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Old September 14th, 2011, 9:01 AM   #1
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Default Grello came across the pond!

ok guys, I start the building of my yo-eddy with the hope that someday someone leaves me his yo-eddy fork!

The frame is in very good condition and the paint looks up to a few small areas excellent




















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Old September 14th, 2011, 9:03 AM   #2
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until I found an original fork the pink MAG will provide me the services.

But actually the MAG fits perfectly color-moderate but must eventually come a original yo fork to this grello.








I'm in the most beautiful phase, namely in the part search. All I have is a salsa stem, a xtr front derailleur and the wheels with H

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Old September 18th, 2011, 6:36 AM   #3
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it continues with a few pictures...





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Old September 20th, 2011, 8:05 AM   #4
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..the new episode, with Salsa stem







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Old September 20th, 2011, 8:55 AM   #5
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I can't wait to see this thing finished. You're getting close!
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Old September 20th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #6
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..You're getting close!
..if I only had a few small parts!


now a few impressions







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Old September 20th, 2011, 3:02 PM   #7
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i am diggin those hubs...great job so far!

i have a grello fade, and i really like your solid grello better
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Old September 20th, 2011, 3:39 PM   #8
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Take good care of her she was good to me....
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Old September 21st, 2011, 1:07 PM   #9
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Take good care of her she was good to me....
you see, i give my best



..a matching rear derailleur wanted

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Old September 29th, 2011, 12:33 PM   #10
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so, time for a small update

a bit more XTR..






and Cook's















..to be continued
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Old October 1st, 2011, 11:30 AM   #11
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The Grello goes really well with the pink on the fork, I love it!
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 2:32 AM   #12
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That is an amazingly beautiful and original combination of componentry. I even like the Stronglight headset. Two small things I would change: the tires for lighter tan sidewalls and I would have the stem painted to match the pink fork. But I am sure it will look stunning anyway when it is finished.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 11:30 AM   #13
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Default Stunning!

Great color combination, it really works!

Those Cooks cranks are seriously long, 181mm? Wowsers.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 1:51 PM   #14
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Two small things I would change: the tires for lighter tan sidewalls and I would have the stem painted to match the pink fork.
You always have great builds Spikes, but I am actually digging the black stem to match all the black components.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 2:27 PM   #15
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.. Two small things I would change: the tires for lighter tan sidewalls
The tires are also my big problem, I don't know whether skinwall or bright tires (like panarace magics) would be better

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and I would have the stem painted to match the pink fork..
well, I think the salsa stem will fit very well, because it has a bit pink color.

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Those Cooks cranks are seriously long, 181mm? ..
yes 181mm



I got a few xtr parts..






and all together




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Old October 6th, 2011, 12:23 PM   #16
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hi grello lovers

the tires will be replaced by blackwalls



I'm not even sure if those colored outer cables are right for grello!?
(front in neongreen and rear in pink)



but I'll try it




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Old October 6th, 2011, 9:40 PM   #17
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Too funny...

I have the same two sets of cable sitting in a pile to redo my grello...and violet yo's

I am going with pink on the grello

green on the team violet

I really like your build as stated before

best wishes

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Old October 7th, 2011, 9:21 AM   #18
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IMHO, I wouldn't get to cute with the pink and grello back and forth. I would stick with black and silver components (and black cable housing) to make the build look "timeless". I think the only color combination of grello and pink should be the frame, fork, and the hubs. But it ain't my bike,
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Old October 7th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #19
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IMHO, I wouldn't get to cute with the pink and grello back and forth. I would stick with black and silver components (and black cable housing) to make the build look "timeless". I think the only color combination of grello and pink should be the frame, fork, and the hubs. But it ain't my bike,
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Old October 8th, 2011, 1:51 AM   #20
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IMHO, I wouldn't get to cute with the pink and grello back and forth. I would stick with black and silver components (and black cable housing) to make the build look "timeless". I think the only color combination of grello and pink should be the frame, fork, and the hubs. But it ain't my bike,
Thanks for your assessment.
It is not yet decided whether mounted colored cable housing. I will also take pictures with black cables today, then we'll see.

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Old October 8th, 2011, 6:20 AM   #21
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live a little, have some fun, it's a bike not a museum piece...I change out cables like i change drawers...for me it's worth a look-n-see.

doesn't sombody have a black monster with shocking pink cables and grips in this forum?

besides i gotta do something to distinguish these bikes, from my garage full of huffy's painted the same colors.....
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live a little, have some fun, it's a bike not a museum piece...I change out cables like i change drawers...for me it's worth a look-n-see.


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doesn't sombody have a black monster with shocking pink cables and grips in this forum?
but I really like that monster

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Ok guys here is a picture with black cables, does not look bad, right?



I think i can replace the cables time and again, now that's not so important (but the color pink can shoot better ).

Today I modified my xt ring bit so it fits on my cooks and have replaced my xt bottom bracket with a new one (cooks needs at least 132mm ). It is only used as temporary solution and will eventually be replaced by another (Phil Wood)








and it turns



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Old October 10th, 2011, 1:10 PM   #23
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another and may be a better version with blackwalls





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Old October 11th, 2011, 2:05 PM   #24
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some small progress on the cockpit





and outdoors







and with blackwalls



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Old October 15th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #25
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hi folks

I'm getting close, i'm almost there.
The king headset and the seatpost are here, need only the handles and pedals, then I can start with the driving.






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Old October 16th, 2011, 9:06 AM   #26
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headset and seatpost are mounted

..the king by night







..and by day





..and some impressions





wish you much fun!
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Old October 16th, 2011, 2:29 PM   #27
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is it soup yet?

thank you for making a 2 and a half hour task in my shop...into a two and a half month pictorial. I am hooked, this may be my favorite thread of the year...

best wishes

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Old October 16th, 2011, 4:43 PM   #28
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That is absolutely beautiful. did you restore some paint too? That is seriously the best condition Ive ever seen a fat chance in. The condition of the paint is just incredible!
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Old October 17th, 2011, 5:10 AM   #29
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is it soup yet?
no no I'm not ready yet, there are still many surprises

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That is absolutely beautiful. did you restore some paint too?.
no, the paint is original.
only in the area, where it was bit chainsuck, has improved with neon green.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 1:22 PM   #30
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hi grello friends!

i have mounted the pedals (XT PD-M737) and the smallest chainring has been included with spacer on cooks. Soon come the odi attack grips, then I can start the first test drive















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Old October 20th, 2011, 2:34 PM   #31
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AWESOME! I am very jealous. Great looking bike
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Old October 26th, 2011, 1:14 PM   #32
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the task is completed! (at least in the first version )

..of course any criticism is welcome











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Old October 26th, 2011, 5:46 PM   #33
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Default good job!

i like it...great job, no critique from me...

as always, i am a fan of rigid vs springy on the front end, but my aggressive days in the saddle are long gone...
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Old October 26th, 2011, 9:44 PM   #34
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my only criticism is that I don't own it
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Old October 27th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #35
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The dumbest thing I ever did was stripping the Grello paint from my 1990 Wicked. I want that finish back so bad.

Who is the go-to guy for Grello Re-do's in the states these days?

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Old October 27th, 2011, 11:45 AM   #36
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WOW! stunning!
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The dumbest thing I ever did was stripping the Grello paint from my 1990 Wicked. I want that finish back so bad.
and why did you it? ..the grello is unique

I decided, the black cables fit much better and will remain forever on it.



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and why did you it? ..the grello is unique
My reasoning at the time was something less flashy to leave locked up while at college. It was my only bike, and the Grello wasn't exactly subtle.

I had Fat do an Arrest Me Red! respray back in 1996, but I badly want the Grello back.

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I had Fat do an Arrest Me Red! respray back in 1996, but I badly want the Grello back.
maybe you get lucky and find one, never give up hope

folks!

The Grello would like to thank you, thank you for your attention with some autumn pics.






Today was the first test, absolute genius!
the combination of yo eddy, cooks 181, and the h
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today i've taken jokingly two white tires, just wanted to see how it looks not bad but on Grello do not match at all!

Still want try the panaracer blackwall or skinwall.

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