1988 Yeti FRO

owner: Fraggle


Built in 1988 at Yeti Cycles, Agoura Hills California

Serial# 436

Size 21"

Weight 13.0 Kg


Shimano Deore XT M730

6 speed index shifting

Tange BMX headset

Cook Bros stem

Bullseye cranks and hubset


Typical Yeti FRO (for racing only) with Phil Wood ovalized top tube and 1 Inch steerer.

Top tube cable routing.

Loop stay single tube bent rear triangle.

Frame and fork TIG welded of Patco straight gauge aircraft tubing with Simplex horizontal dropouts.

BMX type oversize straight blade fork using Campagnolo track dropouts.

The Yeti forks with little 1.25" offset were used by riders like John Tomac and Tinker Juarez. They later got licenced by Answer Racing and were sold as an aftermarket fork labelled Answer Accu Trax.

The Yeti cult was initiated by a testreport in the Mountainbike Action Magazine. Yeti founder John Parker appreciated the support of MBA editor Zapata Espinoza. The name Yeti became immortal, when bike legend John Tomac signed for Yeti by a handshake on his return from Europe where he was a raodbike pro at Seven Eleven team.


Bullseye Cycle Co. got started in 1973 by Roger Durham.

The hollow steel crankset with splined through spindle was way ahead of its time. When the patent expired after 17 years, Shimano introduced their Hollowtech spindle crankset.



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