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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:30 am 
West Midlands Deputy AEC
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Final build pics attached - the Ringle twisters and FTW stickers turned up in the post this morning so I got 'em on and took some more pics:


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 Post subject: Re: '91 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:26 pm 
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nevadasmith wrote:
scant wrote:
nevadasmith wrote:
Stocko has done a most excellant job of renovating the frame the powder coat is very well done indeed.

powder coating was done by castle coatings in caerphilly. forks were resprayed by a local car body shop.


Thanks for the info - did you get it done?


yeh. 1 of the few places around here that do bike frames & were prepared to get 5018 in stock. I've missplaced the info, but the frame no was revealed when the paint was stripped & I'm certain its 1990, not 91.
argos replaced the seattube, thats why the seattube area is brazed & not welded.

finishing touch would be a yeti seat colar b.t.w


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 Post subject: Re: '91 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:00 pm 
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yeh. 1 of the few places around here that do bike frames & were prepared to get 5018 in stock. I've missplaced the info, but the frame no was revealed when the paint was stripped & I'm certain its 1990, not 91.
argos replaced the seattube, thats why the seattube area is brazed & not welded.

finishing touch would be a yeti seat colar b.t.w[/quote]

Scant - thanks for the info - original posted edited to reflect your hard work in the renovation :D

Yeah a Yeti seat collar would be great but I am now broke so it'll have to wait for a while!


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Your last retro build for a while looks awesome fella !! 8) You've done a great job. The suntour group suits it well. Enjoy it now but just get them ringle twisters off ! Its definately a B.O.T.M contender :wink:


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I've got a Klein to pick up from Castle Coatings this Monday :D

Yeti looks fantastic- I reckon getting the forks colour matched with the frame could be a better option than getting yellow bars. But anyway looks fantastic as is.


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I'm going to weigh in on the side of yellow bars :)

Great build man!


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Thanks for all the comments :D

Took it out for a ride today. Did a local 7 mile loop with a few killer uphills and some fast single track/gravel/grass down hills. Its actually fairly comfy - I think the rise on the FTW stem helps out there - but its a lot more livley than my 456!

Only 1 bit fell off ( :oops: ) a rear brake pad ( :!: ) half way down the fastest part of the loop I thought the rear had gone a bit spongy and in-effective - luckily the front hauled me up just in front of the gate and some passing ramblers... :roll:

I think the colours will stay as they are - all my bikes have a bit of flouro yellow in them - by accident more than design (although there's no doubt that it would look class with colour matched forks) and the blue/yellow/silver all goes together nicely.


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always wanted a Yeti when I was at college.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:00 pm 
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looks fantastic with that build kit


also respect for the Otter beer :)
had that stuff at Field Day last year, lovely stuff


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