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    Yelli Screamy Help anyone have an older frame?

    Okay so here is the story. I made the mistake of buying the older model Yelli Screamy frame, going into the buy I could not find anything that compared the first run with the newer runs but I immediately have run into a couple problems with the build and is wondering if anyone has come up with a solution yet.

    First off, the first runs evidently did not have the greatest tire clearance, I tried to put on a 2.35 hans dampf tire and the thing would not fit by over 1/16- 1/8th of an inch on either side, no problem here, I just through on a 2.25 and took the loss for a tire and have a backup for my front now.

    Now for the biggest problem. On the earlier models they have three sets of water bottle cage mounts, one being on the seat tube. The bolts on the seat tube have a mounting piece that protrudes into the frame 1/4" of an inch. This prevents the seatpost from going in past the bolts. On the small frame this is half way up the seat tube. Going off the marking's of my Thomson they recommend I have at least 4" into the bike, leaving me just over 2" of wiggle room to move up or down my seat. I am sorry but this is not enough to make the switch between climb and decent.

    Does anyone have a solution to this? I have read a few MTBR reviews stating that this was a problem but I have not found a solution.

    Yes, I have contact canfield, and just like always their customer service was top notch, I actually got an email response on non-business day (What kind of company does this, they kick butt!!!! ) However, since it is an older run they advised me that there virtually is no solution since I did buy the earlier first run of the frame by mistake. I was told to potentially drill the mounts out; however I am really apprehensive about drilling into a 500 dollar used frame.

    Any ideas?

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    Yelli Screamy Help anyone have an older frame?

    Easy fix. Go to fastenal/lowes ect. Take the bolt out. Figure out the thread. Then find a hex stud in that pitch that is 1/4-3/8 long. Use blue loctite. The stud should have a hex in the middle.

    Since I have yelli too and that pretty much makes us brothers I'll have to go to lowes anyways today. I'll go get a picture of what I'm talking about incase you can't visualize.

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    This would not work for the Yelli, as the water bottle boss actually intrudes inside of the seat tube. Drilling out the boss would remove this intrusion and allow the post to be lowered.

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    Yelli Screamy Help anyone have an older frame?

    Cut the seatpost down???

    I can put a Thompson dropper all the way down??

    How long is your seatpost??

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    I owned a yelli with the seat tube WB bosses a few years ago, same issue.
    Dropper post was the fix for me.

    Drilling out could work.... but I would sell the frame and buy a new version before I did that personally.

    I suppose you could also take the frame to a frame shop and have the interior of the seat tube honed. Seat tube reamers won't go deep enough so honing is the only option. Might be worth making some calls.

    Another ghetto fox would be to shim the seat tube down to 27.2, with a 27.2 seatpost, and see if that buys you enough clearance.

    ScaryJerry is right, removing/replacing the bolts won't solve this.

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    I stand corrected guys. I thought they were just tapped.

    What size/color is the frame?? If you wanna sell it i would love another yelli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    I stand corrected guys. I thought they were just tapped.

    What size/color is the frame?? If you wanna sell it i would love another yelli.

    Size small raw finish

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    I am tapped out with this build wish I could afford a dropper

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    If you can't go dropper right now, you have only a couple choices. Either leave your post the length it is and do with less drop for descending or cut it for the desired drop and get by with less raise for climbing.
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    Yelli Screamy Help anyone have an older frame?

    If your interested in selling it let me know. The wife would love a 29er

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    I knew they changed the water bottle mounts, but I don't ever recalling any adjustments made for more chainstay tire room.

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    Re: Yelli Screamy Help anyone have an older frame?

    I have one of the earlier Yellis and originally built it up with 2.4 Spec Purgatory tires on Flow rims. No clearance issues. Mine is and XL with a long seat tube so Ive never hit the water bottle mount.
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    I have a first year yelli and have no problems with tire clearance? As for the seat post issue, I have always run a dropper, this frame loves to descend!



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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffw-13 View Post
    I have one of the earlier Yellis and originally built it up with 2.4 Spec Purgatory tires on Flow rims. No clearance issues. Mine is and XL with a long seat tube so Ive never hit the water bottle mount.
    yeah the difference here is this is a size small frame so the rear triangle top bar is shorter in length making it come to a point earlier. Oh well the 2.25 tire is not a problem. Thanks for the help guys, I guess we just need to save up for a dropper!

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    If the inserts that the water bottle bolt threads into are anything like the ones on my Santa Cruz Chameleon you can break them with a screwdriver or similar tool and then just remove them. Of course this will leave you with two holes in the frame (which don't affect anything).

    Here is the email someone at canfield sent me when I inquired about this

    Thanks for the email! WE have a few customers who actually have removed the water bosses. Do do this, you can take a pair of dyke snipping pliers and trim out the inside of the boss. It should fall out or you should be able to "push" it through and you will be able to slam your seatpost to the rails. We also have had customers who install a long bolt into the bosses and then tap it out.

    Let me know how this works for you! They are pretty light and easy to make go away.

    Thanks,

    Sean Gollub
    Canfield Brothers Bikes
    Bellingham, WA

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    I dont understand why the OP wouldn't just drill it out. That part of the bike experiences no stress. While you're at it, drill out your headtube. Weight savings all around, and you'll look all cool and stuff. The alternative is a new frame!? You're kidding, right?
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