to Columbus for 95'


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:44 pm 
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benjabbi wrote:
Yeah 93/94 had the same tubeset just the 94' went to suspension adjusted geometry. I'd like to know exactly what mines made of. I suspect it's a throw together of whatever Tange tubing was left over before the switch to Columbus for 95'



I would have thought the down tube is the same as the rest of the main tubes!? not sure though and would like to know also :)

Im sure someone will be able to tell us, Pip!!? :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:04 pm 
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Hi folks

The tube set on mine is ultimate superlight so without the ribed down tube.
Do not know the serial thought :wink:

Cheers
Chris


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:12 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Same we were talking about my frame. Late 94 explosif's club
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=382020

One day will my frame come to life again!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:36 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks kikideparis at least I now have an idea of the frame tubing.


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