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Please post a picture of the bottom bracket area of the bike and the inside of the rear drop outs.


Always wondered about this. Is there a way of telling your yeti's age by the drop outs? I've seen 3 types so far, the old road style ones on the very early machines, the flat plate ones and the sculptured flat plate ones with a funny profile on the back.


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pete_mcc wrote:
hairstream wrote:
Please post a picture of the bottom bracket area of the bike and the inside of the rear drop outs.


Always wondered about this. Is there a way of telling your yeti's age by the drop outs? I've seen 3 types so far, the old road style ones on the very early machines, the flat plate ones and the sculptured flat plate ones with a funny profile on the back.


Mine are flat plate type. I can recall the first type from a Mountain Bike Action Yeti review of the FRO which I still have.
And its has 809 stamped on the BB. I will photo for info.


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pete_mcc wrote:
hairstream wrote:
Please post a picture of the bottom bracket area of the bike and the inside of the rear drop outs.


Always wondered about this. Is there a way of telling your yeti's age by the drop outs? I've seen 3 types so far, the old road style ones on the very early machines, the flat plate ones and the sculptured flat plate ones with a funny profile on the back.


1985-1988: Simplex dropouts.

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1989-1993-ish: Normal plate style drops

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1993/94: Machined dropouts, like seen on this

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There's a myth that the distinction between a Pro FRO and a FRO is the machined dropouts. This is not true. My 93 PF had normal plate-style dropouts.


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Yes, I have the original papers for my Ultimate, including envelope and catalog.

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Look what I found. Can anyone match that :)


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ameybrook wrote:
1985-1988: Simplex dropouts.
1989-1993-ish: Normal plate style drops
1993/94: Machined dropouts, like seen on this




What kind of drop outs are on the golden fleece M?


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hairstream wrote:
What kind of drop outs are on the golden fleece M?


The emperor is clothed with reg. plate-style drops. Same as most of the team frames.

[sorry to thread-jack].


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Thanks for that guys, that narrows down the age of my latest purchase a little (no frame number as a bit of work looks to have been done on the BB!)


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500 US for the stem.


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500 US for the stem.


$750


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