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 Post subject: 97’ Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:34 pm 
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Moving forward from years 1992-3 to 97. Some would call this the dark side :wink:

Photos show how it was obtained, last Winter, but since then it's been put out of it's misery, stripped dow, and ready for some love with a total makeover. Decals in good condition and frame has come up well.

New Stratch N Sniff tires already sourced..stay tuned.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Hei Hei
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:05 pm 
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8) nice, thats a long headtube! i think the high stem adds to the high front end look.

There is also a lot of red going on there :)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:22 pm 
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I know! I can imagine the previous owner wheeling on down the sidewalk with it!

Plan is for as-would-be factory fit controltech stem with a pair of Z2s I’ve bought.

Now trying to find a long steerer tube for it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Hei Hei
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:09 am 
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One ask - please don't bother with the S&S tyres. They are terrible in every way; poor design, too narrow and the rubber compound hasn't aged well. The bike deserves boots that work!


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Thanks Al. I’ve a Dart and Smoke combo available as well but good to hear of other alternative top pick suggestions.


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Smoke and Dart are my retro fav. For frequent use, I love the XC pros.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:47 pm 
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Getting closer - nos M747s and M950 crankrings.

Pedal Heaven


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 Post subject: Re: 97’ Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:45 pm 
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Forks finally arrived. These came from the States in the end. Apparently it had an 80mm travel kit installed which didn’t effect standheight. Will be interesting to see how it comes together.

Also got some heavier weight springs which should be good.


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 Post subject: Re: 97’ Kona Hei Hei
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:47 pm 
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Some more pics coming soon


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Solid choice of fork and seatpost :wink: Did you get them from Mark?


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