Built this up to replace my '93 Hahanna (which is for sale, now sold
) as a run-a-round.
I was using Schwalbe 'Crazy Bobs' in 2.35 size on the Hahanna, but they won't fit on the rear of the '98 Explosif, but do on my '97 Explosif, how frustrating!
Anyone got any 'street/road' tyres they don't need, say in 2.1 size?
The grey Oury grips are very nice, but do get dirty rather easily
My rear brake 'cable guide' is a bit 'Heath Robinson' but seems to do the trick!
Bit of occasional chain slip, I think it's probably new chain / older gears
The front brake cable hanger (thanks hoegaardenadds1) is a temporary measure until the fork mounted one arrives, but works ok.
Anyway, the spec...
Frame: 98 Kona Explosif (Reynolds 853) 19"
Fork: Kona Project 2 Tripple Butted
Headset: Cane Creek S2
Brakes: DiaCompe 986 Cantis with
Brake Pads: Koolstops (red) - goes well with the decals!
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: DiaCompe SS5's
Shifters: XT Thumbies
Front Derailleur: XT Top Pull (28.6mm)
Rear Derailleur: LX
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano 7spd
Cranks: Sugino Mighty 900
Crank Bolts: Middleburn self extracting Ti
Chainrings: Sugino 42,32,22
Bottom Bracket: UN-71
Pedals: Suntour XC Pro
Hub Skewers: Shimano
Rims: Mavic 217 SUP
Hubs: Simano Deore DX
Spokes: DB Stainless
Tyres: Onza Porcs! Need Street / Road tyres
Saddle: Flite Titanium
Seatpost: Control Tech 27.0
Seatpost Binder: Kona
Thoughts and opinions always welcome