Kabush's 2000 Olympic Kona hardtail

PeterPerfect

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Wow. That's pretty special. I wonder how much it will go for?

Will work it out when it ends.

Must be in the region of £4 - 500.
 

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Rather interestingly, this bike has all the trappings of the 2001 Explosif - the second year that the Explosif was constructed from an Easton Scandium & 7005 Aluminum mix. Only the Top Tube and Down Tube were Scandium on the 2000 & 2001 models. Incidentally, it was the predecessor of the superb 2003 Kula Primo, which along with the King were the first Konas to be constructed entirely from Scandium.

Anyway, despite allegedly being used at the 2000 Olympics, Geoff Kabush's bike has the 2001 font Decals, rather than the Glow In The Dark 2000 Decals, and most of the 2001 paint scheme - except for the additional custom flames. See examples of 2001 and 2000 Explosifs below:

Geoff's:

2000_1 Explosif Team 21 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

2001:

2001 Explosif 18 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

2000:

2000 Explosif_DS 040615 by Philip Mock, on Flickr

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