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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Location: Norway (Bergen)
Hi.

Some years ago i bought a Yeti Ultimate from a friend at Yetifan.com. He bought the bike new in Colorado, i'm the second owner. When i got it, it was fully blinged with alot of fancy purple stuff and Manitou fork.
I never got used to the blinged stuff and decided to make a bit more classic build out of it. Since the bike has it's original paint and stickers i thought it would be cooler with a more period correct build.
I also think of the Ultimate as a hard working mtb, not a necklace.

I stripped of all the purple ringle, topline and other fancy stuff and replaced it with xt part's, black hyperlite and neonyellow accutrax with a-tac stem.

For a short period i rode it with full xtr m900, but i recently replaced it with period correct xt.

I'l give you three different builds. The last ones, is how it looks now. Enjoy!

This is also the current spec list:

Frame: Yeti Ultimate 16"

Fork: Accu Trax

Headset: XT
Stem: A-TAC
Handlebar: HYPERLITE
Grips: YETI
Barends:

Brakes: XT
Brake Pads:
Brake Cables:
Cantilever cable hangers:
Brake Levers: XT

Shifters:
Front Derailleur: SUNTOUR XC
Rear Derailleur: XT
Derailleur Cables:
Cassette: XT
Chain: XT
Cranks: XT
Crank Bolts: XT
Chainrings: XT
Chainring bolts: XT
Bottom Bracket: XT
Pedals: Very light old school looking pedals.

Hub Skewers: Actually xtr m900 :oops:
Rims: MAVIC
Hubs: XT
Nipples:
Spokes:
Tyres: PANARACER TIMBUK II
Tubes: CONTINENTAL

Saddle: FLITE
Seatpost: XT
Seatpost Binder: ORIGINAL YETI

The frame including the paint and stickers is in very good original condition. All the components are used but also in excellent shape.




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Nice; You show excellent taste... 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Are the latest pics blurry or is it just my screen?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:49 pm 
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Great!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:52 pm 
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I would say you may have had a slight condensation issue on the lens??

Photo's are in focus but, as you say, slightly 'soft-focus...'


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:03 pm 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
I would say you may have had a slight condensation issue on the lens??

Photo's are in focus but, as you say, slightly 'soft-focus...'


You might have a point there... I'll take some new pics when the spring arives ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Solid.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Im a tart and like shiny so its the blingy version for me. All are good mind.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:40 pm 
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very nice indeed and in my opinion the present incarnation is the best :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:11 pm 
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I need one. My unicorn.


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