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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:52 pm 
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You may have read my other thread, in which I was trying to decide what to do with this very tired 1991 Kona Explosif. Despite it looking as rough as a bears arse, it rides really nice. After having had a couple of sessions on it, the only niggles found are a sticking front brake and slight play in the BB . I think it's a sealed type.... can these be adjusted ?

Ive decided for now, to keep it complete.
The Idea is to keep this as close to Zero budget as possible... as it'll be mainly a cosmetic restoration i have nearly everything required in stock.

From the next field, the bike doesn't look too bad :lol:


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WTF happened here ?

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Looks like a mostly oil and wirewool clean up job, the only thing that is causing a little concern in my mind is the amount of corrosion on those bars :shock:

As for the BB sounds like the cages on the ball bearings have broken but if things come apart okay that should be no problem just replace with loose bearings :wink:


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Wish me luck ... im going need it :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:11 pm 
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kermitgreenkona88 wrote:
Looks like a mostly oil and wirewool clean up job, the only thing that is causing a little concern in my mind is the amount of corrosion on those bars :shock:

As for the BB sounds like the cages on the ball bearings have broken but if things come apart okay that should be no problem just replace with loose bearings :wink:


yeah the bars :shock: :lol: ive never seen anything like it

they are black powder coated aluminum. the powder coatings flaked in place. i could repaint them black or polish the ally. as the bike has a black stem and forks i think polished alloy night look a bit out of place so ill probably repaint them.

hope your right about the BB

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:17 pm 
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It's had an outside life. Ranging free under a downpipe or something.

Amazed the Impact headset survived this long - bitd mine died on both the 91 Cindercone and the 92 Explosif pro within not so long.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:31 pm 
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Just what I'm looking for, how much is it ☺


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:43 pm 
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nice one here we go again ;)
looking forward to it


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