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Old June 15th, 2012, 1:17 PM   #1
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Default Glossy black YO Eddy

Sometimes miracles still do happen!! ..I've found it













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Old June 15th, 2012, 1:41 PM   #2
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2 huge thumbs up!
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Old June 16th, 2012, 7:38 AM   #3
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Thank you!

This is my new beauty a saratoga yo eddy in M/L with original fork





looking for a salsa ahead stem (120-130 length)
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Old June 16th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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awesome.. my size and favourite color. How did you find it? ( a silver ringle would look good there)
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Old June 16th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #5
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..How did you find it? ..
well I would say by fate!

I was two weeks ago work-related in Switzerland. A colleague came one morning with this bike to work, he had no idea of FAT Chance and complained about the bike and said it was for him a lot of sports and uncomfortable and he would need some suspension.
Well what should I say, the opportunity was unique, so I have made him a proposal that he couldn't refuse

I let the bike build apart in a shop in Zürich and took home only the frameset. It's in top condition.

..but there is something special in this YO eddy, you see that?

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Old June 16th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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yes.. definitely something special.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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Default Glossy Black Yo Eddy

Hi Nader,
congratulations to this stroke of luck. Look here my Yo Eddy in glossy black. Back then with a massive Syncros stem. Meanwhile, I have replaced the Shimano crank for a Syncros crank. The Syncros stem was replaced by a black salsa. I'm curious about your built. The Crank Bros cranks looks ever promising

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Old June 17th, 2012, 1:20 PM   #8
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Helmut, ich grüße dich aus dem Norden ...and of course I know your beautiful black Yo Eddy.
I would build mine with silver & black parts of Shimano only as hubs could I imagine the big white Industries Phantoms




..but right now I am looking for a matching stem.

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Old June 20th, 2012, 6:03 PM   #9
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..but there is something special in this YO eddy, you see that?

...would that be the Cooks Bros Cranks?

The bike is geourgeous! It must be about a '97? I have a glossy black '98 M/L that is my everyday rider; the only difference is mine is much more beat up but has the rear brake running down the non-drive side and no brake bridge (set up for V-brakes).
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Old June 21st, 2012, 11:38 AM   #10
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...would that be the Cooks Bros Cranks?
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no, not the Cook Bros! the special something is just the fork, it's a big one inch.
I always thought the YO fork would be nicer but the BOI is really even more beautiful

SN= YO ML 069 ...the last owner had bought it 96 (so he told me )

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Old June 24th, 2012, 8:45 AM   #11
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a small update

..not a pretty seatpost but the end justifies the means





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Old June 24th, 2012, 10:29 AM   #12
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BOI has smaller diameter legs and it's taller. Your Yo is corrected for 2in susp mag 21 and manitous. Both BOI and Yo have a different rake than the usual unicrown 26in mtb fork.
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Old June 24th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #13
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BOI has smaller diameter legs and it's taller...
exactly and thus the whole bike looks a lot filigree ...I like it
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Old June 26th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #14
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This is turning out QUITE nice, I love the looks of this build. So lucky to stumble across that black Yo in such pristine condition. Keep the progress photos coming...
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Old July 16th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #15
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The best days of the year are over , now I am happy just about build of my glossy ..I will continue with black and silver..

..some parts I've found

Salsa



and the best of Ritchey



..and the best of shimano

the Ritchey levers with the XT-735 thumbies will make the cockpit





the right front derailleur and cantis are coming
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Old July 16th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #16
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Correct vintage would be xt 737 ... but i like myself your derr. better.
otoh i don't get ultra low bars on Fats. I just find i can throw them around better when i raise my 10º stems.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 1:24 PM   #17
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Correct vintage would be xt 737 ...
You're right, but xt 737 on a yo eddy isn't my cup of tea.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 1:59 PM   #18
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You're right, but xt 737 on a yo eddy isn't my cup of tea.
m900. and you know it.

edit: mavic is the nec plus ultra.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 8:07 PM   #19
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nice frame and fork...not so in love with your part choices -- but it's not mine, and my opinion really doesn't matter.

I bet you it will ride stellar either way

Its so tough to put cool parts on a mid to late 90s bike

there's always a temptation to put old shimano stuff on...(mainly because it works and is affordable, and easy to get)

I think the bike would look nice with silver RINGLE STUFF (stem, seatpost, hubs, QR's,) and Grafton crank with Speed controller brakes, maybe some paul brakes

The White industry hubs are too cool too.

I think you should sell that kick a$$ early 90s crank to me...nudge nudge wink wink
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Old July 16th, 2012, 8:25 PM   #20
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nice frame and fork...not so in love with your part choices -- but it's not mine, and my opinion really doesn't matter.

I bet you it will ride stellar either way

Its so tough to put cool parts on a mid to late 90s bike

there's always a temptation to put old shimano stuff on...(mainly because it works and is affordable, and easy to get)

I think the bike would look nice with silver RINGLE STUFF (stem, seatpost, hubs, QR's,) and Grafton crank with Speed controller brakes, maybe some paul brakes

The White industry hubs are too cool too.
a mavic mtn rear derrailleur would be nice.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 8:27 PM   #21
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It's one of those bikes, I would consider going "all in" to find some interesting parts.

Mavic stuff tasty too
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Old July 16th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #22
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the right front derailleur and cantis are coming
I think I have the matching XT front dérailleur (NOS) if you're still looking. PM me if you need. Lovely, lovely build you've got going.
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I think the bike would look nice with silver RINGLE STUFF (stem, seatpost, hubs, QR's,) and Grafton crank with Speed controller brakes, maybe some paul brakes

The White industry hubs are too cool too.

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I want to build it simple and plain.

The XT 735 stuff fit almost any bike if you don't pay attention to vintage. The White industry hubs with silver ti-ringle QR's would be a very good alternative,
if I could find them and above all must be payable, otherwise first XT hubs are used.


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I think I have the matching XT front dérailleur (NOS) if you're still looking..
Thanks mate but I have found a NOS front derailleur (only the seller needs a lot of time to send it)
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I like your thinking

its a beautiful bike...have fun with it
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Old July 21st, 2012, 2:53 PM   #25
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my XT-735 parts are now complete.







I think the combination of thumbies and Ritchey levers looks good on a silver Tioga bar (without a label)



Now I'm just waiting on a silver headset ..then I can try it.

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Old July 23rd, 2012, 10:46 AM   #26
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Today, with salsa stem and tomorrow with silver headset

The cockpit looks great ..I really like it






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Old July 23rd, 2012, 10:59 AM   #27
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bad.ass.bike. (i would go w/a Ti handlebar. it would look good and work even better. a Merlin Ti handlebar)
really.. best Yo eddy i have ever seen. The salsa stem nailed the build...

PS: black slr plus xt brake levers would kill it. look better and give better power than Ritchey.
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bad.ass.bike. (i would go w/a Ti handlebar. it would look good and work even better. a Merlin Ti handlebar)
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Ti bar wouldn't fit at all. You can't believe it, I sanded and polished a brand new tioga bar so that the color matches with the thumbies and levers!
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.. tomorrow with silver headset
just done! the new silver headset is so beautiful , this is "no logo" but not chris king



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is that a Mavic seat post? btw.. which headset is that?
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campagnolo headset and mavic seat post

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Old July 25th, 2012, 2:01 PM   #32
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Result of today's work













Actually, I could now be done with the bike but I still am waiting on my WI hubs from Cerritos CA and .. this may take a long time.

Salut!
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Old July 25th, 2012, 2:11 PM   #33
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It would still look awesome w/a Yellow Judy Sl there.. just saying.
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Old July 25th, 2012, 2:14 PM   #34
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MOre pics!!!
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Old July 26th, 2012, 4:27 PM   #35
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The black and yellow would be a bit of a throwback! But I love the black scheme. The first repaint of my Wicked was all black with no decals - urban camoflauge. Too many employee bikes were getting ripped off so it was better if nobody knew what it was when I was out on the trails around the suburbs. Beautiful bike!
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Old July 26th, 2012, 4:58 PM   #36
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Thought of repainting my wicked in all black. btw Scott.. is there any differences geometry wise between my 93 wicked lite and earlier ones?
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hi guys,

in what kind of rims would you use the white Industries phantoms hubs? black or silver?
black rims would not be too much black for all??
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Either or...

I think Mavic 231 Heat treated/hard anodized grey would be bitchin', or hard ano mavic 217
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thanks ..but where should I hunt up them?
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Old July 30th, 2012, 4:52 PM   #40
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I LOVE THIS BUILD! I have a murdered-out Geekhouse Mudville. Aaaaalllll (mostly) black. Always thought the blacker the better builds were super cool

Go with the WI Phantom - in black of course. Made in the USA just like the Fatty! Black rims too...
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