Steve Peats 1993 kona hei hei build

fitzroybikeco

Retro Guru
A while ago (sept 2016) I decided to build a Kona Hei Hei, thought about what to do for ages and settled on trying to recreate Steve Peats 1993 Kona Hei Hei. Firstly because it was a pretty cool bike and secondly as I wanted something that would be a challenge to source the parts for. Started with a post on http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 2#p2858902 asking for help to narrow dow the exact specs. There was a bit of going back and forward but I also managed to get a look at Steve Behr original images from the MBUK shoot, which helped immensely.

The Vital MTB video 'What's in Peaty's Attic?' was also pretty handy
https://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/feature ... /sspomer,2

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Image from the MBUK shoot, aiming to get pretty close to what you see above,

This thread will detail the build over the next few months as I have finally got all of the parts to build it up.

Final specs for the build are:
Steve Peat 1993 Kona Hei Hei
Frame: Material3Al/2.5V titanium, Sandvik
Stem: 150mm Velocity
Headset: Kona Control Genter Gold
Fork: Marzocchi XC500 (51mm)
Fork Boots: Lizard Skin
Shifters: Grip Shift X-Ray 800
Grips: SRAM Grip Shift Red Grips for Xray 800
Front Brake: Hope cable-pull disc.
Front Hub: Hope Ti-Glide
Rear Hub: Hope Ti-Glide
Freewheel: Shimano XTR 8-speed, 12 - 32 teeth
Rear Brake: XTR M900 Canti
Brake Levers: XTR M900
Rear Mech: Shimano XTR M900 8-speed
Front Mech: Shimano Deore DX
Seat Post: USE Titanium 25mm with shim - 27.2
Bars Kona Race Light titanium 150
Headset: Control Center
Bars: Kona O-Beam titanium
Chain Tensioner: Bullet Bros
Saddle: San Marco Regal Girardi
Cranks: Sugino XP Mighty
Chain Rings: XTR M900 SG-X
Seat Clamp: Kona
Bottle cage bolts: Red
BB: Royce
Crank Bolts: Royce
Skewers: Ringle Twisters - Ti color (Ringle Twister Ti QR )
Steep Neoprene band
Tyres: Onza Agro & Honch
RIMS: FiR Impes
Saddle: San Marco Regal Girardi
Cranks: Sugino Mighty XP
Pedals: Shimano PD-M515
 

baznap

Devout Dirtbag
Fantastic,

even got the scuffed Hei Hei decal. nice touch.

Enter it into the Malvern Classic retro bike next year!
 

fitzroybikeco

Retro Guru
baznap":x0gwv1aj said:
Fantastic,

even got the scuffed Hei Hei decal. nice touch.

Enter it into the Malvern Classic retro bike next year!
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The pic above is Steve’s actual bike from the photo shot in MBUK.
 

baznap

Devout Dirtbag
The pic above is Steve’s actual bike from the photo shot in MBUK.[/quote]


ahhh ok, i should have read it more thoroughly. its going to be a great build. i look forward to seeing it.
 

fitzroybikeco

Retro Guru
Well its done. Here is a pic of the it before the replacement stickers were applied. Need to go out and take a few pics



Will do a proper write up detailing the build and issues crossed along the way.
 

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romanrinos

Kona Fan
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Absolutely loving the geometry and the look of this tribute now it’s complete. Your perseverance to manage this project and pull it off is really quite remarkable.

Very much looking forward to the ride report! Curious to learn how the disc brake and fork contribute to the overall handling.
 

boxxer

MacRetro Rider
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The front hub is a Hope suspension splined for disk not a Ti Glide as the Glide refers to hypergide for the rear....

Looks nice but the crown offset looks huge..
 

fitzroybikeco

Retro Guru
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boxxer":2qps47ib said:
The front hub is a Hope suspension splined for disk not a Ti Glide as the Glide refers to hypergide for the rear....

Looks nice but the crown offset looks huge..


Thanks, it actually rides pretty well.
 

fitzroybikeco

Retro Guru
Well its done and has been ridden around the block.

Super thanks to those that helped with the spec, finding parts and general advice. Special thanks to Steve from Whites Bikes for the build, general knowledge of all things Retro MTB. Also huge shout out to Steve Behr who took the original images from MBUK, he had a few extras that he gave me access too which enabled me to fill in a few missing pieces.

The idea was to create a Kona Hei Hei that was as close as possible to Steve's original 1993 spec but in my size and as a customer rather than a 'pro'. I would say it's a 98% match with only a few minor parts/bolts not 100% correct.

Biggest pain was the rims, obscure part to start with and not common Down Under, ended up finding some but have to have a black one turned silver then re applied the original stickers. The Hope brake was originally black and I had it polished and painted.

Made most of the stickers myself (main 'Kona' ones and 'Custom Kona' are from Gill, rest are original)

Now for the next project....

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Full image set is over at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmss4BhW
 
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