Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:31 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:41 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:16 pm
Posts: 6
Location: Northern California
Just scored this piece of US history this morning.....the paint is in pretty good shape, with just the stickers chipped/missing in some spots. I know the forks are not standard (think they came with RS Boxxers?) but I've heard the "bass-boat Blue colour, as well as the Hope hubs & rear disc was rare- either a 1997 or 1998 offering.

Can anybody out there offer any Homegrown enlightenment??


Attachments:
File comment: 1997/98 Bass Boat Blue Straight 6
1-IMG_1626.JPG
1-IMG_1626.JPG [ 180.71 KiB | Viewed 942 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:07 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:33 pm
Posts: 453
Nice score!
Without doing any google research I'm pretty sure its a 97.
I have a copy of Plush Dh mag and it has a pic of Elke Brutsaert riding the exact same frame albeit with a set of Rock Shox DHO's up front.

If memory serves correct 98 was a straight 6 with red and gold front end and dho's (or possibly a boxxer pro) then in 99 the straight 8 with black and gold front end with boxxer 151.

In the same mag is Joe Lawwill (Merts son) and Jurgen Beneke riding for the Schwinn Toyota team on the same bike with the red and gold 98 colours.
Might add the are sporting the early boxxer pro's with the bolt on brace.

The Zzyzx you have are quite an item too, I'm guessing the original owner would have been semi pro or had links with bullet bros to get the custom made blue decals. Very nice and I wouldn't scrap them as yet as they are period correct and quite a popular choice amoungst privateers and Yeti straight 6 owners bitd due to their price and massive travel (6 inches)
I still have a set of Zzyzx and for an elastomer fork the still run like new, very smooth. If you do choose to replace them you can really only go for a dho IMHO.

Great bike you got yourself and look forward to more pics.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:35 am 
Newbie

Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:49 pm
Posts: 5
Location: TX, USA
kallenh, excellent find! You found yourself a really rare bike... By the way, I'm looking for the exact same brake setup as what you have there (for my Yeti lawwill I just acquired): front Magura rim brake, Hope disc rear.

I know a bit about the Magura rim brakes as I used to run them for a few years, but I am not sure which model I need for my rear brake... It's the same rear end as yours, so it will use the same caliper. What is the rear caliper you have? What is the name of the brake, the O2 or the C2? I'd appreciate any insight you have. Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:17 am 
Newbie

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:16 pm
Posts: 6
Location: Northern California
13:
Thanks for the kind comments & info!

Vintage Yeti:
My rear caliper simply sez "HOPE" on the outside face, so I'm pretty sure it's a C2.


Attachments:
1-IMG_1634.JPG
1-IMG_1634.JPG [ 118.51 KiB | Viewed 773 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:25 am 
PoTY winner
PoTY winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:11 pm
Posts: 1100
Location: West bay, dorset
love this. Nice to see bigger pics on here than on the facebook group :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:26 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 11:03 am
Posts: 18212
Location: Sunny Glasgow
kallenh wrote:
13:
Thanks for the kind comments & info!

Vintage Yeti:
My rear caliper simply sez "HOPE" on the outside face, so I'm pretty sure it's a C2.


C2 caliper No1[ i think thats the pro lever its with,cant quite make it out :? but i can see the adjuster on top of it

No1 caliper has attachments that allow it to fit onto a bracket for front use where no mount exists.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:53 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:16 pm
Posts: 6
Location: Northern California
Here's a better front brake pic


Attachments:
1-IMG_1633.JPG
1-IMG_1633.JPG [ 136.15 KiB | Viewed 716 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:54 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:16 pm
Posts: 6
Location: Northern California
...and one of the forks:


Attachments:
1-IMG_1629.JPG
1-IMG_1629.JPG [ 172.66 KiB | Viewed 715 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:56 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:16 pm
Posts: 6
Location: Northern California
and one of that Mert's awesome rear triangle (or swingarm, if you're a m/c rider like me :)


Attachments:
1-IMG_1628.JPG
1-IMG_1628.JPG [ 172.05 KiB | Viewed 713 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:07 am
Posts: 13
Location: Germany - Sauerland
Lovely bike with lovely fork in good condition!
8)

I like those Schwinn/Yeti bikes!

You can get spareparts and discbrake-adapter here:
http://www.atcracing.com/Extreme/terrexoptions.html

I've the same fork in my Mountain Cycle San Andreas, although with Magura HS33 Rimbrakes in the front.

Greets from germany
6ix-pack


Attachments:
File comment: my bike - same fork
medium_IMG_1357.JPG
medium_IMG_1357.JPG [ 106.44 KiB | Viewed 681 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 13 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: kingoffootball and 24 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group