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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:18 am 
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Some lovely bikes on here lately but that 96 spanish Explosif is something special 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:52 pm 
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My '93 Kilauea

Some pics of this best looking of all Konas would be great :D


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Sorry, I'm still trying to get to grips with uploading images. I've tried again here so hopefully it will work. If you can't see anything then try this link - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hvr511/3853975518/


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Sorry, I'm still trying to get to grips with uploading images. I've tried again here so hopefully it will work. If you can't see anything then try this link - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hvr511/3853975518/


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yup, that kilauea reminds me of my bro's that was from the same vintage... very nice indeed sir!
as far as posting pics, i think you have to have made a certain number of posts before you can post any... am i wrong?


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Thanks. This is a great site, I only discovered it a couple of weeks ago and it inspired me to sort my Kilauea out.

For the last few years it's been doing time as a commuter and winter road bike so last week the slicks, mudguards, lights, bell, computer and bar-ends came off and on went some new grips and the A and B Drive tyres that I found after much rummaging through the garage. On Saturday I headed for the hills for my first off-road ride since the summer of 1994!

There are still a few things to do: black saddle, restore or replace the stem which is looking fairly tatty and see if i can find a more elegant solution for the rear V brake cable than zip ties.

Meanwhile I'll enjoy looking at all the amazing Konas that are surfacing on this thread. I still really, really crave a 93 or 94 Hei Hei...


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see if i can find a more elegant solution for the rear V brake cable than zip ties.

You can either use the 'dog collar' that came with the frame (they were black in 1993 - you surely didn't throw it away?), or you can buy a clamp-on rear V-stop. The trouble with the clamp-on stops is that they are made for round tubes and Tange Prestige Concept is oval. If you buy one for a 28.6 tube, you may need to do a bit of creative work with your file to make it accommodate the Kilauea's 27 wide and 30 deep top tube.


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I've got that collar somewhere but seem to remember the brake cable had sawn nearly all the way through it. I'll see if I can dig it out anyway. I'd been looking at those clamps so thanks for the top tube dimensions as I wondered what size I would need. Might give one of those a go.


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