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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:07 am 
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Reckon it might go higher than this...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kona-18-5-Hei ... 232fe062c2


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:45 pm 
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So 19" frame and pre 97 with that routing and non-original decals. I wonder what it'll go for.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:19 pm 
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I think it's a 94 with the shorter seat tube extension above the top tube.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:07 pm 
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I'd say 18" frame '95 -'96 with that geometry and short head tube. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:03 pm 
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Spoke to the seller and the frame number is B18328. Any ideas of the year??


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:08 am 
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Definitely 18" then but I don't know what the 328 stands for. Possibly number 328 of that year... The short seat tube extension/ shallower top tube angle was only around for the '95-'96 model hei hei. I had one once but it never looked Kona enough for my liking!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:46 am 
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The non kona kona. Don't like it at all.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:16 pm 
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haggis wrote:
The non kona kona. Don't like it at all.

Me neither, needs more seat tube!!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:52 pm 
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konaman1 wrote:
Definitely 18" then but I don't know what the 328 stands for. Possibly number 328 of that year... The short seat tube extension/ shallower top tube angle was only around for the '95-'96 model hei hei. I had one once but it never looked Kona enough for my liking!


Yes, probably a 95 or a 96 like you say. I had a 1996 19" Hei Hei with the short seat tube extension, and while it was alright, it never looked like a Kona.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:09 pm 
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It always struck me as strange that Kona would change the top tube slope of their flagship Hei Hei and not any of the other models, as after all the steep sloping top tube was their trademark. Does anyone know how or why this came about? :?


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