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 Post subject: Yo Eddy questions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Hey guys, today I won a Fat Chance Yo Eddy frame on ebay. I was searching for one some time now. Got alot of offers from very beautifull yo's and some with some work on the frame.

The frame I won, was pretty cheap and yes it needs some work. The frame nr is the YO M 1052.

The seller said it has a 1 1/4" headtube size. I thought that the first Yo's had a 1" headtube size and later they got the 1 1/8" size.

Now I will try and restore this frame/bike. It will take some time but in the end it will work out. But where do I find the original decals? Also I am doubting which colour to paint the frame. Not sure if it stays red, but I love the aquafade colours. And since the BOI forks are damn rare I will have to look for another fork. Any suggestions?

Here some pics that where in the ebay auction
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 Post subject: Re: Yo Eddy questions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:18 pm 
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Nice start for a project!


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 Post subject: Re: Yo Eddy questions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:55 pm 
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You bought the "Fat Change"


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 Post subject: Re: Yo Eddy questions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:18 pm 
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As far as I know it should be 1 1/8th head tube.

decals can be found on Ebay or here:

http://www.velocals.com/servlet/Categories


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 Post subject: Re: Yo Eddy questions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Your frame will have a 1" headtube me thinks. The year is probably 1995.


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 Post subject: Re: Yo Eddy questions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:12 am 
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It surely is a 1 1/8 headtube - the Yo I had in 1992 still was 1 inch, then they changed to 1 1/8 - and yours was made later. There never was a 1 1/4 Yo Eddy.

I´m about doing the same project, and I just ordered decals from Velocals - you have a great variety of possible colour choices, they aren´t too expensive and they deliver quickly.

If you want to do work on the frame, I would suggest Georg Blaschke, German frame maker who knows the Fat Chance frames. He made me a Yo-fork that is really clean und well made. Just see www.gebla.de (English spoken).

I will have my Yo painted by cycle art Berlin (Gerrit Hardtke) who takes about 200 euros for a unicolor design. He is experienced with Yo Eddies and does the aguafade paint Job as well as the grello. See examples on his Homepage

http://cycleart-berlin.blogspot.de/p/galerie-stahl.html

Yo brotha!


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 Post subject: Re: Yo Eddy questions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:10 am 
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1-1/8 is from 1997 onwards.


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 Post subject: Re: Yo Eddy questions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:21 pm 
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I went with VeloCals for my decals, here is some info from a post on my build thread :

WD Pro wrote:
Well in my hunt for decals I came across VeloCals, they interested me as they offer a very thin option – hopefully my best chance I have to get them to disappear under the lacquer … 8)

I had a look on their site and ordered some colour swatches to find my perfect combination, it turned out to be different than I was expecting so it was defo a worthwhile exercise ;-)

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My camera defo doesn't do purple / pinks / blues very well though, they look a lot different in real life / with the naked eye … :-?

I settled on 'Plum' for my main colour as it is very, very close to the king purple I am trying to match and it is the most similar to other purple / violet anodising from other manufacturers that I had samples of :

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I was tempted with grey outlines to match the Ti forks / bars / post but decided on black anyway :lol:

Once that was decided I contacted VeloCals as I couldn't configure the exact colour options I wanted from their website. Christine was 'very' helpful and reconfigured part of the website to give me more options (check out sku 135 8)), but that didn’t stop me asking more questions … :oops: :lol:

Christine said it wasn't a problem and said to itemise my requirement in an email and she would ensure it got sorted 8)

Order placed and info sent :

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If delivery is as good as the samples I ordered, I should have them in less than two weeks 8)

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Yo Eddy questions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:38 pm 
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I also looked into Velocals and another big thanks to Christine who was helpful.They have amazing customisation options. In the end it was easier to use gil@thecycleshed.co.uk as he already knew the exact original colour templates for an Aquafade Yo. So the order was duly placed with him.

Looking forward to the build thread OP. Just wish I could get mine finished :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Yo Eddy questions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:25 pm 
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JurT wrote:
The seller said it has a 1 1/4" headtube size. I thought that the first Yo's had a 1" headtube size and later they got the 1 1/8" size.


Possibly the seller has measured the internal diameter of the headtube, which is a tiny bit bigger than 1 1/4in (actually 33.8mm or about 1.3in) for a 1 1/8in steerer tube.


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