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Rare YETI track bike

Bike tags: Track bike | classic | track bike | vintage | Yeti
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Very thin wall cro-mo steel, type unknown.

Yeti combo pusuit.

Yeti, Delrin bushing (plastic).

Campagnolo Record Pista low flange, 24" tubular rim.

Campagnolo Record Pista low flange, 24" tubular rim.

Dura-Ace Track, both.

Selle Italia Turbo, Gipiemme Sprint

Cinelli mod M-71, 3/32"

Intended as a qualifier for the Hour track record, this bike built in the early '80s by Yeti (more commonly known for their mountain bikes) was intended to use all technological advantages. These included the low aerodynamic profile of 24" wheels, and the light weight of the Delrin plastic bushing "headset". Despite these efforts, the bike did not qualify for the Hour, and thus perhaps why we don't see many bikes of this unusual distinction any more. Please note the signature turquoise color Yeti uses to this day on their technologically (yet functionally) advanced full suspension mountain bikes.

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Yeti kilo bike

Hi, I know about something about this bike and the others like it. Rory conceived it. Rory, John Parker and Chris Herting designed it and Chris, Eric and myself (frank the welder) engineered it and Chris and Eric fabricated it. I welded it. John Parker, Eric Herting, Matt Sweeney and myself made other contributions. There were others I am sure. Thanks for preserving and sharing the bike.

Frank

fuck yes. yeti rules. rory

fuck yes. yeti rules. rory rules. even when hes bested by a bunch of eastern europeans. i have his old schwinn p14 but i dont know any of the history on it. other than that its his.

I can tell you a lot about

I can tell you a lot about this bike:

2 bike were made by Yeti -John Parker and Frank The Welder (FTW) in Agoura for Rory O'Reilly 1984 Olympian-(amazing guy) and 4 more for a 1989 team pursuit team that got top 8 at Nationals in Seattle. We all eventually sold our bikes this looks like one because of the bars..Rory O'Reilly's bars had smaller diameter..they are upside down in this picture. Rory O'Reilly rode his a couple more times at kilo nats and posted amazing times for his age. I also rode mine in the points race with a bar in front to close off the cow horns, the USCF officials had to let me start, it was not easy to ride in such a race...you can read the web about other issues Rory O'Reilly had with measurements and USCF officials..do a search. This bike was not used in any hour records, it was designed for Kilo and was an amazing bike for that..originally is was specd was with Hed discs and Bullseye white cranks. I have pictures of mine in action I will scan someday.

What's that headset feel

What's that headset feel like? and are those the clipless pedals you can only unlock by pushing the bottom? bike looks great.

Headset?

Let's just say it corners like a bike begging to go straight on a banked track at all times... Yes, the pedals have to be released from cleats by hand. That's the reason we are missing fingers on the right hand.

I am in love with the bars.

I am in love with the bars.



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