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 Post subject: Re: Neither use nor...
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:09 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
Anthony - I thought you, of all people, would at least be able to answer the question - 'why???'
You're right of course, it was so cheap I might as well make a wind chime out of it... ;-)
Mr K

I shall try to take that insult in my stride Mr K!

In general I only know interesting things. Although whether they're interesting to anybody else on the planet is of course another matter. But a potential answer to many otherwise unanswerable questions about Kona IMPO can often be 'in order to save twopence'.


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 Post subject: Moving Parts
PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:51 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
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Hey - no insult intended there Anthony... take your point on the penny pinching - is that a Canadian stereotype??

The Explosif is fast emerging as the winter replacement for the HH KK - just completed in time for Sunday's Mary Townley Loop. Trying to keep any bling down to an absolute minimum - only leftover parts deployed! No glamorous BoTM future for this humble steed... :-)

Thx to Ed for the Ritchey Logics.

Mr K


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:43 am 
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Maiden voyage on the budget Explosif - 47 miles of the Mary Townley loop starting in Rossendale. Bike hung together really well - some cable stretch, a loose head set and a slipping seat post was all to report after the best part of 8 1/2 hours in the saddle. Even the Mag 21s held their 14 year old air!

A good, compliant ride, gets remarkable traction too on the fabulous Mr Dirt and The Cleaner tyres. Looking forward to some tests against the Ti version...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:33 pm 
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That's retrobiking for you. You could have spent a couple of thou on a new bike and I doubt whether you'd have enjoyed that ride any better.


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