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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:30 pm 
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Lovely bike, one of the nicest colourways :D


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Very smart. A lovely colour for sure :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:03 pm 
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Beauty! Thanks for sharing!


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i think i just found the colour for my next bike!


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Pretty,
the levers, shifter look really low end... lower then LX to me.
EDIT
oh a picture of the model number ST-M050

Makes it Exage 500LX from 19901/2 era



I also read about the recall of the Track Two forks (though a few weeks ago, don't know where or why I did)

That design of Track Two was the redesign in 1991 (so says the catalogue)



I'll say it's a 1991 Explosif, with parts pinched of it and some other stuff put on in place. (sou wouldn't describe it as NOS, though the frame and most the parts do certainly look like it)

The frame colour though not in the catalogue in 1991 as a choice in the UK is in a picture with the P2 forks on in said catalogue.


you can differ if you want of course :D


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The Recall Notice


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:57 pm 
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I'm glad the shifters close up photo was useful, the model # is really tiny.
I think the track two recall article can be found on that konamuseum website (can't post the link at the moment).
So according to the info coming up on this thread this setup is a mix of parts all available as options for the explosif at the time?
Judging from the state of the bike I'd think this bike wasn't modified after the purchase. Could this be the original configuration built by the shop owner at the time (for reasons unknown?)
The shop I got it from said this was the last of 5 Konas (explosif?) he acquired from another shop in Winterthur where the bikes were sitting unsold since the '90s...
would be nice to know where the other 4 are :-)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:59 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
The Recall Notice


exactly :-)


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FluffyChicken wrote:
Pretty,
the levers, shifter look really low end... lower then LX to me.
EDIT
oh a picture of the model number ST-M050

Makes it Exage 500LX from 19901/2 era









these were also badged as Deore LX, I gave a load to somebody on here


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:29 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
FluffyChicken wrote:
Pretty,
the levers, shifter look really low end... lower then LX to me.
EDIT
oh a picture of the model number ST-M050

Makes it Exage 500LX from 19901/2 era




these were also badged as Deore LX, I gave a load to somebody on here


Where they? ST-M060 was the LX ones
Saying that if anyone can tell me the difference other than some rubber hoods from the pictures then your doing well :)
1992 (same as 1991)
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/8623 ... series.jpg
http://img510.imageshack.us/i/1992deorelx.jpg/


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