Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:12 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 3:17 am 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:57 pm
Posts: 84
Location: B in G in E on E in U
Anthony wrote:
I can't tell any difference between the head tube spirals for 94 and 95


Actually I think there is a difference:

After looking over the different pictures I gathered over the last Days and looking into the 95 Catalouge there seems to be a difference which isn't obvious on the first observation.
The 95 Spiral has the word Kona in orange underneath while the 94 Spiral has Kona written in Silver underneath. Also the second colour in the spiral seems to be gold instead of silver.
At least all models with Kona written in gold on the downtube (as the 95 Hei Hei and King Kahuna) had the different spiral.
The only ramaining question seems to be if there where Hei Heis with the silver/orange decals in 95...

Cheers Dan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:21 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider

Joined: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:22 pm
Posts: 7306
Location: Hove
You may be right actually. If you look at the picture below, you would say that there is no difference, but in 1995 some Konas had silver/grey decals like this Kilauea, and some had yellow decals, like the Hei Hei. I think it may well be that the models with yellow decals had a different spiral, with yellow replacing silver/grey.


Attachments:
1994 and 95 Kona Spirals.JPG
1994 and 95 Kona Spirals.JPG [ 225.38 KiB | Viewed 2854 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 9:58 am 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:57 pm
Posts: 84
Location: B in G in E on E in U
And here's a pic of the spiral (+controls) on my Hei Hei:

Image


Considering the 95 Decals, are those all yellow and silver or was there a gold version too? On many pictures the decals look as if they are gold!

Cheers Dan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:57 pm
Posts: 84
Location: B in G in E on E in U
As I thought, some of the '95 Kona decals are Orange and Gold, as you can see in this thread.

Image
by Plus one2010

The '95 Hei Heis should also be fitted with a orange and gold spiral, as in the catalouge.

Closest guess is that my frame is a '94 then.

Still very happy with it, the ride would be the same anyway with '94-'96 frames.

Greets
Dan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:57 pm
Posts: 84
Location: B in G in E on E in U
If you ever wondered why they invented brakeboosters in the first place...
Try to squeezze a long arm cantilever on a Ti Frame with modest seatstay diameter.

The solution looks... well UGLY:

Image

but it works tremendously well. IRD brake arms with some WTB and Machine Tech hardware, boosted by IRD Tubular Cantilever Bridge

Form follows function in this case I'm afraid... :shock:

Greets Dan


Last edited by huhue on Fri May 11, 2012 11:21 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 10:02 am 
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
.o.T.M Triple Crown Winner
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:59 pm
Posts: 3135
Location: Sunny South of France
Image
Happy to see that you use a canti hanger. I hate to see V brake on such frames.

Enjoy your HeiHei !
:lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:57 pm
Posts: 84
Location: B in G in E on E in U
24pouces wrote:
Happy to see that you use a canti hanger. I hate to see V brake on such frames.

Enjoy your HeiHei !
:lol:


Thank's mate doing that a lot!

The canti hanger actually made me want that frame (besides other reasons), because I wanted to keep the IRDs in use. The IRDs where organized (given to me) because of the mojo "hand job" they where used with first... :wink:
Actually this build is quite "Frankenbike", Loads of Retro in the Back and '97 onwards in the front. But as long as it's good for ridin' I'am fine with it.

Greetz Dan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:15 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 am
Posts: 3146
Location: Whiskey bent & hellbound!
Nice Hei hei you have and it is good that you have some cantis out the back :D

Vs are okay on a Hei Hei but you really do have to use a booster on the rear as the flex is pretty bad!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 12:24 am 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:57 pm
Posts: 84
Location: B in G in E on E in U
Neil G wrote:
Nice Hei hei you have and it is good that you have some cantis out the back :D

Vs are okay on a Hei Hei but you really do have to use a booster on the rear as the flex is pretty bad!



Thanks's mate! I like the IRDs and will keep them as long as they work (so probably forever...).

The flex is definitely a problem if you don't use a booster. It might be OK if the rider is of Thomas Frischknecht's size, but a Super Clydesdale like me needs some serious stopping power!

Cheers Dan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:32 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:05 am
Posts: 259
Location: Barcelona
Lovely Hei Hei mate!

Titanium.. sweet. I hope to get any Hei Hei or King Kahuna sometime..

Cheers


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 30 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: EddTurner, jazzibizznizz, JohnMarin_77, Smithjss70 and 26 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group