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From MBAction May 1988 issue..... I originally had planned to do a single thread of all Yeti artiicles/info from mid-1986 thru Dec.1994.... However, my puter makes posting more than 5 or 6 threads per post a very llloooooooonnnnnnnnnggggggggggg (long) process.. Therefore, I will do a single post for each seperate article..... But, not all together-- it'll be over a span of a month or so.... Sorry 'bout that..
The "suit" isn't riding a Yeti, but i couldn't resist adding it to this post---( JT or TH ???) Merry Christmas....
 

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nice article. Its interesting to note the perceived cool brands of the time & how bmx headsets were used as there was nothing else of note out there. When did c.king start?

keep up the postings :D
 

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There it is again. How many times is "computer-bent" in there?

Boy, if I didn't realize it at the time, it sure stands out now; a lot of fluff went into poofing up these early articles. I knew there were some uninformed nitwits writing tests/ads, but man, some of them are pretty hokey.

I wonder what exactly this Rockwell Hardness in the upper reaches of aerospace technology is? That's a lot to write without giving the freakin number. Or how exactly a 74 degree seat angle makes out-of-the-saddle climbing easier, but only on smooth stuff? This could go on and on.

Thanks for posting the pics man, definitely entertaining stuff. That is one hot tamale of a Yeti.
 

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scant said:
nice article. Its interesting to note the perceived cool brands of the time & how bmx headsets were used as there was nothing else of note out there. When did c.king start?

keep up the postings :D
There were lots of nice headsets at that point in time. Chris King started before John Parker slapped a Yeti sticker on a bike.

Parker just had a lot of BMX influence on his bikes. One piece looptail, the "landing gear" fork, BMX .833 headset, laid back angles, oval top tube (PK Ripper), the little chainstay "neck", BMX seat clamp, BMX seat post diameter, etc.

Early Yetis even had the big BMX bb shell.
 

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There it is again. How many times is "computer-bent" in there?

Boy, if I didn't realize it at the time, it sure stands out now; a lot of fluff went into poofing up these early articles. I knew there were some uninformed nitwits writing tests/ads, but man, some of them are pretty hokey.

I wonder what exactly this Rockwell Hardness in the upper reaches of aerospace technology is? That's a lot to write without giving the freakin number. Or how exactly a 74 degree seat angle makes out-of-the-saddle climbing easier, but only on smooth stuff? This could go on and on.

Thanks for posting the pics man, definitely entertaining stuff. That is one hot tamale of a Yeti.
MBA has always been like that and still is even today. I got an MBA just last week and its got misinformation as well. Hoky. Good ol Richard Cunningham is the one spewing it off also. Opinions as facts.

But man, they sure do sell a lot of magazines! And ads.

Ya, thats a cool Yeti. I like the paint.
 

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From MBAction May 1988 issue..... I originally had planned to do a single thread of all Yeti artiicles/info from mid-1986 thru Dec.1994.... However, my puter makes posting more than 5 or 6 threads per post a very llloooooooonnnnnnnnnggggggggggg (long) process.. Therefore, I will do a single post for each seperate article..... But, not all together-- it'll be over a span of a month or so.... Sorry 'bout that..
The "suit" isn't riding a Yeti, but i couldn't resist adding it to this post---( JT or TH ???) Merry Christmas....

The guy in the suit is Jody Wiesel. I think he was the editor. I met him at a motocross race (Hollister USGP) back when MBA had just started. I went over to talk to him cause he had some cool mtbs at his truck and he gave me a few copies of the magazine. Nice guy.
 

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Nothing wrong with a good BMX headset

aside from the fact that they're usually pretty heavy.

And I have to say King headsets have to be the most overhyped products the cycling indusrty has seen. Nice yes, but that nice ($$$) I don't think so.
 

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Shayne said:
And I have to say King headsets have to be the most overhyped products the cycling indusrty has seen. Nice yes, but that nice ($$$) I don't think so.
Maybe pricey, but:

(a) They don't change from year to year making it easy to replace parts, be moved from bike to bike, etc.

(b) It has interchangable parts from threaded and threadless setups, making changing forks no big deal.

CK may not win out in price/quality ratio, but I like them as they permit me to easily use the headset anywhere I want. I wish other companys did the same.
 

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Great read!! Thanks for posting!
 

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scant said:
given the currency US to UK exchange rate. King headsets are a bargain ;D
Yeah, all of Europe is having a 35% off sale on US goods. Must be nice.
 

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flyingsuperpetis said:
There it is again. How many times is "computer-bent" in there?



I wonder what exactly this Rockwell Hardness in the upper reaches of aerospace technology is? That's a lot to write without giving the freakin number. Or how exactly a 74 degree seat angle makes out-of-the-saddle climbing easier, but only on smooth stuff? This could go on and on.

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I think i know what the rockwell hardness is, from the depths of my memory, its not the upper reaches of aerospace, but 1st year engineering...
you wack a bit of metal, with a diamond or ball headed wacker thing and how deep it goes tells how hard it is, or is that charpie? maybe you put the metal in a big machine and a big swingy thing hits it and breaks it in half. umm, dunno one of those... not super high tech or aerospacey, but old, tried and tested, even in '88
 
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