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Old September 11th, 2014, 4:24 AM   #1
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First a bit about me, I've been riding for ~20 or so years. Live in New Mexico and have an abundance of great local trails, some suited for HTs and others "requiring" something a bit more forgiving. Since I was a MTB newbie during the CNC/anodized hayday I've always wanted a Yo Eddy. It was out of my price range back then so it was always put on the "keep an eye out for a deal" type of thing.

Well, this year was apparently my year to get one. On a random CL search I found a '91 Yo Eddy out in Santa Barbara. It was a rider, it had been loved on the trails for 20 years and showed it's age pretty well. After I got it back here in NM I now had to figure what I wanted to do with it. Full resto, restomod, just ride it...

Since it had a small dent in the TT I decided to repair then repaint it, and keep as much as I could (or could stand) from the original build. Other than consumable items being replaced with new parts, I swapped the seat, stem, bars, grips, tires and Headset for modern parts. On top of that I tossed the obligatory Ringle cage and Salsa skewers that I had in my parts bin.

The first three are exactly like I got it, the rest are the finished product. The color codes came from a post here, but my ability to perform a authentic fade are lacking. That said, I will be very proud to ride it.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 3:34 PM   #2
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Glad you could join the Fat Family
New toys are fun, but I'd still rather have the old stuff!
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Old September 12th, 2014, 2:24 AM   #3
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first a warmly welcome here at the Fat Chance forum ! Yes, you can be proud... nice Yo!

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Old September 12th, 2014, 2:46 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I took it for a shakedown run this afternoon and was pleasantly surprised how well 20+ year old components perform when cleaned and adjusted properly. I am hooked.
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Nice, you can be proud of that!
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