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 Post subject: 97 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:33 pm 
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This is my first Retro build so go easy. I think the black and gold goes really well together and the frame seems to sparkle in the sunshine! I have gone with full XTR M950 with the highlights being a NOS rear mech and a mint chainset. The forks are new Tripple Butted P2's and although I do have the period correct gunmetal grey ones I think the black compliments the frame. This may change if I can get hold of a grey Ringle stem and seatpost. Let me know what you think.

Frame: 97 Kona Explosif (Columbus Max) 17inch

Fork: Kona Project 2 Tripple Butted

Headset: FSA Orbit MX
Stem: Syncros
Handlebar: Syncros Pro Series
Grips: ODI
Barends: Onza

Brakes: XTR M950
Brake Pads: XTR
Brake Cables: XTR (Grey Casing)
Cantilever cable hangers: N/A
Brake Levers: XTR M950

Shifters: XTR M950
Front Derailleur: XTR M950 Top Pull (28.6mm)
Rear Derailleur: NOS XTR M950
Derailleur Cables: XTR (Grey Casing)
Cassette: XTR M950 Titanium
Chain: SRAM PC870
Cranks: XTR M951
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: NOS XTR M952 Middle and Inner M951 Outer
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: XTR M950
Pedals: XT Flats

Hub Skewers: XTR M950
Rims: Mavic Crossmax
Hubs: Mavic Crossmax
Nipples: ?
Spokes: ?
Tyres: Continental Premolar 2.1's
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: Flite Titanium
Seatpost: Syncros 27.0
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weight: Light!

More Pictures can be seen at

http://www.photobox.co.uk/my/album?album_id=22432838


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:37 pm 
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A few more Pic's!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:41 pm 
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Very nice job fella 8)
Just one thing though, what are all those cogs and rings for :roll: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:44 pm 
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Ha Ha Carl, it may well become a single speed in the future, depends on a few things :wink:

Trev


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:01 pm 
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Keep it geared. This fixation with singlespeeding every mid-90s Kona in existence is becoming tiresome.

/hides SS '95 Kilauea ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:46 pm 
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Good looking bike that 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:58 pm 
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Stunning :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:23 pm 
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What do you think to the black P2's?

Trevor


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:30 pm 
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so this is what those p2's you outbid me on are destined for ! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:33 pm 
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lol's! Which ones?

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