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 Post subject: 92 Explosif
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:29 pm 
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I was going to put together a rigid steel frame for my commute. I used to love my old 93 Lava Dome, so this 92 Explosif is the result.
Granted I have mixed period parts with new, but the result is great and I can't stay off it. So before it gets covered in muck from the wet roads.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:32 pm 
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8) looks rapid


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:33 pm 
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Nice - what are the tyres and how do they ride?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:25 am 
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great looking bike !

Little Bob wrote:
Nice - what are the tyres and how do they ride?


IRC Metro or TIOGA City Slicker ?


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Damm, those white konas look good .

I am a bit worried I might want one .


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:34 am 
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Tyres are Schwabe city jet with a Gumwall. I have to say they roll beautifully but I am comparing them to my 2.3" tyres on my weekend bike. They are pretty light and have puncture protection too.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:38 am 
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Really nice. Something about white kona's. Was just wondering, what chainset is that? Sugino?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:20 pm 
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Its a new Sugino XD 600 which is still available in the states. The XD600 is the version with alloy rings and is lovely and light.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:27 pm 
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Really nice looking bike. With 1.8's that would make a seriously quick XC machine.

Just not sure about the splach of purple on the rear mech.....but thats just IMO :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:36 pm 
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Ha, funny you should say that Pickle, I don't like it either. But having struggled with the spring when fitting they are going to have to stay for a week or so.
Is there a way of retaining the spring when you remove the pivot bolt? They are very, very hard to get back on.


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