Bought this 19" Kona Hei Hei bare frame a year ago. Living abroad it's taking me a while to source the parts i want and fly them over in my luggage, but i'm determined to get it finished...one day!
Originally owned by a tech at Singletrack Cycles in Gloucester, then sold to it's long term owner who raced it extensively over the years before selling on ebay. I bought the frame from the ebayer who bought it to strip and sell off the parts (shame really...). I learned it's origin by using ebay history to track down the long term owner and find out from him that it's a genuine bike, not stolen. He even had the original laminated owner card and handbook.
The frame is a 1999 but the owner removed the decals and red paint from the headtube when they got tatty, the red overspray residue is still visible inside the headtube, so no doubt about the year.
This Hei Hei will get mostly new parts so it won't be pure retro but it will retain it's classic looks (no discs or modern fork) and hopefully will ride like a new bike
Here goes then...