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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Here is a picture of my almost finished Old School Kona Hei Hei...any suggestions?


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Nice :)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:14 pm 
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Very classy frame! 1993-1994?

I would go for a more classic look. Maybe not a 100% period correct, but nearly. Fork, cranks, headset, tyres and wheels are "wrong" in my opinion. A mix with old xtr, xt and v-brakes looks also a bit weird.

This frame deserves the best!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:20 pm 
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kaos wrote:
Very classy frame! 1993-1994?

I would go for a more classic look. Maybe not a 100% period correct, but nearly. Fork, cranks, headset, tyres and wheels are "wrong" in my opinion. A mix with old xtr, xt and v-brakes looks also a bit weird.

This frame deserves the best!


1994...I bought the bike a month ago with the Rock Shox Judy and I understand what you mean by going for a more classic look. If I had it my way, I would definitely replace the fork with either a Project 2 fork or an old school Manitou, the stem with either a Syncros or Control Tech, Cranks with Cook Bros., a Chris King Headset and some Paul cantis. Unfortunately, I am on a very tright budget and most of the parts that I have on the bike currently were from my parts bin from my previous bikes. No worries...one day it will be transformed it's classic look. BTW I still have the original Kona "Dog Collar" cable stop for future tranformation of the bike.


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edo747 wrote:
kaos wrote:
Very classy frame! 1993-1994?

I would go for a more classic look. Maybe not a 100% period correct, but nearly. Fork, cranks, headset, tyres and wheels are "wrong" in my opinion. A mix with old xtr, xt and v-brakes looks also a bit weird.

This frame deserves the best!


1994...I bought the bike a month ago with the Rock Shox Judy and I understand what you mean by going for a more classic look. If I had it my way, I would definitely replace the fork with either a Project 2 fork or an old school Manitou, the stem with either a Syncros or Control Tech, Cranks with Cook Bros., a Chris King Headset and some Paul cantis. Unfortunately, I am on a very tright budget and most of the parts that I have on the bike currently were from my parts bin from my previous bikes. No worries...one day it will be transformed it's classic look. BTW I still have the original Kona "Dog Collar" cable stop for future tranformation of the bike.



You mean like mine!?!?!

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Anways looks great! Welcome to the Ti club! Where are you located?!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Right on! Nice...Very Nice!!!


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