Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:52 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:24 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:43 pm
Posts: 591
It's not solely intended as a road option, I have another build on the go, a single speed/fixed Kilauea, not for the purist but prety smart, that will be my main commute/road bike, this will be running slicks, the Hei Hei will be used mostly off road, but I loved the way it's looking and felt the need to share it. :roll:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:54 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:48 am
Posts: 152
Anthony wrote:
Cass wrote:
I'm no expert in such matters, but I'm running on non supension adjusted P2's at the moment, and not being on the tall side I find the bike fits pretty well for me and Ti P2s would just finish it off nicely.

Those P2s are the standard 41cm length used from 94 onwards and they seem to give you a pretty steep head angle, which you obviously like. But I think what Geoff means is that most of the ti P2s were made prior to 94 and would be 38cm, and that really would give you a very steep (and low) front end.

Even speaking as a Kona enthusiast, I have to say that a Pace RC30 or 31 is more worthy of the frame that a steel P2.


The 92 Ti P2 that I have is 395mm axle to crown, and he could get away with it. I was using it on my 97 KK and it handled just fine. But try to find one!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:33 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:44 pm
Posts: 1045
Location: Treading Water...bloody summer
Very nice, in fact I quite like the skinny tyre look.

Any idea what it weighs? Looks light...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:42 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:43 pm
Posts: 591
Absolutely no idea, but it's very light and very fast. Finished it last weekend and to be honest I've only had a chance to ride it once as we've just had a baby and my paternity leave finished so had to go back to work and haven't quite had the energy to ride in yet.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:28 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 3:00 pm
Posts: 21
I think this looks amazing dude. :D Where do you get those brakes? They lok very cleanly designed 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:44 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:43 pm
Posts: 591
They're Pauls Motolite, they are simply lovely, very light and work well too, got them from the US, couldn't find any in the UK, but you might pick some up on here occasionally. Bit pricey but cheaper than XTR.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:54 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 3:00 pm
Posts: 21
ok thanks mate. Just on us ebay or what? They look so fresh! :P


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:57 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:43 pm
Posts: 591
There are a couple of ebay shops in the US selling them or direct from

http://www.paulcomp.com/

Cass


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 3:00 pm
Posts: 21
thanks for the link - appreciate that :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Very Nice
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 11
Location: Denmark
Rocking a 97 HeiHei KingKahuna myself.
With those brakes U could get a 700c wheelset for an even faster commute !
Cheers


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CTK, grarea, mattr, Peugeot_Sandman, pwriter, sztopi17 and 47 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group