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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:50 am 
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Gday,

Thought I might post an update on the Hei Hei.

It was always destined to be a spare bike/full time commute, hence over the last 10 months its seen various builds - from full on slicks, to modern fox forks with small block 8s.

After 10,000+ km, the only problem I've had is with the hope ti-glide hub, a spacer was missing inside the hub, which was kinda irritating, we were on a road trip (and its tough to get spares like that in Oz) so a piece of garden hose did the trick - 8 months later its still in there.

And 10,000+ km without a clean looks like this... mud is kinda rare here.....

Cheers
Martin


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:58 pm 
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Holy cr*p.

That is stunning. Looks like the ti version of my gunmmetal grey 1999 853 Explosif. Same decals.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:20 pm 
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looks great!


funny.. it's back it 'that' gear again :shock: :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:00 pm 
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Very nice although I preferred the original build


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:22 am 
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Honestly, the build changes on a weekly basis, and the intent for this bike was pure utility :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:57 am 
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It is a lovely bike, and suited to anything (modern & old parts)

I am fortuanate to own a Hei Hei as well and I don't think I'd ever part with it as it's timeless


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:03 am 
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Very nice - I think I saw your Pace locked up on Lonsdale St a while back - can't be many of those in Canberra.

Interested to know how you wangled shipping - I was tempted by a Dean Colonel frame that was on eBay over in the US a few weeks back, but it was going to be about $300 to get it out here!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:03 am 
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Might have been my Pace but I doubt it...
I've got an Rc200 and a Rc300 hanging up in my garage, both with cracked frames - (since about 2 years ago..) and my Rc100 is mothballed in the UK!

Shipping was wangled on Hei Hei, by a very helpful seller who bent over backwards to get around USPS. The frame was packed into a box that looked like a stealth bomber - all faceted to try and get the dimensions down.
To be honest It's the last time I'd buy a frame from the US, as surface shipping isn't an option these days on USPS (which used to be less than half the cost of air, and took about 4 weeks) its too hard and expensive.

Its almost as cheap to fly over there as the shipping these days, and its getting cheaper....

Happy Trails.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:31 pm 
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"sitting in the corner dribbling" that is lovely :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:29 am 
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Does anyone know where I can get a good durable set of decals for the Hei Hei?

The set that has been on the bike for a couple years (sourced from RB) are now very very shabby - the print has pretty much disappeared off the top tube decal :-(

Cheers
RB


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