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 Post subject: Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:12 am 
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Gday all,

After taking much longer than expected, she's finished.

Thanks to Mr Grumpy, Corduroyboy and Gil for helping me out with stuff.
Big thanks to Corey (cjn1014) for supply of the frame and trying so many options you wouldn't believe to get the frame shipped 'economically'.

No thanks to Australia Post for being jobsworths.

Build is a mix of what was lying around in the garage, stuff that works and modern that I've found I can't ride without (i.e. 2 way release shifters).

Frame: Kona Hei Hei, 19 inch, 1999 (according to Kona Tech)

Fork: Pace RC31

Headset: WTB Momentum Grease Guard
Stem: Pace RC45 100mm
Handlebar: Race Face Evolve Flat Bar
Grips: Specialized Sidewinder

Brakes: XTR M960 V-brakes
Brake Pads: XTR
Brake Cables: XTR
Brake Levers: XTR M950

Shifters: LX M580 - (2 way release)
Front Derailleur: LX M580
Rear Derailleur: XTR M950
Derailleur Cables: XTR
Cassette: LX 11-32
Chain: Sram PC51
Cranks: XTR M950
Crank Bolts: XTR M950
Chainrings: LX - M569
Chainring bolts: LX
Bottom Bracket: XTR M950
Pedals: M540

Hub Skewers: Hope Titanium
Rims: Mavic Silver 717
Hubs: FR - Pace RC50 RR - Hope Ti Glide
Nipples: DT Brass
Spokes: DT Double butted
Tyres: Panaracer Mach SS
Tubes: Tioga

Saddle: Sella Italia Flite
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Seatpost Binder: Hope

Weight: ??


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:33 am 
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Fabulous!! Did Gil do the decals?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:43 am 
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Yep, Gil did the decals, and did a great job.

I applied them and did an average job.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:42 pm 
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like that. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:58 pm 
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Nice. Very nice!

Black stem & XTR M95* rear mech and you're done! :wink:

And change bloody gear! :P


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:27 pm 
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Lovely. 8)

Yep, a black stem would look better.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:12 am 
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the rear mech is going to snap!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:02 pm 
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No, I've run them like that for years - big-big just works in an emergency, and you save all that extra chain weight!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:21 pm 
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Of course I never ride it in that gear :-) not sure why it was in that gear!

The mech is a 950, but it's been in service on my commute :oops: for the last 10 years, and has faded heaps :lol:

Black stem- my Sola has black stem/hbars, so I wanted something different from that, I agree it looks a bit odd in the side-on photo, but looks just right (to me) in the flesh.

And the ride, well it's amazing, went on a 30km singletrack blast at the weekend, I'd forgotten just how neutral Konas feel - rigids make for interesting riding on the rock gardens though.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:59 am 
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Lovely bike :D + loving the Swiss Toni pic :lol: :lol: :lol:


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