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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:59 pm 
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Well, the problem with retro bike is it's addictive. :D

You keep seeing great builds and brill ideas and that's it, your hooked!

So here' my 3rd planned build. After the Spesh hard tail, Misses bike and my single speed I'm missing a full suss in my life. I've been searching for a while and narrowed the search to a Yeti or Santa Cruz. After a terrible episode with a frame from America which came with a crack I kept the search UK based and here's the plan... be great to hear your thoughts!

Plus a few pic's of the new frame after a good clean.....................
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Frame: 2008 Yeti AS-R sl

Fork: Fox Float RL 100/120mm

Headset: Cane Creek Forty
Stem: Race Face / Thompson
Handlebar: Race Face / Thompson
Grips: ODI

Brakes: XTR / Sram Guide
Brake Pads: XTR / Sram
Brake Levers: XTR / Sram Guide
Shifters: XTR / XT
Front Derailleur: XTR / XT or single ring?
Rear Derailleur: XTR
Derailleur Cables: XTR
Cassette: XTR/ Praxis works
Chain: KMC / Shimano
Cranks: XT / XTR or Race Face
Crank Bolts: OEM
Chainrings: XT / XTR or Race Face
Chainring bolts: OEM
Bottom Bracket: Hope
Pedals: Flats (DMR?)

Hub Skewers: Mavic Crossmax
Rims: Mavic Crossmax
Hubs: Mavic Crossmax
Nipples: Mavic Crossmax
Spokes: Mavic Crossmax
Tyres: Onza Canis Skin Wall
Tubes: Specialized
Seatpost: Race Face / Thompson
Seatpost Binder: Yeti / Salsa / Hope
Seat: Charge/fabric

Weight:TBC


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:45 am 
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Will be watching this build this retro addiction is making me lie to my wife to much never mind haha.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:27 pm 
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Cheers Dicko10!
Apologies for the lack of updates, to busy working and planning a wedding to get to the computer with the latest. However, the build in the meantime has been coming along well.

Following my initial plan there have been a few changes but hopefully for the better. 8)
It's now a rolling chassis just waiting for the drivetrain and we are good to go.... fingers crossed! :D

Love to hear you're thoughts guy's.... but here's a few pictures!
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Race Face next Riser, Yeti Turquoise
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Race face Turbine Stem, 70mm. Wanted to try and keep reach long enough, but no to long to keep it quick steering...
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Easton XC70 Wheels....these things look amazing,
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An absolutely budget blowing set of Hope Race Evo stealth brakes which are a work of art!
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Thomson Seatpost, laidback.

Plus other bits including Race Face Nelson grips in Turquoise, Onza Skinwall Canis tyres and the current bike looking like this:
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:22 am 
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wow! it's so damnly beautiful!
exactly the same components that i dream for my old Slayer... the same!
so brillant!! best yeti of the month! now! :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:29 pm 
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mattiamerca wrote:
wow! it's so damnly beautiful!
exactly the same components that i dream for my old Slayer... the same!
so brillant!! best yeti of the month! now! :D


Cheers, that means a lot! :D :D :D Praise indeed!
Crank has just been ordered and now waying up what gears to run. Looks like I'll go full XT M8000 but debating dropping in an XTR mech. Hopefully finished this month!


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Love it, apart from the saddle.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:13 pm 
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stevet1 wrote:
Love it, apart from the saddle.


+1 or the tyres, sorry :?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:40 pm 
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Thanks guy's!
Ha, don't worry! I can feel a poll coming on between the skinwall Canis and some black cross marks I have.

The saddle's not staying, I stole it from my single speed to build it up. I'm not sure my backside could cope with it off road!

Cranks arrived today so that's tomorrow night planned to.

Appreciate the comments. Just waiting to order the gears and it should be finished. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:47 pm 
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Wow that's awesome! I like the skin walls, keep them fitted!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:53 pm 
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trxrincon wrote:
Wow that's awesome! I like the skin walls, keep them fitted!


:? Seriously? They make the bike look like its have a identity crisis, "Am I a beach cruiser or a mountain bike".


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