GT BIKE RIDER wrote:
Well i think that makes your bike a little more unique.
Check out this one.I think this one has the color of my bike.Interesting rear brake set up.
I'd wager that to be an 89-90 maybe. Cool little bike.
If these things look familiar, it's because much of Yokota lived on in the Dirt Research bikes sold here in the states, by way of New Jersey, I believe. Yokota was wrapped up in a deal with World Cycle...a huge discount shop chain, and when World Cycle bit the dust, Yokota did too...and then Dirt Research, a component supplier to Yokota at the time...1995 I think...stepped in and offered essentially the Yokota frames built up as complete bikes and sold under the Dirt Research banner. DR died shortly thereafter, when MTB as a whole grew cold as a market.
All that is from memory, and I've noticed in the last few years that my memory is getting pretty bad, especially for dates.
I wish somebody else remembered a bit more about these Yokotas. I think my recollection of this stuff gets better when somebody else chimes in and tosses about a bit of info to jog my memory. I just remember wanting the Toyo Yosemite...or in a real pipe dream driven world, the Teesdale built Half Dome. Had one of the HDs for a while in 1993 and that bike was the shizzle.
If you recall any of this, people...then slap me with your knowlege and maybe I'll clear out my cobwebs!
DRs are on eBay as framesets today...Hodaka Taiwan made frames I think, but still Columbis tubes and pretty good TIG welds.
Drowning in Retro!