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 Post subject: 1993 kona Explosif
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thought I would post some pics up of my 93 Explosif, I have had it from new and used to race it back in the day, it's not in it's original 2 tone silver and blue as I had it resprayed around 1998, but still looks well on the trails today and up until 2 years ago I was still thrashing it around the peaks annoying friends on significantly bouncer bikes by keeping up on the descents!

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My intention has was always to restore it back to its original color scheme with all the period trick bits I could lay my hands on, but since getting my cotic bfe I haven't really rode it and am not sure when I will again so am considering selling it... Anyway here is the spec from what I can remember:
    18" 93 with Tange Ultimate Ultrastrong tubing with the fluted downtube

    pace rc 36 forks (complete with grease gun and pump),

    hope disk brake up fornt (disk mounted on a hope hub).

    Easton carbon bars,

    easton carbon seat pin with fligh titanium saddle,

    suntour microdrive chanset with TA rings

    Matching suntour xt rear mech,

    loads of trick purple alloy bits including hope titanium skewers and also a few titanium bolts


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Stoke on Trent
Looks lovely in those colours to me.

Dare I say it, I think it would suit being built up with modern XT/XTR.

Nice kitchen, too. Off topic, but why do so many people photograph their bikes in the kitchen?

Rob


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:43 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Wales
Yeah, I dig your glossy fronted cupboards. Very iPod-esque!

Nice bike too


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:37 pm 
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Stunning colour scheme. Love it!!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:04 am 
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i have to admit, that paint scheme works well. The bike has a nice stance in the pics, good seat heaight/stem & bar proportioning etc.

Imagine how cool some purple cooks cranks would look on it?

ps; are you 'Ollster' that used to post on novaload?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:27 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Portland, OR. USA
Bean Head wrote:

Nice kitchen, too. Off topic, but why do so many people photograph their bikes in the kitchen?

Rob


so you don't get grease and muck on your rugs :D nice bike. i love the colors.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers for all the positive comments on the bike and kitchen! My bikes have always lived inside so the kitchen is the best spot for pictures :D

minor_LEGEND wrote:
i have to admit, that paint scheme works well. The bike has a nice stance in the pics, good seat heaight/stem & bar proportioning etc.

Imagine how cool some purple cooks cranks would look on it?

ps; are you 'Ollster' that used to post on novaload?


Yep many year ago now but im one and the same, my old car is still alive and kicking though, i believe it was magazine featured last year.... I have gone through many cars since but have had a 1994 porsche 911 (993 c2) for the last few years as my toy. The early 90's really was a great time for mechanical stuff!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:22 am 
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Nice Explosif


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:22 pm 
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Very nice Kona. First time I have seen a flite in those colours. Love the purple bits, takes me right back to 1993, happy days! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:16 am 
Dirt Disciple

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i have never seen another flite on the trails in these colors, it would be around a 1998 vintage as thats when i rebuilt the bike.

shaun wrote:
Very nice Kona. First time I have seen a flite in those colours. Love the purple bits, takes me right back to 1993, happy days! :D


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