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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:41 pm 
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They're facing the wrong direction....

unless mine are incorrect ?


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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:05 am 
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One of the things I wanted to accomplish was to keep the spirit of the bike. I told the painter to keep the paint exactly as it had been intended to be. I have included the original photos for reference. I found it unique, I hadn't seen any bikes with a round top tube and the dart scheme to compare against on the net. Rather than paint this frame and fork a single color to be more "correct", I made the decision to have the painter paint exactly as it had been for the last 20+ years.

Please see the below...very interesting. I took very close pictures to document the dart pattern. Hi-res available upon request.

Nader -- sorry to partially hijack the thread. I believe I have provided all that I can as a point of reference on this bike.

I have not heard back from the person that I bought this from (and do not expect to as it was several years ago), but I will certainly let everyone know if he writes back and shares the birth story of this frame.


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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:36 am 
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PS -- Can anyone identify the stem? Is it a Nitto?

The parts group that appeared to be original to the bike was M730 to M734 (mostly M730/2), thumbshifters were Shimano 200gs 7 speed. There are no markings on the headset. Levers were standard fare Dia-Compe. The neon yellow taperlite and accutrax seem to be original to the frame as well. The seatpost was a black avenir that had been cutdown significantly. Black ferrules came with the frame. From this information, I would put the bike between 1989-1992.

Will never know if parts were replaced as they were worn out, or if old parts were put on a newer frame, unless the racer emails back and wants to publically recount his glory years.

If you went by the granny seat, comfort gel pad, and tire pump this bike was almost definitely purchased at Walmart sometime in 2006 ;).


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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:51 am 
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mkozaczek wrote:
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Anyone notice something funny about the darts on this frame?

depends from which side you look on it. In addition, a unique Yeti also needs unique characteristics like unique darts :lol:

from top looks everything normal :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:57 am 
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Retro Spud wrote:
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Nader no one who takes as much time as you in getting the perfect shot would make do with such a humble offering in the camera department.
Its been well documented else where on your various build threads (even by some of your harshest critics) that we all think you've a great tallent and eye for a taking a sublime picture.... but come on

Nike, I really do not invest a lot of time for pictures. No expensive SLR camera needed for good pictures but good idea and good eyes.

Do you think I should try this colour scheme? :mrgreen:

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could well imagine but for red I have no idea ...seriously I think this Yeti needs just pure 730 XT group. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:03 am 
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@spwal thanks for your infos :D

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PS -- Can anyone identify the stem? Is it a Nitto?
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yes this is a Nitto stem (I got also one)

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But für this Yeti is a 1" ATAC quill stem with the cable noodle from Canada on the way. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:49 pm 
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Good job finding the atac stem nader


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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:01 pm 
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Nader wrote:
yes this is a Nitto stem (I got also one)
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For being more precise, it's a nitto made stem called Cannondale 285 stem. It's quite the same as a ritchey force quill stem, but it was made for Cannondale for the SM omega or the SM2000. :wink:
An ATAC stem fits better on a Yeti. I agree. So, you should sale me your Nitto :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:33 pm 
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24pouces wrote:
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So, you should sale me your Nitto :lol:

I can't, it's already on my Merlin :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 1988 Yeti FRO
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:20 am 
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Why a stem with a roller cable hanger for a bike with a front suspension ?


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