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canislupis
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Frame number meaning

I see HV5131 number on my 1999 frame- what does that tell me?Frame marking

ziggyMSU
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Hi,
I was wondering what your orriginal color of the frame was and if it's a black and gold frame. The reason I ask is because I have HV4114. It is a 1998 factory xt (blue and silver)... 7005 tubing. I recently stripped it and had it repowdered...RED. I have confirmed the elite tubing by looking at the tube marks (stampings). I believe the "HV" to be a yeti code. I'm assuming your bicycle must be a "factory" or a "team factory" other homegrowns started with "96", "97", "98". If you can post some pics of the rest of your bike, including the bottom yoke that would be great! Thanks!

-Bill

canislupis
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yes it is gold black, my pics on on the 1999 forum with my photobucket pictures. Take a look to confirm. Certainly a factory team bike from the catalog pics.

ziggyMSU
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I'm 99% sure yours is yeti. I have a few other factory frames that I will try to get the numbers on to try and confirm. I know all my non factorys start with a number- hence, no "H", or "HV" code. The bassboat blue on one of my bikes is a little toooo thick. Hopefully we have more posts from different people too!

-Bill

canislupis
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Thanks for the effort

surfink
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I just picked up a 17" Buffed LXT # is 97 B E 00788 with and L below the serial #.It is in great shape and just about original. Really nice but I think it may be a little tall for me. I am 5'7" with an inseam about28 or 29. Should I try for a 15"? And if so would a 2001 Factory with XRT be a better bike? Thanks for any opinions and all the info here...

ziggyMSU
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I sent a letter to yeti hoping to get a list of serial numbers for the homegrown builds they have done. Lets hope for the best.

canislupis
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Perhaps they can give a solid answer