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Old July 31st, 2012, 8:06 AM   #41
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I have seen Mavic 231s, 217s, 117s, and 517s hard ano on Ebay. There are some fully built sets on now in US, you may have to take apart...
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Old August 1st, 2012, 12:06 PM   #42
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Today unpacked, used but still in good condition and shiny ..now I just need the right wheels. The tires will be the nos tioga psycho skinwall





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Old August 1st, 2012, 4:00 PM   #43
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Maybe the worst vintage tires.. OEM spec and traded immediately whenever a bike was bought.
The yo was thought around massive 2.5 tires.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 1:41 PM   #44
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Maybe the worst vintage tires..
I don't think so! They are very aggressive, just right tires for this YO ..and 2.5 tires would make the thin BOI fork looks even thinner.

and these will be the wheels for the WI hubs

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Old August 3rd, 2012, 2:18 AM   #45
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Hi Nader,

this black Yo Eddy will be a really nice bike. I like it very very well. Looking forward to the further build. I will also rebuild my glossy black Yo Eddy. Pictures coming soon!

Many greetings to Hamburg

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Old August 4th, 2012, 3:00 PM   #46
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this black Yo Eddy will be a really nice bike. I like it very very well...
thanks Helmut

just a little thing I don't like, the Mavic seatpost is very nice but optical not very appropriate! what would be an alternative? syncros?
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Old August 4th, 2012, 3:04 PM   #47
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thanks Helmut

just a little thing I don't like, the Mavic seatpost is very nice but optical not very appropriate! what would be an alternative? syncros?
Syncros or Ringle. Silver Ringle and a white flite would look great.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 3:47 PM   #48
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Silver Ringle and a white flite would look great.
that would be of course the icing on the cake
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Old August 4th, 2012, 6:16 PM   #49
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I don't think so! They are very aggressive, just right tires for this YO ..and 2.5 tires would make the thin BOI fork looks even thinner.

and these will be the wheels for the WI hubs

i lust for your rims...
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Old August 7th, 2012, 1:06 PM   #50
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ok the WI hubs are now spoked and the 1.9 Tioga Psycho look just like my 2.1 Panaracers or even thicker!





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Old August 7th, 2012, 3:08 PM   #51
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a really fine wheelset especially with the White Industries hubs. I really like it. By the way, I bought on ebay, the LX pedals from you.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 2:42 AM   #52
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.. By the way, I bought on ebay, the LX pedals from you.
oh Danke Helmut (hope you like it)

...speaking of pedals, this glossy gets tioga surefoot VI (silver)
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Old August 10th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #53
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Of course this Yo gets a Syncros seatpost, but sometimes there are also much cheaper alternatives,
such as this (TAQ-33 $8 dollars ) ..but you have to be a little creative to modify it!



Today I would like to show you some pictures (the pedals and Syncros coming soon)
..can't wait to ride it









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Old August 10th, 2012, 11:26 AM   #54
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Killer bike. period.

with this set up, it looks like a monster climbing machine.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 11:38 AM   #55
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Psst.. if taq can copy a syncros post for 8 bucks i wonder how much would be a Yo Eddy replica made in China. heheheh
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..how much would be a Yo Eddy replica made in China. heheheh
probably 80

..by the way, it isn't replica of syncros! I had to grind and polish the upper parts, so it looks like Syncros
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I had to grind and polish the upper parts, so it looks like Syncros
Thats' bad vintage karma!
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Old August 10th, 2012, 3:26 PM   #58
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ok you're right ..but judge yourself, which is better?

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ok you're right ..but judge yourself, which is better?

I like the mavic! I like where the saddle stays, where the center of gravity goes.. BUt i would pair it w/ 10 rise 130 stem. It would still climb awesome but descend like a demon.
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.. BUt i would pair it w/ 10 rise 130 stem. ...
yes, if I am not satisfied with this stem.

Today I shot a few pictures outside











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Old August 19th, 2012, 2:11 PM   #61
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it's ready to get dirty





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Old August 21st, 2012, 11:29 AM   #62
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I enjoyed my first ride today! I am very positively surprised by the geometry which fits me perfectly.
I was afraid the stem would be too long, but it's not. The WI phantoms are fantastic, the Tioga Psychos run exceptionally well and better than Panaracer

I'm thrilled!











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Old August 21st, 2012, 12:10 PM   #63
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Is that a 135mm stem? It can't be any longer. It looks longer but .. i can't believe anyone can ride on a 0 150mm stem.
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.. i can't believe anyone can ride on a 0 150mm stem.
I can do it, maybe I have very long arms!
..but to be honest if I find 2 cm shorter Salsa then I take it.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 5:39 AM   #65
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I'm with Colker on this one...

it looks impossible to ride comfortably

Ringle...120 with 10 degree rise in silver or black would look dashing
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 9:51 AM   #66
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I'm with Colker on this one...

it looks impossible to ride comfortably

Ringle...120 with 10 degree rise in silver or black would look dashing
if Nader can drop steep chutes w/a 150mm 0 degree on a Yo , he is a bike handling God.
I say 130mm 10 salsa or ringle makes it perfect.
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Old August 22nd, 2012, 12:00 PM   #67
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No I am definitely not a bike handling God! For comfortably cruises I've got my Grello



I thought the black Yo should be a bit sporty. As I said, yesterday I had absolutely no problem, but it was not a long trip!
I might try this one, it is a 1 zoll 100mm Kastan stem but ALU!!


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Old August 30th, 2012, 9:01 PM   #68
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absolutely stunning. I cannot wait to be in your shoes... I look everyday for a frameset. Really like your wheelset. I have a vintage White Ind. crankset and hubs sitting in my garage. You've inspired me to break out the mother's and get em all shined up. Overall, an awesome build and I for one really dig your part selection.

Oh, and can't believe how clean those Cook Bros cranks are. I remember getting a set in blue with matching skewers for my 10th birthday from my dad. Still wish I had kept that old Stumpjumper around.
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Old August 31st, 2012, 12:34 PM   #69
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Wish that you find a good frameset and can use the WI crankset and hubs properly again.
The parts as White Ind. or Cook Bros are the engineering marvel from past, very stable but really light as a feather.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 1:25 PM   #70
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Today the first long trip on my glossy yo eddy ..it's perfect and the salsa stem will remain.

few pics with my little camera





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Old September 9th, 2012, 3:26 PM   #71
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I've enjoyed watching the twists and turns as this build came together.

I have echo the others to say it looks like a shorter stem with more rise would suit you better--the saddle looks pretty far forward on the rails.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 1:44 PM   #72
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I have echo the others to say it looks like a shorter stem with more rise would suit you better--the saddle looks pretty far forward on the rails.
well surely it will be with a shorter stem a bit more comfortable, but it really isn't as bad as it looks.
Moreover on such a bike you don't have to set like a grandpa
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well surely it will be with a shorter stem a bit more comfortable, but it really isn't as bad as it looks.
Moreover on such a bike you don't have to set like a grandpa
well... if you are riding bike paths and dirt roads, why not? once you take it on tech steep, slow, rutted, tight singletrack, where it belongs, you may want to slid back taht saddle and a short taller stem.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 5:46 PM   #74
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I hate that stem. I may work well for a particular rider, but it looks dumb.
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I hate that stem. I may work well for a particular rider, but it looks dumb.
"That guy" is Tinker Juarez



he once said, "Just stay a lifetime cyclist and as fit to be, that you can practically drive every stem"

..im one of these lifetime cyclist
and take for the comfortable riding the grellow and for normal days the glossy black

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Old September 15th, 2012, 1:37 AM   #76
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sorry nader i don't buy it...but I do give you props for trying to defend it.

The bike is beautiful even with that long A$$ stem

as the great FC catalogue states....

BLAH BLAH BLAH

I'm quite sure you couldn't hold tinker's lunch pail - in any competitive sense.

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Old September 15th, 2012, 6:57 PM   #77
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Nader, with your restoration skills, I wholesomely believe that you are a Demigod. Great job on yet another beautiful bike completed.
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... I wholesomely believe that you are a Demigod..
thanks mate ... yes maybe I am one, just hopefully in a positive way!

I don't understand why some people are against this beautiful salsa stem?



ok it's a bit long but there should be people with long arms! ..nevertheless I have found me a shorter stem


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Old September 20th, 2012, 6:43 PM   #79
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Nice build! I need to post my pics. I have essentially the same parts pick on my Black Buck Shaver. I do have the Ti syncros post, I converted it to SS with Phil High flange hubs, and have polished cooks cranks, king etc. I had the WI hubs w/Ti axles, and switched to the steel axles after wearing the ti out. Hubs were great, just didn't last. I have a -5 deg. 100mm salsa stem if your interested, it has good paint, but the multi colored logo. Photos soon!

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..I need to post my pics. I have essentially the same parts pick ...
sounds very interresting, I look forward to your pictures Jeromy

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I have a -5 deg. 100mm ..
thanks mate but I bought a 120mm and I think it will fit me. If it doesn't, I will contact you.
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