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 Post subject: WIP Yeti ARC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:01 pm 
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So last week a 1996 - 1997 Yeti ARC came up for sale here in the Netherlands. Although, I have not finished my Ultimate yet I could not resist....

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This needs a repaint. I am still contemplating the parts to use depending on the colour scheme. I have not got any parts yet. So this will take some time. It will probably be grey - turquoise (like it is now) or yellow - turquoise. As it is a 1996 - 1997 frame I am looking for a 1996 Judy SL which will be painted / coated turquoise and some Shimano M950 parts (derailleurs, brakes, cranks).

If the frame will be painted grey - turquoise I would like to use a black Ringle Zooka and Moby post and black Ringle hubs.
If the frame will be painted yellow - turquoise I would like to use blue/turqoise Ringle Zooka, Moby post, hubs and Grafton cranks, brakes and brake levers.


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 Post subject: Re: WIP Yeti ARC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:13 pm 
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Nice starting point.....

Which ever way you go, Grey and Turg or Yellow and Turq you can’t go wrong


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 Post subject: Re: WIP Yeti ARC
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:23 pm 
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Thanks a lot. This looks like a sound frame indeed. I think it will be grey and turquoise again.....probably


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 Post subject: Re: WIP Yeti ARC
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:35 pm 
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What an envious position to be in, Ferry: having both an Ultimate and ARC in the building process..!
Enjoy 8)


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 Post subject: Re: WIP Yeti ARC
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:58 pm 
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Hi Eef, thanks. It is I guess. I really like the proces of building a bike and also looking forward to riding them.


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 Post subject: Re: WIP Yeti ARC
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:30 am 
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Go the grey/turq...it looks great.


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 Post subject: Re: WIP Yeti ARC
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:00 pm 
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Yes, I am pretty certain it's going to be grey and turquoise again. I am thinking of sending it to https://www.goetz-pulverbeschichtung.de ... reisliste/ Does anyone on here have experience with them? I have also found a 1997 Judy SL. The lower legs will also be turquoise. First, I have to find a Answer Atac Ahead 135 mm length 0 rise:

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I want to have this powder coated / painted turquoise aswell. Does anyone have the correct colour code for the grey and turquoise?


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 Post subject: Re: WIP Yeti ARC
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:04 pm 
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Numerous discussions on various forums have been held about the RAL codes for the Yeti colours; to summarize: there is no consensus on the grey, for the turquoise that seems to be RAL5018.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:34 pm 
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Bear in mind some of the early grey frames were just a clearcoat over the textured alloy.... I'm not sure what they did, whether it was bead-blasted or chemically etched to make the matt grey; maybe someone like scant, Mike Wilk or yetifan Andrew might be able to offer more insight?
Lovely frame though!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:53 pm 
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elite504 wrote:
Bear in mind some of the early grey frames were just a clearcoat over the textured alloy.... I'm not sure what they did, whether it was bead-blasted or chemically etched to make the matt grey; maybe someone like scant, Mike Wilk or yetifan Andrew might be able to offer more insight?
Lovely frame though!


Nick has it right. Early ARCs like a 92' and 93' that were gray in color were actually the bare aluminum after a very light bead blast with a coat of clear powder.


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