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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:35 am 
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Thanks everybody.

I've read a lot on this forum about the fabrication of the Columbus tubing used for the '97 model. Seeing it close up is quite interesting to understand how it was developed.

Just one more shot of the arse end.

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pipmeister wrote:
I've read a lot on this forum about the fabrication of the Columbus tubing used for the '97 model. Seeing it close up is quite interesting to understand how it was developed.


Would you mind posting a bit about that or pointing me in the direction of that info?

I found (and still do) myself looking at the tubing and thinking - how the hell did they do it? :oops: It's thin, it's ovalised all over the shop and the welds are lovely - add in the colour and well...I'm biased but I love mine (and everyone elses)!


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That looks spot on!

Any chance of a spec list? Interested to know what 'post, stem and bar you have on.

Great job, and really enjoying the recent number of '97 Kona's on RB


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al-onestare wrote:
pipmeister wrote:
I've read a lot on this forum about the fabrication of the Columbus tubing used for the '97 model. Seeing it close up is quite interesting to understand how it was developed.


Would you mind posting a bit about that or pointing me in the direction of that info?

I found (and still do) myself looking at the tubing and thinking - how the hell did they do it? :oops: It's thin, it's ovalised all over the shop and the welds are lovely - add in the colour and well...I'm biased but I love mine (and everyone elses)!


I'll have a better search when I get home as we are on a curfew with the internet at work :roll:

A search for posts by two very knowledgeable contributors Anthony or FluffyChicken throws up quite a few results, but I put Columbus in the search and found this:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... t=columbus

And if you scroll down to Anthony's post on this one:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... t=columbus

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Thanking you!


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dyson wrote:
Any chance of a spec list? Interested to know what 'post, stem and bar you have on.


1997 Kona Explosif (Columbus Nivacrom Max OR) 18"

Serial Number: H7M2 1499.
Weight: circa 2,000gr / 4.4lbs / 4lbs 6.4ozs.
Initial build finished 09/12/12.

• Forks: SID World Cup Silver ’04 - Set at 63mm travel 430mm C-A.
• Headset: Cane Creek S2 - TH Industries ACB 36x45 873#.
• Crank: Shimano XT Compact FC-M737.
• Chain Rings: C.D. - Outer 44 T.A. Black CD 94mm BCD, Middle 32 T.A. Black CD 94mm BCD, Inner 22 T.A. Silver 58mm BCD.
• Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN73 68x110mm.
• Pedals: Shimano XT M770.
• Brakes: Shimano XTR M960 V-Brake.
• Front Mech: Shimano XT M739 Low Clamp Top Pull 28.6mm.
• Rear Mech: Shimano XT M761 Silver.
• Cassette: SRAM PG-990 9sp (11-32T) Gold.
• Chain: SRAM PC 991.
• Brake Lever: Shimano M739 XT Silver / Black.
• Shifters: Shimano XT M751 Silver.
• Brake Cables: Gore Ride On Grey.
• Gear Cable: Shimano SP51 Grey.
• Bars: Silver flat Orange Hot Rod 580mm 5deg Sweep.
• Grips: Kona Jack Shit.
• Stem: Azonics 90mm x 10deg.
• Headset Spacers: A-Z Silver
• Seatpost: Silver BBB 27.0 x 400mm - 10mm layback.
• Seatpost Clamp: Hope Silver 30mm.
• Saddle: Specialized Avatar 143 Gel.
• Bottle Cages: N/A
• Wheels:-
• Rear: Mavic 717 Black on Silver Hope Pro III Mono c/w Sapim race 2/1.8mm
• Front: Mavic 717 Black on Silver Hope Pro III Mono c/w Sapim race 2/1.8mm
(Built by Pip March 2010)
• Tyres: Michelin XCR Dry II.
• Quick Release: Unknown Wire Type.


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