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 Post subject: Kona Fanatic
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 9:57 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Hello all,

I am Michael from California and dig the retro love...

Currently in my stable I have:
'97 or '98 18" Hei Hei full XTR with a White bros fork
'96 Hei Hei frame waiting to be built. I lucked out on this one as it is a
late '96 model so I got the rear brake cable guide fastened to the top
tube rather than a dog collar
'97 Caldera or Hot I have yet to determine which model but I use it for
riding with the misses, well not yet the misses but someday she'll be...
gotta make her understand my bici obsessions!
I just acquired a Voodoo Loa cyclocross frame from ebay but it is not built yet!

Ti is my latest obsession! And is it ever expensive! Here are a couple pics of the voodoo and the 96 frame. I will post the others when I get the chance! I am getting my first chance to come oversees this summer. I wil be headed to Bonn, Germany for a trip to meet some honchos from the EU. Any deutsch Kona fans over there?!?


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:48 am 
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will you be building these up with period parts? And having them as garage queens or riding them?


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 12:38 pm 
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Liking the Hei Hei...great bikes to ride so hope your going to get out and get them muddy


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:56 pm 
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So here are the pics....
The Hei Hei TI TI - '97 17 incher after selling the 18" (a bit big, I found a guy selling a 17"... I knew I would regret not getting it so I swooped it up)
The Hot - 17 incher as well... I swap the seatpost back and forth. Who knew a 27.0 Thomson would be hard to find on ebay and so damn expensive! It usually is fitted with a big basket on the front to carry groceries and whatnot... it is the dopest commuter ever! I don't do it justice; it should be ridden in the mountains!
The Loa - for any Dane Cook followers this bike is MFBA! I jsut ordered some Shimano 5500 bits in black for it. I am going 9 speed and "murdered out"
Oh man I am so in over my head with these things! I have ridden the TI TI everyday for the past two weeks.
I hooked up my nephews baby stroller thing of a majig to my hot, put my dog in it and road all over town. We went to the dog park, etc.
I hope to have the Loa completed this fall but $$$ will determine that!

I am semi computer illiterate so I did not post them on this site. Here is my photobucket that shares pic of them!

Enjoy!

http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y24/fargy483/?action=view&current=0f8401d2.pbw


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:13 am 
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The Kona Hot seems worthy of a more detailed picture Michael, although I must admit I can't get it to display in full-size mode on my PC. From the cable routing, it looks as though it might be a 1997 model, so made of Reynolds 853, would that be right?

The Loa looks nice as well, perhaps that's the rarest of the three?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:58 pm 
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Cool! Welcome.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:20 pm 
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Hi Michael,

Nice bikes you have there, I love the Voodoo in particular. I see that you've discovered that ti is great for lightening the wallet. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:38 pm 
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oh yeah the ti makes my wallet to light! hahahah but ive been on the hei hei every other day for the past month now. the hot is a 97 indeed. im thinking about parting ways with it to fund my voodoo build. it is so fun though to ride.


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 Post subject: Hei Hei
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:24 pm 
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Any chance of some built up pix then?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:42 pm 
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Definately like to see some pics of the built up bikes....especially the Ti


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