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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Yeti ARC AS
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:49 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Yeti ARC AS
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:15 am 
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Stunning

...better you can not build it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Yeti ARC AS
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:50 pm 
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All the anno matches very well...it is the lighting effect. The stem is infact turquoise and not cobalt. The bar looks a lot richer in person.


Can we see it in natural light?


Here are some shots in natural light and early apologies for such poor photography.

I purchased this build from spwal who did most of the heavy lifting. I sourced Grafton JoyStix, Re-Entrys, perches (all reano'd together) and installed a new SS Phil Wood BB with a 127mm spindle to work well with the cranks. Couldn't locate a more period corrrect BB that I felt good about. Specs are as follows:

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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Yeti ARC AS
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:05 pm 
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I think that first picture is the single greatest picture I have ever seen of any bike. Absolutely stunning.


i agree.......


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Yeti ARC AS
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Its one of the fastest bikes ive ever owned.

Lovely bike mate,brings back happy memorys 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Yeti ARC AS
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:41 pm 
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My daily rider is a 99' ARC with modern XTR throughout but this little 17.5" 94' feels so much more nimble and responsive that it's going to be difficult not to take point. Fortunately, I have some solid M900 cranks to make that a viable option, hence the Phil Wood BB vs a 20 yr old Grafton Speed Case.

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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Yeti ARC AS
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Oh wow! Not long over a heart attack.. I nearly just had another! Always wanted wheels like that on my ARC. Truly, this is a stunning bike. Same colour.... and thought it was the same frame as mine, but I see it has subtle rear suspension. Had totally forgotten about this model. So envious. D


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Yeti ARC AS
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:45 am 
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Ps... I have silver hyperlites sitting about un-used. Don't know what Answer did, but they sure made some super shiney bars! (: Oh God, now I've spotted the Grafton cranks. I'm going.


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Yeti ARC AS
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:07 pm 
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WoW! That's how you build & show off a beautiful bike everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: 1994 Yeti ARC AS
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:42 pm 
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Many thanks. Most of the credit should go to the original owner but after the re-sourcing of all of the Grafton parts, the re-ano, overhaul of the 900 groupo etc I feel I have it pretty well covered. Make no mistake, there are those that feel it's not subtle enough for an ARC build but I like it and will ride it with a smile on my face.


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