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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:18 am 
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Awesome, the Schwinn/Yeti Years.. 8)

I'm liking this Early DH Days emergence.. Was there a Straight Six too?


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I think so... I know yeti did a lawwill 6 and a 4 back in the day!


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kingroon wrote:
Awesome, the Schwinn/Yeti Years.. 8)


Negative ghostrider. :wink:

Thats a 2000. Companies had nothing to with each other.


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It is my understanding that Schwinn bought Yeti from John Parker in the 90's-am I misinformed?


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It needs a boxxer, the monster T is to canadian. Other then that its perfect! Love the Bass Boat paint, i've always wanted one of the old project underground bass boat blue homegrowns!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:57 pm 
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FairfaxPat wrote:
It is my understanding that Schwinn bought Yeti from John Parker in the 90's-am I misinformed?


Pretty much. In 1995, Scott Sports, Schwinn's parent company, bought Yeti. The plan was to use the facilities and knowledge to develop the Homegrown brand, but I have it on good authority few were actually made in Durango.


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That's porn on 2 wheels :D If the shock does die and it's the same pull shock used on a Lobo, www.BETD.co.uk have some for £25


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:38 am 
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I was in my LBS today talking to Steve Gravenites-Gravy Wheels-he was the Yeti factory team mech. in the 90's. He said that after Scott USA bought Yeti they continued to make all the high-end bikes in Durango until 1998. The cheaper aluminum and low price bikes were farmed out. He also owns a Straight Eight that was Joe Lawwill's factory ride in the late 90's that looks very much like the one pictured here.


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That is one sexy DH rig but i would deffo put Rock Shox on the front :D .


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