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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:10 am 
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Ive just bought this 18" 1994 Kona Hei Hei titanium frame today (thanks to member 'Banshee) I havent yet decided 100% how i want to build it but I will start by using my Zaskar as a donor bike for several parts, i have some XT thumbies and XTR mechs lying around as well but im tempted to build it up as a lightweight singlespeed bike instead. the frame is soon to be winging its way over here from Canada, so for the time being ive borrowed a picture of when it was last built up 8)


Cheers, Sean :D


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Oh my...that's a beauty. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:41 pm 
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Very nice! Build it up with very average parts and it will be easily worth 3k :lol:

On a serious note, konas just look so right in ss guise 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:45 pm 
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its_kirby wrote:
Very nice! Build it up with very average parts and it will be easily worth 3k :lol:


Reminds me, i must get some nice curve cantilevers to push the value up a bit :lol: :lol:

Credit where its due though, that HH/king k was kept in remarkable condition.... But still, 3k? :?

Sean


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:22 pm 
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Yes a total rip!!

I am actually really looking forward to seeing this build take shape, you have a taste in bikes not dissimilar to mine by the look of your previous whips, so I'm guessing this will be a corker 8)


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Looking forward to this build. Should be a cracker.
Think my next build will be a hei hei. I'm busy collecting the parts before finding the frame.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 2:06 pm 
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28/5/2014

two months have passed and the frame has finally arrived :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 10:52 am 
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Ive cleaned up the frame today, im sure it can be improved on using the 'brillo pads technique' but the finish is in a nice honest original condition which i prefer to that of the 're-brushed Ti effect'

here it is, cheers :D

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:20 pm 
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I couldn't agree more.


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