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 Post subject: Yeti ARC Titanium
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:16 pm 
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Not quite how I want it yet but near enough so I thought I'd pop a few pics up. It's an early ti Yeti ARC as indicated by the dart style decal.

I've got some SID SL's to fit as soon as I manage to locate some new seals for 'em although the Fox's do give it a more modern look... and a slightly slacker head angle :lol: . Chose the BB7's as I prefer discs to the scraping of V's on rims in the gloop and I'll be riding it in this years HoNC, if it's anything like last year it'll be another mud fest but I'm hoping for sun and dry dusty tracks :D.

After buying NOS Yeti ARC seat pin, stem and carbon bars decided to go for Thomson pin / stem combo and Salsa carbon Pro Moto bars so that was a waste of dough eh? :lol: I might fit them yet just to compare them. The Tune hubs are as light as owt! Really pleased with them.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:19 pm 
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Nice!

But why the machanic disc's?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:22 pm 
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LTS Biker wrote:
Nice!

But why the machanic disc's?


Ta. :)

I like the BB7 mech brakes and they work well. Also the frame only has cable guides and I don't want to have them machined out to take hydraulic hoses.

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Very nice bike .


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:19 am 
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it was previously used with hydraulic brakes, just get some cable adapters. cable discs are a PITA in the wet as the pads dont self compensate for wear.

nice build.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:41 am 
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Aye but I don't like those cable guide adapter jobbies.


When the pads start wearing I'll just wind the barrel adjuster in on the brake lever, easy peasy.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:43 am 
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stevek wrote:
Aye but I don't like those cable guide adapter jobbies.


When the pads start wearing I'll just wind the barrel adjuster in on the brake lever, easy peasy.


you must live somewhere flat where your pads last ages :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:49 am 
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:lol: Live yeah, ride nope, no mountains like your neck of the woods though. :D

If I could have fitted normal hyd brakes I would have though.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:52 am 
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Lovely bike

As above though, should fit adapters and run hyraulic disc brakes as well as shortening the cable runs around the seat tube

Minor niggles though, you must be chuffed to own one of them, I certainly would :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:09 pm 
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Thanks, like I said though, I hate those adapters, if it was no choice then I'd use them but the mech discs perform OK, really (apart from the lack of self adjusting scant has already mentioned) and the lines are better without those extra guides boted to the frame and slack hoses flopping around. (IMHO... :lol: )

The cables could do with shortening a smidge, what can I say, I was in a rush to finish it off... :wink:

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