Here's the first outing of my current project, a 1993 Explosif in two-tone silver and black, sold to me as a 19" which I believe correct. I'm looking for feedback on the choices I made before finishing the build.
I've been riding the green original 91 Explosif a fair bit. It's a 20" though, and when out with a faster mate really pushing it, it simply felt too big. So enter the 19", frame off the bay showing some signs of use but in fine fettle. The "original" thing is covered so for this build anything goes. The chance find of the Stealth forks made silver and black the theme.
Thanks to all members represented here, too many to list, but have a good look, chances are you see some of your old parts
As for Choices:
The Stealth is lovely, but can I get them to work? I have back-up P2's which I could fit now.
Canti's as forks and frame are canti specific, love the HO's but not sure about black up front
Real levers are very nice, but look big in silver, I have some Ritchey ones in black and silver
Syncros kit is v nice but the headset and stem are big (so is Impact HS) a silver stem maybe
Riser bar yes I know, but it is going to be a rider (Ritchey flatbar backup with Onza CWA's?
I have Blackspire rings (black) alternatives, will fit them to check the silver-black balance.
Angle for the thumbies OK or rotate forward? Do they have a hidden 8th click?
Rustwall 2.1 Mythos's good for a rider, but I have some Ritchey skinwall alternatives
Thanks in advance for any feedback,
Frame: 1993 Kona Explosif in 19" siolver-black with fluted downtube
Fork: USE Stealth 2" travel?
Headset: Syncros Hardcore
Stem: Syncros black
Handlebar: Syncros riser black
Brakes: Onza HO, black front - silver rear
Brake Pads: Kool stop
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza Chill Pills
Brake Levers: Real levers silver
Shifters: DX thumbies 7v hidden 8?
Front Derailleur: XT 735?
Rear Derailleur: M900 XTR
Derailleur Cables: tbc
Cassette: XTR 8v
Cranks: Syncros Forged with Syncros rings
Bottom Bracket: UN73 107mm
Pedals: Onza HO
Hub Skewers: Hope blue ano
Rims: Mavic X517 silver ano
Hubs: Hope blue ano
spokes: stainless db
Tyres: IRC Mythos XC 2.1K F & R
Saddle: Bontrager Ti Selle San Marco (with me since 993ish)
Seatpost: Syncros silver
Seatpost Binder: Kona
Extra's: Original crud catcher, with me since .... long, can't remember
Common sense was never common
28h silver rear Suntour hub
32h Ritchey champagne WCS front hub