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 Post subject: 1992 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:54 am 
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Frame 1992 Kona Explosif (Pro)
Paint DeKerf. Matched to factory lime green
Decals NOS and local reproduction
Fork Marzocchi XC600 1995 (not the ones in the first pic)

Headset XTR
Stem Joe Murray Ti UPDATE: Changed to a Controltech
Handlebar Brodie flat bar UPDATE: Changed to a silver Hyperlite
Grips Oury UPDATE: changed for NOS clear porcipaws

Brakes Onza canti's
Brake Pads Kool Stop
Brake Cables NOS XT
Cantilever cable hangers Silver chill pills UPDATE: Changed for a green speed metal and a Joe's
Brake Levers Tioga

Shifters XT thumbies
Derailleurs XTR
Derailleur pulleys Shift Biscuits
Cassette HG90 7 speed hyperglide 14/32
Chain
Cranks Kooka
Chainrings Real
Bottom Bracket Syncros Ti
Pedals

Hub Skewers Titanium green quick release (Unknown make)
Rims Mavic 231
Front Hub Clark Kent pineapple UPDATE: decided to change for a Ritchey to match the rear
Rear Hub Ritchey
Tires Propulsion/Equilibrium

Saddle Concor
Seatpost Thomson Elite
Seatpost BinderNo name quick release/bottle opener Now a green Ringle Twister

I've been greatly influenced by this site and the superb imaginative retro builds. I thought I'd test myself and turn my large Kona into one. I'll update this thread as I progess. It's getting close :P


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looks like a nice project, looking forward to seeing it complete..


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:21 am 
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Nice going, and please post some daylight pictures of that gorgeous paint!

I'll be watching this too


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fantastic colour.

would look good with purple.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:09 pm 
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I really want a kona...

Nice bike!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:53 pm 
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Ace colour 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:11 pm 
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Yes thank-you! Same color as my 92 Fire Mountain that was stolen in 1994 and never seen. Once my bike stand is complete (homebuilt) and the seatpost arrives I'll get some better pics. I don't like moving the frame around much right now :oops: I'm clumsy. Haha there will be no purple on this bike. But there will be orange :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:56 pm 
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Completed bike stand + pleasant weather=

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That's lush my friend, looking good!

Thanks for sharing, and keep posting updates please. I say it would look very good dressed with the Syncros cranks you just sold me. I wonder what they had to make room for.

Enjoy!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:24 pm 
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Thanks a lot! I'll wait until my kooka chainring bolts arrive and I'll post my cranks too. You're right though the syncros cranks would have gone quite nicely but too compact for the look I'm going for.

My decals are at the sign shop being made so hopefully they will turn out as i expect.


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