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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:09 pm 
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This month, the Dutch magazine 'Bike&Trekking' features an item about my enthusiasm for retro Yeti mountainbikes.

Therefore, Melvin (a mod on here) and Erik Boschman, the photographer, visited my place and we had a great lengthy chat on retrobikes, Yeti, mountainbike parts, building, dream projects and everything related.

Although that afternoon started out rainy, the weather improved and Erik was able to capture some images to visually support the item text.
Pictures speak louder than words..

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:19 pm 
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That's awesome!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:30 pm 
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... And it's winter time again; time to take out the Snowman :xmas-big-grin:
Lovely riding conditions this morning: not too cold, sunny and quite damp. After getting used to the temperature, it felt great!
And it promises to be like this during/after Christmas too!

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Happy Holidays!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:09 pm 
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Love it!


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He was very handsome with the Manitou, but I really prefer with the accu-trax. It is splendid !!!


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I often spend more time thinking of how to change/adapt my built bikes in the shed than of acquiring new projects (am I the only one..?).

In this particular case, I am playing with the idea of putting some Deore XT m73* on the FRO; even though I like the looks and smooth shifting of the current XTR setup, it has always felt a bit posh on this frame :lol:

Would that be considered a downgrade, BTW..? :?

So, I'm on the lookout for the iconic seatpost sp-m730 in 26.8 and perhaps some other bits as I move along.
I did just notice a suitable front mech lying around though :D

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If I find the guts to actually start the re-build (unscrewing things and loosening the first cable is always a bit of a thing for me), I'll also be installing some thumbies, as well as a set of fc-m730 cranks.

Let's see how this works out!


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I like how you think.Ditch the exotica and stick on XT with thumbies,rock strikes on the cranks and tons of mud are your friend :wink: .


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Def with you Eef...go with XT. Im pretty sure that I have an extra 26.8 post for you. PM me your addy. I think I have it but just in case.

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I often spend more time thinking of how to change/adapt my built bikes in the shed than of acquiring new projects (am I the only one..?).

In this particular case, I am playing with the idea of putting some Deore XT m73* on the FRO; even though I like the looks and smooth shifting of the current XTR setup, it has always felt a bit posh on this frame :lol:

Would that be considered a downgrade, BTW..? :?

So, I'm on the lookout for the iconic seatpost sp-m730 in 26.8 and perhaps some other bits as I move along.
I did just notice a suitable front mech lying around though :D

Image

If I find the guts to actually start the re-build (unscrewing things and loosening the first cable is always a bit of a thing for me), I'll also be installing some thumbies, as well as a set of fc-m730 cranks.

Let's see how this works out!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:57 am 
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The 'de-blinging'/downgrading/overhaul has started, at the heart of the bike:
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Grafton's out Shimano's in :D
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To be continued!


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