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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:38 pm 
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great whip! makes me want to start a retro project again....well almost


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:38 pm 
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Pretty.A great job.Congratulations.
This summer I have to go see your Kona collection. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:16 pm 
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You're a pirate hooker! JK!!! :) Nice! Add another Hei Hei Ti to the club!

PS....did you find the seatpost seems clamped too much when you have a 27.2 seatpost?! Mine says 27.2 but I find a 27.4 fits better!


This seatpost is 27'2, but it´s more modern than the frame. The seat does not go down.


I'll snap a pic of mine with the 27.2 versus the 27.4. Cheers!


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24pouces wrote:
Is it really a 1993 ?
I thought that the first one 1991-1992 got these rear dropout. Mine was sold in 1992 and need a dog collar and got Wilson dropout like Fat Chance :wink:

I believe this is the 1993 pattern - the canti bridge was fitted only in 1993. They went over to bullet stays during the 1993 production, but not from the beginning. The number B17021 indicates a very early size 17, and I believe size was introduced for 1993. Also if the decals are original, the spiral indicates 1993.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:32 am 
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The decals are original, except the decal of the spiral. In that place there was a decal of The Bicycle Group TBG. It is a mistake that I have removed :oops:


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a real beauty..nice one bud 8)

Ernie :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:43 am 
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Stunning bike; Everything about it just looks 'right'.


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Anthony wrote:
24pouces wrote:
Is it really a 1993 ?
I thought that the first one 1991-1992 got these rear dropout. Mine was sold in 1992 and need a dog collar and got Wilson dropout like Fat Chance :wink:

I believe this is the 1993 pattern - the canti bridge was fitted only in 1993. They went over to bullet stays during the 1993 production, but not from the beginning. The number B17021 indicates a very early size 17, and I believe size was introduced for 1993. Also if the decals are original, the spiral indicates 1993.


Def's HeiHei is older than 93…
Sandvik begun the production in August 1990, and, on these picture, made around April 1992, you could see the canti bridge
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A friend who was a Kona racer on Hei Hei around 1991-1992, said me that the bullet design of the dropout begun in the second part of 1992 :wink:


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Well excuse me while i just dribble..............

I want one. I'm going to have to sell lots of stuff to get one. My wife will go ape shit. But i want one.................


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:58 pm 
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humanoid1989 wrote:
Well excuse me while i just dribble..............

I want one. I'm going to have to sell lots of stuff to get one. My wife will go ape shit. But i want one.................


I slept on the couch for 3 weeks after I bought it!


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