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 Post subject: 1998 Yeti ARC AS-3
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:14 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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I used to ride a lot at school and uni, but got interested in other things since (discovered girls, motorbikes and cars!). Used to ride with a great bunch of guys at uni who I have failed to keep in touch with very well. Anyway I still ride the same bikes I did back then, and it seems that they have kinda come back into fashion!

This is my 1998 Yeti ARC AS-3 which I have owned from new. I imported the frame from the US and built it up using all my fav bits of the time. I have always kept it in a house and only ridden it in the rain once (I have my Marin for that). This bike rides like a dream, I love riding it!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:18 pm 
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The specs:

Frame: 1998 16.5" Yeti ARC AS-3

Fork: 1998 Marzocchi Bomber Z1 BAM

Headset: Chris King no threadset
Stem: Azonic Shorty 110mm
Handlebar: Azonic Double Wall Riser
Grips: Marin foam
Barends: ODI end plugs

Brakes: Magura HS33 rim brakes
Brake Pads: Magura standard
Brake Cables: Standard
Brake Levers: Magura HS33

Shifters: Shimano XT
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Derailleur Cables: Standard
Cassette: Shimano XTR 8 speed
Chain: Sachs Silver/Black
Cranks: Specialized Son of Strong Arm
Crank Bolts: Shimano allen head
Chainrings: Shimano
Chainring bolts: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
Pedals: Shimano DX

Hub Skewers: Shimano XTR
Rims: Velocity Deep V
Hub (front): Hope
Hub (rear): Ringle Super Duper Eight
Nipples: Brass
Spokes: Double butted
Tyre (front): Vetta Kaos Theory F2.1
Tyre (rear): Vetta Kaos Theory R2.0
Tubes: Presta - long valve

Saddle: Flite Titanium rails
Seatpost: Thomson
Seatpost Binder: Yeti

Bottle cage: JD

Weight: Don't know - probably a tad on the heavy side.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:42 pm 
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No-one into Yetis?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:56 pm 
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I recall this being another one of those frames that adorned my bedroom wall in the shape of a poster when I was a teenager.

It's a cracker.
Aided by the Monsters Inc poster behind :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:56 pm 
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That's really nice, good choice of parts too. Bit of a shame it doesn't get out in the wet, it'd be great all year round. Really nice bike :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:15 pm 
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very nice, get it out and use it more, it deserves it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:19 am 
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I totally agree guys - it needs to be ridden more. I'm making an effort to do that, and so far this year I have taken the Yeti out rather than my Marin every time I have gone for it a ride. I just need to do more rides now... :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:21 am 
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I like the build, looks like it can handle a bit of everything. Classic Yeti colours too! 8)


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