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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Gil_M member manages good decals, try to contact him. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:27 pm 
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Awsome bike you have there :D
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 Post subject: Update
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 12:55 am 
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I thought I might add a quick update to the Hei Hei.

She's having a hard life under my command, getting in 500km a week on my extended commute, all on bike paths and tarmac.

A few spec changes in the cockpit area.

A set of Groovy Luv Handles, in steel flavour. (I can’t recommend these enough).
http://www.groovycycleworks.com/Pages/LuvHandles.aspx
Which led to a new stem, so a hope xc was sourced.
Plus a Black King Headset - pure indulgence.

Then under the 'strain' the Pace RC31 fork failed, and it failed properly.
All things considered I did well out of it, but the catastrophic nature of the failure left me shaken up.

Luckily, I was riding up a pretty steep road at 10kmh, 5 mins later I would have been riding down the same hill at 70kmh. :shock:

Anyway, I got a RC31Ti to replace the fork, which is sweet. And I’ll be checking on a regular basis for cracks :D

Currently set up for winter commuting, I’m sure it looks warm in the photos, but it’s pretty cold right now down under.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:40 am 
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Holy....mother of God. Thats incredible!! Sick ride!!


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 Post subject: Re: Update
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 11:50 am 
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rory breaker wrote:

Then under the 'strain' the Pace RC31 fork failed, and it failed properly.
All things considered I did well out of it, but the catastrophic nature of the failure left me shaken up.


WooHoo ... DIY Lefty. Who really needs Cannondale now, eh ?! :shock:

Glad the Leftifcation didn't end up too ugly for you. It couldn't have been ..


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 1:44 pm 
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Wow, that is a pretty serious failure, TBH I wouldn't be going anywhere near another set of those if that happened!


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Neil G wrote:
Wow, that is a pretty serious failure, TBH I wouldn't be going anywhere near another set of those if that happened!


I wasnt that keen either, but they had done an awful lot of kms.
And, try finding a rigid fork these days with v-brake bosses - almost impossible.

RB


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:34 am 
Old School Hero
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Latest on the Kona.

Most unhappy.


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I was just enjoying this write up of probably one of the most well used hei hei's on here and then my heart dropped seeing your latest post. What on earth happened?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:05 pm 
Old School Hero
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What happened?

I was truly just 'riding along'.
The crack looks to have started from the hole for the bottle cage boss, all that is now holding the frame together is the bottle cage :-)

She has served me well.
Over the last three years the bike has done 41,000km.

On the hunt for a replacement.


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