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Finally after all these months of planing, buying, bidding and building :)

Build thread https://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=136070

Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBHk_SWr0wY

Frame: Yeti Pro FRO

Fork: Answer Accu-Trax

Headset: Chris King 1 1/4 Grip Nut
Stem: Answer A-TAC
Handlebar: Answer Tapperwall
Grips: Yeti
Barends: NA

Brakes: Formula Pro+
Brake Pads: Formula Pro+
Brake Cables: Formula Pro+
Cantilever cable hangers: NA
Brake Levers: Formula Pro+

Shifters: Shimano 3/8 speed (generic)
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT 735 top pull
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600 Short
Derailleur Cables: Biltema black teflon
Cassette: SRAM 8 speed
Chain: Taya 8 speed
Cranks: SRAM Stylo 175mm
Crank Bolts: NA
Chainrings: SRAM
Chainring bolts: SRAM
Bottom Bracket: SRAM
Pedals: Welgo

Hub Skewers: Generic
Rims: Syncros DP25
Hubs: DT Swiss/Hügi disc
Nipples: DT brass
Spokes: DT Revolution black
Tyres: Continental Speed King 2.3 Supersonic
Tubes: Continental

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Evolition 2
Seatpost: Sette APX Carbon
Seatpost Binder: Titanium M6 Bolt

Weight: not important









 

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Thats yummie. Interesting mix of old and new. You had disk tabs installed, right? I always liked the way huge tires look on a classic Norba geometry racer. Who makes the cable housing??
 

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Thats yummie. Interesting mix of old and new. You had disk tabs installed, right? I always liked the way huge tires look on a classic Norba geometry racer. Who makes the cable housing??
Hi thanks, the disc tab retrofit and work/chopping on the frame was done by local bike smith hero Truls Erik Johnsen at Johnsen Frameworks (http://www.johnsenframeworks.com/). Paint is done by Opems in Moss Norway. I did the rest my self even some of the decals, the rest of the decals are from Yeti and Velocals.com. The gear cable houses are Fuji and the cables are black teflon.

It rides like a dream!
 

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I've been following this over on Retrobike. It turned out really nice. I don't know if I would have had the boys to do that to this frame though.
 

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It would be impossible to hang in a pack of riders on fully modern bikes, nor is it likely to have full resale value. As an aesthetic object, it succeeds, though.
 

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Nicely done. I like the modern upgrades, they look nice on that frame.

Enjoy riding it, it looks like a lot of fun!
 

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It would be impossible to hang in a pack of riders on fully modern bikes,
-I disagree. The right rider will keep high speed in this rig - up there with the best...

nor is it likely to have full resale value.
-Whos interested in resale value :cool:?

As an aesthetic object, it succeeds, though.
-Thanks. It is more than just an aesthetic "object". Its light (beeing a steel rig) super stiff and have unmatched handling. No modern bongo-bongo suspension bikes can match this.
 

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Nicely done. I like the modern upgrades, they look nice on that frame.

Enjoy riding it, it looks like a lot of fun!
Thanks yes indeed it is a joy to ride. I still just can come over the handeling these Yeti FROs give you. Though it is not a technical single track bike - this is a fast dirt road/fire road bike.
 

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Nice job. I really like the look of the bike. One criticism; needs either a Shimano or American boutique crank - the Stylo looks out of place.
 

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Nice job. I really like the look of the bike. One criticism; needs either a Shimano or American boutique crank - the Stylo looks out of place.
- Yes I agree, but until a suitable crankset surfaces the Stylo sticks
 

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- Why? The front and rear "forward rotation" tire markings are correct...
I always mount the tires so one of the labels lines up with the valve stem. This makes it easier to find the cause of flats.
 

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I always mount the tires so one of the labels lines up with the valve stem. This makes it easier to find the cause of flats.
Yes... but the it will be a aesthetic miss match with the rim decals ;-)

Anyway the valve position is always aligned when I build the wheels so the hub decals are opposite to the valve ;-) .... and how can you miss a bright yello valvecap ;-) ?
 

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Looks like jagwire ripcord "titanium" color.

Very cool project.

Put a wider handlebar on it and I could hang with other riders on modern bikes no problem. :thumbsup:
The gear cable houses are Fuji and the cables are black teflon.
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It would be impossible to hang in a pack of riders on fully modern bikes, nor is it likely to have full resale value. As an aesthetic object, it succeeds, though.
Where do you get this? In a ridged to ridged comparison what do you see as the glaring differences? Weight?
 

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Needs to be singlespeeded..
Singlespeed... never! The most stupid looking thing I see are multiple gear bikes converted in to singlespeeds, but a Blacksheep is on my list

 
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