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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:56 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:49 pm
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Location: coventry
I am part way through building up a Kona explosif so a couple of pictures for now.
I've had frame sitting around since June/July time and haven't really had time to get started until recently. Partly due to a nasty bike crash with some broken ribs and also building up a Stumjumper for my daughter for Christmas.
Bought the frame on here but it needed a bit of work. One of the bottle cage bosses was loose and part of a bolt was stuck in one of the rear mudguard threads. Had a bit of ballache with the forks as the steerer was too short on the ones I got originally. Recently got some more on Ebay which are Triple butted and correct a-c size.
Managed to find a local framebuilder who sorted the bottle cage boss and I sorted the broken bolt. The framebuilder also recommended a local powder coaters who he uses. I was very happy with the paintjob.
I am planning on using DX parts in the main although I have a set of XT brake levers that will be going on.
The wheels are all my own work!! I had a pair of old Araya wheels on Joytech hubs which were hideous. Sourced some DX hubs and rebuilt them. It took me ages but I'm pretty chuffed with the way then came out.


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 Post subject: Cindercone
PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:59 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:49 pm
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Location: coventry
Next up is my 1991 Cindercone. Built this up from scratch again. I liked the red he colour is actually a Vauxhall red.
I've had this for about 4 years and the pictures were taken last year at Cannock Chase.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:06 pm
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Location: NE Scotland
My favourite year of Kona's. Looking forward to seeing the explosiv when finished. Great to see the cindercone in it's natural environment.


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 Post subject: explosif nearly finished
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:00 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:49 pm
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Location: coventry
Spent an hour on the Explosif today and managed to run it up and down the street to make sure the gears and brakes are ok. Here's a couple of pictures and the spec sheet:

Frame: Kona Explosif 1991 Tange presitge

Fork: Triple Butted P2

Headset: Kona
Stem: Velocity
Handlebar: Kona 165
Grips: Ritchey Foam wcs
Barends: n/a

Brakes: Shimano DX
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Shimano
Brake Levers: XT m733 with hoods

Shifters: Suntour XC Expert
Front Derailleur: XT M735
Rear Derailleur: XT M735
Derailleur Cables: Bontrager
Cassette: Shimano 7 Speed
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: Shimano dx MT60
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Shimano biopace
Chainring bolts: ?
Bottom Bracket: Shimano un54
Pedals: Shimano lx

Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Araya 7x
Hubs: Shimano m650 dx
Nipples: brass
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tyres: Michelin
Tubes: ?

Saddle: Avocet Kona Branded (to be swapped for an R1 I have)
Seatpost: Kalloy
Seatpost Binder: Kalloy


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:04 pm 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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Location: Suffolk
That is a very nice Explosif - it needs some black wall OE Kona Tyres ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:20 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:49 pm
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Location: coventry
A couple of recent pictures...


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