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    Frame cracked, what to do with the remains?

    After 12 years of hard use the frame cracked on my beloved 2006 Yeti 575. Not sure what to do with the remains. Would love to find a new front triangle (large) or some other 26" frame to swap the parts to. Or is anyone interested in the carcass? Lots of good parts including a new set of SRAM Guide RS brakes and rotors. Just not seeing any 26 frames around, where have they all gone?
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    it's fine, buff it out and keep riding...
    All the gear and no idea.

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    26 is dead. Scrap it and move on; you'll be SO glad you did when you ride a bike made in the last 3 years.

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    ^damn my bike was made 3.5 years ago...I guess thats why I still prefer my 10 year old 26er...
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    that's a crying shame. Their is a thread on manufactures who still make 26er frames on the 26er section of the site. I bought one last month 853 Reynolds. Quality is always a bit harder to find. 26er are still best for a mtb.

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    I would like to congratulate you. That is one quality crack.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    OP, you might be able to find a frame through Pros Closet, or you could sell the remains to them. I traded in my 2005 575 to them through my LBS when I bought my 4.5.

    Also, if you can find someone locally who welds aluminum, and is good at it, they may be able to repair that crack.

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    Jim,

    That bike served you well for 12 years! I'd put the parts on a 26" hardtail. Then get yourself a more current rig. Full suspension bikes have changed quite a bit since we were riding our 575's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    Jim,

    That bike served you well for 12 years! I'd put the parts on a 26" hardtail. Then get yourself a more current rig. Full suspension bikes have changed quite a bit since we were riding our 575's.
    Good to hear from you. I was hoping you might still have an old 575 around. That's good advice, except I already have an ARC that I use for bike packing. I'll probably buy a new Yeti as soon as I figure out which one. Really wish I had made it to Outerbike. There's no Yeti dealer in Missouri and i think Phat bikes in Arkansas has dropped the line, really need to demo a few options. Would be nice to have a spare FS bike for when my sons are around. Going to keep my eyes open for an old 26" frame or someone who wants to ease into MBing and needs cheap parts.
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    Lets get some more up close shots, it's interesting!
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    I'd part everything out and hang the frame on the wall in your cave/shop area. Put the money from the parts towards a new rig.

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    That's what my son told me
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    Keep it for a couple years till the "new" 26er bikes come out...

    Actually, depending on your fork, you might just switch to a 650b frame. They're not that far apart.

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    ^^^^Yup...650B upgrade

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    if your happy riding 26er then buy anther 26er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubermustang View Post
    ^^^^Yup...650B upgrade
    Depends what frame whether it's an upgrade or not. That Yeti was an awesome bike.

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    You can find another 575 on ebay.
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    Just checked and found two on ebay... Both under 1,150 from 2009.

    Edit: Size large too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Just checked and found two on ebay... Both under 1,150 from 2009.

    Edit: Size large too
    9 or 10 year old aluminum frame for $1K+? I wouldn't unless you:

    A) Know the history and that it wasn't abused
    B) Find it new OEM

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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    9 or 10 year old aluminum frame for $1K+? I wouldn't unless you:

    A) Know the history and that it wasn't abused
    B) Find it new OEM
    Full bike, but you can check and ask questions about the frame. Call the local lbs. He could wait for a frame only for much less since he has all parts. All I'm saying is they exist if that's what he wants.

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    I'm watching eBay but it would have to be pretty cheap
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    You could always check with Yeti to see if they have a 575 frame leftover in some corner of the warehouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Full bike, but you can check and ask questions about the frame. Call the local lbs. He could wait for a frame only for much less since he has all parts. All I'm saying is they exist if that's what he wants.
    I see. Not terrible for a whole bike, but I'm pretty wary of used stuff off there. Of the 6 or 7 bikes I've gotten there, 3 had undisclosed major issues. Two got discounted by decent sellers and one just had to be shipped back (carbon frame broken in 3 places!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    I see. Not terrible for a whole bike, but I'm pretty wary of used stuff off there. Of the 6 or 7 bikes I've gotten there, 3 had undisclosed major issues. Two got discounted by decent sellers and one just had to be shipped back (carbon frame broken in 3 places!).
    Oh wow! I've had good luck with my two purchases but the bikes were just a year old and aluminum.

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    If you really like riding 26er then I am sure that you can pick up an inexpensive 26er frame on ebay or pinkbike. Your bike is old so you probably will get pennies for the components.

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    Iíve cracked 2 aluminum frames but that, sir, is a hell of a crack.

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    It looks worse because I kept riding it until I figured out why my FD was ghost shifting. Weighting the pedals puts a ton of strain on it. It's a wonder it didn't fail catastrophically because it was a really rocky trail and I rode 4.5 miles that day.
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    You can use 26" wheels in a 27.5" frame, because they're both basically the same size anyway. A 2.4 26er is about the height of a 2.1-2.2 27.5, give or take depending on brand. Its really not a significant difference.

    The geometry change is significant. Id definitely check out newer frames if its in the budget. Otherwise, I've been trying to unload a 2010 giant reign frame for $100 and no one wants it. Its hard to basically give away 26er stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatGuyontheTrail View Post
    You could always check with Yeti to see if they have a 575 frame leftover in some corner of the warehouse.
    This. Heck they might even offer you a discounted new frame

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    JB weld and ride off into the sunset.
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    2007 Yeti 575 on PinkBike for $750
    Almost = Didn't

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    Plenty of options. Such as... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F332853235247
    If you're patient there are some great deals to be had.
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    I was just looking at that. Rented one of these once and it is a nice bike. But tapered head tube is an issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by eshew View Post
    Plenty of options. Such as... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F332853235247
    If you're patient there are some great deals to be had.
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    Tapered headsets often have 1-1/8 steerer crown races options. I'm running a straight 1-1/8 steerer in a tapered head tube with a Chris king deevolution crown race. Works Components and others also have the same solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim Mac View Post
    After 12 years of hard use the frame cracked on my beloved 2006 Yeti 575.
    12 YEARS?! :O

    I've wasted so much money being a cheapskate...

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    Scour pinkbike and eBay. I recently got a sant cruz heckler from 1999 with a 2004 rear with disc tab for 125 bucks shipped to my house. Built it up with older parts. Just bombed my local trail with it and it was a blast.

    Also picked up an old yeti fro for 230 bucks shipped. Just built it up as a single speed. Itís so light and nimble, still a great bike.

    Just got to keep looking for deals.

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    I'm looking, nothing I like so far. Seems like everyone would be trying to sell their 26" frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jim Mac View Post
    I'm looking, nothing I like so far. Seems like everyone would be trying to sell their 26" frames.
    Here is a link to a 575 for sale in the UK
    FS Yeti 575 (may trade for classic steel road bike ) | Retrobike

    After another year of health problems finally decided off road is no longer for me, so sadly the Yeti is up for sale, front forks are only 100mm travel, but function ok as does rear shock, hope hubs, mainly xt geartrain, cable discs were fitted for ease of maintenance, spare manitou rear shock included, however I'm keeping the san marco seat shown in pics. I am 5' 10" with 30.5" inside leg, bike is pictured as set up for me. Cash on collection only from sunny Devon, close to M5 junc 28, must be a bargain at £475.
    May trade for 52-54cm 70's ish classic steel road bike, cash either way. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/87yqcip0veel ... xfywa?dl=0

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    Sorry you are unable to ride your Yeti. Im 56 and wondering how many years I have left.
    What, me hurry?

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    Pinkbike has a 2008 575 large frame for $875. Never ridden. Brand new. Great deal. And you would have a second rear just in case. Swap everything over and you are good to go.

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