- WTD – Kona Explosif frame
You want one like this?
Well… actually not like this since it doesn’t fit your requirements.
Cosmetics immaterial – oh yes, no garage queen here
but no major dents – er… massive dent in top tube
chainsuck damage – no, but the chainstay snapped at the dropout so I got some horizontal dropouts put on.
ovalised headtubes or that sort of stuff – I added a braze on for good rear V-brake routing. Bottom bracket needs PTFE tape to stay tight. Paint removed from headtube area and bottom bracket while checking cracks to confirm it was only the paint… Headset trollied but was glued in with araldite many years ago. I’m dreading taking it out when it needs replaced.
Braze work was painted with Hammerite but now rusting nicely. Imean… why would you want an old frame to look good? It’s patina, and it’s all my own work
Note – bike/frame not for sale… nor will it ever be. Either I kill this once and for all or it will outlive me 😈Posted 6 years agoAndy RSubscriber
I’ve already got one like yours – 1995, was the same colour but now blue.Posted 6 years ago
Ideally I’m after the ’96 or ’97 for another project as they have slightly more tyre clearance and the ’97 is full Columbus and has different dropouts that aren’t so prone to breaking.
Having said that, the’95 that I have is fine (that’ll be me jinxed then…)
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