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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:57 pm 
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pipmeister wrote:
Neilios wrote:
Another belter!

Who made the frames for Kona?


al-onestare wrote:
At this point in time it was Sandvik.


I think you'll find that it would be more accurate to say that the frames were fabricated for Kona by Titanium Sports in Kennewick, Washington.

Sandvik (now Sandvik Special Metals) were the company who produced the tubing to Kona's specification.

Pip.


That'll be why it looks like my Ti Sports Hummer! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:05 pm 
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kona is one off the best titanium frame !!! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:13 pm 
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just a few random shots of parts on bike, mainly ones which will be coming off soon.


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:17 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:23 pm 
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Out on the bike today, happy with it for now.

As i said i will change over the red for silver when i have a bit of spare time. For now though here is the spec as it stands.

Frame: 1996 Kona Hei Hei

Fork: Rock Shox Judy FSX

Headset: Chris King SV
Stem: Ringle
Handlebar: Answer Hyperlite
Grips: Ritchey WCS

Brakes: Control Tech V brakes
Brake Pads: Ritchey
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: Machine Tech Zero Flex

Shifters: Shimano XTR 9spd
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: Syncros
Crank Bolts: FRM Ti
Chainrings: Race Face
Chainring bolts: Red
Bottom Bracket: Hope Ti
Pedals: Shimano XT

Hub Skewers: Hope Ti
Rims: Mavic SUP CD
Hubs: Hope
Nipples: Yes
Spokes: Yes
Tyres: Wildgripper butterscotch
Tubes: Yes

Saddle: Flite Ti
Seatpost: Ringle
Seatpost Binder: Kona


A couple of pics :)

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:35 pm 
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CT Vs, nice! i have a set in red! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:31 am 
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8) very nice - I like :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:16 pm 
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RockiMtn wrote:
CT Vs, nice! i have a set in red! ;)


I think ive seen those :)

I really like them, simple design but well made and very powerful. Super easy to set up too but couldnt get the rear arms any further in so are sticking out further than i would like :( have you had them fitted? how did you set the rears up? what brake blocks did you use as that is the only thing you can change really :)

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:18 pm 
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magas wrote:
8) very nice - I like :)



Cheers :)

Havent had a chance to ride it properly yet, so looking forward to that.

Mark


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 Post subject: Re: 1996 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:21 am 
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mkone wrote:
Got back today and decided to fit the headset. I went with the red cups as i decided to use the red wheelset i have, to keep with the build it with what i have idea, instead of waiting for parts to finish yet another build.

Also had a red post so have ended up colour matching after all :roll:

Might still put a silver headset in and silver post as im not sure if i like the red, anyway, a quick couple of pics as it stands now.



This frame is the perfect retro frame for me. Every time I ride my exlosif'96 (the 94 is under restoration) I think the same...any of my other hardtails puts that smile on my face.


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