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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:26 pm 
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al-onestare wrote:
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The frame was built in '97, and the model was available from September '97 (I have the original sales receipt)...

...and that's good enough for me :wink:


That'll be a 98 model then :wink:


That's as maybe, but the thread title is 'Reader's MTBs-->1997' and my '98 model was available in '97...

...or should we say 'anything after December 31st 1996 doesn't count?' :wink:


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:lol: I don't to start a war, but I'd always read it as based on the catalogue year...which is probably wrong :lol:


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:lol: I don't want to start a war, but I'd always read it as based on the catalogue year...which is probably wrong :lol:


You're probably not the only one, but that's my 'literal' translation of the meaning...

...it was manufactured/built/sold in '97, so in my eyes it qualifies Image


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Nice looking Explosif 8) 8)

Was this a special in that year???

As the mustard colour one I remember seeing and in the catalogue.


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Nice looking Explosif 8) 8)

Was this a special in that year???

As the mustard colour one I remember seeing and in the catalogue.


No, the frame you're thinking of is the '96-'97 Explosif built from Columbus Nivacrom Max OR tubing whereas mine is the '97-'98 model built from Reynolds 853 tubing.

If one had come up at the time I may have gone for the Columbus frame, but I've always had a thing about Reynolds tubing, ever since I was old enough to know that it made a difference 8)


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I see cool, did they not put this one in catalogue???


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I see cool, did they not put this one in catalogue???


Not like this, no...

...it was originally the 'Bad Blue' version 8)


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Oh I seeeeeeeeeeee 8) 8)

Nice build your doing 8)


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Oh I seeeeeeeeeeee 8) 8)

Nice build your doing 8)


Thanks... :D

As I said elsewhere, I couldn't make up my mind over paint; so decided to go without! 8)


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Hows the clear coat holding up?


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