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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:10 am 
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I bought this yesterday after much deliberation (I will probably have to sell my 2K4 Explosif to recoup funds.:() Just a few teasers today, will post full pix tomorrow or Monday after I have 'styled' the bike a little........

BTW: Anthony, as you know exactly what this is I'm relying on you to help me keep the others here waiting. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:19 am 
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Depending on size, first dabs on the Explosif!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:45 am 
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The 2K4 Explosif is an 18" frame, sliding dropouts, True Temper OX Platinum, not sure what it would cost Canada to UK, I guess I could tear it down and just sell the frame and my disc only P2. Will think on it.

One more shot - Photoshopped slightly to protect the bikes identity.............

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:49 am 
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looks a tidy machine!

as for shipping, it cost me £70 ish to send an explosif frame only to the US from the UK, could use that as an initial estimate.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:54 am 
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JeRkY wrote:
looks a tidy machine!


Yes it is very clean, not NOS but I would probably class it as Near Mint, note the protective plastic still on the right hand thumbie! 15 years that little piece of polythene has managed to cling to that shifter - I give it about another 24 hours!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:44 am 
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Tried to cheat and look at the catalogue, but all the bikes in that are the two-tone ones! :lol:

XT says Explosif or Kilauea to me, but could be wrong...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:48 am 
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Yes, the catalogues on Kona Retro won't help you on this one, that's part of what makes it special.....It has not been repainted!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:59 am 
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Hot?

Edit: Just saw the rack mounts so it's not likely to be a Hot... :oops:

Now that I've actually had a proper look at the pictures, the tubing being Prestige Concept makes me think Kilauea... whatever it is, it looks in lovely nick, and I await the paint story with interest.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:23 am 
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I initially said Kilauea , I owned one and it was exactly that colour with XT, but it was 2 tone. So.....I'm not sure now.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:18 pm 
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Well Geoff and Dean's suspicions were correct, it is a Kilauea. As has been observed though it does not match the one in the 1993 catalogue, the spec is identical aside from the levers which are Ritchey Logics and the grips - also Ritchey. Here's a partial side view, I'll post pix of the whole bike tomorrow along with details of how I came to own it.

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All the pictures I shown so far were taken with my cellphone, I'll get my wife to snap some better pictures with her canon 10D, hopefully they will show the great condition this bike is in.


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