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    Is this fork og from Fat City Cycles?




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    I believe this fork weighs more than One Gram.
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    what does that mean? im asking if the fork is original to the bike. have never seen that crown lug before.

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    They did them like that.
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    OG..... One Gram..... get it? Sorry to stink up your thread w/ my lame humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GonaSovereign View Post
    They did them like that.
    Who made those lugs? Henry James? Cool fork.
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    I thought that they came with a more "standard" unicrown fork like the one below. Not to say that all Fat forks looked like this. I had a late '80s Schwinn with a fork that looked like the "original gangster" fork that was posted.

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    And the fork crown on an '88 Schwinn KOM. (I'm sure others used the same crown.)

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    I don't think I've ever seen a fat with a crown lug like that, but it is certainly possible. There were lots of custom variations, so it isn't necessarily non-stock. It could have even been a customer request.

    Let's see the whole bike! Looks pretty sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    And the fork crown on an '88 Schwinn KOM. (I'm sure others used the same crown.)
    Pretty sure Bianchi had the same or similar.

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    Very common off-the-shelf crown for a number of builders including Fat.

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    All the forks I've seen built with that crown are "Tange" stamped. The crown though, has been and is still listed in the Ceeway inventory:

    http://www.framebuilding.com/NEWPART...k%20Crowns.htm

    so was available to builders. That said, I've never seen one of those forks on a Fat, but anything is possible. Have you had it apart to look for markings on the steerer?
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    I have the same fork on my Fat Chance.

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    I thought they came with this one???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    I thought they came with this one???


    Only the really nice ones.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Only the really nice ones.
    If nice = fugly ........

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    To answer the original poster's question, I used to see that fork on like a Fat Chance "Kicker" which was kind of a lower end model than the "Fat Chance" which had the box crown fork and some better components.
    If I recall, that fork was not made by Fat City, it was an off the rack fork that did come original on the bike, but was also found on mass produced MTBs like StumpJumper Sports (see below)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    If nice = fugly ........
    Who you callin' fugly foo???
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    I'm 99.9% sure its an Tange lugged unicrown fork - standard fork for many bikes of the period. A nice fork though and Tange is a quality brand/name in the world of VRC
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    digilux is correct and to summarize box crown > Fat-built unicrown > OEM tange; all of which came on Kickers.

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    Thank you all.

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