Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:03 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:14 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Posts: 10
Here is my 1991 Kona Explosif.
This bike was given to me on the condition I don’t sell it. (Thats fine by me)
Its a one owner bike and came with a set of pace rc30 forks as a warranty upgrade on the original track2 forks. It was used as a commuter for the last 4 years without seeing a bucket. Everything was covered in black oily dirt. 2 cans of degreaser later all the components move freely and are in reasonable condition given the parts look to be original.
To get the bike working again I have had to replace the original grease port bb to a shimano un55 bb. Replace all the inner and outer cables with jagwire cables. Replace the heavy wire bead commuter tyres with repro panaracer smoke tyres. Finally swap out the original seat with my preferred seat (a £20 chinese carbon Jobby). I also replaced the pace fork to a triple butted project2 fork.

Its maiden voyage under me was along the canal manchester to lymm where I found a little woodland that I could test out its off road ability.
IT'S ALIVE.
ImageKona by Sam Rogers, on Flickr


Last edited by Samdrog on Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:11 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:47 pm
Posts: 1002
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Samdrog wrote:
Can’t figure out how to make the pictures work


You will need to either reduce the picture file size to add it to a post, or link your photos to a Picture Hosting Site.

There's a thread on this subject where PeachyPM has documented the maximum pixels width as 1080.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=396222&hilit

Pip.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:24 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Posts: 10
pipmeister wrote:
Samdrog wrote:
Can’t figure out how to make the pictures work


You will need to either reduce the picture file size to add it to a post, or link your photos to a Picture Hosting Site.

There's a thread on this subject where PeachyPM has documented the maximum pixels width as 1080.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=396222&hilit

Pip.


Thank you. Managed after your link.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:47 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:31 pm
Posts: 307
Konas from 1991-93 are my favourite-looking. I'd have the dork disc off, especially since it's cracked, but otherwise it looks great.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Posts: 10
The dork disc going soon as I'm looking to build a pair of wheels for it. The current ones are old and past it. The front is original I believe. The rear has a BOS sticker and an American flag on it. Im unsure of the brand.

The paint is rough and bare steel is visible in areas. There are no dents anywhere so its a very good starting point. I know from looking at the 1991 catalogue that the frame should be a purple/blue colour. Does anyone know of the paint colour for it?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Kona Explosif
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:13 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:29 pm
Posts: 5123
Location: peak district
Looks great, would be nice to see some more pics.

The RC30 are great forks but i think you made the right choice putting P2's on 8)

Those woods look really nice too.

Mark


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: chrisv40 and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group