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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:19 pm 
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Definitely the gold headset :)


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:04 pm 
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Cross ovalized Ti stems are much stiffer ;) I had a 150mm one custom made by the Ti fabricator at McLaren F1 bitd. Total work of art, but since sold. It felt as stiff as steel and i lived in the free weights room back then.


Carumba - you went to McLaren for obtain a Ti Stem!? That deserves to be in a show-case in it's own right. I wonder if they would built a custom Ti fork! Do you have a photo if it?


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Love this, beautiful looking frame.

I'm close to having all the bits bought for my Marin team ti so will be giving the frame some attention soon. Was going to use scotchbrite what does the lemon juice do?


Thank you. It's in almost new condition which makes me wonder if it ever had the ti noodle fitted in the first case. Since some of the Hei Hei's were raced without them being fitted, it's possible this one never had one installed. Hard to imagine someone cutting it for a V-brake now.

Lemon juice is just like a citrus cleaner or degreaser. But with some added freshness :D

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Definitely the gold headset

..The other possibility would be an original Impact headset but with a weight penalty. Decisions desisions! 8)


Some more pics of some of the goods instore.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:50 pm 
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So after several trialing attempts, and mockups, the frame is back from the metalworkers and I have to say i'm pretty pleased with the results.

Apparently they have also been building bits for the BLOODHOUND SSC land-speed record attempt - after waiting for several of their larger orders to pass, the frame finally got delivered last Saturday. Understand it's been also good for the company to be able to showcase their work on a finer scale. Im pretty to have been able to find the 5mm Ti tubing in the first instance.

The company was called Supreme Engineering, and despite the wait, I'd whole heartedly recommend them.

http://www.supreme-eng.com


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That is an amazing job done there - well done for persevering with recreating the Brake Noodle.... and well done Supreme Engineering!

Looking forward to seeing the XTR 900 build.

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