Ive just recently dug my bike out of retirement .
I had an accident in 93, braking my back ! ending my cycling days, That is till now !!
Its a californian made yeti ultimate..
Ive owned this from new, bought as a frame set back in 1990 from harry halls in manchester, graham hall got it in as a special order for me after purchasing a dodgy funk frame that was not straight.
I used to race it back in the day wearing yeti's full team strip, i didnt win any, but they where brilliant times back then and i miss it so much..
Most of the spec on this bike dates to 1993, only the wheels,skewers and stem date to 1990.
As i said ive just dug it out , and only the head set, seat post needed to be replaced, but after riding it a few times i think the rims have had their day, the side walls are about to fail.
Spec as follows :
Frame : original paint, mostly original graphics.
Forks : accutrax, original to the frame set, originally yellow ( answer supplied the stickers ).
Stem : FTW, original to the frame set, originally yellow ( home made stickers ).
Head set : shimano xt 1.1/4 evolution , NOS . fitted in 2013.
Bars : syncros shotgun ( black with shim ).
Bar ends : control tech team issue. fitted in 93.
Levers : vintage cnc Avid silver bodies with blue anodized levers. fitted in 2013.
Shifters : Shimano xt thumbies. original to bike 1990.
Grips : red yeti hardcore. fitted in 93
Cables : grey xtr. fitted in 93.
Front brakes : Avid cantilevers 'tri align' in blue ( koolstop pads ). fitted in 93.
Rear brakes : Scott perderson se. ( koolstop pads ). fitted in 91.
Hangers : Ringle ban the bomb in blue. fitted in 93.
Saddle : flite was originally grey in 91, changed to black in 97. (came of a marin).
Post : Syncros titanium 26.8. fitted in 2012. replacing the first generation alloy syncros post.
Clamp : Yeti bmx type. original to frame set ( custom blue anodizing ).
Crank set : CQP 177mm, pace 46,36 & onza 24 buzz saw. fitted in 93. "cook bros up till 93".
B/B : Cook bros sealed. fitted in 93. "shimano xt till 93".
Pedals : tioga surefoot V's. zefal toe clips/straps. fitted in 91.
Chain : sedis atb z. fitted in 93.
Front mech : shimano xt. original to first build in 1990.
Rear mech : shimano xt. short cage with blue ano bullseye bottom jockey wheel. fitted in 93.
Wheels : Mavic paris dakar rims, shimano xt hubs. original tofirst build in 1990.
Tyres : ritchey red z max or irc v claws ( z max are 20 years old ).
Skewers : ringle cam twists..., purchased before there was a uk importer, not sure of date.
Bottle cages : ringle H2O... the red one is a recent purchase.
Most of the stickers are original on the frame, its only the ice axe one that replaces the original. the easton sticker is home made.
Sorry about the quality of these pics. the bike as is now, and me racing back in the day.1990 yeti ultimate
, on Flickryeti ultimate old school racing
, on Flickr