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Old October 31st, 2011, 1:37 PM   #41
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[QUOTE=nader;16429]today i've taken jokingly two white tires, just wanted to see how it looks not bad but on Grello do not match at all!

Still want try the panaracer blackwall or skinwall.

Sell those whitey"s to jonsonneborn. They would look great on his light blue 1990 Yo that is one post below this one. Keep the tires black on your rig.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 1:42 PM   #42
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Conti Mountain Kings come in a sort of dark skinwall tire if you want something with modern performance.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 12:20 PM   #43
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Sell those whitey"s to jonsonneborn...
of course would like to do this, if i find onza proc in black or skin and i also think they would match and look great on light blue yo eddy.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 12:39 PM   #44
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hi Fat lovers!

'm still experimenting with
a new trial! with silver hubs, spokes and black panaracer



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Old November 12th, 2011, 1:05 PM   #45
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after a short break has done something on grello

A san marco will serve as a saddle, I think it fits very well with my seatpost.





Today I also embellished a couple of xt pedals





after polishing and paint look like new




..and make a good figure with the Cooks, here is a comparison

with xt pd-m737



and with xt pd-m735



Now waiting for onza procs tires, salsa saddle clamps, onza chill pills, true temper bar (and probably other rims, the h

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Old November 15th, 2011, 2:30 PM   #46
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guys the last steps are taken, 'm almost there ..almost



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Old November 17th, 2011, 11:30 AM   #47
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it's done

I think the little things will be improved always again, but now it's ready to go.












Sorry for bad pics, I can't get more out of my camera, but will always post here better pictures











Cheers and until the next FAT Chance project.

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Old November 19th, 2011, 1:04 PM   #48
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The last pics from my studio before driving begins
















now it must be driven -

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Old November 19th, 2011, 1:24 PM   #49
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Looks amazing!

Time to get it dirty....
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Old November 25th, 2011, 2:50 PM   #50
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Time to get it dirty....
yes

grellow and the nice hamburg city





















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Old November 25th, 2011, 2:53 PM   #51
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.. and more















and finally



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Old December 11th, 2011, 12:09 PM   #52
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yesterday I tested my new onza chill pills, I think they are much nicer








and yesterday there was first snow in hamburg










if I eventually find a yo eddy fork then come this beautiful wheels to grello.





.. but if I'd ever find a yo fork! (please help, or maybe I should build one )
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Old December 12th, 2011, 5:00 PM   #53
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awesome build!

If you can't find a YO fork, how about having Iglehart or Groovy build one for you? I have the Iglehart on my Ti Fat and it really is quite nice. . .

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Old December 12th, 2011, 8:29 PM   #54
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Looks amazing!

Time to get it dirty....
I agree, ride it! (cruising around town doesn't count)
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Old December 13th, 2011, 1:43 AM   #55
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I am kinda diggin the travelogue pix. Makes me want to visit and bunny hop a few curbs. You sure do live in a nice looking city.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 4:13 AM   #56
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If you can't find a YO fork, how about having Iglehart or Groovy build one for you? I have the Iglehart on my Ti Fat and it really is quite nice. . .
Yesterday I got this answer from Rody (groovycycleworks).
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Thanks for checking in, but we won't be able to help you out.
We are no longer taking orders for small parts like forks except as part of a complete custom frame build. Just not enough hours in the day.
And I am going to write Igelhat today, am looking forward to his response.

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I agree, ride it! (cruising around town doesn't count)
There are other bikes for dirt rides, this YO is only for small rounds around town
I would like to pass it just as well to future generations. (but sure it will be driven and definitely isn't garage bike)

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.. You sure do live in a nice looking city.
ye! only it lacks here most of the sun, i wish more of it!
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Old December 13th, 2011, 8:30 AM   #57
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And I am going to write Igeleheart today, am looking forward to his response.
Chris will do it for you, but you may have to try calling him to get the ball rolling (sometimes a cold email doesn't work). I'd also suggest doing the fork in a non-grello color, as I don't think there is any way you'd match that factory job close enough to meet your standards. Maybe have the fork done in the same pink as your RockShox, or black.

Chris may still have a few local painting contacts from back in the day. I had him build me a fork for my 1990 Wicked and we tried to do color match from afar, (Arrest Me Red!) it looks ok from far away or in dark light, but it makes me wish I'd just gone with std black. Not his fault.



I'm going to have the whole shebang resprayed anyway, the frame needs it.

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Old December 13th, 2011, 10:54 AM   #58
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Chris will do it for you..
I have written to him first, yet wait a bit.

I've not yet thought about color. The main thing I get first a fork. But you're right, maybe a black fits better with the black stem and seatpost.

by the way, your Wicked still looks very good, why want to respray it?
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by the way, your Wicked still looks very good, why want to respray it?
It looks good from afar, but up close it's far from good. Some gomer chainsuck'd it (pre singlespeed) and there are way too many spots that need touching up. Plus the fork doesn't match as well as I'd like.

I need to pull that riser car off - it looks pretty bad on there.

BTW, back on topic - my Wicked was also Grello (frame and original unicrown fork) from the factory as I stated in page one. God to I love Grello.

And your bike rocks nader. So do your photo skills.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 1:15 PM   #60
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I have written to him first, yet wait a bit.
If you don't hear from him in a week or two, give him a call.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 10:30 AM   #61
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..and look forward to many new FATs next year.
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 5:37 PM   #62
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Stunning!
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 12:39 PM   #63
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If you don't hear from him in a week or two, give him a call.
not Chris but Georg from http://www.gebla.de will do it for me his forks are nearly 98% identical with YO fork.

here is one




It will be finished in the next 2 to 3 weeks

My big problem now is the color! I think I could never get exactly the same grellow, therefore, I consider painting it in another color! but which would be match? black? pink? yellow?

and also looking for this stickers (not my pic)

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Old January 3rd, 2012, 1:01 PM   #64
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Gil_m on RB will help you out with the decal's for the fork.You really need the forks to match the frame else you may as well keep the bouncers (which do look great)
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 1:30 PM   #65
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Gil_m on RB will help you out with the decal's for the fork.You really need the forks to match the frame else you may as well keep the bouncers (which do look great)
thanks, will contact him.

So you think, either grellow or leave as is!?
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thanks, will contact him.

So you think, either grellow or leave as is!?
im afraid so i like the quirkiness of your pink forks, but you have nothing to loose by trying it , try pink see what it looks like ,
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 9:47 PM   #67
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The fork of Georg is a really good choice. Why go far when the good is so close But make sure that you stick on the decals in the right way, not like in the picture.

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Old January 4th, 2012, 10:44 AM   #68
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The fork of Georg is a really good choice. Why go far when the good is so close ..t
well I have written to Chris Igeleheart 5 times and have tried to reach him, but without success! Georg has contacted me pretty quickly. I only hope that his work is as good as Chris.

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I thought I would never get this True Temper bar but it arrived today!!





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Old January 13th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #69
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this tt bar is better





and this drawing I received from Georg, I think everything looks pretty good

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Old January 13th, 2012, 3:10 PM   #70
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Nice

Have You asked Georg for showing his drawing in the net?
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Have You asked Georg for showing his drawing in the net?
Do you see something mysterious in the drawing?
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Old January 13th, 2012, 4:23 PM   #72
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Wont You see it??























That was a JOKE
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Old January 13th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #73
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May be start a fresh thread?

this one is taking 3 or 4 minutes to load, with all the pix...

love the bike and build though....bravo
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Old January 14th, 2012, 3:12 AM   #74
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May be start a fresh thread?

this one is taking 3 or 4 minutes to load, with all the pix...
thanks, this is a good idea.

I'm going to ask Doug to cut the thread starting at position #63 and to lead them into a new one.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 9:18 AM   #75
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making of "yo" fork by Georg (www.gebla.de)



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Old January 25th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #76
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continue of "making of" (my fork is almost ready )

many thanks to Georg for the pictures.









here you can see, in the middle, a way to facilitate the work: the finished dropouts in variant precision castings.
Not quite so elegant, not quite as light (don't worry, Georg takes his own dropout. )



The bottom of the steerer will be still completed.




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Old January 26th, 2012, 9:03 AM   #77
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it's awesome! this fork is equal to 100% of the original fork.
..even the smallest details are considered.








And another thing, the cone bearing is not welded but is soldered




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Old January 28th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #78
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Today, my fork has arrived, perfect job, I'm thrilled!! many thanks to Georg.
Now it's all about finding the right color.






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Old January 28th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #79
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Very nice. Are the legs 1" or 1-1/8" like the original Yo forks?

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Old January 28th, 2012, 1:44 PM   #80
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Hi Ryan,

Of course it is 1" as the original Yo Eddy fork. I can't find any difference from the original fork.
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