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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Staab View Post
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    FTW confirmed today that Tinker's General racingbike was built by Yeti. Whole bike, not only the frame. Quite interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    As shown above. you'll never convince me
    There were several years of him riding for General right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    There were several years of him riding for General right?
    Right. Raced BMX 79-85 and then MTBs for General 85-90. Yes, I think I read an MBA article recently that discussed Yeti building him a bike, but General veto'd it as it looked way different than anything General had to offer to the consumer


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Right. Raced BMX 79-85 and then MTBs for General 85-90. Yes, I think I read an MBA article recently that discussed Yeti building him a bike, but General veto'd it as it looked way different than anything General had to offer to the consumer
    I have heard that somewhere as well.

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    Interesting! It looks like a Yeti, somehow! But that might simply be the Accutrax up front.

    Good, so I know even Tinker (as a number of other NORBA stars) might have had his bike built by the same guy who built my 29er. I've got no excuse for being so slow...

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    Hi,

    Has anyone got a pic of Tinker's General Cycles bike?-1012831_10152243802026747_465564477_n.jpg

    this picture showed up on Facebook the other day (posted by Old Neverend, err Ned Overend). Hard to judge from the picture but this seems to me like a steel frame and it appears a bit Yeti-esque? Anyway, that's the picture I asked FTW about and he replied that the bike was made by Yeti.

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    Winning September 1989

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    Frame looks more like a Diamondback Arrival than a Yeti.

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    The 1987 DiamondBack Arrival was made by Yamakuni of Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
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    Cool pics! Neverhave seen those. Even the white frame he's on doesn't have the looptail...

    Love those Specialized Dirt Dogs! Bring back some memories.

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    Also (from far) it looks like a sleeved seattube, which would have been years before they started doing such crazy things


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Also (from far) it looks like a sleeved seattube, which would have been years before they started doing such crazy things
    That's a white Zefal pump. Would be curious to hear what FTW has to say about the lack of a looptail rear triangle. Perhaps Yeti built his without the looptail to comply with his sponsor...

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    Well, that's obvious, they couldn't let a Generla sponsored guy ride a looptailed non Yeti frame. t would have been ridiculous. After all Team Evian's bikes or JT's Giant didn't have loop tails....

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    Hallo Michael!

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    Has anyone got a pic of Tinker's General Cycles bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    He used risers until he rode for Klein I think. He said he liked the feel, but he always seemed to have the shifters mounted on the bend for extra weird ergonomics.

    He also always used a skinny 1.5 or 1.75 rear tire for weight. He was never too conventional with his setups.
    Talked with Tinker at the Eugene race in '86. He ran a 1.5" rear tire because that was the biggest that would fit the frame.
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    Are my eyes deceiving me or are those Deore (LX) thumbies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    Talked with Tinker at the Eugene race in '86. He ran a 1.5" rear tire because that was the biggest that would fit the frame.

    No way... really?????????????

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    Has anyone got a pic of Tinker's General Cycles bike?

    Quote Originally Posted by even View Post
    No way... really?????????????
    Yup, the 1.5 barely fit. Also not an uncommon tire size in '86.
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    I didn't know J Furtado raced for Zinn...

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    Has anyone got a pic of Tinker's General Cycles bike?

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    I didn't know J Furtado raced for Zinn...
    While still mainly a road racer. Joined Yeti soon after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    While still mainly a road racer. Joined Yeti soon after.
    If I recall correctly she was on the US National Team as a road racer in 89 then went full time mountain bikes in 90.

    Speaking of frames that didn't accept bigger tires, the Specialized Team bike from 86 only fit a 1.75 in the rear.

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