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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:21 am 
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looks like the a2z sold by wooly hat shop


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:41 am 
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definitely preferable to a botched welded on disc mount. Looks good, the old frames can still hack it out on the trails!


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stevet1 wrote:
definitely preferable to a botched welded on disc mount.


I agree with you Steve. I was talking to a geezer a few years ago about adding disc mounts to ti frames (I had a '96 Marin Team Ti at the time) and he'd sent his Hei Hei back to the States (Ti sports I guess?) to have a complete new back end with a disc mount put on. As I remember it was costing in the region of £350.00! He said he loved his bike and couldn't see himself parting with it, just wanted to run discs.

I ended up having a disc tab fabricated and installed on the Marin (I know, sacrilege!) by GB Prestige in Dronfield, cost £100 but I had to tidy up the pigeon-shit welding and re-grind/file the disc tab into a nicer shape. You ever worked with ti? It's bloody tough! Much harder to drill and file than steel!

I sold the frame a year later to a friend who still uses it to this day without any problems at all.


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Forgot to add that it's not something I'd do again.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:18 pm 
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I agree too easy to spoil the look of the back end by getting a Disk mount welded on. To be honest a decent V-Brake on the back with a disk up front works a treat anyway. I'll post pics of my beauty once I get the new decals on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:25 pm 
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younggeoff wrote:
a decent V-Brake on the back with a disk up front works a treat anyway. I'll post pics of my beauty once I get the new decals on it.


Yup, and if you use an Avid mech disc up front and a V brake at the back you can use matching levers.

Pics of a Hei Hei Geoff?

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i'm running a shimano hydraulic disk on the front and magura hydraulic rim brake on the rear... levers are completely different shape and colour.

most people don't even notice


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:10 pm 
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Tranquility, where's the place in your photos?

Looks vaguely familiar to me - even in darkest Lancashire.


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Deelam, it's on the outskirts of Helensburgh, about 20 miles from Glasgow.

I got sent here by the Navy from Portsmouth just before the 7 Stanes opened, God bless 'em.


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 Post subject: Re: Hei Hei Photo
PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:51 pm 
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Tranquility Base what are those zocchis on your hei hei?


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