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 Post subject: Retro or Old?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:39 pm 
Last month I rebuilt my '94 Dave Yates after a particularly lovely respray by Bob Jackson.

Piccies are here: http://www.32sixteen.com/2005/10/dave-yates-rebuilt.html

I've tried to build it up period style (many of the parts on there pre-dated the frame), but I think I'll eventually update some of it, for instance some nice lightweight white XC forks might make it less XC-Jey and more suitable for modern riding styles.

Anyway, just thought people might like to look and decide if it's really retro or just old.[/url]


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:46 pm 
Many of the donor parts came from this '93 Rocky Mountain Hammer.

http://www.32sixteen.com/2005/08/repair-or-repaint.html

They ended up on the Hammer from the Yates in the first place when I picked up the Hammer frame for 90 quid and swapped the parts so that I could get the Yates resprayed. That was three years ago.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:21 pm 
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Cable actuate Hope discs surely makes it fit for a museum of some kind :!:

Retro / old seems the same, maybe retro=old stuff that's still admired , revered today (and I would add still works, although I don't think that's always essential :wink: )

very nice looking frame,

anyone remeber the very colourful Dave Yates paintjobs from yesteryear?
MBUK used to run whole features about them!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:07 pm 
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Your Dave Yates is damn cool, especially with those original Hope mechanical disks. Not too many of those about in the wild. Oh, and I'd leave it rigid.

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The RM is also a mighty fine bicycle.

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Both deserve a post in Reader's Bikes


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 8:08 pm 
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the Yates looking f'kin awesome & yeh leave it rigid :)


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