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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:13 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Northants
Looking a bit different, crank went cos' I didn't want to break that much cash, Mag 21 off to try it rigid, meant a change of headset and stem, although I will get a conversion kit for the King at some point. M900 has returned to the Orange Prestige, I now have less qualms about riding it! Weighs in at 22lbs 13oz which makes me happy!
PS. Not sure how I didn't notice the dog egg bag in the tree! Take it home/put it in a bin, dirty feckers!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:13 pm 
Old School Hero

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Out for a ride, it's a lovely little bike!


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:32 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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That's a beauty. Probably my favourite Kona colour, along with the '97 Rasta flames. Oh, and the pre '90 splatters :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:16 pm 
Old School Hero

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Thanks Woodsie. It is a nice colour!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:45 am 
Old School Hero

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Haven't revisited this for a while! I was looking at my Cannondale the other day and couldn't help realising that the spec it has ended up with would suit the Explosif a treat, so out came the spanners!


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:06 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Northants
Frame: 1994 Kona Explosif 16"

Fork: Rockshox Mag 21, SL crown and steerer, long travel kit fitted woooo 60mm :D

Headset: Chris King no logo
Stem: Titec t slot steel 120mm x 10°
Handlebar: Can't remember what it was badged as but it's the same as a Kona bar
with the internal ribs, same model no stamped on the end
Grips: ODI attack (not pictured)
Barends: n/a

Brakes: Diacompe 987 cantilever
Brake Pads: Aztec Control blocks (not pictured)
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Diacompe
Brake Levers: Diacompe SS7

Shifters: Suntour XC Expert thumbies
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT fd-m738 (m900 in the pic)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600 rd-6401
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano XTR M900 12-32
Chain: Sachs Sedis
Cranks: Sugino Mighty 900
Crank Bolts: generic Allen bolts
Chainrings: Sugino 44/32/22
Chainring bolts: Sugino
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-52 68x110
Pedals: Shimano M-525 SPD

Hub Skewers: Halo (not pictured)
Rims: Bontrager BCX-1 front, BCX-2 rear 32h
Hubs: Shimano 600 32h (rear conversion to 135mm axle)
Nipples: DT Swiss brass
Spokes: DT Swiss competition
Tyres: Tioga Psycho K front, Psycho TT rear
Tubes: bontrager

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Seatpost: U.S.E. alloy
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weight: bloody good question :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:31 pm 
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looking good with the Mag's and the new stem 8)

happy you post a pics. of the 94 Explosif with a Mag21 as commonly you see them with the Marz. - like mine have. But as the Marz. are loosing air, I wanted to testfit a Mag21 to see how it looks - which I dont need now :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 5:04 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Northants
Changed a few things: DT Hugi hubs on Mavic 230s with Revolution spokes, Maguras with Altek levers, nice original Raceface Turbine LP cranks, nothing is borrowed off of my other bikes unlike before :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:11 pm 
Old School Hero

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Having done the above, on the second ride a miss timed stumphop killed the rear rim and whilst undoubtedly fast, the low stretched position played havoc with my back after an hour or so.
I watched Dirt over the weekend, JMCs M2 gave me some inspiration, I have a few bits lying about, so thought I'd have a go at an early 'hardcore hardtail'. Sun Rhyno Lite rims should be stronger than the 230, Azonic bar and Shorty stem makes a difference for the old back! Mag 21s looked really spindly with the stem, so on with the MXCDs with the massive crown that fits better with the stem, they work so much better over small stuff than the Rockshox! Also m900 shifters and rear mech (thumbies didn't look right on the bars).
I have a Pace RC-50 Mt lock front hub I may fit if I can be arsed to rebuild the front wheel again!
It is a more comfortable place to be now, rides beautifully and I dare say won't stay like this for long!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:16 pm 
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nice just not sure on that stem


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