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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:32 pm 
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Sneak preview of some purchases for the next Kona project, before this one is finally complete in the next few weeks.

Velocity stems (L to R): 135mm to be fitted matching the restored forks, an original 135mm Ti version and an original chromed 130mm which was available on 93’ US Hots.

Above 2x 150 Ti Race Light bars, one of which will be fitted to the Hot.


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hot 93 Red Fade
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:47 am 
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8) would love that ti stem


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Thats a lovely looking frame and looking forward to seeing this finished 8)


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Looking forward to seeing it done :)


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Finally time to start the build.

It's been awhile waiting in the wings at over two years researching, finding the parts, restoring elements that were never going to be possible to find new and being patient.

All the items that I wanted to obtain are now here, which was intended to be a reflection of what, to me, an ultimate vintage Hot should be - a custom take on the factory's standard Explosif, featuring a unique paint scheme (in this case the frame) using a mixture of both standard and exotic parts; the latter being an excuse for a bit of all-out fantasy with nos XTR & XT and an almost mint 150 Race light titanium bar.

I have also an almost stock 91' Explosif, of which I very much wanted this built to be related back to, but as if on overdrive.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:44 pm 
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On the way..


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hot 93 Red Fade
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:52 pm 
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Super sexy parts, I just love seeing them
Pictured together ready to be installed :)

I have my own Kona project to start soon, a 92 Cinder Cone in red with a few period upgrades, not as high end but I’ll be taking inspiration from your build.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:13 am 
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Thanks Tim / Wadsy! - your red cindercone sounds really good and very nice to hear this can be somewhat of an inspiration.

I remember clearly my first ride on an 89’ Cindercone with Sugino cranks, back in the day, and it blew me away how good it was compared to the MBK I used to ride in a hthe day :facepalm:

I’ve literally not looked back since.

Actually I saw that there was a very unique red 89 splatter version of the cindercone that I rode for sale in a monstrous size 21” version. Maybe a cindercone custom! See attached.

Look forward to your thoughts!


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hot 93 Red Fade
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:46 am 
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My only thought is blimey that’s huge and possibly a foreign market paint scheme like Marin did for Germany?


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