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 Post subject: Dave Yates Donkis Nob
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:04 pm 
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Just arrived here to me, so no pictures yet, but a rather beautiful Dave Yates Custom/Donkis Nob frame.

Not sure exactly what it is yet so i have emailed Dave Yates and will see what he says.
It's all beautifully filet brazed, with the ovalized Columbus tubing front traingle and Reynolds 753 rear triangle.

This is going to be a lovely bike.

I'm currently thinking repaint, Middleburn/Suntour mix of bits, pace RC30's and some liberal splashes of titanium.

More details and pictures to follow soon.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:30 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing this ..


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:42 am 
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A couple of pics. The bare frame as it is now and the built up bike as I bought it.
Full plans will be revealed once I’ve heard back from Dave Yates.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:13 am 
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Looks great as is! Love the paint that matches the rims!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:57 am 
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CTK wrote:
Looks great as is! Love the paint that matches the rims!!


NO.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:02 am 
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sinnerman wrote:
CTK wrote:
Looks great as is! Love the paint that matches the rims!!


NO.


I think I agree, it’s a bit of a messy colour.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:04 am 
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Tomianson wrote:
sinnerman wrote:
CTK wrote:
Looks great as is! Love the paint that matches the rims!!


NO.


I think I agree, it’s a bit of a messy colour.



Condition looks lovely, just not my bag on the colour.

If you do refinish, a cool touch would be to buy a MT Zefal alloy pump, and have it colour matched to the frame, you wont find many of these with the pump pegs where they are, if any.

Very cool.


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Looking forward to seeing your progress 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:53 am 
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Confirmed by Dave Yates. It's a 1993 Donkis Nob.
Whoo whoop.
This is going to be a cracking build.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:21 am 
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Love the colours on that and the whole build! certainly unusual but it pulls it off nicely. Those wheels are a real collectors' piece


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