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 Post subject: Kona Hei Hei build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:30 pm 
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The next build ... bought off here a couple of months ago, the frame is in generally good nick, couple of marks here and there but nothing that won't polish out.

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The only issues are that somewhere along the line a rear brake disc tab has been fitted then removed leaving an ugly scar on the left stay.

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and the font cable guide has been drilled out and welding along the guide cracked.

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So for the last month I've been addressing the rear stay ... attacking a ti frame with a file is a bit of nerve racking experience but I must say I'm pretty chuffed with the result, I've lost a little of the machined detailing around the end of the stay but the overall result is pretty good and once it's built up I'm pretty confident you won't notice any imperfection even on a close inspection ;-)

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Next up ... the cable guide ... think I'm going to have to find a ti repair specialist to help me out with this one ... enigma ?


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hei Hei build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Good job dude 8)

I looked at the dropout picture for a while and thought that it was fixable - to scroll down and find you had !

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hei Hei build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:49 am 
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Nice work, saved you s few pennies too not taking it to a professional :D


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hei Hei build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:55 pm 
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That looks a nice job, as Kona fan this was always my dream bike, keep us updated on your progress please.

I wonder why someone would go to the trouble of welding a disc tab and then remove it with what looks like a chainsaw?


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hei Hei build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:24 pm 
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great job on cleaning up the disc tab .


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hei Hei build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:36 pm 
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Excellent job there mate :)


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hei Hei build
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:29 am 
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definitely a very nice job, looking forward to thst build!


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hei Hei build
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Thanks guys ... glad you approve of the work thus far ... hopefully I'll be able to post another another update soon ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hei Hei build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:38 pm 
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Expert work with the file there! Any progress with the build?


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hei Hei build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:03 pm 
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that came out sweet,,looking forwards to the build,,,cant beat ti,,,,


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