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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:29 pm 
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Complete bike in parts still but pleased with the old '92 frame after cleaning up and adding fresh stickers from the correct era.

Frame was certainly built to last, and this particular HeiHei one had a celebrity owner from new, and was in a very early shipment of these frames that came to the UK by the importer.

technically its a Kona 20", but measures up the same size top tube height and length as my 19" 97 King Kahuna HeiHei (but without the suspension adjusted geometry of course).


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:27 pm 
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Nice cati, and of course nice hei hei.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:40 pm 
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Thanks, yes, not the greatest picture to focus on a HeiHei, but pleased with this early Kona, I prefer it to my '97 HeiHei at the moment.

yes, re/ the 'distraction' bike..... Its a year 2000 special edition - one of about 30 in the UK; and the best bit for this forum is probably: its frame and rear swing arm are hand fabricated in Italy by Verlicchi entirely out of Reynolds 531 tube and painted rosso red. Marzocchi forks up front too :) - there is quite a close relationship in Italy between the cycle and motorcycle world (I know there used to be in the UK, but not so much now, mainly because we don't really have a motorcycle industry anymore :(


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:00 pm 
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So who was the celebrity owner?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:08 pm 
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well - celebrity in retrobike circles for sure....

ChippsHeiHei


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:03 am 
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Nice....where did you get decals? Need some fresh ones for my 91 hei hei


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:55 pm 
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Gil every time (although I didn;t find out about him until I was 3 weeks into a wait for a set from somewhere else - that I would not recommend though)

see this thread - I can confirm Gil can do all the HeiHei sets

Gil is featured on this thread, recommended


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masha wrote:
Gil every time (although I didn;t find out about him until I was 3 weeks into a wait for a set from somewhere else - that I would not recommend though)

see this thread - I can confirm Gil can do all the HeiHei sets

Gil is featured on this thread, recommended


Gil made my HeiHei decals too. A very nice job 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:07 pm 
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Snaps of my small Kona Score ti after polishing and stickering at the weekend.


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