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 Post subject: 1990 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:03 pm 
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I wasn't going to post pictures until I got some Suntour pedals and Kona grips but the saddle arrived this morning and I couldn't resist.

By the time I manage to get pedals and grips it probably won't be clean any more.

Except for the pedals and grips the spec is the same as here http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=12076


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:48 pm 
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stunning, BOTM stuff- nice one mate 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:04 pm 
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Lovely.

Where did you find something in that sort of condition, looks amazing.

Track Two forks and Maximum and Reaction tyres. mmmmm


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Wow :shock:

That is pristine 8) I cant belive the condition, Im sure you will keep it that way but it will be a quick bike, My 1990 Cindercone is my fav retro steed that gets dirty very often , it rides like nothing else I own and is bullet proof.

Great Catch there and one to keep for future.


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
CLEAN :!:

Never have I seen those forks in the flesh, yet :twisted:


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That's how it should be done, tres 8) . None of this SS malarky.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:16 pm 
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Thanks for the positive comments.

When I first got it I went for a quick spin but this afternoon I went for the first run without 20 years of grime on the drive train and it's completely transformed it, plus the brakes work better now :D

One change I will be making though is the tyres, I've only done about 10 miles and had both a front and rear puncture.

The current tyres and tubes are also heavy, I reckon the replacements will save about a pound in weight, I'm not a mega weight-weenie but one area I do like saving weight is wheels/tyres.


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very nice 8)


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wow....thats looks great!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:32 pm 
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An old mate had one of these bitd his parents were loaded he trashed it! just used to drop it when he got off it :x Yours has clearly been looked after VERY nice 8)


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