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    hi guys could somebody please help me

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    Beautiful Yo Eddy on E-bay three color fade, never ridden
    hi dear could someone help me i am searching a couple of the yo eddy logo pics in color i want too put a tattoo of the yo eddy logo on me but i am searching for colored pics of it i hope somebody could help me

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCRABNEY
    Beautiful Yo Eddy on E-bay three color fade, never ridden
    Yep....and it's pulling HUGE dollars!
    This one:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Yep....and it's pulling HUGE dollars!
    This one:
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    That's nuts! Buy a Bontrager for god's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frodoentoby
    hi dear could someone help me i am searching a couple of the yo eddy logo pics in color i want too put a tattoo of the yo eddy logo on me but i am searching for colored pics of it i hope somebody could help me
    here we go
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    nut nut nut..

    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    That's nuts! Buy a Bontrager for god's sake.
    thanks god that yo is not my size! i would be breaking the piggy and counting coins..
    at 1100,oo it's worth it but it will probably go ridiculous.. it's ebay!
    now, if that doesn't put chance back in the welding room, i don't know anything about businness. you know, 501s were dead in the 70's: not made anymore. vintage ones were fetching crazy prices in japan, london and paris, levis saw what was going on and relauched the model...
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    fat chance frames probabily wont re-appear. although limited numbers of FAT forks already have

    why would anyone buy a bontrager over a FAT? have you seen the state of the dropouts? They look like I made them (after a bad night out!) ;D

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    Forks and Decals?

    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    fat chance frames probabily wont re-appear. although limited numbers of FAT forks already have
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    Any update on the forks? I have a "Don't Tread On Me" Yo! that I am looking to restore. Also anyone have a connection for decal kits? I had purchased a decal kit a while back from the ranch but have since lost it. I am finally getting a new bike and will now have time to get the Yo! repainted and would loove to put new decals on. Thank for any help.

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    Yo Eddy decals and tattoos

    Search on ebay for Fat Chance and you'll probably see username yobetty something-or-other; it's Chris Chance's ex wife and she has a buttload of stuff. I bought two decal sets from her last month, and she's the one who told me about the new forks.

    I also have a set of Yo Eddy temporary tattoos, which you can occasionally find on ebay.

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    pictures

    OK, here are a few photos.
    The pink bike is my wife's 2000 Yo Betty, size is extra small (10") and the color is rasberry ice. Built with 9 speed XT, Zokes fork, Thomson post and a silver glitter SDG seat. Can't have too much glitter!
    The road bike is a 60 cm SlimChance, 8 speed Dura Ace, Hershey Racing Ti hubs, etc.
    I'll try to post more later.

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    Is there any FAT chance model you dont own rick
    very nice b.t.w

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    pictures....

    Yeah man, there are a few that I still need for the collection. Gives me something to search for.

    Does anyone have any tips on taking pictures of their bikes? My photos really s#$@ compared to the others posted on the site.

    rick

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    rick, what other FATs are you looking for?

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    pictures....

    a couple more bikes from the garage...

    The black bike is a 91 Monster Fat, size large. Hershey Racing cranks, King hubs and HS, Avid brakes, etc.
    The orange bike is a 89 Wicked Fat, set up as SS with Pauls tensioner & hubs, Grafton cranks, Real levers, etc.
    My apologies for the picture quality, I'll try to improve.
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    RICK, you have your own private museum

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    Urban Monster

    Urban Monster (and Burley puller). Note use of home made chain rings, small freewheel and short cage XT from pre-micro drive era. Current incarnation is 2 rings in front and riser bars to best accommodate toddler transport. I got the 10th Anniversary fork and repaint when the 10ths came out, and it remains one of the sweetest bikes I've owned in 40+ years of riding. I love it more than my Yo, Chris road frame and Shocka. I can't seem to wear out the Bullseye, XT and Dura-Ace stuff.
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    kinda a cunningham set up FAT there. pretty sweet all the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat chance guy
    The road bike is a 60 cm SlimChance, 8 speed Dura Ace, Hershey Racing Ti hubs, etc.
    How does the Slim ride? I ride a 58cm Chris Chance, which I think is one of the best riding bikes I've owned - particularly the Yo Eddy fork. Mine is built up with 9-speed Dura Ace.

    Since taking the pictures I've replaced the stem with a Salsa quill, and usually run it with lighter wheels that what are on the bike in the pic.

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    fat city farm

    some fat steel frames.
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    I want to be you (if this is you). Covered in Fat, oooohoohoohohohhhhhh
    Nothing left to lose, & half mad.

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    Slim Chance

    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    How does the Slim ride? I ride a 58cm Chris Chance, which I think is one of the best riding bikes I've owned - particularly the Yo Eddy fork. Mine is built up with 9-speed Dura Ace.

    Since taking the pictures I've replaced the stem with a Salsa quill, and usually run it with lighter wheels that what are on the bike in the pic.

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    Not coming from a roadie background, I don't have a good frame of reference for road bikes. I have a very nice Masi Team 3V of the same vintage as the Slim, and prefer the ride of the Fat. Of course I have the lowly unicrown fork, not the beautiful Yo road fork.
    I love the color of your bike as well, don't see many like that.

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    frames...

    a couple of frames that are hanging around.

    The black one is a very early NOS Monster Fat, actually a Wicked frame with different decals and destined to be built up with lesser parts. Has a unicrown fork too.
    The Yo is a 2000 M/L in Chameleon Green Metallica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wm. L.
    Urban Monster (and Burley puller). Note use of home made chain rings, small freewheel and short cage XT from pre-micro drive era. Current incarnation is 2 rings in front and riser bars to best accommodate toddler transport. I got the 10th Anniversary fork and repaint when the 10ths came out, and it remains one of the sweetest bikes I've owned in 40+ years of riding. I love it more than my Yo, Chris road frame and Shocka. I can't seem to wear out the Bullseye, XT and Dura-Ace stuff.
    home made chainrings? wow, I'm impressed.
    Very nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THO
    some fat steel frames.
    greetz

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    Thomas,

    Your collection is amazing.
    And some people think that I am crazy....

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    Hey Jerry,
    Do you have Russ's website or phone Number? I've got a brand new Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer, but it's just plain black, and I was planning on having the old goat team paint job done on it this year. To have Russ himself do it would be absolutely knockout. Thanks for any info, looking forward to seeing your yo!


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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    I want to be you (if this is you). Covered in Fat, oooohoohoohohohhhhhh
    he dudes

    besides all the fat frames....did you notice.....the tatoo?....it says....FATCITY...I call this total dedication !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat chance guy
    Not coming from a roadie background, I don't have a good frame of reference for road bikes. I have a very nice Masi Team 3V of the same vintage as the Slim, and prefer the ride of the Fat. Of course I have the lowly unicrown fork, not the beautiful Yo road fork.
    The Yo road fork rides super smooth. It looks nice, and smooths out bumps like they weren't there. It's definitely the best riding road bike that I've owned, and I can't think of any other bikes that I've test ridden that I'd prefer.

    Like you, I have a Masi - an '80 GC set up as a fixie. It's nice but the Fat is nicer - I prefer the out of the saddle climbing on the Fat.

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    Yes, steel forks can ride like butter. Its amazing how much movement you can get out of them. Some of the best riding road forks that Ive ever ridden have been steel. Much smoother than the carbon forks in my experience. Ive got an old De Rosa Professional that has a very smooth ride. Mostly due to the nice steel fork I would say. The worst riding forks in my opinion or those radical aero carbon forks. No give whatsoever. They feel like a jack hammer. Theres a certain Look carbon fork that rides pretty good, I think its the slightly older HSC 1, the model with curved legs. I found one to put on my current road bike. I rode the newer HSC 4 and it was noticably harsher. Other than that I dont have a lot of experience on carbon forks. If youre not racing, steel makes an awesome road fork. Even with its quite large weight penalty over carbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Theres a certain Look carbon fork that rides pretty good, I think its the slightly older HSC 1, the model with curved legs. I found one to put on my current road bike. I rode the newer HSC 4 and it was noticably harsher. Other than that I dont have a lot of experience on carbon forks. If youre not racing, steel makes an awesome road fork. Even with its quite large weight penalty over carbon.
    I was thinking about switching to the HSC-2 (straight blade version of the HSC-1) in order to save a bit of weight, but the ride is just too nice with the Yo fork. According to the Fat City catalog, the Yo fork only weights 1.25 pounds (although I've not confirmed this myself), so the weight penalty is only about a 1/2 pound compared to an all-carbon fork, plus the additional weight of the threaded set-up (which might be an additional 1/4 pound). Since my chances of winning the TDF this year are pretty minimal I'll stick with the fork that I've got and have a slightly heavier, but smooth ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    Hey Jerry,
    Do you have Russ's website or phone Number? I've got a brand new Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer, but it's just plain black, and I was planning on having the old goat team paint job done on it this year. To have Russ himself do it would be absolutely knockout. Thanks for any info, looking forward to seeing your yo!


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    cycleshark, phatlizard showed me a picture of that crazy FAT collector with the chest tattoo a while back. Would you be able to scan in a copy of the picture onto this thread please?

    That two tone green fade Yo eddy above is one of my all time faves

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    I had to share my ride with you guys

    Team Fat Chance Yo Eddy. It has all the latest components. White Brothers VT1.3 fork, King headset, Thompson stem/post, SRAM X.7 drivetrain, Hayes disc brakes, etc, etc.

    The pic quality is lousy b/c I used the lowest setting possible (VGA) on my digital camera
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    DavefromNY. I dont know if you appreciate how rare you Yo eddy is? While some of the purist FAT heads only consider pre 94/ serrotta frames as FAT. you have one of the very rare disk mounted yo eddys! pretty certain as you're on this thread that you wont be interested in selling! But if you are let me know 1st

    ride with pride dude

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    Rasta Fat

    Just recently got my Yo back after selling it to a friend back in 1998. I bought a Litespeed Tellico that I like but after a few months I realized I loved my Fat. Its a 1990 that I bought used in 92 and had repainted at the Fat factory.
    Talked to Wendyll a couple of days ago about a new fork which hopefully will be coming my way in a month or two, then hopefully a White Ind. hub to make the single speed complete.




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    FAT Colors?

    Hey, FAT-fans! Can anyone point me to an on-line source for a Fat color chart? I found the color names, but I'd like to put a picture with them in my head. I am especially interested in the chameleon colors. These are the Yo color names I have found:

    Sapphire Fade
    Sapphire Blue
    Sapphire Purple
    Chameleon Metallica
    Chameleon Green
    Chameleon Bronze
    Black
    Arrest Me Red

    If anyone knows the paint color codes as well, I'd be thrilled. I am going to order an IF 29er Deluxe this summer, and I would LOVE to get them to reproduce a classic Fat color. (If they will do it!) I drooled over the Fat bikes for years as a kid.
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    My new Fat...

    here it is a 95 yo. I just have to repair the frame damage and build it up. I'm hoping someone can confirm the color for me? Also, I plan on using a rigid for, does this frame require a suspesion corrected fork?.
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    Yo Eddy

    Quote Originally Posted by J Ro
    here it is a 95 yo. I just have to repair the frame damage and build it up. I'm hoping someone can confirm the color for me? Also, I plan on using a rigid for, does this frame require a suspesion corrected fork?.
    I am not certain from your photograph whether the bike is blue or a blue/purple fade. The blue is called Sapphire Blue and the fade is called Sapphire Fade. There was also a Sapphire Purple offered. There is a lovely color picture of a Yo Eddy in Sapphire Fade in the 95 catalog.
    And yes, your bike was built with suspension corrected geometry.

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    hi guys here is a pic of my nos 96 yo eddy

    my pride en joy i have never riden this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodoentoby
    ........ i have never riden this one

    Shame on you! If it were a marriage you'd be done for abuse

    That along with grello to blue fade is my fave fat colour scheme.

    If you ever wish to ditch the frameset let me know. It seems such a shame to turn it in to garage jewelery.

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    We the people ...

    I had a similiar conversation with webby some time ago. we could easily have 10 Yos each in different classic FAT paint jobs

    good work, keep it up people

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    Adding picture here of the 1992 Yo Eddy...

    Quote Originally Posted by SS Jerry
    I just shipped out my 1992 Team Yo Eddy to Air Art for custom paint. Since it is now my wifes bike, it will become pink with long purple fade. Hope to post picturs of it next month, should turn out nice. Russ painted for Mountain Goat back in the day.

    Soon... very soon....

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    Just wanted to add this picture here to keep it in the proper thread.

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    hi jerry, how cool is that! no mistaking it for a girls bike very nice spec!

    good work

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    more bike pics

    The black & yellow Fat Chance is my beater bike, usually just used for cruising around with the kids. And riding in the snow last winter too. About an 87 or 88, 21", basically stock, 6 speed, etc.
    The other bike is a 21" 94 Wicked Lite. The color is called Cosmic Dust Fade, lots of upgrades over the years.

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    fat chance beater bike! some people would be chuffed to have that as there main bike!



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    There is a brand new custom 12" ti Fat Chance frame in Bromley Bike shop that's been there for ages - £499. Should have some pics by next week!

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    I believe this FAT ti is mark pearces wifes old bike. Immaculate condition & probabily the worlds shortest headtube! It really is beautiful!

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    It is indeed. Scary looking headtube that.

    How much would it go for if it was 3-4 sizes larger?!

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    med FAT tis make around 1500E in germany

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    ... and if we just ... FINALLY getting my YO'

    Had one many moons ago but due to need of cash had to sell this is all thats left..

    Just picked one up on ebay and it will be here today! Happy days again with a fat. My poor poor litespeed..

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

    I hope one can answer a question. If the bike carries the "dont tred on me" sticker it was made in mass correct?
    I got a 95 which I know was a BIG transition year for fat and they were made in summerville and NY correct???

    thanks to all and will post photos once it shows..
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    ... and if we just ... she has arrived

    Aside from the normal scratches its a beauty!
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    Smile looks like the long lost twin

    Quote Originally Posted by yo' dj blu
    Aside from the normal scratches its a beauty!

    to mine
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    ... and if we just ... long lost twin.

    Funny because I saw that bike on ebay and was going to buy it but I did not want to deal with making the repairs! Its such a beautiful colour! When u have it re built upload some photos!

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    definitely a beautiful color...

    Quote Originally Posted by yo' dj blu
    Funny because I saw that bike on ebay and was going to buy it but I did not want to deal with making the repairs! Its such a beautiful colour! When u have it re built upload some photos!

    I bought it because my brother is an incredible TIG welder. (I keep telling him to quit his day job and started making frames) Anyway, he did fix the damaged area and i have primer covering the bare metal. I plan on riding it this season and then have it repainted
    over the winter. I'll post some pics when it's complete.

    Anyone have any suggestions for places that can help recreate the original fade paint?

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    Fat City

    Fat City actually moved in late 94, so your 95 should be a NY bike. I am not absolutely certain when the new decals were designed and made, but I have never seen the "Don't Tread on Me" decal on a NY bike.
    It is also possible that some Somerville frames were moved to NY and sold later. The best way to confirm is by the serial number, can you provide it?

    It looks like your previous bike was a 92 medium Yo, a great bike too.

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    94 not 95???

    373y4sm

    So it looks like its not a 95 but a 94 correct as after the y there is a 4 and not a 5??? That would have it made in a summerville shop Yo. I bought it from a guy in Marblehead Mass so it looks like it did not make it too far from summerville and he said it was one of the last out of the factory... Who know I gave it to my wife and she rides it but I steel it from her all the time! Looking for another. Still trying to dig up those old fat water bottles I have somehwere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo' dj blu
    373y4sm

    So it looks like its not a 95 but a 94 correct as after the y there is a 4 and not a 5???............
    you´re right, this is the 373rd yo eddy from 1994 in size sm

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    the dream lives on

    Just wanted to keep the thread, dream and legacy alive!

    Proud owner of a '94 Buckshaver. Last year of the original Sommersville build frames.

    It's not an original Fat if it does'nt wear the "Don't Tread On Me" badge!

    At the moment this frame is stripped, packed and waiting to go to a painter for refinishing. If anyone out there knows of a reputable frame painter, please let me know. I already have all the new parts to restore my Fatty, just trying to find a reasonably priced, reputable painter.

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    Air Art in Chico California

    They have painted 3 of my bikes, all came out perfect.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...63410#poststop

    This is the most recent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Jerry
    They have painted 3 of my bikes, all came out perfect.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...63410#poststop

    This is the most recent.

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    Thanks for the reply Jerry. Only problem is, my search has'nt been very successful. You happen to have any contact info you can share? Maybe an e mail addy, web site, phone #???

    I'm only 5 hours from Chico, so this might benifit me a little on shipping.

    BTW.....thats a sweet looking Fat. Wish my G/F had it. That would be about as close as I would allow us to being twinkies. Whats that saying? "Once you get Fat, you never go back". errrr........bad joke

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    Contact Info.....

    You happen to have any contact info you can share? Maybe an e mail addy, web site, phone #???

    Russ Pickett
    1621 Spruce Ave.
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    530-342-7802

    Russ does not use the computer, so you must contact him using the land line....

    Now that is retro Man !!!!

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    I dont know if I've posted this before?
    Its worth a look if you dont have the originals all the same

    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/html/fat_chance.html

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    Now that is retro. I'll check it out and get a quote. Thanks for the help. Turns out my frame is a '93. I've been thinking it was a '94 for ten years

    I cant get the '93 catalog to load on FatFan

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    I cant get the page to load either
    I wonder why no pics anywhere of the FAT 10th anni?

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    10 Anniversary Fat

    I wonder why no pics anywhere of the FAT 10th anni?

    I have a picture of my 10th posted on the First Flight site.....and I know that there are more out there somewhere.

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    rick, yeh I;ve seen your 10th! very nice!
    "more out there somewhere" what pics or 10th framesets?! If you know of framesets please private mail me!

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    [on ebay....
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    on another note, I'd like to eventually own a Fat, to keep my ti kona company...Just a frame is fine, and paint in any condition is OK as well...let me know if there are any mediums around...(my Kona is a 18", and fits perfect..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkahuna
    [on ebay....
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    on another note, I'd like to eventually own a Fat, to keep my ti kona company...Just a frame is fine, and paint in any condition is OK as well...let me know if there are any mediums around...(my Kona is a 18", and fits perfect..)

    I'm watching that one too.... what is that? A Bro Eddy?? It doesn't say in the listing....

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    my new ride. rides fantastic, not similar to any modern bike





    and especially for scant: semi-finished 10th anniversary

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    Wow Rasaldul,
    What a beauty, that is a boner-induction MACHINE. Did you have it that a refinished? It looks like it's never been ridden, the post & RD give that impression too. I'll bet it absolutely sings in the woods...


    OH! WOW. Man, that was a surprise, seeing my post pop up, and suddenly a gleaming 10th appears! Okay, THAT'S the boner induction machine x10, shall we say "bonus inductus rigor mortis". Lust with permanence.
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    the yo is not refinished, i got it just in this great condition. i don´t think there´s any possibility to refinish the candy wild cherry paint job in this quality. the "somerville" and "chris chance"-sticker have been missing ever since. as far as i know it was NOS until last year. unfortunately it has got a little ding on the top tube (nothing special), but no one likes a collector´s item with a ding. the 10th anniversary is still NOS.

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    rasaldul, ahh man, dont know what to say. so sweet! if you ever hear of a 10th anni for sale please let me know!

    what stem is that on the 10th? white industries hubs on the Yo?

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    hi all
    just a Personal Service Announcement to the couple I met @ the SSMM wkend @ eastnor park malverns hills. (with the yellow Yo eddy frameset & blue/green fade Yo)
    shoot me a private mail guys as I'm going to try & organise a FAT chance meet & ride some time in the future

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    [I have an opportunity to purchase a wicked..
    but, I need to know if my 200lbs will be too much for the frame..
    any input appreciated..

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    fat 10th !

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    Cool-blue Rhythm all good thingss come in 3!!!

    How many 10th's does a guy need!!!

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    luckily I know that theres 2 owners for those 3 10ths. even so tho ;D

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    Good job! Wow, do I miss my old Yo!

    Hey all, I'm newly registered on the forums, and it's great to see such enthusiasm for the old Fats. I had one of the last Mass bikes from '94. It was a medium Yo Eddy! in the team violet, and I sold it because of money problems in '96. I have missed that bike ever since, and I would do anything to get another one back. I have been riding a Turner XCE full suspension bike for the last couple of years, but the best bike I ever owned was that awesome purple Yo!

    I'd pretty much trade that Turner for another medium purple Yo hardtail.

    Good to see y'all here... I just may have to stick around.


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    You might want to search e bay once a week for Fat City's. I've seen a few the past couple of months.

    Definatly stick around, this post slowly gets comments. Also, read the retro forum. Lotsa good stuff on it.

    I know what you mean about the team violet color. I've got one of the first '93 (073) Buckshavers (not a YO, but is there a bad Fat design???) in team violet. Over the years, that crazy color has grown on me. I would'nt change it for anything. Currently in the process of getting a respray in the same violet color. I can't wait to get it done.

    If your heart yerns to throw a leg over a Yo again. You should persue it. I find myself getting more cynical each year my frame gets older. Perhaps its a good thang. Pedal on my friend.

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    hi mate
    yeh for many years I wanted a yo in team violet & last march saw a mint condition 1 on ebay. its my in my bedroom
    live your dreams dude! they dont make crazy $$ unless they're truly NOS

    for the 200lb intended wicked lite owner. If you truly want to ride the wicked I'd say its poss a tad fragile for hardcore use & you'd be better off with a yo eddy. Yeh the wicked are pretty strong for extended touring use etc. But the Yo's gonna have the extra bit of stiffness required.
    Of course if the wicked is a killer price you can always private mail me direct

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    ... and if we just ... Ride On!

    Yes this place is a great place to relive that past. I was able to get my hands on a yo from ebay as well. BEAUTIFUL 94 yo http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting I still look EVERY day.

    My wife currently rides the yo and LOVES it but EVERY time she is not I am on it, its the best bike and puts my ti litespeed to shame.


    "yeh for many years I wanted a yo in team violet & last march saw a mint condition 1 on ebay. its my in my bedroom"

    That was the one from Cali correct with the yello seat??

    If so I was DROOLING over that bike but I had JUST bought the purp to blu fade. GREAT price on that one as well!

    all the best.

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    You guys are making me pang...

    Wow, I didn't realize how desperately I missed this bike. I want another one. No matter how much I enjoy riding the FS Turner, I really want to back on a Fat.

    My search begins! I need to find a medium Yo frame somewhere, and if it was team violet, that would be even better. Stand back!

    This could take a while...



    Thanks for tapping a vein again, guys.


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    Stopped by an old friend's house this weekend and gazed upon his beloved Shockabilly, 2nd gen. It's baby blue, and very, very pretty...
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    photos! photos! photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    photos! photos! photos!

    I know... I know... I don't have any here at work.. I just thought I'd mention it before I pushed it back into the cobwebby parts of my brain.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Good job!

    I have been obsessed since finding this forum the other night, with finding my old Fat stuff in my still-packed moving boxes. I managed to find my old jersey from '94 and the original '94 product brochure. I found many of the parts that were on the bike before I sold the frome & fork, too, like the purple Avid Ultimate brake levers and the Ringle peace cable hangers. I wish I still had the Cook Brothers forged cranks and the yellow Judy SL fork, but I'm gonna have to do this piece by piece. I want the exact bike I had exactly the way I rode it (or at least as close as I can come to it).

    Everything, that is, except those repulsive Onza elastomer pedals. I may even still have those buggers, too. Blech.

    Anyone have a black Ringle stem lying around?


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    Awwww man Apex,

    You just brought back a great memory. Remember back in 92-95ish when ano was the rage? I once had those very purple ano peace sign cable hangers on my team violet '93 Fat. Best I can recall it was Ringle that made them? At any rate, they were trick at the time. With the advent of v brakes, I eventually gave them away.I eventually tossed the team violet Manitou 3 I had color matched to the frame as well. Looking back, I could kick myself in the backside for some of the stuff I tossed from my original build.

    AS of now, I'm currently having my '93 resprayed in the origanal team violet. About the only component I have left from the original build is the Specialized Ti stem. That stem will have to be pryed out of my dead, decreped hand. I also have the original ano purple skeewers, which I intend to continue using, faded and all. Sadly the old faded Ringle ano purple post died. LBS had to careful hack it out. I tried for months trying to find another Ringle ano purple post to no avail. Finally settled on a Thompson. 29.4 seat post, as well as, 1" steer tubes are'nt exactly popular these days.

    At any rate. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories. If you want another Fat, you should persue it heavily. I have a sneaking suspesion your soul will thank you.

    Is'nt it ironic the legacy Chris Chance and the gang built? Thankfully, theres a few passionate small boutique builders left out there. Several of which spawned from Fat City.That my friend is what it's all about. Follow your heart.

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    well, if all goes well, I'll be picking up my yo on saturday. I'm paying a bit more than I wanted, but it's spec'd out pretty well, xtr rear hub, v-brakes, ceramic rims, kooka cranks, I still want to cange a few things, like the ESP stuff, and the SID needs to go in favor of a Noleen. I checked the bb, and the serial seems to be legit, starts with YO. Bike was a factory racer, sold to this guy, and he worked for hot tubes for a bit, and repainted it @ work.All new decals, and a grip of clear coat. All it needs for now is the rear brake bosses-they're not in the frame. Any clues on where to get some?
    here's a few pics of it.


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    hi guys
    if you know this thread by now you'll remeber the sweet custom spray Yo with the pink purple fade? (with the ibis ti stem etc) thats the dude I got my Yo from. there were a few team lavenders up for sale last year so keep your eyes open & bid high eh people!

    yeh, those peace sign cable hangers were ringle mojos. kinda crazy how much those suckas make on ebay these days. as mentioned above guttted I sold so much of my old skool stuff. ah well!

    wendyl of FAT fame still has a few FAT canti studs for sale I think. (yo betty) sells FAT items on ebay time to time.

    that ebay link to the 2 tone purple/blue fade is very nice

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    just checked, apparently FAT used a fairly normal size canti stud so it shouldnt be too much of a problem getting hold of a replacement. Unfortunately I dont have the size to hand, but I'm sure some useful soul will be resourceful enough to take theirs off, measureit & post the details on this thread

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    the size of the threads is 5/16", not compatible to the bolts offered for rock shox forks etc.
    i ordered two sets for my 10th anni about 10 weeks ago from wendyll, but they didn´t arrive until today
    there are also some studs offered for fat chance in 10mm on www.velo-direct.ch, but i don´t know on which model they will fit (maybe the newer ones)



    and of course: they are not cheap for such little parts!

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    New question here. Something new...

    Hey all, just want to test the waters here and ask you guys a question. In my recent lust to revive my relatively recent past and find another Yo Eddy, I have been drawn back in to the mystique around these bikes, and I want to do something to build around for everyone.

    I'm a web and print designer by trade, and I also own and manage a suite of website communities for amateur formula car racing at apexspeed.com (I play with expensive toys). I just recently registered a new domain name to be specifically for past, current and future Fat owners to use as their own community. My intention is to build a site for archives, information, owners gallery, classifieds and a discussion community/forums. I know there are a couple of Fat-specific things out there already, but nothing complete or totally comprehensive, and I'd like to try to bring everything together in one place.

    Would you guys be interested in a Fat Owners Anonymous website community?


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    ... and if we just ... Team Violet? Purple?

    Did anybody say Team Violet? Here's another pic of the '93/'94 Purple Monster, now with Ringle seatpost.



    And here's the original card.


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    For some reason the violet always turns out different on pictures. The color changes depending on the lighting. It could be close to white, pinkish, light purple, or blue-ish. That's why I like it so much!

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    f c 10th frame for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    luckily I know that theres 2 owners for those 3 10ths. even so tho ;D

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    check ebay.de. Buy it now for 1499,-€

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    luckily I know that theres 2 owners for those 3 10ths. even so tho ;D

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    Check Ebay.de, Frameset, "buy it now" for only 1499;-€.

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    e bay Fat

    Theres an '86 Fat City on ebay right now with 0 bids and opens @ 375$, only 18 hours left. Jeez I wish I could snag it. Someone get over there and grab this gem up!

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    Fat City site...?

    Would you guys be interested in a Fat Owners Anonymous website community?

    The German Fat site was out there for a time, but it seemed to just fade away, I don't know the whole story. I am not entirely certain what you would plan on putting together that is not already on this site or First Flight, but I would certainly check it out if you put it together.
    Rumour is that an new official might be in the works too, have you spoken to Wendyll?

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    I'd be interested in a Fat site. It's always great to communticate with fellow COGS. In that rare ocassion of crossing paths with a Fat City owner on the trail. I make it a point to stop and talk with them. They automatically seam like a brother or sister to me simply for riding a Fat. Funny how that works. Perhaps it something only a Fat City owner can understand???

    At any rate, put me on the list. I'm sure several others here would enjoy it as well.

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    Idea! Off and running...

    Ok, well, the domain is currently active, and I am working on the construction of the discussion forums. For the time being, it is hosted within another of my websites server packages, but if the interest and trafic warrants it, I plan on moving it to it's own host. I will soon be accepting photos, statistics, and everything else in the coming weeks, to add to the archive. I'm sure the forum comminty will add to the knowledge base in a large way, too.

    Just to give you a small taste, and to give you a place to check back into in the next few days while I try to get it up and running, check out FatCogs.com. Hopefully, if nothing else, the classifieds will provide a place for exchange of old school parts and bikes, and can assist in my quest to replace my old team violet Yo.


    Cheers,


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    hi doug/apex
    I've forwarded this link to wendyl of FAT. As rick pointed out theres been rumours of a FAT dedicated website for a while now.

    I'd guess that this near 8000 views thread (I'm glad I started it!) is a good indication that it would be a popular site

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    Doug/apex,
    just checked your link. You might wanna check with wendyl about using FAT logos etc, pretty certain she still owns all the patents. just a thought

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