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 Post subject: 1995 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:18 pm 
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Kona Hei Hei

This looks like a ripping deal-o. In my vicinity. Anyone interested? cdn$500 is about 240 british pounds.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:18 pm 
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I'm right on it - emailed him - Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:40 pm 
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Anyone get this?

Its ok - I've had enuff of Hei Heis so Ill keep away ;)

Just keen to see build and pics?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:04 am 
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I'm on it and I've NEVER had a Hei Hei!

The guy said he's out of town now for a week but would come back to me soon.

Here's hoping....

Am I right in thinking that this later model is not as good as the earlier ones both in material, build quality and geometry?
I know I prefer the early "stretched-out" geometry of my early Kilauea over my later one.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:07 am 
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Mmmmm- the later ones are probably better made. I've had 3 1995 eras and my current one is an early one without the bullit style ends. I found the later ones had really nice welding whereas mine is a little bit blobby in areas.

Has it got the extended seat tube common to most/all Konas? For some reason the most common 1994/1995-ish one seemed to have a lopped seat-tube. Wierd they did that over that period. They seemed to revert back to the long seat tube design after a while in later revisions.

Think mines a 1991-1993 but need it verifying.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:26 am 
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He hasn't any photos available yet. I'll let you know as soon as I do.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:04 am 
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Jez,

Your 91 Hei Hei, is it 1" steerer?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:06 am 
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Nah its a 1 1/8th mate


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:21 am 
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I've got a 1" Track Two (+ 1 1/8 - 1" headset reducer), a pair of NOS Equillibrium & Propulsion tyres and a NOS Combo Bottle Cage.

Would look great on an early Hei Hei, a la:

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Wadya think?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:23 am 
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Bah Adam!

Have a combo cage + I have a pair of track 2s coming ;)

...wouldn't mind the tyres tho.

mail moi!


Last edited by jez-4-bikes-max on Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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