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  1. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    I finally had a chance to get the new (to me) 575 built up. As is it's around 30#. Total cost in (excluding old parts) is around $1600, but that will go up as I need to get the below noted still. It's taken me almost a month to get all the bits so that I could at least build it, so I'm pumped. I'll be spreading the rest out over three paychecks plus a bit of savings, so I won't pay a penny in interest in this one!

    I'll be adding a Fox 36, Thomson X4 Stem, Easton Monkeylite DH bars, and Hope/819 wheels in the coming month.

    Bar, stem, and wheels this month, fork next month.

    Current Build:
    Frame: 2008 Yeti 575 XL w/ Fox DH-X 5.0
    Fork: Fox Vanilla R 125 *To eventually be upped to Fox 36 Talas
    Headset: Chris King
    Stem: Easton EA90 100 x 10 x 31.8
    Bar: Easton Monkeylite XC
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 7
    Wheels: Mavic Crossride
    Grips: ODI Rogue
    Shifters: Sram X9/X7 combo
    F. Der: Shimano LX (I got lucky on this, I found a new der. in my parts bin)
    R. Der: Sram X9
    Chain: Sram Hollow tech (the light one)
    Cassette: Sram (the second lightest one)
    Cranks: Shimano XT / Truvativ Hollzfeller w/ e.13 SRS for DH-Duty
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Saddle: Selle Italia Trans Am Flight Ti
    Tires: Larsen TT 2.35 F/R

    I've only done the parking lot test, as I need a 20mm spacer for one leg of my fork (does anybody have one?). I'm having trouble getting it sprung correctly, but I'm getting closer. Probably will need a few rides to figure it out.





     
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  2. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    nice bike
     
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  3. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    Holy High seat Batman! How tall are you Mutombo?

    Nice build, Yeti makes sexy bikes.
     
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  4. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    NICE! I love Yetis. Is that a L or XL?

    What do you mean by 20mm spacer for your fork ... a preload spacer??
     
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  5. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Congrats

    What's the head angle ?

    How much travel does it have ?
     
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  6. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Matt - 6'4", I'm gigantor.

    Nick - XL (see above), and yes. I have two 25mm spacers and a 20/25 in the damper leg. I need to get it corrected.

    AMS - Yeti website says 68.5* with a 140mm fork. I've got a 125, so probably around 69*. It's 5.75" rear, 125mm front. I'll be bumping it up to 160mm front, that will get me to ~67*.
     
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  7. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    I'll probably steal my wife's bar/stem for a few weeks, as these are way too narrow and low.
     
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  8. dhmike

    dhmike Turbo Monkey

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    congrats !
     
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  9. drkenan

    drkenan anti-dentite

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    Just a thought - I've got my 36 Float set at 145mm on a bike that the recommended for was 140 and it feels awesome.
     
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  10. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    Nice bike. diggin the color... is that Ano or PC?
     
  11. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    I will be putting a 36 on and running at 160. This is a temp fork.
     
  12. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    I think Ano. It doesn't look like PC. That being said, there is a scratch in the 'paint'.
     
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    :thumb: Nice new ride!
     
  14. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Looks like ano from the pictures.

    Nice bike. Now go get it dirty.
     
  15. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Cool wine rack.
     
  16. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    It's the easy access wine. The wine fridge is hidden in the storage closet.
     
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    Gex Turbo Monkey

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    Looks flexy. Why not rootbeer? That top tube is swanky.
     
  18. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    What can you tell me about the toaster oven or the Mango bin?
     
  19. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Toaster oven > toaster. Apples bro.
     
  20. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    your wine rack looks like big brass knuckles.
     
  21. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Be careful. It looks like you could trip over the toaster oven cord. I hope you have a fire extinguisher nearby.

    Do you have tubes in that fork?
     
  22. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Anything cooking in that crock pot? I love me some meatballs.
     
  23. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    You call that A Kitchen ? I don't see a Wok or a Microwave any where!!

    EDIT: where the hell is the sink ?
     
  24. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Is that a French Impressionist painting?
     
  25. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Crockpot is empty, but I have a corned beef in the freezer.

    Toaster oven is unplugged, and there is only 4" between the wall and table. No tripping will occur.

    That is he "dining area" of our 1br. The kitchen is off to the right.
     
  26. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    You should still have a fire extinguisher.
     
  27. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Stinky- no, it's a Tabasco ad from the '40s.

    Westy- I have my coffee can of baking soda on the frdge, and a fre extinguisher in he hallway.
     
  28. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I like how the toaster oven lives on the table. :D
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Nothing beats Totino's Pizza Rolls right out of the oven!

    :think:
     
  30. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    That's our counter. Our actual counter is just big enough for a microwave and our dish rack.

    Which is why we are moving into a 2br in Marin on the 18th. Bigger space, more room, closer to Tam, bike ride to work.
     
  31. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    but what about the wok ?
     
  32. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    In the storage to the left.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Hell yeah!

     
  34. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    My wok is not that cool.
     
  35. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    So I rode it down to the gym tonight, and it's active! I did not feel any pedal feedback, but definitely saw it working through the travel. I need to up the pressure, but I'm finding that as the seat goes up, the lever arm gets longer, and the shock pressure needs to go up. That being said, the shock is only supposed to go to 300#, and I'm at 250#-ish. The blow-off reservoir is at 150, so I can run it 50psi more. Still, it's REALLY plush and I'm getting pretty high up into the psi range.
    Otherwise, I need to lift the front end ~1" and about 2" wider bar. Super awesome.