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 Post subject: Another Hei Hei (Hehe)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:29 pm 
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Here's my 1998 Kona Hei Hei (17"). It's sports a rasta CK HS, Paul V's and red Kooka levers to compliment the tropical decals and has been 'Ti'-ed out as much as is reasonable at the moment. Not quite as much as my Dekerf ST, but we'll get to that later. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:55 pm 
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Bloody lovely Mr Zero.

what size is that frame?

They are cool aren't they.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:11 pm 
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The frame is a 17".

I started my pre-suspension mountain bike life riding 18" frames, but after suspension forks came along, and especially after I added a couple of Ritchey's to my stable, I found I was more comfortable on 16 or 17 inch frames depending on their geometry.

Since adding the Hei Hei to the stable my Hot has suffered from neglect. :oops:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:20 pm 
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I've always liked smaller frames. I think on the whole a 17-17.5in frame is about the perfect shape aesthetically (generally). Kind of like a size 7 (UK) shoe is deemed the perfect size to display by Nike etc.

My XLM is 17.5 and it is perfect for me, loads of standover and chuckable, without being cramped.

That is proper lovely Zero, really like it.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:37 pm 
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Thanks. Me too! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:33 pm 
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Looks ace!

Got me thinking about forks for mine....

Martin.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:04 pm 
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Another beauty!
Please don't enter BOTM at the same time as me :!:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:43 pm 
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flippin eck. absolute beauty! i agree with the other guys as well - small bikes definitely look better!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:33 am 
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:D Now that's nice! 17" frame's lines just look right & those forks are sooo cool! 8)

Another classic Kona :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:33 am 
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Nice 8)
Do you have all of the surviving Plasma mechs :lol:


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