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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:44 am 
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What an absolute beauty, nicely done! I remember seeing one of these at a demo day in Weardale way back, guessing 1991, and falling in love.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:14 am 
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M-Power wrote:

Absolutely stunning looking bike that should ride as good as it looks. Maybe try to find a Ti P2 fork from Ashok


Cheers Angelo! Yes, will need to sound him out and report back! Love the McClaren Automative Story.


al-onestare wrote:

She's a beauty.

I do think she'd look better with a Flite but I know the period correct police won't approve :wink: Are the SLs elastomer or refitted with springs?


Thanks dude. Funnily enough, I'm actually using an original Flite as a daily mount to keep the Avocet for when I feel like breaking it out :wink: The Avocet II is very nicely made but definitely a weight addition as are the retro tires.

The SLs are actually spring values in an oil bath, so thankfully not an elastomer in sight. They're actually pretty stiff which was a nice surprise. Small hard bumps do get noticed, but coming from a rigid ride background, it all helps to smooth things out particularly when assisted by a Ti bar.


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What an absolute beauty, nicely done! I remember seeing one of these at a demo day in Weardale way back, guessing 1991, and falling in love.


Thank you Neilios. Can just about keep up with the modern rides!


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Well done Romanrinos; once again you have done a first class job with this build.

Some more pictures please with your newly acquired Ti O-Beam Seat Post fitted – I know how much effort you went to in trying to find one!

I think this beauty needs to join your 1993 Hot on Konaworld. It is a worthy entry for Ti Tuesday. The last Retro addition on there was back in August last year, so I think it’s about time we saw another.

Pip.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:26 pm 
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I have alerted Dave to the thread, wonder if he remembers the pic.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:36 am 
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Was this the bike you wanted the NOS M231s for?


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Neilios wrote:
Was this the bike you wanted the NOS M231s for?
pipmeister wrote:
Well done Romanrinos; once again you have done a first class job with this build.

Some more pictures please with your newly acquired Ti O-Beam Seat Post fitted – I know how much effort you went to in trying to find one!

I think this beauty needs to join your 1993 Hot on Konaworld. It is a worthy entry for Ti Tuesday. The last Retro addition on there was back in August last year, so I think it’s about time we saw another.

Pip.


Thanks Pip! Words are much appreciated. The pics were taken a few days before the O-Beam came into being but is now slotted in and makes a big difference to having what is now bonafide build given Mag21s were a catalog option at the time. Ti Syncros post now for sale! :D

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Was this the bike you wanted the NOS M231s for?

Yes, it is. The Araya Rm14s suit well but still keeping my eye out for a silver 32h pair.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:35 am 
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That turned out super nice, congrats. You've inspired me with my Rocky Titanium project, which will be full XTR and assorted goodies.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:28 am 
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Thank you chaps. Having owned a 91 Explosif with XT workhorse groupset, which I still love for it's reliability and robustness, the finesse and precision of XTR is evident inline with the original high-end price point.

Inspiration came from this early Hei Hei, featuring snowflake spoke pattern being raced hard, but also wanted to follow through on achieving the correct items such as right link wires, Ti-noodle etc. as would have been.


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 Post subject: Re: 1992 Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:55 am 
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