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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 3:00 am 
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The rear V-brake cable stop wasn't there as first built, but anybody getting their Hot repainted around that time would have taken the opportunity to have one fitted. It could even have been a big part of the reason for the new paint job.


Some later 96 Hots did get the extra V brake cable stop due to the introduction of V brakes part way through 96. ;)


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andrewl wrote:
Anthony wrote:
The rear V-brake cable stop wasn't there as first built, but anybody getting their Hot repainted around that time would have taken the opportunity to have one fitted. It could even have been a big part of the reason for the new paint job.


Some later 96 Hots did get the extra V brake cable stop due to the introduction of V brakes part way through 96. ;)


looking at it i think is a retro-fit, the stop is ever so slightly different, and isn't fitted exactly straight, the brazing looks different too.


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haggis wrote:
Think its a '97 as the dropouts are diff from mine, plus mine has more tapered seat stays as opposed to the almost straight tubes.


I don't remember what, but i think there was a reason why it couldn't be a 97, possibly the cable routing??


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looks like a 1997 explosif with Hot decals on!?

might be wrong of course.


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How can I be sure?
Someone mentioned before about measuring the size of the top and down tubes.
I do know the guy who bought this new, and he's not really the sort who would have done something like put different decals on. Also, didn't the explosif have rack mounts?


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oo, also, i think the '97 hot had top tube front mech cable routing.


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No i dont think so - not that year anyway - the frame are so alike though its difficult to tell from photos.


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he 96 catalogue is here though its not a pdf and the specs are a little blurry http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... light=kona


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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 2:00 pm 
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konamad wrote:
looks like a 1997 explosif with Hot decals on!?

might be wrong of course.


Would have thought the Explosif would have had rack mounts.

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Also, didn't the explosif have rack mounts?


I'm pretty certain they all did, hence yours is a Hot. Anthony, you care to comment?


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he 96 catalogue is here though its not a pdf and the specs are a little blurry http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... light=kona


if you look very carefully at the explosif's seat stays i think you can see rack mounts. at least for 1996. So, does anyone know a definitive way to check? will the serial number give it away?


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