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This is my nephews bike. My brother in law had the frame and fork made locally (not really a Yeti) and dug up all these parts for him. 140mm TNT cranks, ti bb, ti post, SLR seat, WCW carbon rear hub, Am Classic front road hub, King headset, RockShox Mag 21 SL Ti crown and custom aluminum legs, etc. I think its pretty cool and I wish I had a bike half this nice when I was 6! Its quite light, probably a good 5 pounds lighter than your typical off the rack 20" wheeled MTB which makes it much easier to muscle around on trails for a little guy. Its kinda got a BMX style position right now but that will probably change a bit and as he grows the seat will come up a bit of course. He loves to ride on singletrack, we just rode some today and he kept wanting to ride back up and hit it again! He just got it rideable, there are still a few parts that will be changed, but I thought some of you dads and vintage guys might appreciate a pic.
 

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This is my nephews bike. My brother in law had the frame and fork made locally (not really a Yeti) and dug up all these parts for him. 140mm TNT cranks, ti bb, ti post, SLR seat, WCW carbon rear hub, Am Classic front road hub, King headset, RockShox Mag 21 SL Ti crown and custom aluminum legs, etc. I think its pretty cool and I wish I had a bike half this nice when I was 6! Its quite light, probably a good 5 pounds lighter than your typical off the rack 20" wheeled MTB which makes it much easier to muscle around on trails for a little guy. Its kinda got a BMX style position right now but that will probably change a bit and as he grows the seat will come up a bit of course. He loves to ride on singletrack, we just rode some today and he kept wanting to ride back up and hit it again! He just got it rideable, there are still a few parts that will be changed, but I thought some of you dads and vintage guys might appreciate a pic.
Should I be upset that your nephews bike is better than all of my bikes? ;)

I dig the attention to detail right down to the fox decals on the fork legs and saddle bag.
Shouldn't it be the team yellow and teal 'dart' paint?...and where's the mini T-disc!

Very cool stuff, how's it ride DL?
 

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This is my nephews bike.. . . . I think its pretty cool and I wish I had a bike half this nice when I was 6! . . . .QUOTE]

Cool ride for the little one. It always bothered me that little kids bikes were so heavy! Seems like they could benefit a lot from a lighter ride.

Here's my kid's bike that I snatched up on Ebay a while back . . . my son hasn't grown into it yet but I'm looking forward to the day he's got legs long enough to ride this one.

The real deal with 24 inch wheels, scandium tubes, and discs. Biker kid drool 4 sure!

-mtnwing
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This is my nephews bike. My brother in law had the frame and fork made locally (not really a Yeti) and dug up all these parts for him. 140mm TNT cranks, ti bb, ti post, SLR seat, WCW carbon rear hub, Am Classic front road hub, King headset, RockShox Mag 21 SL Ti crown and custom aluminum legs, etc. I think its pretty cool and I wish I had a bike half this nice when I was 6! Its quite light, probably a good 5 pounds lighter than your typical off the rack 20" wheeled MTB which makes it much easier to muscle around on trails for a little guy. Its kinda got a BMX style position right now but that will probably change a bit and as he grows the seat will come up a bit of course. He loves to ride on singletrack, we just rode some today and he kept wanting to ride back up and hit it again! He just got it rideable, there are still a few parts that will be changed, but I thought some of you dads and vintage guys might appreciate a pic.
I've never seen a kids bike with a saddle so nice. How does he like the SLR?
 

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Nice pic Tucker, but what about that little detail of whose it was before you got it... no mention of that anywhere. oh wait, there it is (right on the DT!). I suppose if it's good enough for...
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Nice pic Tucker, but what about that little detail of whose it was before you got it... no mention of that anywhere. oh wait, there it is (right on the DT!). I suppose if it's good enough for...
Hehehe
original owner was a little boy named "eli" but I think he likes motorized toys better than bicycles . . .

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Should I be upset that your nephews bike is better than all of my bikes? ;)

I dig the attention to detail right down to the fox decals on the fork legs and saddle bag.
Shouldn't it be the team yellow and teal 'dart' paint?...and where's the mini T-disc!

Very cool stuff, how's it ride DL?
LOL. It was all done fairly economically over quite a long time, probably like a year and a half. Well, the little guy wanted a green bike so green he got. The frame was cheap, basically the cost of a tube set. The parts were just leftover stuff for the most part except for things like the cranks and rims. Those took time to find so Im told. Hes probably into it maybe $350-400. Not a whole lot more than a standard kids bike. But the big thing was the time spent... Thats why it took so long, just finding the time to get all the stuff together.

The saddle bag I gave him as a b day present years ago for his little 12 incher bike! Glad to see it moved on to bigger and better things. :) Ya, I was gonna ask, do you have any 20" tension discs?? ;)

It rides good but I think Id need a 450 post and a 150 stem atleast! The cockpit is a little tight for me!
 

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Yes, it doesnt seem right that bikes for 5 year olds weigh more than an adults bike. Thats why this whole project started. BUT, the good thing about those off the rack bikes are that theyre bulletproof. Kids are tough on stuff. This project was much more fun for the dad than the kid.

Yes, Ive seen that bike of yours. That was the best ebay buy I think Ive seen. I would have been ALL over that one. Im jealous!
 

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Ya, I was gonna ask, do you have any 20" tension discs?? ;)
Never seen a 20 inch T-Disc but you could go with those old 20 inch Spin's, but I not sure how the rear cog would work. You might have to go "Single Speed" if you went with this wheelset.
http://tinyurl.com/4ur3x

I'm gonna send you a new head tube sticker for this beauty! He surely deserves a Yetiman headtube!

Is that a cable guide for a front derailleur I see as well?

Of that "350" dollar estimate about 100 bucks has gotta be the King headset alone!'
wow, that's one cool kid ride.

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Fillet-brazed said:
Ya, I was gonna ask, do you have any 20" tension discs?? ;)
Never seen a 20 inch T-Disc but you could go with those old 20 inch Spin's, but I not sure how the rear cog would work. You might have to go "Single Speed" if you went with this wheelset.
http://tinyurl.com/4ur3x

I'm gonna send you a new head tube sticker for this beauty! He surely deserves a Yetiman headtube!

Is that a cable guide for a front derailleur I see as well?

Of that "350" dollar estimate about 100 bucks has gotta be the King headset alone!'
wow, that's one cool kid ride.

-mtnwing
A Yeti man would be proudly displayed on this little bike. Thanks!!

Yes, thats a cable guide. As for the King headset, I think that was one of the "leftovers" used here...
 
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