Forgive the wordiness to this topic but I thought it needed a little background....
I'm sure there is or has been at one point in time a bike that you have lusted over - go on admit it
Well mine was until recently the Kona Hei Hei. I have ridden a variety of bikes over the years and have always favoured the Kona brand as its the brand (so far!) I have had the most fun on!
Unfortunately for the duration of the titanium Hei Hei's stay as a current bike in the Kona range I have never been able to afford one.
Role on nearly ten years since they stopped making them and I have one!
Despite wearing 1998 decals I have done some trawling and serial number chasing and have found the frame to be a late 1997 - originally supplied with orange decals. The last owner fitted repro 1998 decals and for the mean time they will remain as I quite like them!
I was torn with this as I wanted periodish correct parts but also wanted to use a stock of parts that I had already. so the build is, shall we say eclectic!
Full build details below.
I hope you like a few this to change but nothing major - certainly the lightest bike I've ever owned but not stupidly light as I do like crashing and banging around whilst riding
And it is a big one!
Frame: 1997 Kona Hei Hei
Fork: Salsa Cromoto (425 mm AtoC)
Headset: Ritchey Logic WCS
Stem: Truvativ Team
Handlebar: FSA Riser (Plan to change to carbon flat bar)
Grips: Lock ons
Brakes: XTR M950
Brake Pads: XTR M950
Brake Cables: Shimano
Brake Levers: XTR M950
Shifters: XTR M950
Front Derailleur: XTR M950
Rear Derailleur:XTR M950
Derailleur Cables: Kevalr re inforced
Cassette: XTR M950
Chain: Sram 870
Cranks: Middleburn RS7
Crank Bolts: Middleburn
Chainrings: Middleburn ( Rings died pink
Chainring bolts: Middleburn
Bottom Bracket: UN54
Hub Skewers: AtoZ Ti
Rims: Mavic Crossrides
Hubs: Mavic Crossrides
Nipples: Mavic Crossrides
Tyres: Intense System 2
Saddle: Flite Ti
Seatpost: Brand X (To be replaced with a sweet Control Tech)
Seatpost Binder: Kona