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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:37 pm 
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Hi

Posting up the first of my little bike collection. Currently running another thread asking for help in producing new stem (s) to shorten the 'reach'.

Basic spec of bike (currently):

- kona heihei frame - any idea of year anyone - 95???
- raleigh special products / Trimnel x-lite double clamp ti forks
- series 2 xtr full groupset
- original cross max rims/hubs
- syncros post
- flite saddle

Thinking of converting this to a single speed with some tasty bits...

Also have Series 1 XTR (on my pace) which might eventually find its way onto the frame sometime when it gets retired to the garage wall as 'art'.

Some dodgy photos below:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:42 pm 
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:shock: wow that is a very unique looking front end setup!!! how much does hat weigh?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:43 pm 
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not weighed the set up, but its a pretty light combination as it also does away with any steerer tube. I do worry its pretty fragile though in parts (read the stems).


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:55 pm 
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Love that front end!!!...I´ve never seen it before...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:10 am 
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as it also does away with any steerer tube.


err...can you explain further please? :?

either way, I like it 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:27 am 
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erm...my non technical explanation:

- the fixed double clamp/crowns keep the forks in place
- long (ti) bolt runs from top of headset to underside of lower clamp/crown
- headset is part of the set up with special roller bearings.

Kind of hard to explain, but it all stays tight and runs very smooth....has done for years.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:35 am 
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I do like that - there was a guy in a bike shop that I worked in years ago with that very set up. weighed nothing at all


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:24 am 
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yeah i keep meaning to get the bike weighed. Was saying in my other thread that its not a comfortable ride at the moment though, as my back is not what it once was, and kona top tubes are pretty long which does not help! Its a beautiful bike though, i love it.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:29 am 
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Thats a quality looking bike , i nearly bought a Raleigh that came with those forks back in the day ! They look really special to me :D , never found out what the ride is like with the forks though, is it any good?? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:37 am 
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Super looking bike with that fork set-up.

I mind your origional thread: could you experiment with finding the ideal position for you and get a builder to make a new stem set-up in titamium? Ibis type thing might look good and would match the frame.

Terrific looking bike though. Thanks for posting.

Any pics of the others you have?


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