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    Yeti-man's Yeti Pro FRO disc version

    Finally after all these months of planing, buying, bidding and building :-)

    Build thread http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=136070

    Youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBHk_SWr0wY

    Frame: Yeti Pro FRO

    Fork: Answer Accu-Trax

    Headset: Chris King 1 1/4 Grip Nut
    Stem: Answer A-TAC
    Handlebar: Answer Tapperwall
    Grips: Yeti
    Barends: NA

    Brakes: Formula Pro+
    Brake Pads: Formula Pro+
    Brake Cables: Formula Pro+
    Cantilever cable hangers: NA
    Brake Levers: Formula Pro+

    Shifters: Shimano 3/8 speed (generic)
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT 735 top pull
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600 Short
    Derailleur Cables: Biltema black teflon
    Cassette: SRAM 8 speed
    Chain: Taya 8 speed
    Cranks: SRAM Stylo 175mm
    Crank Bolts: NA
    Chainrings: SRAM
    Chainring bolts: SRAM
    Bottom Bracket: SRAM
    Pedals: Welgo

    Hub Skewers: Generic
    Rims: Syncros DP25
    Hubs: DT Swiss/Hügi disc
    Nipples: DT brass
    Spokes: DT Revolution black
    Tyres: Continental Speed King 2.3 Supersonic
    Tubes: Continental

    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Evolition 2
    Seatpost: Sette APX Carbon
    Seatpost Binder: Titanium M6 Bolt

    Weight: not important










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    Thats yummie. Interesting mix of old and new. You had disk tabs installed, right? I always liked the way huge tires look on a classic Norba geometry racer. Who makes the cable housing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valhart View Post
    Thats yummie. Interesting mix of old and new. You had disk tabs installed, right? I always liked the way huge tires look on a classic Norba geometry racer. Who makes the cable housing??
    Hi thanks, the disc tab retrofit and work/chopping on the frame was done by local bike smith hero Truls Erik Johnsen at Johnsen Frameworks (http://www.johnsenframeworks.com/). Paint is done by Opems in Moss Norway. I did the rest my self even some of the decals, the rest of the decals are from Yeti and Velocals.com. The gear cable houses are Fuji and the cables are black teflon.

    It rides like a dream!

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    I've been following this over on Retrobike. It turned out really nice. I don't know if I would have had the boys to do that to this frame though.

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    It would be impossible to hang in a pack of riders on fully modern bikes, nor is it likely to have full resale value. As an aesthetic object, it succeeds, though.
    undefined Absolutely must have: Black Machine Tech Zeroflex brake levers (the ones with the rotating leverage adjuster)

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    I kinda liked it in the original yellow. Still a nice ride though.

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    Nicely done. I like the modern upgrades, they look nice on that frame.

    Enjoy riding it, it looks like a lot of fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by uphiller View Post
    It would be impossible to hang in a pack of riders on fully modern bikes,
    -I disagree. The right rider will keep high speed in this rig - up there with the best...

    Quote Originally Posted by uphiller View Post
    nor is it likely to have full resale value.
    -Whos interested in resale value ?

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    As an aesthetic object, it succeeds, though.
    -Thanks. It is more than just an aesthetic "object". Its light (beeing a steel rig) super stiff and have unmatched handling. No modern bongo-bongo suspension bikes can match this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Nicely done. I like the modern upgrades, they look nice on that frame.

    Enjoy riding it, it looks like a lot of fun!
    Thanks yes indeed it is a joy to ride. I still just can come over the handeling these Yeti FROs give you. Though it is not a technical single track bike - this is a fast dirt road/fire road bike.

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    Nice job. I really like the look of the bike. One criticism; needs either a Shimano or American boutique crank - the Stylo looks out of place.
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    Nice ride. I would mount the tires differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    Nice job. I really like the look of the bike. One criticism; needs either a Shimano or American boutique crank - the Stylo looks out of place.
    - Yes I agree, but until a suitable crankset surfaces the Stylo sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Nice ride. I would mount the tires differently.
    - Why? The front and rear "forward rotation" tire markings are correct...

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    Quote Originally Posted by digilux View Post
    - Why? The front and rear "forward rotation" tire markings are correct...
    I always mount the tires so one of the labels lines up with the valve stem. This makes it easier to find the cause of flats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by outside! View Post
    I always mount the tires so one of the labels lines up with the valve stem. This makes it easier to find the cause of flats.
    Yes... but the it will be a aesthetic miss match with the rim decals ;-)

    Anyway the valve position is always aligned when I build the wheels so the hub decals are opposite to the valve ;-) .... and how can you miss a bright yello valvecap ;-) ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valhart View Post
    Who makes the cable housing??
    Looks like jagwire ripcord "titanium" color.

    Very cool project.

    Put a wider handlebar on it and I could hang with other riders on modern bikes no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    Looks like jagwire ripcord "titanium" color.

    Very cool project.

    Put a wider handlebar on it and I could hang with other riders on modern bikes no problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by digilux View Post
    The gear cable houses are Fuji and the cables are black teflon.
    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphiller View Post
    It would be impossible to hang in a pack of riders on fully modern bikes, nor is it likely to have full resale value. As an aesthetic object, it succeeds, though.
    Where do you get this? In a ridged to ridged comparison what do you see as the glaring differences? Weight?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Needs to be singlespeeded..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIFECYCLE View Post
    Needs to be singlespeeded..
    Singlespeed... never! The most stupid looking thing I see are multiple gear bikes converted in to singlespeeds, but a Blacksheep is on my list


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    Stupid looking things:

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    So Digilux why did you decide to add disc. I like how it stands now and i'm glad you decided to remove the old bosses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uphiller View Post
    It would be impossible to hang in a pack of riders on fully modern bikes
    Statements like these irritate the hell out of me. The benefits of actually knowing how to ride a bike (any bike) far outweigh the benefits of simply suspending one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Statements like these irritate the hell out of me. The benefits of actually knowing how to ride a bike (any bike) far outweigh the benefits of simply suspending one.
    i believe legs will win the race.
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    I like it as well. it goes along well w/ a Yeti. Was it a Ritchey P23 but a yeti , kinda suits..
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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