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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:22 pm 
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As the frame has turned up I have decided to start this rolling and add to it as the build progresses. This may or may not be of interest to anyone, but it will serve to keep me on track as I work through the restoration of my 1995 Explosif.

Frame: Kona Explosif, 1995 Columbus Max OR
Resprayed Metallic green a'la 1996 Explosif by Argos.

Fork: P2*

Headset: ?
Stem: Control Tech 130 x 0 rise
Handlebar: Bontrager Titec*
Grips: Kona Foam
Barends: Dunno, maybe.

Brakes: Either XT canti or Logic canti. TBC*
Brake Pads: Kool stop
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Cheapies pressed steel.
Brake Levers: Ritchey Logic

Shifters: Suntour XC Pro thumbies*
Front Derailleur: Shimano M737 XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M737 XT
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: 11-28 XT (NOS)
Chain: Shimano IG
Cranks: Shimano M737 XT (NOS)
Crank Bolts: ?
Chainrings: Shimano IG
Chainring bolts: Steel
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB UN 71
Pedals: Shimano XT SPD

Hub Skewers: ?*
Rims: Mavic, silver. TBC*
Hubs: Shimano M737 XT. TBC*
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: DT Competition
Tyres: IRC Notos XC / Panaracer Fire XC
Tubes: Michelin butyl.

Saddle: Flite
Seatpost: Roox
Seatpost Binder: Kona

*= need but not sourced yet.

Weight: Unlikely to be more than 25lbs finished.

I will add pics as stuff arrives and is fitted. Looking forward to this build! :D :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:12 pm 
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Oooh! lets see the resprayed frame then 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:42 am 
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yes...... I demand to have some pictures!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:13 am 
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Yeah no interest here at all. Shitty Kona *yawn. eyes getting heavy. involuntary nodding*.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:37 am 
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P2's all the way.

Friends don't let friends ride Quadra's...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:43 am 
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messiah wrote:
P2's all the way.

Friends don't let friends ride Quadra's...


:lol: I do agree with you, but the Q21's could have been a substitiute if I could not find P2's big enough for my 20" frame. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:06 pm 
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First pics.

Frame is going in to Argos once decals have been sourced, probably next month.

NOS Kona grips and a boxed but used Control Tech stem.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:24 pm 
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I have just been checking the frame over and flicked off a couple of areas of loose paint and there are 3 rust holes in the chainstay on the drive side.

The problem is I really wanted this build to work out. So now I am looking for another 20" Explosif.

To be continued!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:37 pm 
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Stick Legs wrote:
I have just been checking the frame over and flicked off a couple of areas of loose paint and there are 3 rust holes in the chainstay on the drive side.
The problem is I really wanted this build to work out. So now I am looking for another 20" Explosif.
To be continued!

I agree that's bad news, but Argos can easily fix it for you. Chainstay and bridge in Reynolds 725, supplied and fitted for £75. Must make more sense than scrapping that fine frame.

http://www.argoscycles.com/renovation-pricelist.htm


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:38 pm 
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I worry about the rest though.

This may need some consideration... :?

Thanks for the link, Argos would have been repainting anyway.


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