Until 1990, the Kona HeiHei was made by Merlin. Since 1990, they were made by Sandvik.
The Heihei was one of the better titanium frame. Difficult to split this frame with their project 2 fork it was sold with, like the other Kona.
Until 93, the Kona heihei was built for being riding without suspension fork, and for appreciating the particular geometrie drawn by Jo Murray. The titanium P2 are very rare and made for lucky racers first but they were very expensive to be made. So Kona swapped the fork for a suspension marzzochi fork in the 1994 catalog, with new suspension geometries (the P2 fork was longer…).
The ti P2's seem the hardest part to find and going by an old thread on here very expensive,think they asked for $600 or might have been £600 and got it judging by the people who formed a queue
but i'm expecting that really. The reason i want a 93 Hei Hei,apart from the Steve Peat thing,is Shimano XTR was out and all the titanium parts from Kona the Velocity stem,bars,o beam seatpost were out aswell. From then on i've just had an idea of an ultimate Kona Hei Hei build with all those parts. Once i've finished the 1990 Explosif build i'm doing i'll be starting the hunt but while i'm on the search i'll start collecting the XTR parts and hopefully some of the Kona Ti parts and see how it go's. I'm hoping i don't end up with a load of XTR parts and no frame
Konas:1988/89 Fire Mountain,Cindercone,Explosif.
Kona: 1992 Lavadome,1993 Lavadome
Muddy Fox: 1990 Pathfinder
1992ish Dave Yates Diablo
Denton Cycles: 1995
Saracen: 1989/90 Killiflyer