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Old January 10th, 2011, 8:58 AM   #41
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My old White Industries crank with Middleburn rings.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 1:44 PM   #42
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Ta Da! Here's a crappy pic I snapped this morning on the maiden voyage of my Yo Eddy. A few things I noticed after not riding this thing for more than ten years- the handling is super quick and the position has to be responsible for all of the back problems I ever had! Please excuse the horrible stem but I haven't had the chance to build the bull moose bars I have planned and it was super cheap on e-bay. The IRD thumb shifters seem to work pretty good and the Paul brakes are really powerful. Over all it felt great to be back on one of my most favorite bikes ever. I promise more and better pics when the weather is better and all the crappy snow is gone.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 6:54 PM   #43
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Old February 18th, 2011, 4:52 AM   #44
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Wow, that turned out real nice. Top work on the repair too.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 10:25 AM   #45
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Indeed---the white on violet is awesome. I look forward to some larger pics!
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Old February 18th, 2011, 5:54 PM   #46
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I look forward to some larger pics!
Me too!
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Old February 21st, 2011, 1:36 PM   #47
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Thanks guys! Seeing as my home computer is messed up for the time being and the only way I have to post pics is with my ipod, I thought I would post a link to my coworkers flickr page of some pics he took of my bike. He also has a bunch of cool photos of stuff going on here at Seven as well.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 1:37 PM   #48
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Ooops! I guess I should include the link.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31408987@N04/
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Old May 7th, 2011, 6:14 PM   #49
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I've finally had the opportunity to hit the trails with this thing and all I can say is who wants to buy a Yo Eddy? I guess 10 years, 20 pounds, two herniated discs and a necrotic hip joint would make this thing a tad uncomfortable for me now. I don't know how I ever rode this thing for more than 15 minutes across a flat parking lot back in the day but after 2 hours of local single track I was nearly crippled. But I have to say I looked damn good. Actually the bike looked good. I looked like a fat crippled guy trying to relive his youth and failing spectacularly.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 7:59 PM   #50
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I am cracking up...

put some big fat cushy tires on - and a riser bar...you'll feel better.

take a picture of the old bike - properly finished first for prosperity.

then ride

ride

and ride

the old bones will adjust.

Oh yea keep modern bike in the wings for the narly

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Old November 26th, 2011, 6:48 PM   #51
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So I decided that as much as I love my Yo Eddy, it would be nice to have a bike to ride where I wouldn't be bed ridden for a month afterwards so I built myself a new bike. I like to think of it as a modern interpetation of my Yo Eddy. At least it's the same color.



I switched most of the parts over and I have a flashy set of wheels on the way. Tubing is a special blend, i.e. whatever I had laying around, of True Temper and Columbus.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 9:42 PM   #52
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That looks SICKKKKKKKKK!!!! And by sick I mean AWESOME! IDK if I seen this thread o and unconsiciously pictured my ML Yo like that or what.. But thats EXACTLY What ive been picturing and I just got a old Barracuda for all its Purple components to put on it!
Are you in Boston? What shop does that Paint? The paint and stickers match so good together! That bike could be hung in a frame! Very good job all around! Thanks
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Old November 27th, 2011, 12:47 PM   #53
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Hey Boston Bobby-

The powder coating was done by Sugarcoat, which is part of Geekhouse, located in Allston. Marty is a big Fat City fan and they do a nice job.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 1:35 PM   #54
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Love both builds

did you give up on your FAT?
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Old November 27th, 2011, 5:04 PM   #55
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I have given up on it but will be looking for a ML or an L to restore at some point in the near future.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 2:11 AM   #56
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Thanks sketchy. Ill go by their and talk to him in person one of these days.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 8:54 PM   #57
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I've finally had the opportunity to hit the trails with this thing and all I can say is who wants to buy a Yo Eddy? I guess 10 years, 20 pounds, two herniated discs and a necrotic hip joint would make this thing a tad uncomfortable for me now. I don't know how I ever rode this thing for more than 15 minutes across a flat parking lot back in the day but after 2 hours of local single track I was nearly crippled. But I have to say I looked damn good. Actually the bike looked good. I looked like a fat crippled guy trying to relive his youth and failing spectacularly.
This is pretty funny, only cause I felt the same way. I thought I was just soft after riding a big squishy for several years. I have no idea how anyone rides a full rigid bike, short of a road bike. I guess being old and having broken way too many parts of me is paying its toll.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 1:53 PM   #58
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My 29er (a non-suspension corrected Slingshot at the moment) has also kind of done this to my Fat. I still ride it (My Wicked) around town and the neighborhood, but for any sort of epic ride the 29er would be my first choice over a low-front end, rigid 26er. Even one as beloved as my Fat.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 3:48 PM   #59
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I've found that the old school stance with full rigid only starts to hurt me at around 12 miles when every bump seems to be magnified.

Up until that 12 miles it's all good and immensely enjoyable, more so than the laid back beach cruiser position of modern full sussers...
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Old November 29th, 2011, 6:13 PM   #60
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I had opportunity to ride FOR THE FIRST TIME a couple modern full suspension bikes yesterday, and I know what you mean.

Incidentally, this was also the first time I have spent any significant trail time on disc brakes. Not bad, them. But the squishy-squishy was a little ride-deadening. Guess that's the point tho....
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Old November 30th, 2011, 12:12 PM   #61
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It's more the position for me. My go to bike last year was a fully rigid 29er that I could ride all day with no problems but the low bars of the Yo Eddy just kill me. I'm going to borrow my buddy's ML and give that a whack and if I can ride for more than an hour without crying then I'll start looking for a new bike.
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It's more the position for me. My go to bike last year was a fully rigid 29er that I could ride all day with no problems but the low bars of the Yo Eddy just kill me. I'm going to borrow my buddy's ML and give that a whack and if I can ride for more than an hour without crying then I'll start looking for a new bike.
the rider poistion makes a huge difference. I ride a L yo eddy with a 80mm fork, 1 inch of spacers under the stem, and a 2in riser bar. the bars are still below the seat, but only by an inch or so. it is now pretty comfortable and still handles. if i switch to a stem with some rise, it will probaly be even better. the 0 degree 135mm control tech stem looks cool, but function over design will win out for me.
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