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 Post subject: 1992 Yo Eddy Build
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Finally getting around to building myself a Yo Eddy. I've tried a medium and it was too small, I have a large - but it seems too large, so here's hoping that the M/L is just right. I only think that this frame is an M/L because the serial number makes it an M, but the measurements are more inline with an M/L.

Anyways here is how I got it. Mostly XTR, with some shoddy Deore V-brakes, no post (I added the syncros), Ck headset, Manitou 3 fork, control tech stem, and taperlite bar.


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I happen to have a nice BOI fork that came with my Large Yo and I plan to use it on this build. It's not the right color, it's a sort of black pearl with red pearl which sort of works with the cherry paint on the bike.

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Right now I just want to get the bike built and see how it fits before I finalize the components and what not. I don't want to cut the steerer on the fork until I am sure the frame will fit me so it looks stupid at the moment.

I plan on using mostly black bits for the hardware, black stem, black bars and black post. Drivetrain will be mostly M900 XTR maybe with the Syncros cranks (which are technically too new) and I want to use the black Chris King hubs (again too new) - but I plan to make it a rider and I really like CK wheels.

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I might do a period correct build just for fun and show, but if the bike fits and I like riding it I'll do a bit of a mix I think... we'll see


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 7:01 pm 
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with what you have on there so far, i'd go with a a black stem. perhaps a Syncros to match the seatpost and cranks?


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+ 1 for black syncros stem. It's going to look good - enjoy riding it.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:30 pm 
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Nice nice. Love those forks 8)


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Lovely olour frame, build plans sound right. Just spec it with what works & what will compliment your riding.
Ditto nice rigid forks btw.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 5:57 pm 
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I might try it out with a proper Salsa moto roller stem, seems to be a 'correct' choice, albeit not my favorite one.

I happen to have one in black, so we'll see how that works out.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:12 pm 
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What type of cable hanger is that on your headset -set up ?

Like the Flat look of it
forks look much better and will look even better with a black stem- black zooka would look great also


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:15 pm 
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theredchili wrote:
What type of cable hanger is that on your headset -set up ?

Like the Flat look of it
forks look much better and will look even better with a black stem- black zooka would look great also


The hanger is WTB.

I put a black Salsa on last night and it looks decent, plus it has the pulley so I can skip the brake hanger.

I'm just worried that this bike will still be too small for me. Also, I don't think it's suspension corrected so this experiment may not work out.


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A question :
Is your BB tube threaded or not ?
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24pouces wrote:
A question :
Is your BB tube threaded or not ?
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