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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:10 pm 
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Well I got some inspiration from a few well informed build threads ;-)

The forks actually came from a sale offering on Pink Bike. Have been looking for best part of a year for these. Unfortunately I didn’t get much change out of Mark in the States, as he was also sold out of anything shiny metallic resembling a Z2 atom.

According to the Californian seller, i bought them from (very nice chap who also emailed me service instructions) said he’d installed an extension kit on these to achieve 80mm travel without adjustment to overall stand-height. Will see how it looks with the new stiff strings whether that's true!


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 Post subject: Re: 97’ Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 97’ Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:34 am 
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romanrinos wrote:
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Wow Sándor, that is an excellent collection of components for a 1997 Hei Hei. This build is going to look top-notch 8) .

Did you decide to go with Smoke and Dart, and have you sorted out a choice of wheels?

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 Post subject: Re: 97’ Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:49 am 
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romanrinos wrote:
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Nothing to see here, move along.

<grabs stash runs off>

Interesting you're going with the octolink BB and cranks. I've not heard good things but I'm curious how they'll fair especially as they always seem to get scuffed and tatty quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: 97’ Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:52 pm 
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follow with interest - nice assortment of parts.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:38 pm 
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Wow Sándor, that is an excellent collection of components for a 1997 Hei Hei. This build is going to look top-notch 8) .

Did you decide to go with Smoke and Dart, and have you sorted out a choice of wheels?


Thanks Pip. My favourite are the Porcipaws!

Have managed to secure a fresh set of Lite S Michelin Wildgrippers or pairing with a white pair of Panaracer Dart / Smoke for Summer that I also have stored away.

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Interesting you're going with the octolink BB and cranks. I've not heard good things but I'm curious how they'll fair especially as they always seem to get scuffed and tatty quickly.


Yep, seen the mixed reviews, but they came up for sale as a honest sum as opposed to the crazy price elsewhere, so decided to go for them. If well maintained, they should last, and they'll be light. I'll use crank boots on them for the rougher trails if you want to buy them when I'm done! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 97’ Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:55 pm 
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Blank canvas

>Cuts zip tie<


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:16 pm 
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Well I'm aroused. And I've just noticed she's got 98 cable routing so I guess she was made in the second half of the production run.


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 Post subject: Re: 97’ Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:39 am 
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Yes indeed. It's got the change to 3-stripes to enable routing. Bottom bracket now out which was a lump of junk.

Looking forward to testing the forks too. Should be a nice light build.


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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:58 am 
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Thinking of mounting a Ringle Slamma Jamma headset. What are opinions? Too much oversize?


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