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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:27 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:35 am 
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Frank lays down "Yeti" bead when he works on these bikes
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It's flatter and more washed out than the welds I usually specify.
I like 'em big. Parker liked 'em bigger.

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Speaking of flat this is at the Spooky Safehouse and Country Club deep in the heart of Vermont ski country;
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My friend Garson is pretty good at riding bikes, and sometimes I can even take a picture of him without cutting his head off!
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This is his road bike.
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He scored the frame for free and we fixed the **** up derailleur hanger.
Not too bad for free eh?
The frame even came with the sweetest seat ever-
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:55 am 
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Location: Near a tree, by a river in a hole in the ground....
Mickey

You guys take on a Manitou FS repair project??


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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boxxer wrote:
Mickey

You guys take on a Manitou FS repair project??


Depends on what the issue is.
Send me some pics eh?


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 Post subject: Yeti back ends
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Mickey wrote:
boxxer wrote:
Mickey

You guys take on a Manitou FS repair project??


Depends on what the issue is.
Send me some pics eh?


Ive been trying to get a back end made for my 96 YETI sherpa for years (steel 2 piece type) Would you guys be interested in bending me a back end up and ill get it welded by a local frame builder to me.?

It would be a dream come true :D


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 Post subject: Re: Yeti back ends
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:50 pm 
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slimjoe wrote:

Ive been trying to get a back end made for my 96 YETI sherpa for years (steel 2 piece type) Would you guys be interested in bending me a back end up and ill get it welded by a local frame builder to me.?

It would be a dream come true :D


Loop stays are a real pain in the butt to make. After Frank makes tooling to bend it and wastes a few pieces of metal getting right you're not going to like the price.

Chris Herting at 3D racing has been doing loop stay stuff lately though.
He's going to want to weld the bike back together himself though....
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 Post subject: Re: Yeti back ends
PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:51 pm 
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Mickey wrote:
slimjoe wrote:

Ive been trying to get a back end made for my 96 YETI sherpa for years (steel 2 piece type) Would you guys be interested in bending me a back end up and ill get it welded by a local frame builder to me.?

It would be a dream come true :D


Loop stays are a real pain in the butt to make. After Frank makes tooling to bend it and wastes a few pieces of metal getting right you're not going to like the price.

Chris Herting at 3D racing has been doing loop stay stuff lately though.
He's going to want to weld the bike back together himself though....
-m


Well thankyou for the reply anyway. I did try Chris Herting a couple of years back but he said no. Guess the Sherpa may as well be scrapped :(


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wow mikey , great pics , please put more up

love it


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Frank got into vintage road bikes a few years ago.
Here's a super massaged Stronglite/TA crankset he's working on for a mid-70's weight-weenie project;
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So-Frank has a suspension patent that I'm not allowed to talk about...
Here's a 5 year old proto of a bike that you never saw, OK?
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This is a proto for a disc adapter to put modern brakes on an old Metalhead or Bandwagon. If it works out in the real world a batch will be made for sale.
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A hand formed functional brass saddle for a "handmade" project in the works...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:10 pm 
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Forgot to ask in our email conversations Mickey, do you need a test pilot for one of those Bandwagon disc mounts? :wink:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=209526&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


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