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Old February 11th, 2008, 3:39 PM   #1
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Hi dear fellow FatCogs members,

A while ago I took this pic of the Yo =>



I felt some chances had to be made. Most important being the V-brakes and the seat that positioned me too much to the front on the bike.

The modifications made:

went: red riser bar
new: neon yellow True Temper 4130 bar

went: XT V-brakes
new: Crystal Design cantis, Grafton FatFinger cable carriers

went: XT V-brake levers
new: XC Pro brake levers

went: Gripshift SRT600
new: XC Pro 8s thumbies

went: Brooks Swift
new: O2 with ti real

went: 24 Oldschool pedals
new: Suntour XC Pro GreaseGuard


The XC Pro for the cockpit =>




F*ck off =>





Old cables went, color stayed! I like color Happy I were able to source yellow brake cables. The left lever now operates the rear brake and the right the front brake. This led to a more optimal cable routing.


The Avocet O2 seat =>




I photographed the Yo together with another bike I made modification to, a Koga Miyata SkyExpension. More on the SkyExpension in the 'Retro MTB' section.

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Old February 11th, 2008, 5:08 PM   #2
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VEDDY VEDDY NICE! Love the yello addition. As another aqua fade owner i love seeing other colours besides BLU on bit and pieces. Still looking for green bits for mine. The yello tires roc. U are gonna get rid of the red????? Always looked a bit harsh to me.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 9:29 PM   #3
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Yo,

diggin your mods. the fade painted Judy is where it is at - nothing beats it. i feel rather left out with my yellow Judy on blue bike ;-(

also enjoying the rain water reclaimation device behind the bikes.

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Old February 14th, 2008, 1:47 PM   #4
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Hi,

The Yo thanks you both for the kind words

No, I will not get rid of the red. Actually I do like it Currently I do not know I should change another thing on the Yo. A friend says the Paralax hubs need to go in favour of older ones, but do not really see that happen.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 5:03 PM   #5
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Yo Mel!

That is one cool Yo! I love all the colors

Where did you get brake cable "hands"? I NEED a set of those!!

Is the frame a Somerville Yo?

Thanks for sharing

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Old March 14th, 2008, 6:16 AM   #6
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Hi Scott,

No, it is a Serotta

I am sorry

The cable carriers are Grafton Fat Fingers. I got them at a lbs. The lbs is in The Hague and they were the final ones, so I think that doesn't help much.

Yo says thanks for the kind words
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Old March 21st, 2008, 2:39 PM   #7
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Nice mods Melvin! XC Pro just rocks. I know those fat fingers: I got a few at the same lbs years ago. Those bars match great too.
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