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Respray or keep it 'patina'.....
keep it - its got history 81%  81%  [ 35 ]
Respray it - it deserves it 19%  19%  [ 8 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:55 am 
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Thanks guys

decided to leave it for a while and see what it looks (and rides!!) like when it is fully rebuilt!!

Couple more parts to go on first though!!

got the front Hed built onto the gorgeous boxxer hub
some black yeti grips
some xtr dh cranks and ring

oh and some airlines


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:33 am 
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looks good Nic,

Need that seat though, And a shorter stem.

when you bringing it down


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:30 am 
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Scrat wrote:
looks good Nic,

Need that seat though, And a shorter stem.

when you bringing it down


shorter stem??? it was from 1998!!

same length as Colin Baileys team stem mate


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:08 pm 
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Really?
Thats just wrong for that bike, Randy was running way shorter, I was running 70mm Syncros on my STS then


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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Lawwill 4
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:09 pm 
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nporternz wrote:

Legend has it that this bike was once owned by Mert Lawwill and was raced at the 1998 X-Games by Marla Streb. Its got bearings on all the pivots and the rear travel is 5, not 4, inches


I remember when andy at yetifan first received that bike... yes the story is true, for that reason alone keep the paint as is. merts actually a nice guy, mail him a pic & ask him about it. hes rightly proud of his place in mtb history.


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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Lawwill 4
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:24 pm 
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scant wrote:
nporternz wrote:

Legend has it that this bike was once owned by Mert Lawwill and was raced at the 1998 X-Games by Marla Streb. Its got bearings on all the pivots and the rear travel is 5, not 4, inches


I remember when andy at yetifan first received that bike... yes the story is true, for that reason alone keep the paint as is. merts actually a nice guy, mail him a pic & ask him about it. hes rightly proud of his place in mtb history.


thanks for that. kind of makes the descision easy!! keeping the paint and the history together


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:38 pm 
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now finished and entered into BOTM competition

full spec and new pics to follow


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:50 am 
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Frame: YETI Lawwill 4 with custom valved shock uprated to 5.5inches of travel and bearings on all pivots

Fork: Rock Shox Boxxer Gen1

Headset: Chris King
Stem: Ringle Zooka
Handlebar: Syncros Riser
Grips: Yeti Closed End

Brakes: Hope Rear/Magura Front
Brake Pads: Hope/Magura
Brake Cables: Magura
Brake Levers: Hope/Magura

Shifters: Shimano Airlines (no194)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Airlines (no194)
Derailleur Cables: Airlines
Cassette: Airlines
Chain: Shimano
Cranks: M950 XTR DH
Crank Bolts: XTR
Chainrings: XTR DH 46t
Chainring bolts: XTR
Bottom Bracket: XTR
Pedals: Ritchey

Rims: HED Carbon DH
Hubs: Hope Rear and RIngle Boxxer Front
Nipples: HED
Spokes: Wheelsmith
Tyres: IRC Missile
Tubes: IRC

Saddle: SDG Ventura
Seatpost: Ringle Moby in pewter
Seatpost Binder: Salsa


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:52 am 
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