For Sale Kona Explosif Frameset size 17”

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Dirt Disciple
Great condition Explosif frameset considering the age. Some age related marks, paint chips, cable rub, chainslap etc but no dents or anything serious and being black the paint damage is easily touched up. Size is measured from centre bb to top of seat tube.
The frame and forks have original decals and the bb grease nipple.
The seatpost is not original but is a Kalloy post consistent with the age. I’ve shimmed it as it was slight loose and now works fine. Bb threads are fine.
Headset is a brand new Deore XT (quite expensive!).
Seat clamp, dog collar, and front canti cable hanger are original as far as I know. I refurbished the stem and forks as they were easy to do.
All builds into a fab early 90’s high end Kona. I’ve included a pic of the (almost) complete bike before I decided to split it.
Any questions please ask.
Collection fro Bristol area.
£250
 

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Hitshot

Dirt Disciple
Yes I might consider posting- obviously the buyer would need to cover the cost which I guess would be circa £15. A point to note is that these are not the original triple butted forks although they are Kona Project 2. They weigh under 900g so I didn’t feel it was worth worrying about the marginal weight saving (140g?) for triple butted forks.
 

Darth Kona

Retro Newbie
I’ve only just joined here so I can’t pm yet. Very interested in this frame but I’ve a question about the size. I have a 91 Lava Dome which I know was sold as a 16” frame and it fits me perfectly. Would you be able to give me the measurement on this frame from the BB centre to the top of the top tube?
 

Darth Kona

Retro Newbie
Thanks, that’s the measurement I was hoping for. So I really want it now, but did you decide whether you’d post? I’m in Essex. If we can agree on a price including shipping I’ll take it. I only joined here because of this advert and I’m not sure how long I need to be a member here before I can pm you.? Or maybe you can pm me with a email address or phone number so we can text, because I’m guessing I’ll need your Paypal address, and to discuss etc. That’s if you can ship the frame, I’d be very grateful if you can.

Just one other question if you don’t mind… Are the forks and stem from the right year? or just painted up to match? The stem looks like a later model to me but I might be wrong.
 

coombeF

Retro Newbie
Thanks, that’s the measurement I was hoping for. So I really want it now, but did you decide whether you’d post? I’m in Essex. If we can agree on a price including shipping I’ll take it. I only joined here because of this advert and I’m not sure how long I need to be a member here before I can pm you.? Or maybe you can pm me with a email address or phone number so we can text, because I’m guessing I’ll need your Paypal address, and to discuss etc. That’s if you can ship the frame, I’d be very grateful if you can.

Just one other question if you don’t mind… Are the forks and stem from the right year? or just painted up to match? The stem looks like a later model to me but I might be wrong.
Hi is the frame still for sale?
 
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