First of all thanks for many suggestions
(this is needed in such a community and bothers me not at all).
Ok I try to give clarity here,
I bought my first Yeti 2002 (DH bike), it has unfortunately survived only two downhill runs! then it went right back to Yeti,
since I'm going as a DH bike Ibis (but now Im old for to climb down mountains
I'm not an expert on Yeti brand, in the nineties everything I've read about Yeti were that the focus wasn't on building lifetime bikes,
it was on building light, fast, racing bikes. The result for this were many broken Yetis (especially the early FRO's)
In those days there were many reports of broken FRO's (crack around the seat collar, crack at the chainstay, cracks in the head tube...)
Now when I look at this frame, exactly these sensitive points are reinforced and improved. If that were a repaired frame, why it was broken
in all these places? and such repair actions in different locations would have been much more complex and expensive!
I'm happy to be in possession of this extraordinary Yeti, a 1988 Agoura Hills California Yeti race bike built by the early FTW crew
with many improvements/upgrades (e.g. stronger seat tube, stronger dropouts, stronger bottom bracket, it uses a 1" fork but the head tube is 1 1/4", and a lovely new paint job
A Yeti which is not built to showcase but for hard riding and racing.
Any additional information about this frame you can provide me would be greatly appreciated.
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