1990 Kona Explosif now completed

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A bit of progress. It’s had a coat of primer and black paint and the decals have arrived from Gil. The neon pink splatter hasn’t quite worked on the forks so I’m not risking the blue I bought. I’m waiting for some different blue and pink paint to come to try it again.
 

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New paint arrived and I’ve splatted it and given it a couple of coats of Kerin lacquer.
I’ll leave it to harden for a day or two and then get it put back together.
 

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That’s looking great! Not sure I’d be brave enough to try a splatter paint job. Nice choice of colours 👍
 

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Splatter is the easiest part I’d say. Just get a 1/2 inch brush spray paint into to cans lid and flick away. I did find that you’re better off using a little at a time to get smaller spots of splatter, as the paint starts to go off quickly and starts to string together more.
 

konacarl

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Finished building it now with the exception of the shark fin.

here’s the spec:

Frame: Tange prestige tubing
Forks: Kona project 2 with 1 inch steerer
Paint: spray.bike black with Montana gold blue and pink splatter. Lacquered with spray.Bike kerin metallic fleck.
Decals: Gil
Headset: Tange Falcon sealed bearing
Stem: Kona velocity 1 inch
Handlebars: ITM alloy
Seatpost: Kalloy
Saddle: Avocet Kona
Seat binder: Shimano Xt
Grips: ODI
Brake levers/Shifters: Shimano Dx m075
Cables: Jagwire
Brakes: Shimano dx m650 cantis with Shimano straddle wires
Front derailleur: Shimano Xt M735
Rear derailleur: Shimano Xt M735
Chainset: Shimano Xt M 730
Chainrings: Middleburn outer, Shimano Sg middle and granny
Chain: KMC X8-93
Bottom bracket: Shimano XT Un7x
Pedals: Shimano Dx M650
Rims: Araya rx7
Rear hub: Shimano XT M732
Front Hub: Shimano Dx m650
Spoke: Dt Swiss plain gauge
Tyres: Vittoria freedom dual direction

weight:27lbs dead on

Thanks to Everyone who’s helped with parts👍
 

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:cool: Really needs full size images instead of thumbnails. You can choose which when uploading images, you can also edit you post and insert them as full images.
 
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