Ok..so I have asked some questions and made some decisions and here I am at the half way point of the process.
The Yeti project came out of moving to the burbs from the city and still wanting to commute but not want to damage the road bike or ride the fixie for the 20 mile, one way commute during the winter months. I had my trusty 96 Yeti ARC just gathering dust and begging to be put back into action.
So after some parts bin scraping in the basement, calling in a couple of favors to the bike shop and countless articles about this, it has begun.
I ordered up some Versa shifters from AEBike since they had the best price. Buddy ordered up my Nexus hub and another buddy scrounged up some Mavic 217 26: mtb rims. The wheel should be done this week, the shifters are all setup, the parts are hung and all that is left is tires and hook up of cables.
Below is the bike as it sits now..ARC frameset, Judy SL fork (which will be replaced with a carbon fork after the holidays), XT crankset, XTR v brakes, FSA bar and stem, Cygolite Li-on Dual Cross Pro and some Crud fenders.
The Versa shifters are pretty cool. Two levers for up and down shifting, brake levers that dont move and somewhat light. The rear shifter with cable came in at 244 grams. The left, which is a brake lever only, so dont believe what some places have described that it can be used with a double, is a scant 149 grams.
Should have this done after Thanksgiving so early December will be the launch point.
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