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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:34 pm 
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Next year I am going on a +/-3500km long bicycle adventure... and to do this in style I just have to go on one of my Yetis. I have choosen the disc FRO http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=156475 . The plan was to use a Cannondale, but I rather choose a rigid 4130 randonneur :-). The rack choosen for the job was easy - Surly Racks (Ragley Rack em up from CRC at 60% of the Surlys price)

Only need some rack mounts brazed on the frame and fork.

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I have swapped the Answer TaperLite with a early Nitto sweptback handlebars
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:22 pm 
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You're one crazy Viking !

Love or hate what you do to Yeti's, I don't think you can ever be accused of following the masses. . . :D or owning a garage queen.

Big Respect.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:29 am 
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Don't do it!

Get some old man mountain racks as they use the skewers as attachment. Far cheaper than the path your going on http://www.oldmanmountain.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:40 am 
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KDM wrote:
Don't do it!

Get some old man mountain racks as they use the skewers as attachment. Far cheaper than the path your going on http://www.oldmanmountain.com/


Totally lame design if you ask me. So if you have to detach the wheels the racks comes off all dingeling dangling. And more important - they look awful!

Sorry!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:59 am 
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may i suggest thumb shifters for the long expedition and peace of mind?

(minimal small moving parts)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:59 am 
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Supercool! 8) Although you should change the name from FRO to FAO (For Adventuring Only)...

That front tyre's looking a bit tight in there, but liking the ballon-tyre look.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:49 am 
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beepbeep wrote:
Supercool! 8) Although you should change the name from FRO to FAO (For Adventuring Only)...


The more I look at this post, the more I smile..

Its just so wrong, akin to sticking a towing bracket on a Aston Martin DB7... but at the same time its going to be the coolest touring bike ever.

ha det gøy


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:19 am 
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Retro Spud wrote:
ha det gøy


:xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:26 am 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Its just so wrong, akin to sticking a towing bracket on a Aston Martin D7...


Or a hot rod perhaps....? :wink: 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:16 pm 
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YAKs had rack mounts fitted as standard so why not?

These are built like tanks anyway - hardly lightweights - will make a great tourer :D


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