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 Post subject: YETI John FROmac
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:17 pm 
98+ BoTM | BoTM | Gold | Rider
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"This is not The Greatest Song in the World, No.. This is just a Tribute.."

And so it is with this immortal quote, that I begin the Build Thread for my John FROmac [sic].. This is not one of JT's [many] race YETIs, this is a Tribute 8)

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The Canvas for this Build is sinnerman's YETI FRO which I snagged a few months back.

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After a Strip Back to the frame alone, the Build moved forward with a period silver Chris King Threadset bolting the RAL1026 resprayed Accutrax to the fuselage.

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With the Devil in the Detail, I have tried to start from the base components and work upwards. Wheelset starts with an M732 rear hub, converting it to Eight Speed; Cue hub stripdown, freehub removal..

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36 Hole version necessary for the Requisite Rumbler..

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Lace that up to a Mavic 231CD, and shoe it with a Dawg..

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Cleaned up some parts from the Donor Build..

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No Delusions of Grandeur here..

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120 Tioga TBone, some rise, and a Cinelli 48 to reduce the Trail Twitch.. Cousin, King & Front Wheel slotted in..

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Bar Tape Cable Tape Prep..

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..and It's a Wrap..

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Second Bedroom aka The Workstation..

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These are the Brakes

The Cantis are a duff set I picked up some time ago, just waiting for the right build/excuse/time..

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They polish up good 8)

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 Post subject: Re: YETI John FROmac
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:17 pm 
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The All Important Rumbler sitting pretty.. Hound Dawg to be replaced with the specified [and an "in the post"] Mud Dawg..

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Eight Block out back; this is not an M737, but a rather rare M735 Limbo Unit.. Mates to the Ultegra BarEnd Shifters perfectly..

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I have a 350mm 26.8mm Campagnolo post on its way [$$$!!], along with an Avocet saddle to match the spec.. Otherwise, the Back End is looking good 8)

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Front End ain't too shabby either :wink:

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All that remains to do is the Bar Tape.. And that is tricky.. After a previous attempt to convince myself that Cinelli Blue/Grey would work, I've gone slightly more creative.. Mrs Roon and I have Pollack'd a Deda Fluoro Yellow tape, to try get that Yellow/Green/Turquoise Offf The Front tape that The Tomes used..

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 Post subject: Re: YETI John FROmac
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:17 pm 
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When boxes with the Magic C turn up at Work, it's hard not to plan an Evening of Bike Business..

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I was going to hold off until Sunday to finish the Build, but impatience got the better of me..

Even Mudha [my Muddy Budha] was stoked that I was going to finish the FROmac off..

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So.. Taped Up, Caged Up and Saddled Up.. Them 48s sure are brawny..

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Chained Up, Rubbered Up, Cabled Up..

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Sweet.. Sweet.. Sweet..

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 Post subject: Re: YETI John FROmac
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:17 pm 
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My John FROmac Tribute Build.. More & Detailed Photos to follow..

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 Post subject: Re: YETI John FROmac
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Defo book marking this thread.

Looking good already. :D


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 Post subject: Re: YETI John FROmac
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:40 pm 
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Wow, that's seriously impressive - great work - looking forward to the updates!


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 Post subject: Re: YETI John FROmac
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Yes...!


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 Post subject: Re: YETI John FROmac
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Lookin' good 8)


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 Post subject: Re: YETI John FROmac
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:50 pm 
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Nice project all around!


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 Post subject: Re: YETI John FROmac
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:09 pm 
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Looking forward to this.


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