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    1990 Fat City Team Comp

    MisterDangerpants recently hooked me up with the bike's former and original owner. The person whom this amazing bike was made for. She was a former racer for Fat City and a founder of the mountain biking group, NEMBA. I know she was sad to let this baby go but I promised to give it a good home and I will.

    She confirmed it's a Team Comp. Gorgeous frame with GP Wilson dropouts, Campagnolo parts, and a brake noodle detail to die for. I'm going to powdercoat it matte black cuz there's a spot of rust and I want to personalize it.



    Right. I'm going to leave it exactly as it is except I can't handle the saddle and I may swap out the pedals and tires for riding. Anybody have a line on a teeny 31 cm Silca pump?

    So, with a big thank you to Heidi (and Carsten), here it is.
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    That is awesome! Great find.

    You don't like the Concor??

    Just need to scrape off the Suntour decal and replace with Campagnolo.

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    That is one KILLER bike! So many cool details, where does one begin. A former vintage race bike that personalized, can't get any cooler than that. Congrats Gloria!!

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    Nice ride! Great details.

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    Sweet! Love the snake.

    G, that bike is awsome...can't imagine the circustances that would ever make someone part with it,
    but glad it ended up with you...bet it misses the East coast though



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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I'm going to powdercoat it matte black cuz there's a spot of rust and I want to personalize it.



    Troll. GTFO
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Wow, nice detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    . Anybody have a line on a teeny 31" Silca pump?
    NICE!
    31" is tiny? I do have a BlacK 18" , 21.5 & blue 23" silcia impero pumps.

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    Very very cool!
    Now that you are on another (unamed) site, get a thread going on this one over there. People would certainly dig it.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    That bike is pretty. I like the randomness of the Mavic hubs. And the Suntour sticker is referring to the seatpost, I guess. It looks like a Suntour post, anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    NICE!
    31" is tiny? I do have a BlacK 18" , 21.5 & blue 23" silcia impero pumps.
    WHOOPS. metric forgetfulness. 31cm. Thanks for the catch. :P

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    I keep forgetting the multiple quote feature and just keep padding my post count.

    Thanks, everybody!

    Quote Originally Posted by djmuff View Post
    That bike is pretty. I like the randomness of the Mavic hubs. And the Suntour sticker is referring to the seatpost, I guess. It looks like a Suntour post, anyways.
    yes, it is. Forgot I have a Campy post heading my way. The hubset is perfect for a Bridgestone girl.

    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Very very cool!
    Now that you are on another (unamed) site, get a thread going on this one over there. People would certainly dig it.
    I was actually just into voting for pretty bikes. I painfully managed to post 10. There's so many threads and forums that I got a big headache and a bit overwhelmed. I'll stick here.
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    I could have Id's that bike in a second! Many of the team bikes had pump pegs and other little details.

    Heidi rocks! A super ambassador for the sport, back in the day. I wish her well!

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    did you like how it rides? It should be a bit different than your Yo..
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    did you like how it rides? It should be a bit different than your Yo..
    I've been sick sick sick but promise you I'll give it a proper ride very very soon. I can tell you right now that it seemed very different to me merely from a little try out that I did manage. I'll probably bring it to Keyesville.

    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog View Post
    I could have Id's that bike in a second! Many of the team bikes had pump pegs and other little details.

    Heidi rocks! A super ambassador for the sport, back in the day. I wish her well!
    Yeah, she's super nice, isn't she? She seemed that way in email too.

    ECS, I know.....she took great care of it so it's obvious how she felt about it.

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    That's a cool find. I wouldn't be able to bring myself to paint it, looks too cool as it is. You could easily treat the rust and leave the paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jettore View Post
    That's a cool find. I wouldn't be able to bring myself to paint it, looks too cool as it is. You could easily treat the rust and leave the paint.
    Ooops. Sorry, jettore, but I was kidding. I don't think I'll ever repaint a bike. Especially one with really neat era paint like Landsharks, Fats, Ibis, and yes, even Kleins.

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    That's the hotness.

    The snake rocks.
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    ****ing hell. What a sweet bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    can't imagine the circustances that would ever make someone part with it
    We had a brief banter about her getting rid of such a wonderful and unique work of art. She expressed that she was elated that somebody who appreciates it bought it and will give it a good home. I agree. I don't think it could have found a better home.

    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog View Post
    I could have Id's that bike in a second!
    Indeed. I saw it over at Superb (while checking out a sweet Mission Workshop jacket) and immediately knew it was Heidi's. Kind of a weird place to put such a rare beast on consignment considering they're an urban fixie type of establishment.

    Anyway, curious to read your ride report.

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    short top tube and a loong stem. Opposite of your modern mtb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants View Post
    We had a brief banter about her getting rid of such a wonderful and unique work of art. She expressed that she was elated that somebody who appreciates it bought it and will give it a good home. I agree. I don't think it could have found a better home.
    Thanks, B!

    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    short top tube and a loong stem. Opposite of your modern mtb.
    Yes, I'm going to suck it up and get used to that long stem. I mentioned it to Heidi and she said it was long for her as well. It's not too bad. My Yeti feels longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Thanks, B!



    Yes, I'm going to suck it up and get used to that long stem. I mentioned it to Heidi and she said it was long for her as well. It's not too bad. My Yeti feels longer.
    long stems smooth out the ride and slower the front end plus it's great for making the bike stable when climbing. as soon as everybody began riding w/ ultra short stems, it also began the cry and beg for shallow head angles, bigger wheels or anything that could tame the twitchy feeling from the front.
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    Wow

    All that campy stuff sucks

    That would be my jealous side talking. I have a hard time controlling that when I see such a nice bike. Beautiful detail.

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    Stem looks fine to me. But I shred on a bike with a 120mm stem.
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    Wow, Amazing bike, lots of cool details, congratulation on a good find.

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    Beautiful piece of FAT history with it's cool graphics and period color. It will be sad to tee this all lost with a new coating.....

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    Hey G, any pics of Heidi racing this bike? Now that would be way cool.

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    Beautiful bike,congratulations. that's such a great paint job!

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    Really nice paint details and history. Great find!!!!! Enjoy it.

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    Beautiful ride, congrats & enjoy!

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    Lucky man i tried to buy this bike twice with no luck. I worked in her house years ago and tried to buy it then and again about a year ago but never got it. Im very jealous

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    Just getting caught up on things...... That bike is killer. Enjoy!
    blah, blah, blah..........

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    Amazing find! That snake alone is worth the purchase. That and the frame, the paintjob, GP Wilson dropouts.... Need I go on? Enjoy this work of art as I am sure you will!

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    I'd certainly like to see it at Keyesville!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    I'll have to consult with my passenger(s) to see what we can fit in! Maybe we can Mitt somebody on the roof.

    Thanks guys!

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    Ooh, that would be so sweet if you could find room for it, G. I'd really like to see it in person, too.
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    Sweet ride! That is a awesome find!!!

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    simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing GoB.
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    Wonderful find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upchuck View Post
    Ooh, that would be so sweet if you could find room for it, G. I'd really like to see it in person, too.
    Ya well...last time I brought a bike specifically for you....you were no where to be found!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Ya well...last time I brought a bike specifically for you....you were no where to be found!
    Hey, Gumby. Last time I was smart enough to bail out of town with my 25 foot trailer before the snow storm hit the area. Several of my friends were stuck for hours trying to get home.

    No trailer this year. You're bringing the blue wonder again? I can't wait to ride it!
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    This bike is the nicest Bianchi on the forum.

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