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    Cracktastic Orange Yeti ID?

    Yes, I got it cheap....

    What model? Year?

    Thanks.















































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    97-ish


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    97-ish

    Thanks ab.

    How do I tell if it is an Alloy FRO or an ARC? I found a 1997 catalog online, and the only difference I could find in the specs was the ARC has a double taper one-piece loop, and the FRO just said tapered one-piece loop. Didn't see a serial number on it...I'll take a better look when I strip it down.


    The solid color (sparkle orange) seems odd, could it be original?



    It's a shame about the repair...I chased the seller for a couple of weeks before we finally got together. He had said he "needed to sell asap", and was asking 300 obo. I was set to offer $250, but when I saw the missing paint and the weld the offer went down substantially. Either way, it's got some cool parts, and should make a good rider.



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    I think the easiest way would be to check the serial on the NDS dropout. ARCS should start with an A.

    As for the paint, it could be original. I sold a 98 earlier this year that was a solid blue.


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    Has anyone run a quill seatpost in a frame that was damaged at the seat cluster?

    American Classic Quill Seatpost 27 2 Bike Bicycle Road Fit Schwinn Moser MTB GT | eBay

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    Thanks ab, I'll check the nds and report back.


    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Has anyone run a quill seatpost in a frame that was damaged at the seat cluster?

    American Classic Quill Seatpost 27 2 Bike Bicycle Road Fit Schwinn Moser MTB GT | eBay
    That's a cool post...unfortunately the BIN is $104 more than I paid for the bike.


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    Ok, after messing with a stuck Ringle skewer, and the rear Maggie, I got a peek at a faint serial number on the nds dropout...."3141".
    I'm guessing that means it's an Alloy FRO.

    Also found this when I pulled the skewer....WTF?





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    Fix your springs
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Fix your springs

    Haha, I noticed that when I pulled the wheel out of the drop out...you have a great eye for detail H. Any idea what might have caused such a weird hole?


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    that's is a crazy cut....it looks elliptical even with the skewed view and the fact that its a cut in a bent tube...classic descriptive geometry....the fact that the orange dot is there says it was after paint...its a nice surface finish everywhere except that middle booger.
    ???????????

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    That's some weird damage. My first thought that it was caused by the attachment of some kind of child carrier (trailer) that was not necessarily designed to attach to a loop tail. But I really can't imagine it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Ok, after messing with a stuck Ringle skewer, and the rear Maggie, I got a peek at a faint serial number on the nds dropout...."3141".
    I'm guessing that means it's an Alloy FRO.

    Also found this when I pulled the skewer....WTF?





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    Is that the drive side? Could it be a relief cut for derailleur clearance to keep it from klunking into the frame?

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    Ok, so ten months later finally stripping this one down....



    Noticed this on the backside of the seat tube...pulley mount?







    Also noticed the tube is ovalized where it meets the bb...is this normal?






    Not quite sure what to do with the bare frame considering the weird damage to the loop and the seat tube repair..I know I'd ride it as is, but I don't need it.
    Was planning on flipping it off on ebay for somebody to rebuild, but now I'm not sure...thoughts?




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    Send it to FTW!

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by super_stein View Post
    Send it to FTW!

    Haha, I already have Frank working on a project for me.

    This one would be a great candidate for a trip to Vermont, but it will have to be on somebody else's nickel...unless FTW wants it as partial payment for his fantastic labor.



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    My Spooky is ovalized at the BB. FTW has to make a living, give him another project.

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