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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:04 pm 
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I haven't quite completed this, but seeing as the bikes were in the garden and it was a nice day here's my Yeti FRO. Built in around 1988, frame number is 368 if anyone can shed any light. I bought it in 1993 and retired it from active service in 1999 when she was replaced by my (now MadCowKev's) Pro FRO.

Unlike most Yetis, the top tube is round. When I visited the factory I was told they made a few like this when they ran out of oval tubes!

This one will be a single speed (for no reason other than I don't have one yet). It doesn't have any brakes yet as I can't decide which ones to put on (Grafton vs the original XT cantilevers vs Onza H2O)

Frame: Yeti FRO
Fork: Accutrax
Stem: Ringlé trailstem
Front wheel: Spinergy
Rear wheel: Tioga Disk Drive
Bar: Syncros
Chainset: XT
QRs: Ringlé
Seatpost: Ringlé

(excuse the pedals!)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:40 pm 
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Nice - but that purple seatpost looks out of place - sell it to me! :lol: (if it's a 27.2 ...)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:11 am 
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Love that No Fear sticker :wink: Where d'ya geddit?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:33 pm 
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Love that frame & fork. Seems like that's been your love for many years now. But I bet there's some purists that might have some trouble getting on board with that build..

Just sayin' :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:48 pm 
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oh, don't worry - all the original kit's in a box safely in the garage (except the rear mech which I snapped in a race, and the wheels)

The No Fear sticker's from about 1993 I think!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:05 pm 
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sylvain wrote:
Nice - but that purple seatpost looks out of place - sell it to me! :lol: (if it's a 27.2 ...)


Indeed a beautifull Yeti, but the seatpost is 26.8.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:28 am 
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The ringle stem is kick-ass! But I would get rid of the carbon front wheel and exchange that for a nice super-bubba/mavic front wheel built! And indeed the purple seat post looks a little out of place....Anyway, very beautiful Yeti! 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:19 am 
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Looking good Woody! I suggest period XT canti's (i have some to sell you :wink: )


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:45 am 
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is that a manitou or a critical racing stem? i like it. a lot.. the spinergy...OY...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:57 am 
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love the stem, pretty rare original ringle these days :)
as mentioned I'd also change the front wheel, aside from that nice build :D


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