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 Post subject: 1988 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:32 am 
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Here is my 1988 Kona Explosif

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I am the third owner - so heartfelt thanks to John who recently parted with it.

John tells me it was one of the first Konas imported into Europe for a sponsored rider when Kona were with The Bicycle Group.

It is mainly original parts except the very un-retro LX hubs, but they are laced to a Mavic 231 rims. The handlebar is a straght Syncros bar. Anyone remember the name?

I have been working on several bikes for a few years now and in typical London Bus fashion, most of them should be finished fairly soon!

When they are finished I will be posting them here. Please have a look and tell me what you think.

Thanks-a-plenty to all who have helped me source various parts for my various projects. And yes, I've given it a thrashing and it rides really well!


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That is really cool, love the colour scheme.

I've edited your original post to include the pic.


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Yeah thats real cool!

My cindercone is the same era as that - the white splatter variety.


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Hmmmmm........EXPLOSIF..........Doughnuts........drool........drool


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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:23 pm 
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adamgent wrote:
Here is my 1988 Kona Explosif


The handlebar is a straght Syncros bar. Anyone remember the name?



Wasn't it the Syncros shotgun bar...sounds about right to me. I love the pre 90 konas..not seen a track two fork on sale anywhere before but they sell Kona Hots on ebay.com every now and again.

Deffo one for a future bike of the month :D

Rich


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 Post subject: Syncros Shotgun
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:53 pm 
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Cheers for the big-up! Syncros Shotgun indeed! That was their straight bar. Well rembered. I've just tried to google-ize it to find a picture but no joy.

Chin Chin.


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 Post subject: your cycle
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:06 pm 
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i had one of these to way back in time i loved it i got it second hand back then had such a good time on it ..sold it and got a another cycle that was not as good ..one of my best rides i have had ..i had the same paint and xt on it ..my aliminium o is going to be done by next month cant wait


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Just beautiful!


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