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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Bram J wrote:
MikeD wrote:
This is a readily-reversible addition to a not-spectacularly-rare frame that'll make it more usable. I (still) don't see the problem.

Where do the naysayers stand on cutting up FROs to make C-26 repros out of?


Are there people doing this?


Yes, but hey a nice nice nice build. http://www.yeti-c26.net/rebirth.html thats ameybrooks project


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:14 pm 
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Wow, I didn't even know that that frame isn't a real C-26. Very nice build indeed. :D I approve of these 'modifications', but wouldn't do it myself.
It's all fine by me as long as people don't try to sell them off as genuine ones. :? Could be lucrative though, since the last 'real' one sold for around 12000 USD.
*edit: Good info on the site too, thanks!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:23 pm 
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Not sure it's fair to call it "not real". "Not original", maybe, although original tubeset and builder. Maybe just "deferred" ;) Anyway, didn't mean to start a debate about C-26 repros, I was just using that as an example of a rather more dramatic FRO "modification" :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:28 pm 
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MikeD wrote:
Not sure it's fair to call it "not real". "Not original", maybe, although original tubeset and builder. Maybe just "deferred" ;) Anyway, didn't mean to start a debate about C-26 repros, I was just using that as an example of a rather more dramatic FRO "modification" :)

I didn't read it all through before I made my comment, ''deferred'' sounds much better in place indeed! :)


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Any updates? Excited to see this one finished


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:35 am 
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hopefully its finished at the painter today.

thanks for yor intrtest


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:00 pm 
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I am behind you all the way (said the Bishop to the Acress), hot-rodding this NOT RARE frame is perfectly cool.

Have any of you people ever been to a car show? No one rolls around on the floor moaning over a chopped, channeled, smoothed, fully independent, disc braked, V-8, 32 coupe!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Thanks Lid, Then I am off to the bike smith to pick up the frame and fork - excited as a little child :D Pictures to come later...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:22 pm 
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Allso I am not desided on to use the "Yetiman" headtube decal or to go with the modern alu crest?


Sorry man, no hard feelings really, its just metal pipes... but think about it, if the answer to that question is not clear as water maybe you are not a so hardcore Yeti rider after all (and now I am not talking about the pathetic tribe marketing bullshit mtbr-yeti sheeps love to claim they belong to).

This kind of modding of collectors pieces is the no 1 reason I specifically ask whoever buys my Yeti frames I had for sale not to mess with them.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:38 pm 
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erkan wrote:
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Allso I am not desided on to use the "Yetiman" headtube decal or to go with the modern alu crest?


Sorry man, no hard feelings really, its just metal pipes... but think about it, if the answer to that question is not clear as water maybe you are not a so hardcore Yeti rider after all (and now I am not talking about the pathetic tribe marketing bullshit mtbr-yeti sheeps love to claim they belong to).

This kind of modding of collectors pieces is the no 1 reason I specifically ask whoever buys my Yeti frames I had for sale not to mess with them.


you are free to mean as you please just as like myself iam free to do or mean as i please.


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