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Old June 14th, 2012, 1:55 AM   #1
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Default gettin' the Yo back into shape

This should help me stay diligent in rebuilding my 1991 Yo Eddy, owned since new

Some bits:

Salsa roller stem
No logo CK headset
Fluoro Taperlite
Onza chromo ski bends
IRD post (shimmed from 27.2)
black perf turbo
XC Pro front mech
XT rear mech
silver XT m730s and silver Moon Units
silver Raceface crank and black rings
black Diacompe SS-7s
likely Ourys

...not quite sold on the wheels/tires yet. Plan A is to steal the CK set from the Wicked and give it some XT hubbed hoops instead. I'd like to get some FAAAT new Specialized tires on the Yo Eddy, like 2.4 in front and 2.2 in back....
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Old June 14th, 2012, 6:33 AM   #2
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looks like a sleeping beauty...will you repaint or leave with patina?
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Old June 14th, 2012, 9:48 AM   #3
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sweeeeet... what size is it? Got to love BLACK frames. The red taperlite bar is pretty.

I need to get a couple new tires for my wicked and i am torn: timbuk2's from first flight or wtb velociraptors. I am away from home and brought the wicked.. terrain here is rugged, dry, big.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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It was originally Kandy Wild Cherry....then I crashed and destroyed the fork. I made a slight crack in the headtube so Fat took it back and repaired and offered to repaint whatever color I wanted. For some reason, I chose black.... and fitted gold Mag 20s.

A year or two ago I found a Kandy Wild Cherry Yo fork. I was thinking about repainting, but this one has some nice battle scars, and has severed me well for over 20 years. So she'll be back in black with a Kandy Wild Cherry fork

Colker-- it is actually a pretty traumatic flavor of neon ORANGE. I was thinking about an all-black build...but I think with the purple and orange a smattering of silver will be nice.

I hear you on tires though. I just really want to get close to the 2.5" capacity, and that leaves good modern options and not much chance of finding old giant Spesh's.


Here's the replacement Yo fork next to the one I had made for my Wicked before install sometime last year.


A previous mock-up looked something like this:
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Old June 14th, 2012, 1:16 PM   #5
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I don't like the color clash and then i like it cause it means frame and fork have both history.
My wicked, curiously, is also candy wild cherry.. I fit a brand new metallic purple wicked fork on it and the clash was too much. NOw it has a white repaint(by me) fat city unicrown.. i kept the purple and found another fat city unicrown.
In the future i will open the wallet for a bontrager composite.

PS: mavic sunset rims.. had a pair. sweet.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #6
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Here's a little mock-up with the blacked out wheelset from the Wicked.



I'm stoked to get this one back together..... and I like the color clash. Keep everything in the red-orange-purple span and it'll be a bad (meaning good) trip May have to go black Hyperlite instead tho....

And PS---that Sunset/black CK wheelset is now on my Phoenix. They're the perfect amount of understated ano bling
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Old June 15th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #7
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you are making me lust for bikes and bike parts.. you are not helping.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 3:00 AM   #8
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Nate, throw some black bars on it - go tactical black all round

I do love black Yo's , they look great
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Old June 18th, 2012, 8:35 PM   #9
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you are making me lust for bikes and ike prts.. you are not helping.
Ha, I'm starting to suffer from the same affliction.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 1:40 PM   #10
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Our bikes are reverse twins...

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Old June 19th, 2012, 1:54 PM   #11
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wow, you guys can be a wolf pack...
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Old June 19th, 2012, 2:35 PM   #12
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That's funny---nice Yo.

I may have to swap collars or cranks. I have Rody's repops here, but the old RF's are pretty thick and may bottom out against the pretty thick collars. 113mm spindle and I still have gobs (well, mm's) of chainstay clearance.
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That's funny---nice Yo.

I may have to swap collars or cranks. I have Rody's repops here, but the old RF's are pretty thick and may bottom out against the pretty thick collars. 113mm spindle and I still have gobs (well, mm's) of chainstay clearance.
Props to Rody for all those years of supplying Fat parts, but those collars were not very usable. I bought three sets to have spares and couldn't run a single one on any of the Fats that I've worked on because the cranks would bottom out. I bet if I had a longer spindle they would have worked well.

I may have a spare one if you need it are willing to play nice

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Old December 2nd, 2012, 5:47 PM   #14
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More progress (?). Swapped black King for silver, black Graftons for Race Face, different spindle, different wheels (the Sunset/King set is on my WTB), grabbed the stem/bars/seatpost from my '93. Still deciding on whether to use black m734s as pictured, or Joe's cantis.




The Wicked got a little attention lately too (new headset/different wheels/saddle):


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Nice looking bike! (Nate, so is yours.)

On a semi-related note... On a run Tuesday afternoon I passed a local shop that sells a few bikes on consignment. There was a Yo sitting out front that caught my eye; I stopped and looked it over. On Wednesday I ran the same route and stopped to ask the shop about it. A few minutes later I was the owner of a '92 Yo painted Candy Wild Cherry. It came with a '96 Judy SL (originally it had a Manitou). The pic of the bike above with the black fork has me thinking about options.
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Old December 13th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #16
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Congrats!!

Let's see some pics when you get the chance.
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Congrats!!

Let's see some pics when you get the chance.
Here it is. Other than adjusting the saddle height and putting pedals on it, this is how I found it.
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You had a Ti Fat..
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Yeah, I used to own a Ti Fat and a Yo before that, but sold both. I always regretted selling the Yo. This one was at a good price, which made owning it nicer.
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Nice!
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Yeah, I used to own a Ti Fat and a Yo before that, but sold both. I always regretted selling the Yo. This one was at a good price, which made owning it nicer.
you like the classic steel feeling better! I do..
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Finished!













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you got some mightly long post...

perhaps you buy my large for a proper fit?
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It actually feels fine in terms of reach and drop, but perhaps I am flexible. And perhaps nostalgia helps.

I bought this frame new in 1991....when I was 13 years old
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It actually feels fine in terms of reach and drop, but perhaps I am flexible. And perhaps nostalgia helps.

I bought this frame new in 1991....when I was 13 years old
1990 was when i decided i reaallly wanted into high end bikes. Saw a wicked at a shop but could not buy it then. 4 yrs a go i finnally got the wicked and i am happy.
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love the story, screw my BS comment
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^^^^^ cool!
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Sweet ride!
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Race photo courtesy ameybrook.

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which one rides best: yo or monster?
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I haven't really put the Monster through its paces offroad (kept flat pedals on it) but I know I am super comfortable on the (slightly small) Yo Eddy.
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i am partial to slimmer tubes but i know a bike's ride quality is more than numbers and tubing diameters. Never rode a Yo..
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The race face cranks were better looking than the Graftons

( they are probably going on my Ibis mojo.. the wicked kept the rings only for a micro drive xt crank)
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I brought my Wicked to Keyesville last year. Compared to the Wicked (which I also like) the Yo is MUCH more stable at speed. Both are quick in slow and tight stuff, but the Yo Eddy settles down at speed while remaining maneuverable, while the Wicked gets more skittish the faster you go.

The Wicked rewards seated riding more than the Yo--which feels more BMX-ey. The Monster I have a Yo-geo based one (with smaller tubing), but the Groovy fork feels more stout than the Yo Eddy fork--but again, I haven't really put it through its paces yet. Just around town and light offroad cruising I really liked the way the Monster handled.
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I brought my Wicked to Keyesville last year. Compared to the Wicked (which I also like) the Yo is MUCH more stable at speed. Both are quick in slow and tight stuff, but the Yo Eddy settles down at speed while remaining maneuverable, while the Wicked gets more skittish the faster you go.

The Wicked rewards seated riding more than the Yo--which feels more BMX-ey. The Monster I have a Yo-geo based one (with smaller tubing), but the Groovy fork feels more stout than the Yo Eddy fork--but again, I haven't really put it through its paces yet. Just around town and light offroad cruising I really liked the way the Monster handled.

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Wicked = Terrible.

Yo = Awesome.

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Yo = Awesome.

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I like the wicked a lot! I can compare it to an Ibis mojo. Both are very different. Wicked is better on technical trails at slow speed. Mojo is better at speed, at fast open trails. I ride both bikes a lot. same wheel base. same top tube length.
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The other main difference is stiffness. The Wicked is noticeably more supple, the Yo is more responsive/stiff but of course still has some give. Like I said, I like both.

But I'd rather race a Yo Eddy.
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