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Old February 11th, 2015, 2:13 AM   #1
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I've been curious about these for a while and haven't found too much info on them, but what exactly is the point of the Bro Eddy, and where do they fit in Fat hierarchy? Were they a more economic version of the Yo (same geometry, cheaper price)?
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Old February 11th, 2015, 8:23 AM   #2
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New York built bikes include the new Bro-Eddy and Chris Cross cyclocross bike. The Ti Fat, Chris Chance Road and Yo Eddy continue. All bike switch to the 1 1/8" headsets. The Bro-Eddy uses the 16.75" stays and smaller diameter stays to give a less stiff ride than the Yo. Colors were Sapphire Purple or Sapphire blue in xs (Yo Betty), s, s/m, m, m/l and l. The Yo keeps the 16 7/8" stays and is corrected for a 2.5" suspension fork. Colors are Sapphire Fade, Sapphire Blue. Sapphire Purple, Chameleon Metallic, Chameleon Green and Chameleon Bronze in sizes s through xl. Ti continues in xs through l sizing.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 9:08 AM   #3
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See attached spec sheets
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Old February 11th, 2015, 9:10 AM   #4
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These bikes are so rare... How many have appeared here in the forums over the years? One? Two?

(Hmmm... After a search, more than I thought. Still, in my mind there must be 1000 Yos per bro)
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Old February 11th, 2015, 4:12 PM   #5
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Perhaps only because they were kinda short lived? I bought one that I later resold (too small for me), but they'd be a great option for a smaller/lighter rider. The Yo is pretty stiff...
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Old February 11th, 2015, 5:23 PM   #6
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Perhaps only because they were kinda short lived? I bought one that I later resold (too small for me), but they'd be a great option for a smaller/lighter rider. The Yo is pretty stiff...
Totally... Very short-lived model at the tail end of the company 2.0.

I've never seen one in the flesh.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 8:41 PM   #7
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one was being sold in the ads here. It was blue and belonged to Chris Chance. It was my size.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 10:40 PM   #8
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I am the proud owner of one of the last Bro Eddy's made. It's a sapphire blue M. These bikes replaced the Buck Shaver model in '96 or '97 with the main difference being 1 1/8" head tube, suspension-corrected geo and full length seat stays (Buck was a mono stay). I think it coincided with the frameshop moving to Saratoga NY. It also has slightly more gentle geometry compared to the Yo and a couple of extra braze-ons for a rack. It was built as a slightly cheaper, all-rounder frame and is a delightfully lively ride. Mine is currently built up as a single speed training bike. I'll try and get some new pics up.
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