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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Arc 1992
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
mkozaczek wrote:

BTW A181 simply means it's ARC #181, not the 81st ARC built in 1992.




Thought I was missing a trick here, mines A0757 and also thought to be a 92 or 93
couldn't figure that one out using any type of year / month code etc,

basically mines a later build, but thats about all you can say with any certainty.


They may have started with 100 for the production series, sure. But then your nomenclature would indicate that 7xx frame is the xx-th frame built in 1999??? The numbering scheme is truly serial, where they started is not all that relevant.

I would put a 7xx frame (mine is 769 I think) in early to mid 1993. I've had A0865 which had a 93-94ish build, and A1098 and A1100 which had a decidedly 1994 build.


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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Arc 1992
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:56 pm 
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hi , little update

i started with building , only for look

some doubt about stem choice , this is too long but very nice , i'll try fit an 110 mm atac in silver without noodle

temporary also Syncros crank and wheelset ,


but i can sit on it :mrgreen:




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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Arc 1992
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:01 pm 
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That's looking great. I'd love to have the funds to build a bike of that calibre.
Looking forward to seeing this finished.


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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Arc 1992
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Arc 1992
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Yeti frames were built to race, a tool to do a job with (which they performed VERY well)
not to win some SOFT "eye candy" award for aesthetics. Cannondale had the best idea
in smoothing them off if you want to court this area.... And then Klein took it whole new
level with their overly flamboyant paint jobs, (form over function)



... hey all I was saying that the welding is not pretty; it wouldn't have taken much more effort to make it neater.... and looking at it again, it is probalby the unprettiest welds I can remember seeing for a long time, if not ever ... but it holds the frame together whcih is ultimatley its purpose.


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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Arc 1992
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:53 pm 
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Like where you're going with this.


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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Arc 1992
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:32 pm 
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hello

some time for finish this bike , i waited for elastomers but now i can enjoy it

hard test for brakes and tires on the rocks but at end of day i can say : i like it

crappy pics , but today very hot with 90 % of umidity , it's a shame for the landscape





rocks 1 - porcs 0

porcs 1 - sand 0

downhill 1 - canti 0

wheelset builded by myself disqualified

manitou .... respect but really is not the top

yeti wins

shimano works good as ever





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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Arc 1992
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:57 am 
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someone asked me details of components

so here the list :

Frame: Yeti ARC s.n. A 181
Fork: Manitou 1

Headset: Shimano M 737
Stem: Answer Atac
Handlebar: Answer Hyperlite
Grips: Onza Porcipaw

Brakes: Critical Racing
Brake Pads: Shimano M 737
Cantilever cable hangers: Avid Tridangles

Shifters/levers: Shimano M 095
Front Derailleur: Shimano M 735
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M 735
Cassette: Shimano Freewheel
Cranks: Cook Bros RSR
Bottom Bracket: Shimano
Pedals: Shimano M 737

Hub Skewers: Ringle' Holey
Rims: Specialized BX 23
Hubs: Bullseye
Tyres: Onza porc's

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Seatpost: Shimano M 730
Seatpost Binder: Ringle' Holey


Gianni


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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Arc 1992
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:39 pm 
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In a single word..... Nice :D

Out of the two Yeti's you have there I know which one I'd sling a leg over and ride off on
and it wouldn't be that modern tat that you have sat next to your ARC

Joking aside both are great bikes, and as you point out above the modern one has the edge.
but then it would be sad day if technology and design hadn't moved on from 1992 :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Yeti Arc 1992
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
but then it would be sad day if technology and design hadn't moved on from 1992 :wink:
Nick



saturday i rode the older for 30 km , but sunday i rode the newest
for 110 km , almost 1800 mt vertical drop , with some hard technical sections
and i was sure i wouldn't get problems to brakes , tires , etc

i saw enormous difference during downhill

respect for the granny 8)

cheers

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