Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1993-1994 Yeti ARC

The search is over, today I finally got my 1993 (Serial # A0784) Yeti ARC.  I've always wanted one of these frames and am thrilled to have found one.  The build will take some time as I don't have any of the parts I need, so it might remain as a frame for some time.

The ARC which started in 1992 and continues to this day is arguable one of the most successful racing bikes of all time.  With names like Furtado & Tomac racing for Yeti in the early years their reputation for building uncompromising racing machines was without equal.  My relationship with the ARC goes all the way back to high school when I ordered an ARC from Eddie's bicycle shop in State College, PA.  That whole deal went sour and I never got the bike... until now!

 Check out those amazing welds, just beautiful!!

These bikes were some of the lightest on the market in the early 90s, primarily due their use of thin tubing Easton Aluminum.  As such the frames were prone to cracking and dented easily, and that is a major part of the reason why they are so hard to find.  Fortunately, this frame is not crack-a-lacky and only has one tiny ding on the top tube.

So, welcome to the stable.  The build will start as soon as I find a fork and headset!

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