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    pump park is a dirt course that has mounds of hardened dirt every where that you pump your bike over it also has burms and dirt jumps in it

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    I couldn't think of a worse possible bike for a pump track than an 85 Fat Chance.

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    it works fine and its fun not havig suspension and still being able to do it

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    Hi,

    Long time Fat fan, new here. Though I would post my favorite bike in my collection.

    1991 Yo Eddy in Team Paint.




    Also I would love to make a plea: I am looking for a circa 1994 Slim Chance in 52, 53 or 54cm and if you have Cosmic Dust Fade and want to sell it email me on the hop!

    Hope I can contribute to the forum. I used to work at Fat City in Somerville around 1993 for a few summers in college. I wish I worked on frames, but I was an office jockey. Fortunately I shared an office with Chris Chance and was able to see his work first hand. Plus I made it into their catalog modeling Blah Blah Blah shirt, and a small photo on back cover (no laughing, first and only modeling gig). Still I feel lucky to have been a part of it, however brief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d3f3nd3r
    Hi,

    Long time Fat fan, new here. Though I would post my favorite bike in my collection.

    1991 Yo Eddy in Team Paint.




    Also I would love to make a plea: I am looking for a circa 1994 Slim Chance in 52, 53 or 54cm and if you have Cosmic Dust Fade and want to sell it email me on the hop!

    Hope I can contribute to the forum. I used to work at Fat City in Somerville around 1993 for a few summers in college. I wish I worked on frames, but I was an office jockey. Fortunately I shared an office with Chris Chance and was able to see his work first hand. Plus I made it into their catalog modeling Blah Blah Blah shirt, and a small photo on back cover (no laughing, first and only modeling gig). Still I feel lucky to have been a part of it, however brief.
    I love the easter egg paint and the IRD 29.4 post. Schweet.

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    Latest project...

    Here is a sneak peak of my latest Cog project....
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    Early Monster

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    Aquafade Wicked for your eye-watering pleasure.




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    Niiice.

    Great use of green ano. People rarely go green.

    I didn't realize you were workin' on a Wicked. How'd you like the feel?
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    Feels good so far. Probably the first vintage build that has fit me well besides my Kona. I'm going to get it more dialed this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    Aquafade Wicked for your eye-watering pleasure.


    not being a huge ano guy, I have to say this one's kinda refreshing and neat. Original paint?

    looks like lots of photoshop work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    not being a huge ano guy, I have to say this one's kinda refreshing and neat. Original paint?

    looks like lots of photoshop work?
    Spectrum repaint. Great job IMO.

    Yes on the photoshop work. I thought the bike looks kinda cartoonish, so I wanted pics that accentuated it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    Spectrum repaint. Great job IMO.

    Yes on the photoshop work. I thought the bike looks kinda cartoonish, so I wanted pics that accentuated it.
    I think the Photoshop work is making the colors look to saturated, or something ain't quite right with the colors at least. Most original Auqa fades that I have seen have longer transitions from blue to green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    I think the Photoshop work is making the colors look to saturated, or something ain't quite right with the colors at least. Most original Auqa fades that I have seen have longer transitions from blue to green.
    A little of both. What looked great on my notebook at home looks oversaturated here at work. The colors from Spectrum are darker than a lot of aquafades out there, but close to many. I'm happy with the result.

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    You should be happy with it, it looks nice.

    Now the green Zooka on the other hand, why don't you send that over to me and I'll take care of 'disposing' of it properly for you.
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    ooh la la! super groovy! back in 1993, I purchased a Wicked, but yours is MUCH nicer!

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    Neon Pink Metallic Fat Chance Team Comp



    Just picked up this 1988(?) Neon Pink Metallic Fat Chance Team Comp serial number #: 4328 TC. This photo is from the former owner, I haven't taken my own photos yet.

    I need to change a few things that aren't quite my style like the bar ends, pedals and seat.
    Otherwise it's all original down to the NOS Ground Control tires and it even came with a second set of wheels that I will post photos of in a different thread because I've got some questions about those.

    I would've preferred a different color, but a Prestige Fat Chance with a Box Crown fork in such good condition doesn't present itself too often.
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    Mike I wish I had the vocabulary or was allowed to curse to let you know how beautiful it is.(I'm from NYC originally so I curse when I see something so nice). Sweet bike, will it be a rider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel
    Mike I wish I had the vocabulary or was allowed to curse to let you know how beautiful it is.(I'm from NYC originally so I curse when I see something so nice). Sweet bike, will it be a rider?
    Thanks chefmiguel, I think that this is going to be a rider, it's got some slight paint scratching from some chain suck so after I raid my wife's nail polish box to find a color to match it to cover it up so it doesn't oxidize, I may just change the stem and bars to something higher and wider and just ride this one as I already have way too many "garage queens" and "wall hangers" and this bike looks and feels like it was seriously made to ride! It's as close to a road bike as I'll go!

    Where in NYC are you from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc
    that's beautifull.
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    I remember when the team stated racing the Pinks! At first I thought "what the ...." as many did.

    It looks cool, I look forward to seeing your pictures!

    NIce find!

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    Saw that there was a thread, and being new to the family, thought I'd add to the fun. Rode my Fat for it's maiden voyage last night, what a phenomenal ride! I was very surprised at how "modern" the ride felt, both in position, and characteristic, considering it's from 1985. Diggin' it!
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    Hey guys, I'm new here (and I'm definitely a novice) figured I'd post-

    I picked up a '96 Buck Shaver a while back because I wanted to get back into riding. I have had a pretty basic '95 Schwinn Clear Creek since I was in middle school and that bike has seen better days, not considering it's been sitting around for the past 4 years unused and sat for a long period before that as well. I knew a decent amount about FAT since I live fairly close to Somerville, MA and also, in spite of knowing you can get a nice bike these days built in other parts of the plant, I have had bad experiences in the past with cheaply built products from overseas, not just bikes! Saw this, and even though it's a NY/Serotta built frame, I still thought it was awesome and it satisfied my want for unusual things you don't see everyday (i'm an old car buff too).

    Turns out, I'm 95% sure this bike was owned by "rolondo" on this forum at one point.
    The bike is in damn near immaculate shape, just a few minor scratches and some gravel chips along the bottom tube to down by the BB, and the rear rim needs to be trued. I've never seen a mint bike but this one is pretty high up there. It really looks barely ridden since it was built. It has a Manitou 4 that still works excellent, carbon fiber bar ends, Grip Shifters, a Salsa stem and pro-moto bar, Dia compe brake levers,Deore XT components, Matrix rims and red sidewall Mythos XC tires, Sampson crank, Curve brakes, a Ritchey headset, and I forget what else. Being a total newb, I actually don't know too much about this bike in reality, and I'm hoping to learn more in the future.

    This pic is one the PO took, I'll have to get some new better ones. The bar ends aren't pointing bolt upright anymore and it now has some basic Wellgo platform pedals on it.


    I took this bike out for a quick ride (mostly street)and had the chain snap on me, then took it to a LBS since I wanted to have it checked out anyway. They seemed shocked to see it, and seemed to think it would be a good idea to not even ride it due to it's collectability, and get something else for actual riding. So now I'm split on what I'm going to do with it or if I should even keep it. I do know most people would love to tear it up with this bike, and I'm sure I'll wind up doing at least some light trail riding, but I'm also used to collecting and preserving things...part of me feels like I don't deserve to own this bike and it should be displayed on my wall like Jerry Seinfeld's apartment. haha
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    The problem is with collectibles is that realistically, it's only the prestige models or the ones perceived as embodying what a particular brand was 'about' that are the most desirable.

    The Buck Shaver was neither, so I reckon you put on a modern fork, make sure the seat tube can drain to the outside, and ride away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    The Buck Shaver was neither, so I reckon you put on a modern fork, make sure the seat tube can drain to the outside, and ride away!
    Why that??? A modern fork would have an impact on the geometry in a bad way! The fitting length of a modern is at least an inch too long.

    Ride the hell out of the Buck. Therefore it was made and that's what Chris & Wendyll intended it to be! If the shape of the Buckshaver is that outstanding - be on the lookout for a FAT in a good used shape; put the Buck on the wall and ride the used one.

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    This is my YO EDDY in it's current setting! Weights less than 21.6

    Just the fork needs to be resprayed soon!





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    I said 'modern', not 'suspension'.
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    That is a smooth build, even with the newer parts. I look forward to finally finishing mine when home at x-mas, but fear it will be a beast compared to your svelte gazelle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    The problem is with collectibles is that realistically, it's only the prestige models or the ones perceived as embodying what a particular brand was 'about' that are the most desirable.

    The Buck Shaver was neither, so I reckon you put on a modern fork, make sure the seat tube can drain to the outside, and ride away!
    True, although from what I've read, this bike was pretty expensive when it was new, in a time when probably 3/4 of the buying public thought only 250 bucks for a new mountain bike was a lot of money, so I almost wouldn't call it a base model in spite of it's name... , and I was told a lot of the components used to build it make it a special bike as well. Still, I really don't know what to think.

    I think I'm going to ride it and just take care of it. It's not like it's a new old stock frame that was just put together or anything. I have to get some time in before it's too cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    I said 'modern', not 'suspension'.
    I'm probably going to leave the bike alone also as far as it's setup is concerned, save for some new pedals possibly. I like that fork and the way it looks on the bike...it's period correct . Seems to be in fine working order too. I'm too cheap to do something like that anyway, the New England mentality, haha.

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    older Monster Fat. ...I know, I know. It's not period correct, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairstream
    older Monster Fat. ...I know, I know. It's not period correct, etc.

    Its not like its running disc brakes.

    That thing is super clean!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairstream
    older Monster Fat. ...I know, I know. It's not period correct, etc.
    29.4 IRD? Schweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairstream
    older Monster Fat. ...I know, I know. It's not period correct, etc.
    Got one of those too, in the exact same size. I'll try to post pics it here tomorrow. Did you build it up from the bare frame? What kind of bars are those? They match the frame logos really well.

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    1989 Fat Chance Monster Fat

    Years ago CR Consulting clued me in to a small 13" 1987 Fat Chance Wicked frame for sale in Marin County. The guy who answered the door was about 6' 5 " and hoped an extra long stem and seat post would somehow make the frame to fit. It was rattle canned a black to pink fade. I got it stripped and sprayed a metallic silver like I saw in an old Fat Chance catalog, added the correct Fat Chance decals (they were still in business at the time) a period incorrect Yo Eddy fork and a bunch of spare parts I had laying around. I was later lulled by the siren song of full suspension bikes and sold the bike to First Flight to fund a new ride.(http://www.firstflightbikes.com/1989...ce_Wicked.htm).

    I've Regretted it ever since. I waited years for another to fall into my hands. Last year I answered a Craigslist ad for an '89 Monster Fat. The seller (ironically enough, once again from Marin County) was the original owner and to her recollection had ridden it a total of less than 10 rides. It did have some paint scratches and rubbing from 20 years of garage storage but I bought it anyhow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    29.4 IRD? Schweet!
    I remember when CBO were selling those for $29 a piece... wish I'd bought an armful

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    datasurfer - that things perfect. Separated at birth! Yours is much more VRC respectable than mine. A real beauty... with all the original XCE stuff. And a great story to go with!

    Same kind of story with me. Got a tip about a Fat on CL - original owner, wife rode it a total of 20 miles or so, in mint condition. I still have all the XCE stuff in a box so I can go back to stock. But I can't help myself from "hopping up" everthing I get my hands on. I'm always a little gun-shy posting my builds here because of that. But, everybody's pretty cool about it. I really had fun building up this little frame (girlfriend is 5ft, 90lbs, and it fits her perfect!!). I have been riding it, having a blast on it myself just hucking it around the trails in the Garden (it is so light and small, it's like riding a BMX with gears). If she catches me sneaking out on it I am so totally busted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datasurfer
    Years ago CR Consulting clued me in to a small 13" 1987 Fat Chance Wicked frame for sale in Marin County. The guy who answered the door was about 6 ft 5 " and had originally hoped an extra long stem and seat post would make allow the frame to fit. It was rattle canned a black to pink fade. I got it stripped and sprayed a metallic silver like I saw in an old Fat Chance catalog, added the correct Fat Chance decals (they were still in business at the time) a period incorrect Yo Eddy fork and a bunch of spare parts I had laying around. I was lulled by the siren song of full suspension bikes and sold the bike to First Flight to fund a new ride (http://www.firstflightbikes.com/1989...ce_Wicked.htm).

    Regrettied it ever since. I waited years for another to fall into my hands. Last year I answered a Craigslist ad for an '89 Monster Fat. The seller (ironically enough, once again from Marin County) was the original owner and to her recollection had ridden it a total of less than 10 rides. It did have some paint scratches and rubbing from 20 years of garage storage but I bought it anyhow.
    very clean bike DS!

    here's my latest to add to the thread

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    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v245/vdubbusrider/Wicked%20Fat%20Chance%20newer/WickedFatnewish014.jpg">

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairstream
    datasurfer - that things perfect. Separated at birth! Yours is much more VRC respectable than mine. A real beauty... with all the original XCE stuff. And a great story to go with!

    Same kind of story with me. Got a tip about a Fat on CL - original owner, wife rode it a total of 20 miles or so, in mint condition. I still have all the XCE stuff in a box so I can go back to stock. But I can't help myself from "hopping up" everthing I get my hands on. I'm always a little gun-shy posting my builds here because of that. But, everybody's pretty cool about it. I really had fun building up this little frame (girlfriend is 5ft, 90lbs, and it fits her perfect!!). I have been riding it, having a blast on it myself just hucking it around the trails in the Garden (it is so light and small, it's like riding a BMX with gears). If she catches me sneaking out on it I am so totally busted.
    Yours look super stealth and sleek. I really like it. Perfectly VRC respectable in my opinion. On mine,verything was there, in perfect order when I laid my eyes on it. It was kinda like a time capsule. Just couldn't bear to break any of it up. Plus, I figured there was no point in building up the rig with expensive aftermaket parts, as the original intent of the Monster Fat was a Fat Chance bike for the more budget minded. I hear you about not being able to to resist hopping bikes up. Now that the rainy season is here, I'll have time to post pictures from my fleet of Bontragers. Can't resist tinkering with those bad boys

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    Keep or Sell?

    I just picked this one up and I may try to clean it up...BB shell has been repaired
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    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee
    I just picked this one up and I may try to clean it up...BB shell has been repaired
    can i see the drop outs please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee
    I just picked this one up and I may try to clean it up...BB shell has been repaired
    Cool - 83~!

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    I say clean it up and keep it and ride it!

    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee
    I just picked this one up and I may try to clean it up...BB shell has been repaired
    I have Fat Chance 83 59 its younger brother:









    Mine is a little less patina'd than yours is and I've sent it out to get it stripped and painted, now I'm thinking maybe I should just get it back and put it together as a rider...it's not so crusty after all.

    What about the BB was repaired on yours??
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    Beware those tyres! They're called "Speedmax" but should really be called "Will 2-wheel drift without notice and land you on your arse"
    No longer member of the bike industry nor society, so don't hassle me.

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    Official FAT chance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Thylacine
    Beware those tyres! They're called "Speedmax" but should really be called "Will 2-wheel drift without notice and land you on your arse"
    Thanks for the warning, I never used those tires off road (now I certainly won't!) They where just on a set of wheels that I used to prop up that Fat Chance frame for photos, I'll reserve those tires for pavement where they look like they belong...
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    These 83's are so darn cool. Very nice. Don't tell me that post is seized.

    ...I also like the lamp. A lot.

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    Official FAT chance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by hairstream
    These 83's are so darn cool. Very nice. Don't tell me that post is seized.

    ...I also like the lamp. A lot.
    Thanks, they are quite cool old bikes and the seat post is not seized at all, I simply lowered it to store it... Ironically the lamp doesn't work any longer and might still be in the basement, it actually belongs to my mother in law, it just needs new wiring and a new thingy where the light bulb gets screwed into...I only know bikes not lamps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    can i see the drop outs please?
    I'll take some photos and post them later.....

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    here is one more in black (83111)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingel
    here is one more in black (83111)
    Let's see some photos...

    Are there any around from 82'?

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    Official FAT chance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by zingel
    here is one more in black (83111)
    Where's the famous Zingel photos??
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    Official FAT chance thread

    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee
    Let's see some photos...

    Are there any around from 82'?
    I had a 1982 Fat Chance bought on ebay that was like # 82 13 (as in the 13th ever made), it was fully Fillet Brazed and the logos actually looked hand painted on over the powdercoat, but it was super crusty inside, the black powdercoat had turned an into odd eggplant color and I was not thinking properly at the time (serious seller's remorse) so I sold it to Rick the Fat Chance "King", who has given it a much nicer home along with his 30+ other Fat City Cycles... He built it up period correct and I believe that it resides over at First Flight Cycles, but don't know for sure...
    I also had 3 opportunties to buy Zingel's silver Fillet Brazed Fat Chance which I think is an 84; once from a printed ad in the old Dirt Rag classifieds (PRE-INTERNET) in like 1996 for like $700 and then twice later via eBay, but I always passed on that one because the fork crown looked rusty, but it looks like Zingel cleaned it up nicely, so I can kick myself in the A$$ 3 times for never buying that one...

    The 83's that we have look partially Fillet Brazed up near the seat bolt if you noticed?
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    a super mint, unused Wicked I found a year or two ago (I used it for parts):

    <a href="http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/?action=view&current=DSC00367.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/DSC00367.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    My Team Comp:

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    1987 Fat City info:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc
    it looks like Zingel cleaned it up nicely, so I can kick myself in the A$$ 3 times for never buying that one...
    I restored my filled 836 particulary at the right side of the fork crown.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc
    Where's the famous Zingel photos??
    the FAT is in process now. I need black M700 shifters and brakes to complete it.

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    Official FAT chance thread

    NICE Team Comp, I've seen that one before, didn't realize it was yours! What size is it?
    What happened with the Wicked frame after you took off the parts??

    Look at those prices from 1987!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    a super mint, unused Wicked I found a year or two ago (I used it for parts):

    <a href="http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/?action=view&current=DSC00367.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/DSC00367.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    My Team Comp:

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    1987 Fat City info:
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    Quote Originally Posted by zingel
    I restored my filled 836 particulary at the right side of the fork crown.



    the FAT is in process now. I need black M700 shifters and brakes to complete it.

    YOU DID A VERY GOOD JOB!!

    Can't wait to see the next one!!
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    will update with my Fats later

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    can i see the drop outs please?

    Here are some more photos of the dropouts and BB. What do you think has happened to the seat tube/BB shell on this one?
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    New York built Wicked Lite Serial# WL 21 038


    More posted here:
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    Bontrager

    I just bought a Bontrager frame with almost all Bontrager parts. I was in mourning after the theft of my '85 Fat. What can you tell me about this bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkbinder
    I just bought a Bontrager frame with almost all Bontrager parts. I was in mourning after the theft of my '85 Fat. What can you tell me about this bike?
    Not really the right thread for this question (there's a Bontrager thread too). But based on the information you've provided, I can tell you that its a Bontrager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover
    Thanks!

    Here are some better photos. Serial # is 85643.
    I wasn't happy with the short stem and massive riser bars on my '85 Fat, so I swapped them out tonight for some alloy Nitto Bullmoose bars I just picked up off Ebay.

    It was a night swap and we have freezing rain now, so I haven't ridden it yet, but I like the fit better - overall feels better and I'm a little less worried about knee contact. Naturally, I also like the look better. Hopefully, I'll have some trail shots fairly soon.

    Last shot is a before shot. I still need to clean up the paint on this one...
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    1988-89 Monster Fat decals ??

    Greetings y'all,
    I know many have made this request in past posts, but I have not been able to determine if there is any place that one could acquire new decals for the repainting of any Fat Chance bicycles.

    Mine is the school bus yellow 1988-89 Monster Fat (no mono-stay). Most of the stickers have either been removed or scratched up. I want to restore this frame with new paint and decals for authenticity reasons. The most important decal would be the head tube badge one. I would be interested in any info. or direction that anyone might have.
    Thanks, cheers and get out and ride !

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    Rody at Groovy Cycle Works.
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    some of my fat items, have a few other things not pictured. team gloves, jacket, team banner, other jersey's etc...

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    Thrashin: Nice collection!

    Look in your catalog on the right, the desert picture one with the tire track brown cover. Find the page with a guy riding down some stairs, urban shot. That's my bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    Thrashin: Nice collection!
    Ditto. By the way, I would look quite dashing in those jerseys. Hint hint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    Thrashin: Nice collection!

    Look in your catalog on the right, the desert picture one with the tire track brown cover. Find the page with a guy riding down some stairs, urban shot. That's my bike!
    nice! thats a piece of history right there

    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants
    Ditto. By the way, I would look quite dashing in those jerseys. Hint hint.
    i like to think i look pretty good in the myself haha

    let me see if I have any doubles, if so i might sell one
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    some other items... team banner, team jacket, team shorts, team grease shirt, blah blah blah shirt, 1990 postcard with chris holding one of his bikes, and a dirt rag article on the yo eddy team



    im looking for a 1" YO fork and a seat collar for my YO eddy! if you have one please let me know!
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    Shock a Billy's

    Hi all,

    somewhere in germany .....

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    Gotta love project bikes.
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    Like Martini wrote, let's bring some bikes back up to the top.

    I've posted these in other threads, but not in the official fat thread yet.

    92 Monster Serial # 0096M2L





    96 Yo Eddy Serial # YO XL 1065



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    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

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    Reproducing 99 Ti Fat Help!

    Well I have given up finding one on ebay just never seem to win the auctions.

    So I am trying to do the next best thing.

    I currently have a sm/md 98 IF Deluxe and my buddy has a 99 md Ti Fat.

    So geometry wise I can use the two bikes to figure out what I need along with the print brochures for both original bikes.

    However the tubing is somewhat problematic. I originally went to my local shop to see if Serotta would be willing to build a bike to the exact spec of 99 Ti fat tubing etc.

    The serotta guys questioned if they could locate the correct tubing?

    Does anyone have info on tubing used for 99 ti fat...butted straight gauge etc?

    Thanks

    Jamie

    Oh yeah if anyone actually has a sm/md ti fat they would sell let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by senna555

    Does anyone have info on tubing used for 99 ti fat...butted straight gauge etc?
    toptube & downtube was double butted. chainstays were tripple butted, seatstays & seattube not butted... although there is some variance between batches. serotta should know as they built the 1999 frames!

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    Problem is when the local shop called Serotta they were less than interested in the project so I did not push the issue with tubing as claimed they could not get it.

    More than likely they just did not have any interest in this type of project.

    So....

    I was looking for alternate information.

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    I dont remember where I heard it.. so perhaps its untrue? But i heard serotta wasnt interested in MTBs anymore?
    if you've got the funds I'd go the steve potts or eriksen route.

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    I think the biggest hurdle would be the dropouts. You could emulate the look with Paragon plate dropouts and bullets, but it wouldn't be an exact replica.

    Still, I'd be interested in a project like this if anyone wanted to pursue it. Might be cheaper though just to get a new, slightly less 'one-off' though just to warn ya.
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    Are you located in the UK?

    Wondering if the dollar to pound (or euro) conversion would put the price way out there?

    Thing I am really wondering about is the tubing. Geometry I can get from my current 98 if and my buddy 99 ti fat...really not much different between old IF and Yo Eddy of the same vintage. Just need to correct from going from 63mm forks to 80mm forks. I am running an 80mm fork on my IF but I think it handled better with the old 63mm

    Is there anyway to tell if the tubing on the ti fat is butted?

    Do you think the geometry effects the ride more than type of tubing used?

    Secondly for long term durability is butted ti worth it? Seems some complain that it dents rather easily,marginally lighter and much harder to work with.

    I tend to keep things for a long time and plan to put some miles on it. I am not trying to build a shelf queen...I want to build a work horse! I have worn out 2 complete xt drivetrains and countless chains/cassettes on my original IF.

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    Have you checked with Rody at Groovy Cycles? He is an excellent frame builder and knows a thing or two about Fat City Bikes.

    http://groovycycleworks.com/fatproducts.aspx
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    1993 Fat City Titanium

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    Quote Originally Posted by senna555
    Are you located in the UK?

    Wondering if the dollar to pound (or euro) conversion would put the price way out there?

    Thing I am really wondering about is the tubing. Geometry I can get from my current 98 if and my buddy 99 ti fat...really not much different between old IF and Yo Eddy of the same vintage. Just need to correct from going from 63mm forks to 80mm forks. I am running an 80mm fork on my IF but I think it handled better with the old 63mm

    Is there anyway to tell if the tubing on the ti fat is butted?

    Do you think the geometry effects the ride more than type of tubing used?

    Secondly for long term durability is butted ti worth it? Seems some complain that it dents rather easily,marginally lighter and much harder to work with.

    I tend to keep things for a long time and plan to put some miles on it. I am not trying to build a shelf queen...I want to build a work horse! I have worn out 2 complete xt drivetrains and countless chains/cassettes on my original IF.

    Jamie
    No, price would be on par with an atypical custom Ti frame. Couldn't tell you exactly because I don't know how authentic you'd want to get.

    Butted Ti is just like anything else butted. It's a logical progression, but yeah 0.6mm wall is pretty thin and is not going to resist dents as well as 0.9mm. It's also expensive at USD140 a tube as opposed to straight gauge which is about 80.

    All in all, I think Ti frames are probably the most durable ones out there, so no issues there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    1993 Fat City Titanium

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    i thought you didn't like the Yo eddy..
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    1993 Fat City Titanium

    <img src="http://www.eandsweb.com/bikes/pics/fatti/IMG_0409.JPG" height="600" width="800">
    Wow, super clean! Digging the tires, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nawset
    All,

    First time posting - didn't even know that there were folks that still cherished all things Fat! I have a pristine 1995 Yo Eddy (serial YOL0026) that I am interested in selling. Size large I believe with blue to purple fade. I did race it a bit but it is in perfect condition. Comes will all sorts of anodized goodness as well (plenty of ringle, white industry rear hub, judy sl, chris king headset, even a bass worm).

    And it is slightly famous. I am holding it above my head in a Mt Snow group shot in the 1996 Fat City Catalog. Chris is close by with his No Huffy shirt on.

    Let me know if there is any interest.

    Cheers,
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    have you heard of ebay? there is a lot of interest there as well. and it's a buy/ sell website! not a discussion forum.. HTH.
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    Sorry

    Sorry. I did check eBay and there weren't any listings that is how I found you guys who seem quite into it and looking for Fats. I figured I would connect with your group. Sorry to interrupt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nawset
    Sorry. I did check eBay and there weren't any listings that is how I found you guys who seem quite into it and looking for Fats. I figured I would connect with your group. Sorry to interrupt.

    "connect"... is it the new buzzword for selling stuff?
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    Stop harassing me. I said I was sorry - I had no idea that I was offending you and yours so much. You said your peace. Move on.

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    proper forum etiquette is to first read the stickies. would have saved you the harassement. no for sale ads in this forum unless you have paid for a for sale ad in the classifieds section. then you can link to that ad here. those are the forum rules, not the ideas of some individuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nawset
    Stop harassing me. I said I was sorry - I had no idea that I was offending you and yours so much. You said your peace. Move on.
    really? first you ignore the rules of the forum and openly offer a bike for sale. next you bring irony when told you crossed the line. now you are being "harassed"? wow.. sensitive huh..
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    wicked lite

    Howdy yall.. I'll try not piss anyone off hear. I picked this up a couple of years ago but honestly don't know much about it and can't digg up much online either. Anyone know if it is a '94 or not? Here is my wicked lite.



    It says it was made in Saratoga NY. Anyone know anymore about it? Sizes it came in, price it was.. etc? This is the only link I've found with any specs. http://mombat.org/Fat_Specs.htm

    thanks in advance

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    I guess it has the same paint job as the 96 Yo Eddy upthread.. so maybe a '96?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobeee
    I guess it has the same paint job as the 96 Yo Eddy upthread.. so maybe a '96?
    At least 95, no later than 96. Serial number?


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    Serial is "WL 1960" .

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    I just looked for a serial number but could not find one. I think it is in the 88-90 vintage. It had the rounded yellow solid forks originally.

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    I picked up what I was told was a 94 IF frame, instead of saying 'deluxe' though on the NDS CS, it says 'bags'.
    Anyone have any idea what that could mean?

    I can't read the SN, but you can barely see one under the paint. I think this is one of the very very early IF's out of Sommerville. What's the best indestructive way to get the SN? I've tried putting paper over it and running a pencil over it, but not having much success - any other ideas? I'll post pics later if there's interest - but it's not totally VRC compliant (modern derailleurs/shifters/moustache bars and a rack - it's my commuter). Plus with the panniers on it, the 'bags' thing makes a little sense. (no it does not have rack mounts)

    1st post - be gentle.

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    I'm kinda lost on what bikes we're talking about now...

    @ Mr. Fisty - try fatcogs.com.


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    1989 Wicked Fat Chance

    I submit my 1989 Wicked Fat Chance
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    This is my all time favorite ride. Rigid and fun, climbs like nothing else, quick geometry - the perfect package. When I first switched from a "Fat Chance" to the Wicked, I found myself dropping into nose wheelies in the rolling stuff, it was that much more aggressive. I also had to up my front ring sizes cause it just felt like it had to go fast. I still can't get over that wonderful feeling when I ride it. How Chris Chance ever put this all together I'll never know... Ok, I know they're plasma welded, but you know what I mean...

    A New Winner Pro FW was the only Shimano on it. Pretty tough back in the day. The rest of the parts were chosen for simplicity and reliability. I think 20 years says a lot for those parts. I ordered a Suntour XC9000 parts pick, but wound up only using the shifty bits, front canti's and seat QR.
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    Yeah, Magura shorty mo-cycle levers!

    Having upgraded from a Fat Chance with the chainstay mounted rolllercam, I wanted the Wicked to have the same stopping modulation up on the seat stays. I opted for a WTB Speedmaster with my own custom stiffener plate.
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    Tom P.

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    Well that is what I like to see! The fw is Suntour too though.

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