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 Post subject: 94 Yeti ARC Restoration
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:08 pm 
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I figured three Yeti ARC builds on here were not enough and so I figured I'd contribute an ARC I recently restored and showed a NAHBS.

Here is how I got the frame (it was a complete bike with a pretty odd duck build, but that's irrelevant). The frame had a cracked headtube (like so many others) and needed to be repaired.

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Post repair at FTWs

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Final build pics from the NAHBS show this weekend

Majority of the parts are NOS or slightly used. I only had to reanodize the cable guides, Grafton levers and perches and the Ringle Mojo cable hangers.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:10 pm 
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Really really nice...you know your really sparking my interest in Yetis again.

That grey is kinda metallic right? Never seen the grey with the naked eye...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:59 pm 
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jonrock wrote:
Really really nice...you know your really sparking my interest in Yetis again.

That grey is kinda metallic right? Never seen the grey with the naked eye...

J


Basically the finish is achieved by using a media blaster on the bare turbing and then clear coating it. Along the way some silver flake was added to the clear (by Yeti BITD) because not all of the tubing markings were removed in the bead blasting process and showed through the clear. This one is a good example of those silver flakes in the clear.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:02 pm 
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crap I am speechless :-)


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:04 pm 
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Usual top draw build as ever... your like a machine ! :shock:
do you ever sleep ?


Can I enquire why you changed the order of the decals, and the background/accent around YETI ?
it's obviously intensional and moves the frame build year by a year or two.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Thats tidy mate.

Hell of a lot of Purple ano on Yetis around at the moment.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Usual top draw build as ever... your like a machine ! :shock:
do you ever sleep ?

Can I enquire why you changed the order of the decals, and the background/accent around YETI ?
it's obviously intensional and moves the frame build year by a year or two.


Yeti decal placement is about the most random thing in the world and has very little bearing / indication on model year produced, with a few exceptions such as the Troy Lee stuff or the very early vinyl cut individual letters.

I think the decals should rear left to right and make some sense, so IMO "EASTON YETI ARC" sounds better than "EASTON ARC YETI" for the drive side, and "YETI ARC EASTON" sounds better than "ARC YETI EASTON" for the non-drive side.

The difference in the drop shadow is due to the fact that a white drop shadow looks better on the turquoise background and the turquoise drop shadow looks better on the gray background. They were both available simultaneously.

Case in point my earlier 93 ARC

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:11 pm 
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Basically the finish is achieved by using a media blaster on the bare turbing and then clear coating it. Along the way some silver flake was added to the clear (by Yeti BITD) because not all of the tubing markings were removed in the bead blasting process and showed through the clear. This one is a good example of those silver flakes in the clear.


Well Ive learnt something today then.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:37 pm 
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Bufffff. Really nice bike!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:07 am 
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I really like the purple on it Martin!
Nice restauration and nice build!
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