Here is the build thread for my Wicked Fat Chance
The information I have gathered about this bike from various reliable sources is as follows:
> Serial Number 09998W - the 999th bike done in the 88 year.
> Decorated by Mike Pappaconstantine and Bob Fulk at Fat Chance. They were both riders for Fat. Mike Pappaconstantine was the creator of the YoEddy character. Bob Fulk created the Wicked graphic for Fat Chance.
> Welded by Scott Bengtson
> Base paint and clear by Hoss Rogers and his dog Cow. Hoss drew the cactus on the bike, his trademark, since he was from AZ.
> Charlie Litsky ( The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame - Hall of Fame Inductees ) ordered this bike for a particular bike event. John Tomac used it to race on then it became Charlie's personal bike.
> When Charlie ordered this bike he chose the base colors and asked that Bob Fulk and Mike Pappaconstantine to do an over the top paint job on it.
> The drawings are done with colored sharpie markers and clear coated over them.
> “DRAFT TOMAC NOT HUMANS" was put on there because John Tomac seemed to be winning all the events at the time.
> It has an original YoEddy character inside a knobby tire drawn by Mike Pappaconstantine.
> The race scene which shows Ron Andrews of King Cage formerly of Fat City beating out Ned Overend, John Tomac and Max Jones.
> This bike has been featured in at least one bike mag. I am trying to find out which one and get a copy….any help with this would be appreciated!!!
Specs: Components are original to the bike when it was built.
1988 Wicked Fat Chance - Serial # 09998W
Brake levers - Campagnolo Euclid
Brake pads - Campagnolo Euclid
Brakes - Campagnolo Euclid
Cables - Campagnolo Euclid
Cranks and rings - Campagnolo Euclid
Front mech - Campagnolo Euclid
Headset - Campagnolo Euclid
Hub quick releases - Campagnolo Euclid
Hubs - Campagnolo Euclid
Rear mech - Campagnolo Euclid
Seat post - Campagnolo Euclid
Seat post quick release - Campagnolo Euclid
Shifters - Campagnolo Euclid
Seat - Specialised branded Fat City
Freewheel - Regina
Chain - Sachs
Stem - Salsa
Grips - ODI - Tomac design
Bar - Fat City
Rims - Mavic Oxygen M6 - 36h
Tires are NOS - Specialised Ground Master (not original to the bike)
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