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Old May 18th, 2007, 9:30 AM   #1
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Post Big Little Inch??

This appears to be physically smaller than the Yo Big Inch on my Large YO Eddy. This one came with my Medium Team Yo Eddy back in 1994, what is with the added decal and the Pat. Pending RD 1991? Thanks
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Old May 18th, 2007, 9:47 AM   #2
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Media,

that fork does look a little smaller in diameter than mine. but that could be a product of the picture. my fork also has the same sticker with patent number on it.

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Old May 18th, 2007, 10:03 AM   #3
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Default a Big Little One Inch

Did the Yo Eddy Forks differ in strut diameters or other characteristics when matched to smaller sized Yo Eddy frames?

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that fork does look a little smaller in diameter than mine. but that could be a product of the picture. my fork also has the same sticker with patent number on it.

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Old May 18th, 2007, 10:41 AM   #4
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I am pretty sure that the yo eddy fork and the BOI were two different forks. One was 1" diameter tubing the other I think was 1 & 1/8" and no I am not talking about steerer tubes but rather all the tubing in the fork.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 10:53 AM   #5
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Default So is this a BOI fork?

Yea appears to be made of 1" tubing all around.

BOI what does that stand for or mean?

Wonder why this was sent with my 94 Yo Eddy?

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Old May 18th, 2007, 11:11 AM   #6
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Default Okay so Big One Inch and the YO EDDY FORK are different

Okay this leads to another question of course, Why did they send me a Big One Inch with my Yo Eddy? Because it was a Medium and not and ML or L? Thanks Dino
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i understand the BOI is the "one". the fork everybody wants. maybe it's more supple... i amy be wrong on this one. i guess it first appeared on the tenth anniversary model.
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ok..question

Big One Inch (BOI) = 1 1/8" Tubing Diameter Construction?

YO EDDY fork = 1" Tubing Diameter Construction?


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Old May 18th, 2007, 6:35 PM   #9
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Its the opposite bro - BOI = big one inch = 1 inch blades. The Yo fork has 1 1/8 inch blades. Many feel that the BOI has a better ride compared to the Yo which is sometimes considered harsh. I'll up some pics tonight. I have a Yo on my 91 Yo an interesting, never painted prototype Project II like fork and a BOI that that is unfinished.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 6:36 PM   #10
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This appears to be physically smaller than the Yo Big Inch on my Large YO Eddy. This one came with my Medium Team Yo Eddy back in 1994, what is with the added decal and the Pat. Pending RD 1991? Thanks
Are the dropouts Campy?
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Old May 18th, 2007, 8:57 PM   #11
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Media,

The Yo Eddy fork was a 1.125" bladed segmented crown fork that was standard issue on all Yo's until the introduction of the Fat Titanium, when the BOI (Big One Inch) fork was introduced (also coinciding with the release of the 10th as Colker pointed out).

The Big One Inch steel fork, utilizing 1.0" tubing, was then the standard rigid fork for all Yo's and TI's until the "need" for front suspension ceased production due to lagging numbers.

So...if your bike was produced prior to late 92 early 93, you would have a Yo fork...after that point in time, if you went rigid it was a BOI for you.

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now i am completely effed up. i thought my Buckshaver had a BOI - but it has the same patent number as Media's. my fork also has the little Yo Eddy guy on the top of the fork blades. deductive reasoning would mean that my Buck was bought with a Yo Eddy fork?

could this mean that the super expensive eBay dollar forks that have recently sold could have been Yo Eddy's and not BOI's?????

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Old May 18th, 2007, 9:07 PM   #13
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Sette,

Bucks typically came with Tange Struts, a licensed design that resembled the segmented Fat forks, with a bit of rake. Is it possible your Buck came with a BOI as a special order??? Sure! Post up a pic so we can see what ya got.

The patent number refers to Fat's "ornamental" fork design...basically the way the fork looks due to it's multi piece construction. The patent does not take into consideration the size of tubing or method of construction.

As far as Ebay goes...the Yo's have pulled big money as they are the elder of the two and more difficult to attain (although the BOI aint pulling chump change )

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Old May 18th, 2007, 9:40 PM   #14
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Default Buck with a Yo? Buck with a BOI?

Rody - Media - everyone,

when i found this bike i did think it strange. i knew what it was and knew that it was not the Tange. which if it were the Tange i would have been happy as well. but i think this Yo or BOI is a step above the Tange.

as to whether we are looking special order???? who knows? in getting the story from the daughter, this was a wifes purchase for the husband. the husband was a high end road guy. there could be a bike shop connection? i asked for the card - which was seen by the daughter but was not available when i picked up the bike.

sidebar - this fork does have Campy dropouts.

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Old May 19th, 2007, 4:15 PM   #15
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Sette,

Looks to be a fine example of a Yo fork...measure the outer diameter of the blades to be sure (1.125?).

Excellent score

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measured today - it is a Yo fork.

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I'm bringing this one up from the dead.

Can anyone tell me the official name of the green on the Buckshaver at the end of the thread?

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Old January 7th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #18
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I'm bringing this one up from the dead.

Can anyone tell me the official name of the green on the Buckshaver at the end of the thread?

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I believe that to be the one and only FAT "grellow".
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Old January 7th, 2010, 1:16 PM   #19
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The 'stock' green for the Bucks was called "Lime Green" which wasn't as flouresentish/yellowish as Grello. The pics of Sette's Buck do look a bit bright for what I remember the lime green being, but pics on the computer can really vary a paint hue.

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Old January 7th, 2010, 10:14 PM   #20
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Default More Pics of the Lime Green

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Lime Green it is.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 10:45 AM   #21
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Thanks for the help guys. I have the very same bike in L.

While I've purchased other bikes since then, this has always been my standard as to how a XC single track bike should handle. And it's the one bike I can't see myself getting rid of (for sentimental reasons if nothing else).

I've always had either cheap rigid forks or suspension forks on the bike. Now, I want to put a Big One Inch on it. I've sent e-mails to two of the places mentioned on this forum about getting a fork built but haven't heard back yet from either one.

Once I get the fork, I'll want to have it painted to match the bike.

Thanks again for the help,
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Old January 10th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #22
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Not sure which two you've contacted. But if you are in MA, have you tried Igleheart? He was quick to respond to an inquiry I made a little while back, and he's a former Fat welder.

Rody seems to have a really long wait-list. Waltworks is another option, and Tom Teesdale said he could do a segmented fork too, and quite cheaply. Good luck getting it sorted out!
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Old January 10th, 2010, 11:36 AM   #23
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Igleheart and Rody. It was on Thursday so I'm thinking they may be away for the weekend.

If I don't hear back in a bit, I'll try calling. I'm not in a rush. I just want it to come out right.
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