1996 Kona Explosif (send help!)

jonnymcenroe

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This has been a slow burner.

Few creases to iron out here.

Having chainline issues and headset ones.

Close to it's final form however.

Frame: Columbus max

Fork: Kona triple butted p2 (thanks Rob)

Headset: Syncros
Stem: syncros
Handlebar: Titec Ti
Grips: Yeti
Barends: X-lite Ti end caps

Brakes: XTR m970, m960
Brake Pads: Fibrax
Brake Cables: XTR
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: XTR m950

Shifters: XTR m951
Front Derailleur: XTR m950
Rear Derailleur: XTR m950
Derailleur Cables: XTR
Cassette: m737
Chain: KMC hollow
Cranks: Cook Bros
Crank Bolts: Generic
Chainrings: Cook bros, Spot, Curve
Chainring bolts: Generic (cook?)
Bottom Bracket: issues :/
Pedals: Syncros Mag

Hub Skewers: Mavic
Rims: Mavic crossride
Hubs: Mavic crossride
Nipples: Mavic
Spokes: Mavic
Tyres: Michelin wildgripper comp s
Tubes: pass

Saddle: Fizi poggio Ti
Seatpost: Thomson elite
Seatpost Binder: Kona

Weight: not much

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Re: 1996 Kona Explosif

:cool: is that a 17"?
 

jonnymcenroe

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Re:

It is

Only taken it round the block a couple times so to speak and already I can see why these frames are special, laser guided missile comes to mind.

Can't wait to actually ride it properly. This is next to impossible at the minute due to the headset issues (it's stuck :( ) and the BB size, both issues appear insurmountable at present until someone (or I do) comes up with a brilliant plan to save it.


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:LOL:


We went for something... different!

(you got me second guessing everythings the right way round 'tho!)

Rear mech cable is a brake outer 'cos it was that or black jagwire at the time of fitting up.


Hoping this isn't your only comment Al!

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Re: 1996 Kona Explosif

17" :cool: :cool:

So what are the issues with the bb and headset?
 

benjabbi

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Lovely bike, I'd like to try a Columbus Explosif, just to see if I can tell any difference between it and my 94 Tange Prestige frame. 17" is not so easy to come by, I've not tried one but suspect it would be perfect for me, mines 16" and I have seatpost insertion anxiety but wouldn't want the frame much longer really!
 

adroitstif

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Re: 1996 Kona Explosif

Always fancied one of these; hard to find an undented one. Thumbs up for the tasteful and interesting finishing kit!
 

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Re: 1996 Kona Explosif

Another thing, when i run one-piece outer i run it straight to the bar on the arm, no noodle.
 

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