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 Post subject: 1993 yeti fro
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Hi..
Hope some one can help me locate this bike..

Back in 1993 i co owned a bike shop called 'R & W cycles' in birkdale merseyside, of the many bikes we built, this yeti fro was one of them..
Bought as a frame set, then built up with the customers parts..

I cant remember the frame number, but it was for a guy called 'matt' ( a serious yeti fan ) who went on to buy more yeti's !
Im not sure if he still ownes it, but if it is still out there, i would like to know..
Only have one picture of it..

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1993 yeti fro by redfern1950s, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 yeti fro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:11 am 
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Matt Stott by any chance Red? I knew him briefly..he was a YETI nut and sold me some original decals a long while ago.

Not seen him for years though! He offed all his YETI's too!!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 yeti fro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:12 am 
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Hi Joe,

Yes......, matt stott....

WOW, never thought he would part with his collection..
One of the last times i saw him was when he and another good rider and my self went for a ride, around rivington & belmont..
i will never forget that ride., i forgot my seat and seat post... :facepalm: . but still did the ride....,wont do that in a hurry ever again...

So with you saying he offered his bikes for sale, he has probably moved on to other things..

On with the search....


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 yeti fro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:53 am 
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I live in Birkdale, can't remember R & W cycles, unless it was the shop on New cut lane that was there for a couple of years? Owner had a sweet Yeti Ultimate?


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 yeti fro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:31 pm 
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stevet1 wrote:
I live in Birkdale, can't remember R & W cycles, unless it was the shop on New cut lane that was there for a couple of years? Owner had a sweet Yeti Ultimate?



Hello.

You are right, we where not there for long, i had an accident that kind of put an end to it..

I still have the yeti ultimate :D , and have only recently got back in to riding..., and was going to use the ulltimate, but because its in such good shape, i need to preserve it, so i bought a fro a couple of months ago..

My ultimate these days, not changed much :

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1990 yeti ultimate by redfern1950s, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 yeti fro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Niiice! Glad you've still got it. I nearly bought that bike off you back in the day.
I heard you broke your back coming round a corner and seeing an unexpected gate, but thay may have just been rumour...


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 yeti fro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:49 pm 
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stevet1 wrote:
Niiice! Glad you've still got it. I nearly bought that bike off you back in the day.
I heard you broke your back coming round a corner and seeing an unexpected gate, but thay may have just been rumour...


Hi again,

I nearly sold it a few times, So glad i did'nt.
The rumour was true , i was with my mates at the time ( one being phil who owned the shop with me - he now lives in australia )..., out riding in grizedale forest..
I was going for it ' over 45mph ' when i took a corner , in front of me was one of those forestry gates, and it was closed ( nuts for a certified cycle route ).., i had no time to stop or even drop the bike..
I managed to let go of the bars, hitting the back of my head on the gate as i went under it ! this knocked me out..
On coming around, i then realized i had broke my back...
Going under the gate put the seat post through my flite saddle, into my chest.
( at first i couldnt figure out where these two holes in my chest had come from )
It was only when i looked at my seats ti rails, they where bent ! that, that was what had caused the holes.
I had been compressed between the gate & my bike...., the gate was snapped in several places..
Mad thing is, thinking i had broke my back, i couldnt feel my legs, very frightening experience, not just for me, but for my friends aswell, i think they where more in shock than me.
I had very strange shooting pains, then im stood up, with no pain at all !!!
Then i did a stupid thing, i got back on my bike and done another 20mile off road.
I collapsed later that night........, and have suffered ever since...
Being told i cant ride a bike ever again was hard, its all i knew..
But any way......, started again last june :D
Saying that, im not supposed to, i just cant do what i used to, i ride at the back now, when im riding with friends...

Excuse the 70's porn star hair style, but here i am , standing up in no pain !!

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yeti ultimate mountain bike took this gate out by redfern1950s, on Flickr

My wife still rides her marin, but she wants a yeti fro now aswell, hence trying to locate the grey one..


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 yeti fro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:40 pm 
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What a story! Amazing to get the full details of this after all these years. And yes you were pretty mad to carry on and do the extra 20 miles. By the way I heard the story originally from Dave Rimmer who I used to ride with as well as Mike Harthill. Dave used to be good friends with Matt Stott (stottie) mentioned above.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 yeti fro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:02 pm 
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stevet1 wrote:
What a story! Amazing to get the full details of this after all these years. And yes you were pretty mad to carry on and do the extra 20 miles. By the way I heard the story originally from Dave Rimmer who I used to ride with as well as Mike Harthill. Dave used to be good friends with Matt Stott (stottie) mentioned above.


WOW...,now there is a name from my past, i sold my team yo eddy too dave rimmer, to get funds to buy a 1950s vw oval beetle :D

Not seen him for years either.....


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 yeti fro
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:40 pm 
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I remember the yo-eddy, Dave had a matching shock-a-billy for a time which cracked at the swingarm. Dave bent the forks on the yo on a descent from Helvellyn where he just couldn't slow down and rode straight into a drystone wall. I remember wincing at the cost of a replacement set of forks.
Not seen Dave for ages, last time was probably my wedding, but regularly go riding with Mike still.


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