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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:12 pm 
BoTY Winner
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A few years ago I owned one of these and sold it because it was too small. I knew I'd own another, and I was all over this when it popped up on Fatcogs. This is a super early Yo. The serial says it's production Yo #6. I'm sure many more were made before, but not a lot. Rare original "Team Grello" fade paint as seen in the December 1990 Mountain Biker test.

This is no cream puff. Its scratched, scuffed, dented, and rusted. Hence, I'm beating the crap out of it until it gives. And then I'll likely beat on it more. I raced this to victory in the 2013 Keyesville Classic.

For anyone unfamiliar with Yos, these are fantastic riding bikes. Stable and stiff at speed yet it steers quick. It acts like it weighs three lbs less than it does. This was one of those "must haves" as a kid and it hopefully will never leave my garage.

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Frame: Fat Chance Yo Eddy #006Z07
Fork: Fat Chance Yo Eddy
Bar: True Temper
Stem: Salsa
Headset: Chris King
Grips: ODI Attack
Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo
Seatpost: Sakae TCO
Brakes: Pedersen SE
Brake Levers: Suntour XC Pro
Crank: Cook's
Bottom Bracket: Fat Chance
Pedals: Shimano SPD M737
Chainrings: Suntour XC Pro
Chain: Suntour
Cassette: Suntour Powerflo
Real Derailleur: Suntour XC Pro
Front Derailleur: Suntour XC Pro
Shifters: Suntour XC Pro
Skewers: Suntour
Hubs: Suntour XC Pro
Rims: Campagnolo Contax
Tires: Panaracer Smoke (F&R)

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:58 pm 
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Congrats on the win.....again?. Didn't you bag that one last year?
What do you think of the Pederson brakes?


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Lid wrote:
Congrats on the win.....again?. Didn't you bag that one last year?
What do you think of the Pederson brakes?


Last year and 2010. Thanks.

Pedersens... lever feel is poor, but stopping power is solid.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Rad air.

I'm not a Fat fan, never have been, but they do look good in mental colours.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Lovely bike and extra cool because it is still being ridden as designed, to win!

I hope to get my Wicked out for a race this summer as well.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Class with top photos as usual.

Any more back story with it being No. 6 (leaving aside the obvious The Prisoner references)?


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:56 pm 
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ededwards wrote:
Any more back story with it being No. 6 (leaving aside the obvious The Prisoner references)?


Just the serial number (006 = frame 6, Z = early Yo code, 0 = 1990, 7 = 17")


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 4:00 pm 
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"...scratched, scuffed, dented, and rusted."

Quite right. 8) Stunning bike.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:44 pm 
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ameybrook wrote:
.. Stable and stiff at speed yet it steers quick. It acts like it weighs three lbs less than it does. ...

awesome 8)


....now you can sell me one of your Yetis :mrgreen:


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