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Thought I'd share my latest project with everyone. It's a 1990 Yeti Ultimate. The frame had been re-coated before I bought it. However, the stem was in need of a refresh, so I had it blasted and powder coated before applying new decals to the whole frameset. Most of the parts are NOS.

Frame: 19" 1990 Yeti Ultimate U167

Fork: Answer Accutrax

Headset: Chris King 2Nut
Stem: Yeti/FTW
Handlebar: NOS Answer Hyperlite
Grips: ODI Attack

Brakes: NOS Shimano XT M732
Brake Levers: NOS Shimano XT M733

Shifters: NOS Shimano XT M732
Front Derailleur: NOS Shimano XT M735
Rear Derailleur: NOS Shimano XT M735
Cassette: 7 speed freewheel
Chain: NOS Shimano HG91
Cranks: Bullseye 2nd Gen
Bottom Bracket: New Bullseye outboard
Pedals: NOS Shimano XT M737

Hub Skewers: Ringle
Rims: NOS Mavic MA40 36 hole
Hubs: NOS Bullseye
Nipples: Sapim
Spokes: DT Swiss
Tyres: NOS Tioga Psycho

Saddle: NOS Selle Italia Turbo
Seatpost: Shimano XT M730
Seatpost Binder: Ringle

Weight: TBD

















A big thanks to Gil for the decals, ameybrook, and Yetified (who suggested it's a '90, not an '89 as I originally thought).
 

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Thanks! I just finished it on Saturday, and Sunday was a washout. I'm hoping for good weather this weekend, then I'll let you know. ;)
 

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alasa said:
Very very nice, only one thing, older tires!
Thanks, I know the tires aren't period-correct, but I wanted to break away from the standard Farmer Johns. At least I kept them in the Tioga family. ;)

Linoleum said:
That thing is really awesome!
Thanks!
 

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nice work!

If by chance you ever want to swap out for a longer (150mm) FTW/Yeti stem I'd be game. And I might as well throw it out there, I also need a 1 1/4" turquoise Accutrax like that.

Good looking Ultimate.
 

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Very cool. I really like the white saddle and cranks. I keep wanting it to have white grips also. Suppose the white YETI up front is enough....

Heck, Nevermind,
I am not worthy....
:thumbsup:
 

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Rumpfy said:
No overuse of white. He could have done grips, housing, tires...then it would have been too much.
Exactly! I thought about doing the white grips and cables, but that would've been over the top. Plus, this bike isn't going to be a wall hanger, so there's no sense in using white grips since they'll only look grimy after their first use.
 

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Turned out very well! We'll talk about the cable routing another time. :)
 

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Turned out very well! We'll talk about the cable routing another time. :)
Thanks! I got the same ribbing about the cable routing from ameybrook over on RetroBike. ;) However, I followed the Yeti schematic which shows it just the way I did it. I'm aware of the other version (with the front derailleur cable in the middle position, then routed between the seat stays), but I think the option I chose looks cleaner.
 

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Amazing looking bike. This actually very similar to how I want my Schwinn High Plains to look. Obviously the awesomeness won't even come close to your bike though.
 

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mfh126 said:
Exactly! I thought about doing the white grips and cables, but that would've been over the top. Plus, this bike isn't going to be a wall hanger, so there's no sense in using white grips since they'll only look grimy after their first use.
You're my frickin' hero for getting out and riding that thing! :D
 
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