I found a 1992 21" Kona Explosif Pro with Deore DX components that I am considering buying for my South American tour.
Here it is:
I'm worried about two things.
1.) The chainstay length is only 16.75 (42.5 cm). I read somewhere that 45cm is ideal for touring, however we are talking about 1".
Is this long enough for heavy load touring.. Is the geometry 'ideal' for touring?
2.) The front fork is currently a rox shock. I will have to replace this with a rigid fork. Will this be an easy replacement, and will the bike have the same functionality after replacement?
Here are the specs
The dude accepted my offer of $200; does this sound like a decent price?
I have plenty of time to wait and find the right bike, but this one looks like a very nice bike at a very reasonable price.