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Old July 18th, 2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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This is my Yo Eddy. Bought it a year ago on eBay. The seller was a nice guy in Boston, Shawn. Paid $720. As I am from Holland a lot of money had to be paid for shipping and duties. Didn't really bother me. I like cars and as a small kid once red a quote from Mr Rolls (or Royce don't know for sure), he said something like: You will still enjoy it at moments you already forgotten the investment you made. Mr Rolls (or Royce) was a wise man. I agree.



YOM1075, eBay pic. Also check out first two attachments for the Yo on eBay.


When it arrived I (of course) couldn't wait to take it out of the box. I soon realized I was a lucky guy cause the bottleholder was totally trashed during the trip . It was only a cheap Taiwan made thing and things could have been much much worse :wink: . After my first ride I decided to make some modifications. Bought a Zooka at the LBS, had a nice ChrisKing USA headset installed, bought 24 OldSchool pedals (I don't use clickies) and finally a red riserbar came on. Made some very nice trips with the bike and more and more got impressed by it's uniqueness, it's condition and, of course, it's ridingqualities. I was happy and ofcourse had to make the common fotoshooting in the backyard.

Check out last two attachments for the backyard pics.

After the backyardshooting things didn't stay the same on the Yo. I added 2.3 tires and a made a good deal with a new Brooks Swift for 50 euro. I like the way the Yo is now. :wink:

Ten years ago I only could dream of bikes like this, now I own one (and a few other bikes) myself. This is the prove: Dreams can come true! Just believe in them.

Some specs:
Yo Eddy #YOM1075 in Aquafade
matching Judy XC with Englund convertion kit
Ringle Zooka stem, Moby post and Skewer seatQR
Kooka cranks and RaceFace BB, both red. Spider blue
Chris King USA headset
XT Vbrakes, hubs and front der.
XTR rear der. and cassette
Salsa Flip Offs Rasta
24 OldSchool pedals
red riser bar (brand? Don't know)
Mavic 238 rims

Not pictured: Brooks Swift seat and 2.3 Conti Vertical tires

Think I covered quite a lot now.

In future I will come up with more pictures of my bike. I will also show you some stuff that came with it from the States.

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Old July 18th, 2004, 12:03 PM   #2
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Yay! Pictures!

Awesome ride, Melvin. It's beautiful. I'm jealous.


I love that quote from Rolls Royce. I may have to use that in my signature.
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Old July 18th, 2004, 1:29 PM   #3
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WOW,

I'm not sure how much you had to pay in shipping, but I bet it was still a good deal. Enjoy her for many years to come!
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Old July 18th, 2004, 3:37 PM   #4
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yup thats 1 of my fave colour Yo paint schemes! Goes particularly well with the anodnised blue post (& future other parts!?) I always thought.
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Old July 20th, 2004, 4:46 PM   #5
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@Doug

Unfortunately I am not able to trace the exact quote for you. It should be somewere, but I read it when I was about 9, 10 years old. Although I stored every carmagazine and -book tracing it would be very difficult cause my collection simply is to big and I haven
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Old July 30th, 2004, 3:29 PM   #6
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Dear visitor of my [i]Melvin
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Old August 13th, 2004, 4:49 PM   #7
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Without question my favourite colour scheme, I've been trying to get hold of one in this colour for ages......<sigh>.....one day
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Old October 5th, 2004, 4:02 PM   #8
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Default some new shots

I went out with my Yo (I do that often) and a camera. I took some pictures and I ended up with this =>
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Old December 20th, 2004, 7:15 PM   #9
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Aauh!, the Yo doesn't like flashlight.

The bike is leaning against a 'Hunnebed'. People were burried in those things thousands of years ago.
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Old April 20th, 2005, 6:49 AM   #10
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I have a website on my Aquafade Yo! now: YOM1075

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Old April 26th, 2005, 10:16 AM   #11
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Gorgeous paint... I'd swap the red bits for more blue but thats just my personal opinion....
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Old April 28th, 2005, 4:45 AM   #12
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Thanks for the comment.

I have heard more people saying that. I bought it with red Kooka's and now I am sticking to the red theme. I had the red bar laying around and replaced the flat Bontrager with it. Soon there also will be a red Heylight post with setback. Heylight blue is darker than the Moby's. I think with the darker it should have looked like a mess.

When I only had the frame I would probably also decide to go the more common blue route. Nevertheless the way it is now has also its own attractiveness.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 8:18 PM   #13
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I really dig the Yo Melvin! That frame is Pristine. I think that red is sweet the way it is...a little goes a long way. The Ringle parts look great too.

Keep pedaling,

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Old June 2nd, 2005, 8:43 AM   #14
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Here a pic of my Yo! with the new 'custom' 29.4 Heylight post =>



Very glad I decided for red instead of the darker Heylight blue. I am happy with the way it works out; red is nicely balanced applied throughout the whole bike now.

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Old June 3rd, 2005, 5:28 AM   #15
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Old July 19th, 2005, 5:26 AM   #16
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I posted a few more pics on rutteger's new site.
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Old December 24th, 2005, 7:24 PM   #17
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Old January 10th, 2006, 11:06 AM   #18
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Click pic if you wish to view it in larger format

I do not live in that windmill
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Old January 10th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #19
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Do you live in that windmill??

Ha ha, J/K - but seriously - what's the model of your saddle. It looks nice!

Nice pics, great bike!
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Old January 10th, 2006, 11:59 AM   #20
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Hi Raj,

It is a Brooks Swift. Breaths craftmanship and it has a trick Ti rails

http://www.brookssaddles.com/

They take some time to break in, but after they are considered superior by many
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Let me know if you want to get a red zooka. I have lots of them.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 4:33 PM   #22
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Hi lucifer,

Thanks for your suggestion

I will overthink, but I think it will have to much presence on my bike (it can't be seen on the pic, but the bar is red too). For the same reason I also didn't decide for blue H2O

Whenever I meet someone who needs a Cool stem I will tell lucifer on the Fat board can help
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