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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:14 pm 
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nevadasmith wrote:
Finished the last few bits tonight - decals and stuff.

Here's a pic from the garage, will do some more when I get it out and about.

It's pretty much everything I wanted it to be - for now!


Nice! 8)
That’s the right choice of components for that frame, imho.
I’m not sure about the unpainted stem, though. :roll:
Cheers and enjoy it!


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jmazpiazu wrote:
Nice! 8)
That’s the right choice of components for that frame, imho.
I’m not sure about the unpainted stem, though. :roll:
Cheers and enjoy it!


I know what you mean about the stem, it just feels too 'catalogue spec' for it to be painted though, this is supposed to be emulating a race bike of the time which presumably would have had all manner of prototype and custom stuff coming and going.

Also check this video of the 1990 worlds at 5 minutes and 37 seconds.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfx82fVznDQ


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:20 am 
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Black stem cap :lol: just watched the video is that the Yeti with the silver stem, yours is better 8)


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nevadasmith wrote:
this is supposed to be emulating a race bike of the time which presumably would have had all manner of prototype and custom stuff coming and going.


Now it makes sense to me. :wink:


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racer x wrote:
Black stem cap :lol:


Yes that's the one - better get the black marker pen out!!

The stem looks very similar - the cable routing especially.

I am not convinced that racers would have used bullseye cranks though?

The arms/spider are nice enough but the BB/spindle design is way ahead of its time but let down by the quality of the bearings (absolute crap) and the way it fits together with all those spacers is a bodge IMO - I just wouldn't trust it not to all come loose and fall off.

I have read about the switch from campy stuff to shimano here:

http://mbaction.com/Mobile/News/Durango ... _3378.aspx

I am pretty sure others would have done the same BITD so I am going to have a bit of a play with this, maybe fit campy chainset and brakes....


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Great looking build! 8)


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the_duke wrote:
Great looking build! 8)


Thanks Luke!

Still not had a chance to get out on it - we just got a puppy so thats taking a lot of time!

Here's a few more pics:


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Here's the spec:

Frame: 1990 YETI F.R.O.

Fork: YETI Accutrax

Headset: XT (NOS)
Stem: FTW Prototype
Handlebar: Taperlight
Grips: ODI

Brakes: M732
Brake Cables: Shimano SLR (NOS)
Brake Levers: M733 (NOS)

Shifters: m735 Thumbies
Front Derailleur: m735
Rear Derailleur: m735
Derailleur Cables: Shimano SIS
Freewheel: Shimano 7 speed HG 12-28 (NOS)
Chain: HG91 (NOS)
Crank/BB: Bullseye
Chainrings: Shimano SG 26/36/46

Pedals: m737 SPD (NOS)

Hub Skewers: Ringle Holey
Rims: Mavic MA40 (NOS)
Hubs: Bullseye (NOS)
Tyres: Onza Racing Porc (NOS)

Saddle: Turbo (NOS)
Seatpost: m730 (NOS)
Seatpost Binder: m730 (NOS)


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does it for me


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:58 pm 
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very nice


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