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Would you have resurrected them to their former glory?
yes 90%  90%  [ 35 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Sire..i bow my head to the master 8)

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Beautiful 8)

Can you share any tips to effectively splatter?... did you thin the paint at all? did you flick using a normal paint brush?

Or is it just a case of experimenting on something before going all in using whatever technique worked best in your trials?

Thanks.


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What a stunner. What's the year? 88, 89 or 90?


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We_are_Stevo wrote:
Stunning as usual - I really wish I had your patience, but not too proud to admit that I don't... :oops:


Thanks stevo, dont know about needing patience, the easier way to do it, would be to have have it sandblasted and powdercoated, saves acres of work, and would only cost about £30-£40, the most fun is experimenting with the splatter.....lol.., makes an aweful mess, but anyone can do it.

the decals were a real pain in the ass, but im told Gil_m has them now. 8)



Some pics of the bikes in use over the past 12 months.


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Superb sinnerman, just superb :)



Thank you Major..!!!... 8)


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ernie wrote:
Sire..i bow my head to the master 8)

Ernie :wink:



:oops: :oops: :oops: ernie considering you are the kona king, i really take that as a complement...thankyou... 8)


Test review from back in the day, with two legends "JOE MURRAY" and our very own "STEVE WORLAND" well worth a read if anyones interested in early TBG konas.. 8)


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BG wrote:
Beautiful 8)

Can you share any tips to effectively splatter?... did you thin the paint at all? did you flick using a normal paint brush?

Or is it just a case of experimenting on something before going all in using whatever technique worked best in your trials?

Thanks.


It is a case of experimenting quite a lot, depending on how much you want to get it close to the original look. i tried all sorts of paints to get a colour match, i bought a lot of humbol paints, and didnt even get close, tried lots and lots of different brushes to achieve a good splatter, i even ..lol..modified a salt and pepper shaker at one point, but you can beat a good stiff tooth brush, and a straws. the cinder cone was a little different , i used sum special artist paint brushes... :oops:


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What a stunner. What's the year? 88, 89 or 90?


I bought it in 89 if my memory serves me right... :?


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I keep being drawn back to the first mbuk pic of "Joe Murray" riding his Explosif.

The spec of the bike hes riding...., it has an Xt component set,(not brakes) the wheels etc a different spec completely to whats was offered for sale to the public.

Even the forks, are not the Track two option, but instead project 2s...???

I had a lot of trouble with my early TBG kona explosif, i actually went through about 3 pairs of track two forks, due to the stantion leg constantly pushing its way up through the fork crown, a problem with the early forks i was told, and always replaced by the importer. (note the pic at the malverns shows the bike with a pair of the warranty forks in use, the legs being gold and not colour matched.)

I wonder if this is why the bike Joe is riding shows a project two fork...???

The suntour gear change on this bike was quite clunky, slow and ineffecient in its gear change in comparison to shimanos hyperglyde, and constantly gave me trouble, ( note: yet another snapped chain causing a disaster at the malverns).

Like a fool, i never thought to use a shimano hyperglyde cassette and chain with the suntour shifters and mech, as i have done now...! which makes the gear change perfect, and totally smooth, and precise, like shimano but with a more defined index click from the shifter.

The fact that Joe Murray has chosen to use his own choice of spec, predominantly shimano speaks volumes to me.

Oh if i knew then what i know now..!!! :roll:

What always did impress me...were the Scott Penderson designed self energising suntour rear brakes, . A great brake set IMO... 8)


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Also he wasnt using the abismal "i will never stay tite" impact headset. But a shimano unit. this was also one of the first things i replaced too. :D


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