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 Post subject: 1997 Explosif
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:33 pm 
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After a fairly lengthy search, I managed to buy this excellent example of a 1997 Explosif frame in 18”.

Thanks must go out to ernie for his helpful bump that he gave my Wanted post. I was away at the time with no access to a P.C….. when I returned home, there was a response to my post that led to me getting hold of this frame.

Many of you will know this frame when it was owned by Wadsy, so I should probably apologise for not doing it the same amount of justice compared to his various builds!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:46 pm 
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:D :D very nice mate..i must admit this "gold" colour is the best in my opinion..i am glad you got what you wanted..the best comes to those who wait :wink:

Happy Xmas sweet cheeks :lol:

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Gorgeous colour !!!!

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very lovely 8)

how's the SID set - 63 or 80 mm - would assume 63 mm :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:22 pm 
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magas wrote:
very lovely 8)

how's the SID set - 63 or 80 mm - would assume 63 mm :roll:


Yeah set to 63mm - 430mm Crown to Axle. TFT have serviced all my SIDs, and I get them adjusted to suit whatever bike they end up on.

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very nice Pip, looks crispy sharp.

.. do you know the exact year/model of the sids? got some 99/00 for my 98 KK for now but think i may get somthing a bit more modern in the long run. A fork that can be set to 430mm would be ideal.

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Needless to say I like this a lot.


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dablk wrote:
very nice Pip, looks crispy sharp.

.. do you know the exact year/model of the sids? got some 99/00 for my 98 KK for now but think i may get somthing a bit more modern in the long run. A fork that can be set to 430mm would be ideal.

Chris


These SIDs are World Cup 2004 - I've got versions from just about each year they were produced.

This site is mainly in German, but it gives you an idea of each type until they went to 32mm Stanchions.

http://www.light-bikes.de/website/new/2 ... ckshox-sid

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Nice one Pip :) good to see it back on RB.

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pipmeister wrote:

These SIDs are World Cup 2004 - I've got versions from just about each year they were produced.

This site is mainly in German, but it gives you an idea of each type until they went to 32mm Stanchions.

http://www.light-bikes.de/website/new/2 ... ckshox-sid

Pip.


Cheers Pip. The paint on your frame looks excellent.


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