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 Post subject: 1998 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 7:36 am 
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http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-1835129- ... dZViewItem


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 9:02 am 
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Beautiful frame. Mind you, there's often something disquieting about buying a de-badged top of the line frame with the lock still attached!:shock:


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 10:46 am 
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This is not a Hei Hei.

The 1998 had a painted head tube and all Hei Heis are Sandvick and have distinctive bullet shaped ends to the stays at the drop outs.

This also has a rear canti hanger. No kona ever had these and were all v brake since 1997.

so there.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 11:39 am 
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Er...it is Adam.

Er..

Its not a 1998 :)

Same as mine 1991.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 12:47 pm 
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Is there a Kona expert in the house?!


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 12:52 pm 
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Hmm.. does anyone like Konas?

Haha Jez has got a ringer, Jez has got a ringer. :wink:

Ok, I'm misleading you all, I like Konas.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 1:05 pm 
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All Hei Hei have made in usa on bb shell.

The drop outs are exactly the same as mine and mines a pre-bullit drop out model. 1990/1991.

And to top it off, my best mate has a 19" Hei Hei of the same era:

- Same drop outs
- top tube cable stop and also the "ring" cable stop on stays
- Made in USA on BB
- same extended headtube 1 1/8th headtube


Ill get some pics..


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 4:25 pm 
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Cor! Two of you have been duped!
When it says made in USA it's not meant to be in biro!






OK, kidding over. :wink:
It looks distinctly Kona to me.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 5:46 pm 
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Yummy, humble pie. I'll be the first to admit I might have been wrong. It's never happened before so I am not too sure what to say.

I wasn't ever expecting to see a 'retro' hei hei on fleebay. It was the rear cable hanger that threw me.

I am now prepared to admit it imght be 1992

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for comparison

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I am going to go and chastise myself before saying 1,992 "Hail Hei hei"s at my Kona alter.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 7:22 pm 
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I forgive you Adam.



Just....


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