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 Post subject: Weekend Yeti Build Up
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:52 pm 
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First free weekend for a while so spent my time wisely by building up my Yeti Fro :)

Brief history, bought this Yeti Pro Fro from Scant a short while ago and although it had been powder coated the finish wasn't as good as it could have been so I started by gently flatting it off, then took any smaller imperfections out with some fine grade paper. Then took it round to the body shop I use for a few coats of clear. Finish is much better, and while they were doing this I had removed the cable stops and had them painted black as the silver finish was bit tatty.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:02 pm 
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Then she hung on my workshop wall for a few weeks looking like it would be the usual months or even years of searching for the just right parts.......so i decided to raid my parts bin and just build the thing up and ride it.

Now I didn't have all the bits I wanted but was aching to ride it so this will be a work in progress, and the weekends work and aim was to get it ready for a ride to work this week.

Decals I already had from Gil and he did a great job on the 'Pro Fro' decals as he didn't have those on file.

Forks/stem and bars were nicked off my Ultimate which is nowhere near finished :roll:

Suntour XC pro thumbies and brakes will stay but DX rear mech and far to modern Raceface turbine cranks are first to be replaced once I find something more suitable (sure I had a XC pro mech somewhere!!)

But these will get me going for now and I think they look acceptable.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:16 pm 
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I nearly bought that frame from Scant - glad it went to someone who would get it on the road sooner than I might have. Plus it really is a bit too big for me - but that has never stopped me before.

I tend to do the same thing as you - think I have a certain part (and usually do, just can't find it when I am looking), then canibalize one of my otehr bikes just so I can get the "new" one on the trails.

Looking forward to hearing how it rides.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:31 am 
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Well shes a runner, here's a few pics before my ride into work this morning....she's dirty now :roll:

Handling wise it's not what I thought it would be like, not the best climber, but were it does shine is on descents :) There is one particular down hill section that if I'm on an older bike you need to back off a bit and take into account that it wont take the corners or brake like a more modern bike, this just flew down it, I can see why JT did well on these :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:16 am 
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its cool hey. i like the simplicity of it. even the modern crankset and chainguide look fine i reckon.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Cool let me know if u want to sell at any point I am looking for one of these :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:37 pm 
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Nice build. Looks clean. I love the turq/fluoro yellow combination.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:18 pm 
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Porch 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:16 am 
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Great color combination on your bike!

3 thumbs up!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:17 am 
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nice one! finish of the paint looks good now. How about switching the chain guard for a Paul chainkeeper?


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