1997 Kona Explosif

TheGMan

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I am the original owner of this 1997 Explosif.
Sold it to a mate at work about 6 years ago. pestered him ever since, he sold me it back yesterday as he got a new trek for christmas. :D It's just the same as when I sold it...

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Unsure what to do with it yet as i also have a Lavadome that needs doing up... :roll:
I upgraded to the Pace forks at the time of purchase (When New)
Picture makes it look in better nik than it is...
 

jonnyboy666

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i like those, a friend has one and it's really nice condition aswel like your one.

1st things first though, new jockey wheels! ;) :D
 

coomber

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Looks like neither of you have ever ridden it!

That is one of my favourite ever Kona's and one of the best ever colours.

Lovely. Thanks for sharing!
 

azaro

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That's lovely, although my ageing back would necessitate a new stem!

Wish someone on here had bought my old P7 from Leisure Lakes last year and would post pics!
 

TheGMan

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The pictures make it look like it's mint, it has a dint in the top tube (caused by a bang from the Dewy 2 bar ends it used to have) and has been well used by me but my collegue just took it on the canal now and again, I rode for Bob Jacksons Cycles and I'm told it would braze fill and a respray would get it back to brilliant.

I may flip the stem as I'm not as young as when I had it first time. :cry:

Had a PM about size, it's a 19"..

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Thanks for the comments lads...
 

TooHiBMI

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I'm so jealous - but in a positive way. Wish Santa had brought me a Kona as smart looking as that. Funny how you get attached to your own rides - not sure that selling the special ones really transfers 'ownership'.
 

renaldo

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I really like the Pace forks on this, and wouldn't worry about fixing the dent and getting it resprayed, unless its a lot worse than it looks in the pics - as it was yours from new I think its nice that is original and the scrapes tell a story. I'd change those tyres though...but overall lovely :D
 
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