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Very Nice!

It looks like YETI might of had some outside influences, perhaps a combo of an SE RACING Floval Flyer Looptail 24" BMX cruiser and an SE RACING OM Flyer 26" BMX frame? SE RACING also used a lot of colors like baby blue, tan and various shades of brown...

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Maybe so. I think the early FMF was the first alloy bmx frame and it had that one piece chain stay/seat stay. The PK rippers and Race Incs kept that design from the FMF. Mongoose came out with a looptail after 1980. Those "looptail PK's" were notorious for breaking, mainly the seat mast, but also at the juncture of the chainstay and the piece coming off the bottom bracket. I guess since the early FROs were steel, they didn't have that problem?
 

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ScottyMTB said:
Maybe so. I think the early FMF was the first alloy bmx frame and it had that one piece chain stay/seat stay. The PK rippers and Race Incs kept that design from the FMF. Mongoose came out with a looptail after 1980. Those "looptail PK's" were notorious for breaking, mainly the seat mast, but also at the juncture of the chainstay and the piece coming off the bottom bracket. I guess since the early FROs were steel, they didn't have that problem?
The early FRO's nearly all cracked at those two places :)
 

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Your restoration makes me almost want to restore mine. You did not happen to scan those decals before you put them on did you? I have an original 2gen yeti man flatbar no slide front to scan and a later down tube yeti pic ax pre schwinn decal. But, I really like the one on yours. Also looking for the fork and seat stay too.
 

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ScottyMTB said:
Maybe so. I think the early FMF was the first alloy bmx frame and it had that one piece chain stay/seat stay. The PK rippers and Race Incs kept that design from the FMF. Mongoose came out with a looptail after 1980. Those "looptail PK's" were notorious for breaking, mainly the seat mast, but also at the juncture of the chainstay and the piece coming off the bottom bracket. I guess since the early FROs were steel, they didn't have that problem?
Interesting!

Thanks!

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bushpig said:
I forget the RAL for the gray, but it is the same one used on an Ultimate that was up on Ebay a while ago. It came out darker from my local powdercoater. It does have a slightly olive/tan hue, but subtle. Looks pretty good.

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