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Old May 1st, 2007, 4:33 PM   #1
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Default Another Yo! Restoration

Hey all,
I've been anxiously awaiting restoration of my '91 Yo, being done by Rody/Groovy Cycle Works. Among other things, the bike had a rusted out seat tube that he replaced, and was missing her original forks. See the "before" pictures here.

Today I got the pix. I think the bike looks great. Rody is not altogether happy with the job he did due to some extenuating circumstances (I need the bike for a race in two weeks, so there's no time for a re-do), so I post these with that caveat - it's not up to his own standards.

The fork was built by Rody, too.

I'll post more when I have her in my hands and built up!

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Old May 2nd, 2007, 9:19 AM   #2
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I think it's bitchin, and very much in the style of old school fats.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 10:00 AM   #3
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Very nice! Always refreshing to see someone having fun with the paint scheme. I like all the resto's I've seen but yours is definitely one of the cooler ones. Like Lucifer said, very indicative of the era built.
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Old May 2nd, 2007, 9:23 PM   #4
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Thanks, guys, for the compliments. It took me a long time to figure out what color scheme to go with, and Rody had lots of patience along the way. Plus, the bike was in pretty bad shape when I sent it to him... On top of that, both bike and new fork were damaged by shippers (before painting), necessitating emergency repairs.. Last I heard from Rody, he'd pulled an all nighter to get the repairs and paint finished. I hope he's okay - I haven't heard from him today... but all told, I think he did a great job. Assuming I have all the parts I need (I think I do, cross fingers!), I'll get her built up the day I recieve her and take her out for a long training ride. I'll post pictures of the build (but fair warning, it will only partly be "period" and partly newer stuff).

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Old May 8th, 2007, 9:39 PM   #5
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Default Update on Yo rebuild

Hey,
I got the frame in hands from Rody last weekend, kudos to him for all his last-minute work to make it happen.

Here's the latest picture of the build. I have a couple issues still to resolve. One is, while I really like the positions and power available with the On One Midge bar, it is a PITA to get the right stem height. Right now I have a Delta Stem Riser on the bike, which nears blasphemy on this frame, so I'm searching for alternatives (maybe a custom stem, I've found one reputable shop that willd build one so far). The other issue is the forks, but I started a separate thread about that.. the Indy XC's won't stay - they work OK, but they are cheap and don't match the paint job! Most of the time I plan to ride a sweet rigid fork that Rody built (in matching color), but for long rides, I'm still searching for a good suspension option.

Oh yeah, and the handlebar tape will be going over to purple and pink soon!

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Old May 9th, 2007, 3:37 PM   #6
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That paint makes the bike very punk - very good for Fat imo
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Old May 9th, 2007, 3:38 PM   #7
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Steve Potts for the stem???
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Old May 9th, 2007, 7:35 PM   #8
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EEEGAD, that stem combo is a bit unappealing...check your email, will sort ya out.

BTW, nice to see it dirty

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Old May 9th, 2007, 9:39 PM   #9
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i will second Rody - that stem is hiddy.

however, it being a fresh resto it looks pretty dirty. i like that. makes me feel a bit like a lamer - i freak over a bit of dust!

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