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 Post subject: Re: 95 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:41 pm 
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thank you :lol: ... must be nearly finished ?


Just waiting on a stem, bars and saddle :D


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 Post subject: Re: 95 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:28 pm 
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A bit happier with this arrangement. A 7 mm spanner tightens it, and the brake works great.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:19 am 
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Super clean ! Love it


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:31 pm 
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enc wrote:
Super clean ! Love it


Thanks! Got the bars, stem and saddle on. Bars are a bit narrow for me so they'll be changed, but finished for now. I'll get some photos up when i ride it to work on saturday :D


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 Post subject: Re: 95 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:33 pm 
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Finished... For now!

Went out for a 10 mile shakedown. First impressions:

Them bars are narrow. Compared to my 780's on the other MTB....
Forgot how sharp original v brake can be, much better than the ones on my cross bike.
Chain Slap!!!
The forks are superb. A little too little damping, but i'll solve it with some heavier oil. Maybe slightly heavier springs too. When set ideally the little rebound adjuster hits the cable stop on the RH side of the Downtube. I might modify this.
Its Fast. A right XC ripper.

Can't wait to get it out onto the red route at Dalby. The same terrian i rode in the 90's on similair bikes.

Really happy with how it came together.

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 Post subject: Re: 95 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:14 pm 
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Looking good
It still surprises u how quick the old Konas can cover the ground


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 Post subject: Re: 95 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:56 pm 
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jinjrich wrote:
Finished... For now!


Really happy with how it came together.

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8) if mine looks half as good ill be well happy


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 Post subject: Re: 95 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:37 am 
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enc wrote:
jinjrich wrote:
Finished... For now!


Really happy with how it came together.

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8) if mine looks half as good ill be well happy


Thanks man :D


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Nice build, similar to my own '95 Explosif but you need to turn the dog collar back the other way dude! I believe Al was referring to the inset pic as being the wrong way round. The elongated slot in the seat tube needs to line up with the dog collar. 8)


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http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/6 ... na+Cat.pdf


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