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Old March 16th, 2020, 9:34 AM   #1
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I recently found a large Fat 10th Anniversary and am in the process of procuring it. It's coming from the original owner who claims it was one of the last 10ths built (S/N book confirms this) and apparently Chris built him and his buddy two (after lengthy discussions) and only did so by using a Yo Eddy down tube to reduce fears that the OX3 tubing wasn't strong enough for a large frame like that. This bike, although it has S/N on the BB doesn't carry a number on the badge (has a badge, but no number is stamped), while apparently the other bike did.


Curious if any ex-FC guys on here have any recollection of the 10th builds and can provide any comments on the history/story??


Thank you,


Martin

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Old March 16th, 2020, 5:25 PM   #2
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Interesting, subscribed and looking forward to pictures
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Old March 19th, 2020, 8:44 AM   #3
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Here's a quick pic (I have original fork as well)
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Interested to know how the ride compares to the earlier blue Yo you owned but later sold on.
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Old March 19th, 2020, 7:57 PM   #5
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Cool Bike!
Honestly don't remember all of the details but the story seems to be pretty solid. I think he originally only wanted to go up to ML on the sizes.

I would not have been a part of any conversations regarding building the larges, that would have been Chris' deal.

Almost certain that I would have welded them since I did nearly all of the 10ths. I say nearly since I cannot accurately recall actually doing all of them. Dave Blakeney and Sue Kirby could have welded a couple of frames or more likely welded some subassemblies. Patrick probably welded the forks. He did quite a few of the Yo forks. I really didn't weld too many forks through the years.

Nice find, take good care of it

Hope everyone is healthy in these crazy times
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Old March 23rd, 2020, 10:07 AM   #6
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Thanks for the reply. The only thing I see noted in the serial book next to these bikes is the date of 2/1/93 and the initials WB. The serial number for this bike is 001A3L, not sure how that plays with the build date?


I liked the 90 Yo I had, it was a solid go to for everything. But, I just didn't love it more than some other bikes which is why I sold it. I've been itching to try a later model year Yo and this 10th is a part of the way there.


The thing I want above all is a Large Ti. Looks like there were around a dozen made in 93 so that's a good sign. I'll take a 94 if I find one, but haven't seen one yet. I have the fork standing by though.
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