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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:13 pm 
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Major22 wrote:
FirstFlight also sells modern yet skinwall Ritcheys, probably better performers than the Timbuks.


- hmm and why is that...?

Major22 wrote:
The Timbuks win the looks -department though.


- Definitely!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:50 am 
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yeti-man wrote:
Major22 wrote:
FirstFlight also sells modern yet skinwall Ritcheys, probably better performers than the Timbuks.


- hmm and why is that...?




Well, the Timbuks are a 80's design, and tyre design have come a long way since then. That doesn't mean 1980's tyres are all bad, (I like the Ritchey Duro -series for example) just a general observation.

I had Timbuks on a bike in 1992-3 and again a couple of years ago, and I didn't think they were especially good tyres, but YMMV. The rubber on the ones I had recently had most likely gone a bit hard though so..

I haven't tried the remakes, nor the Ritcheys FF is selling, so that's why I said 'probably'. The Ritcheys might even be total crap! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:15 am 
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Those Timbuks are nice looking for sure. This would work well with the YETI.

Thanks,

B


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:24 am 
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Sounds like it's actually being used as a bike (you know, ridden!) and not just looked at so I don't see the harm in using modern tires.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:05 am 
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Sweet bike!
I'm actually liking the modern tyres, they look great and give the bike an individual look.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:28 am 
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Location: KEEPING THEM SAFE FROM HARM, ANYWAY I CAN....!
I like it. but agree with others, id loose the black wall tyres and fit an accutrax fork.... 8)

Heres a fork, for sale, with a stem, if it fits.................?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vitage-YETI-F ... 2814859064


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 Post subject: Ride it? Of course...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:01 am 
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Not much for restraint. This bike is too good not to ride. I always wanted one and thanks to a local chap here in LA, its all good. I think I will give the vintage Timbuk a try and see how they perform. Blending old and new is not always a bad idea. I think if a vintage high end bike is original and unmolested, butchering it without question is a bad idea. I have a Masi Gran Criterium that has a carbon 10speed gruppo on it. It is one of my favorite bikes to ride. I actually like it as much as my Colnago Extreme power which is all decked out. I will never sell the Masi as long as I can ride. I will treat this YETI the same.


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 Post subject: YETI Ultimate .. UPDATE
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:08 am 
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I think the Yeti Ultimate is finally finished. Found a Atac and Accutrax for it. Changed the cranks to Bullseye and put a set of Critical Racing brakes that match the wheels and Hyperlite bars perfectly. I think its finally the way I want it.

Ben


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:41 am 
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Now it's very nice with accu trax and ftw, good job.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:46 am 
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Love it! Will you get decals for the fork and stem?


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