Have I knackered my frame?
I’ve got a Yeti fro, with easton aluminium taperwall tubes, which i’ve had for a good few years, not long after getting it I did a fairly short ride (10ish miles) with a tyre that turns out was a smidge too close on the clearance, and has worn a bit of a groove into the driveside chainstay, i’m guessing they don’t have northern mud and grit in colorado… eversince then i’ve had a smaller tyre on the back and ridded it with no probs.
I’ve recently decided to go back to a smaller british designed steel frame and have just finished building up a 456, i’m tentatively considering the Yeti’s future, with the threat of redundancy looming, I may have to part with it 🙁 – i’m happy to ride the yeti – but is it safe for others?
If I took it to a LBS would they be more informed to check it out? and if so is it better to go to a chain like evans or should I stick to the little fella?
Any advice or opinions would be much appreciated 🙂Posted 9 years agogeetee1972Member
Nah, the tubes there are pretty thick on the chainstays for just this reason. I had an FRO also and you should have seen the metal I took out of that where i’d had chainsuck.
Incidentally, that FRO made £290 on eBay when I sold it a few years ago. Bear in mind that it was over 10 years old and had several dings and dents here and there. There’s a real market for this kind of thing – retro cool hard tails, especially Yetis.Posted 9 years agocoffeekingMember
Definitely no problem selling that on, tis but a surface scuff. I’ve been riding a cheap alu frame with 2-3mm deep chainsuck damage for an aweful long time on some pretty rough stuff, and I’m a big guy. That literally is just cosmetic, I’d dress it up nicely and tell the owner to be about it but I’d have no qualms letting a friend/kid ride it!Posted 9 years ago
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