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After perusing some posts and relishing the sweet pics of vintage mtb rides, I gotta post pics of my oldies! Pardon the dirt, but they actually get ridden!

The Brodie is an Expresso, but I got it powdercoated black and was too lazy to recreate the sticker for that top tube. I think I nailed the Brodie lettering pretty well, IMHO...One of the pics shown here is the only one I took of it's original appearance when I got it from the rec.bicycles.marketplace from someone in Vancouver, BC ( I am in Grand Rapids, Michigan... home of Nuke and Slingshot ). If anyone can identify the bike's lineage, that would be cool. Apparently it was part of a race team whose emblem was a Northwest Coast tribal-looking bird and the shop name was on the seat stay, I think , in red. The fork is a new Kona that I suspect is not the correct length; the bike is pretty "fast" in the front end.

The Yeti is one of the later models (1994) that was still out of Durango and in steel. I have the matching rigid fork also, but the Manitou is period-correct and it is my only suspended bike. All inch-and-a-half of travel...whoo-hoo! As you can see, it's a singlespeed right now, and some may consider that heresy, but my reasoning is that it reduces the Yeti's ride to it's lightest, purest form. Oh yeah, the sticker on the downtube isn't original either. But I made my own like the real originals. What was on it before I peeled 'em off were white with little black dropshadows..http://www.yetifan.com/your_fro_s.html show it it an earlier build along side of my ( now gone ) Road Project

Glad to contribute something that ( I hope ) is fun to look at! Bike porn is fun!
 

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Agamemmnon said:
If anyone can identify the bike's lineage, that would be cool.
Your Brodie is circa 1996 or 97. You can tell, b/c it was 1996 that the eXpresso (which replaced the Catalyst model) started running all three cables under the top tube, using an aluminum seatpost collar, and switching to CNC machined, Breezer style dropouts. First year of the revised decals, as well.

Here's my '96 Sovereign.

The Kona fork is a good choice, as some late '80s Brodie models did come with a Kona P2 fork. That was back when Kona, Brodie and Merlin we collectively known as/distributed by The Bicycle Group, based in Vancouver (BC & WA).

Nice Yeti, by the way.
 

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