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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 (https://www.firstflightbikes.com/198...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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    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"
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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):

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    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="https://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y213/threadedtitanium/?action=view&current=DSC00367.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://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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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    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="https://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. https://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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    More in next post...

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

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    Steering control went through a WTB Greasegard (King) headset. As a tip-of-the-hat to Fat City, I had them paint a puff star on the head tube instead of a Fat City decal - the same way their early bikes rolled out the door!
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    You may have noticed the Yo fork. Well I have the original 531 box crown that came with the frame. That was the most supple fork I've ever ridden, but the gussets inside the fork legs really cut down on front rubber options. Once the Yo was finalized, Wendyl dispatched one, painted to match.

    I had an IRD macaroni stem painted as well. The bar is 1st generation Ti to hit the market - Merlin if I remember correctly - and those ubiquitous ODI mushroom grips.
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    After a few years use, the original cooks brothers cranks cracked. They were replaced with a set of Kooka DH cranks. Yes, this is what passed for a DH crank back at the dawn of suspension.
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    The pedals are Suntour XC-Pro with WTB toe-flips!

    Naturally I went with WTB Greasegard hubs - the best flange designs, ever. They are laced to Araya RM-17 rims with DT spokes and alloy nipples. I did built-up the Suntour hubs on a set of Ritchey hard-anno Vantage rims, but they've only accumulated <50 miles in the last 20 years(!).
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    I still love this bike!

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    This is my favorite Fat ever.

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    Damn. That thing ticks all the right boxes. Well done!


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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobeee
    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.


    thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    HAHAHA!

    Priced high too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgirlonbike
    HAHAHA!

    Priced high too!
    no surprise.
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    that pink Wicked is absolutely delightful. And with my favorite off road pedals to boot!

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    That pink Fat is one of the better FC's I've seen.
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    You might as well lock up this thread after that pink fat one up there...^

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    Quote Originally Posted by one piece crank
    I submit my 1989 Wicked Fat Chance

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    Great bike, great story and a very nice posting with photos and details...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    That pink Fat is one of the better FC's I've seen.
    Rumpfy-This is a prime example of a Fat Chance that was ordered through the factory per the buyer's requests and not just bought off the rack at a dealer...There were so many sold off the rack that made Fats appear as just higher end production bikes, but when you wanted something unique done they really did what you asked for, which was what drew me to them and the personal connection to the people that were making my bike!

    This guy Tom also obviously knew what time it was when he ordered it as well!!
    FATMIKEYNYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc
    Rumpfy-This is a prime example of a Fat Chance that was ordered through the factory per the buyer's requests and not just bought off the rack at a dealer...There were so many sold off the rack that made Fats appear as just higher end production bikes, but when you wanted something unique done they really did what you asked for, which was what drew me to them and the personal connection to the people that were making my bike!

    This guy Tom also obviously knew what time it was when he ordered it as well!!
    ... his description on how it rides... beautifull huh? and true. wickeds on tight woods are just perfect.
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    Hi this is my YO EDDY
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    oh man

    You're killin' me! Dazzling bike.

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    And a friend have for SALE these two beauties
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    Quote Originally Posted by RIKIRIKI
    Hi this is my YO EDDY
    That's really snazzy!!
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    Yesterday i made the first small ride on the Ti Fat 006 Medium
    It is great, sharp, light, confortable and pretty
    Decals will be put on next week
    And i know,..i need to get those brakes set up correctly but they told me it was going to rain so i put these on in a hurry because i wanted to test it



    more pictures here, click on them and they will open bigger,..

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    My 1985

    I bought this from a very nice Fat Cogs member. It's set up singlespeed, and the paint is probably rustomleum, so it's not one for the purists I have plans for it (suprise!) but I've been riding it so much that I'm reluctant to break it down to begin the process...


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    FAT CHANCE, Shock-a-Billy

    Hi all,

    thats my new bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by al415
    I bought this from a very nice Fat Cogs member. It's set up singlespeed, and the paint is probably rustomleum, so it's not one for the purists I have plans for it (suprise!) but I've been riding it so much that I'm reluctant to break it down to begin the process...


    So you ended up with DC's ride?
    blah, blah, blah..........

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    Sure did I've been enjoying it ever since

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefan9113
    Hi all,

    thats my new bike

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    I find that a very lush bike, Stefan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc
    Rumpfy-This is a prime example of a Fat Chance that was ordered through the factory per the buyer's requests and not just bought off the rack at a dealer...There were so many sold off the rack that made Fats appear as just higher end production bikes, but when you wanted something unique done they really did what you asked for, which was what drew me to them and the personal connection to the people that were making my bike!

    This guy Tom also obviously knew what time it was when he ordered it as well!!
    Thanks for all the comments. It's fate that I own that pink Fat. At the time I worked in a shop and had ordered a fillet brazed Fisher Mt. Tam - when their builder broke the contract! Coming from a Fat Chance, there was little choice as to what bike could keep me happy on the trail, so I ordered a custom Wicked and pulled-out all the stops. It really was fun to work with Chris and Wendyll and find out they could do whatever you wanted...

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    here's my project...

    Help me out with the SN: 10388W
    I'm "thinking" 1988 Wicked, the 103rd made...

    This is original paint and I'm in the process of getting it restored.

    It clearly needs some TLC, but no rust other than light coat on the worn stays...

    Got this way back in the day, and have a mix of suntour XC pro (rear end, all brakes), Shimano XT (front derailleur), grip shift gen 1, rock shox mag 20, Ti stem and BB, (both 1992 vintage). I built the wheels... original nuke proof hubs, sun rim in the front, mavic in the rear (after I taco'd the sun rear). wheels are 1993-ish. Ritchie cranks and seat post. Ti sticks. Mavic headset... what else?

    Cheers!
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    Love the pink Fats, One Piece and fatMike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenEraMTB
    Love the pink Fats, One Piece and fatMike.

    Ditto. One piece, that bike is super nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    Hey,

    New here, but wanted to comment that not only is Wendyl a big part of Fat history, but a huge part of why FCC as much as fell off the face of the planet.

    I speak from being somewhat in the know. The shop I helped manage was the number 2 Fat dealer IN THE WORLD in the mid 90s before Wendyl convinced Chris to move to the Serotta facility in South Glens Falls NY. Two factory team riders worked for our shop, one of whom helped develop the Shockabilly designs. Both riders later jumped ship to Indepenent Fabrication out of loyalty to those guys, being as Wendyl fired basically EVERYONE (who later started IF) when they moved Fat City to NY.
    You learn something new every day on here!

    There is a striking similarity to what happened at Ferrari in the infamous palace coup in the mid 60's when Mrs F pissed off a large portion of the design team who moved to Count Volpi's race team and built the Bizzarinni GT. Fortunately Ferrari made it into modern times but were never quite the same. Such a shame the FCC went downhill.

    Anyhow, heres a few pics of my old FATs

    1987 FAT CHANCE, one previous owner and even wearing its original cables. Ordered new with no decals and a black fork instead of the stock yellow.



    My old SAB, now sold on



    and finally my old Yo (just bought another which is getting built this month)



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    I have one

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    My '93 Yo. I love it, but I baby it too much. Waiting on some parts to the get the '91 back on the trail. Right now it is a single speed with a Campy Nuovo Record chain tensioner I am going to put the rear mech back and go 1x7. That'll be the real rider.

    .....this one, on the other hand, is usually only out on sunny, dry days, and gets a good wipe-down as soon as we are home
    She's also a lightweight-- with the Odyssey Svelte Ti instead of SPDs, and Ritchey WCS instead of Ourys she tipped the scales at 21.5 lbs.
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    nice ride....but that saddle position just doesn't look right too far forward? Just kidding, it obviously works for you..
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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    nice ride....but that saddle position just doesn't look right too far forward? Just kidding, it obviously works for you..

    size is slightly too big.
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    um, thanks for the saddle fore/aft pointers

    Pretty sure the frame size is juust right.

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    ooh scary.....

    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    um, thanks for the saddle fore/aft pointers
    must be a moderator thing...Rumpfy used to be obsessed with saddles...not gonna do it.....I'm breaking that habit right now
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    break the cycle of saddle advice violence man!
    no worries though, its those little things that stick. haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    That pink Fat is one of the better FC's I've seen.

    Absolutely one of the best bikes I've ever seen period. I have a '89 pink wicked and it's not even close.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Fat City Cycles Igleheart Custom Frames Forks

    Fat City Cycles frame builder, Chris Igleheart, interview at his Wenham, MA studio gets into early 80s mombat mountain bike industry history, the Fat City box crown fork and reasons for designing the New England segmented steel rigid fork, along with Joe Breeze dropouts, Paragon Machine Works, Salsa Cycles, even Ohio's Wright Brothers inspiration. Bonus mention of MTBR forums and NAHBS! Igleheart gets into the future of cycling and 2010, his personal breakaway fixie equipped with the production Sturmey-Archer SX-3 fixed gear hub, as well as his participation in the Chris King Oregon Manifest Constructors Race in which its racers must successfully ride with a six pack of glass bottled beer across a 77 mile epic race without breakage.

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    8322 back on the track

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    Just bought this 1989 Fat Chance Wicked. It has been upgraded over the years so nothing is orginal but still a nice selection of parts.

    Fork- Girvin Pro Carbon
    Derailers- Deore XT
    Cassette- 8spd Deore XT
    Hubs- Deore XT
    Rims- Mavic XC717
    Cranks- Unidentified Suntour
    Shifter/Brakes- Deore XT
    Brakes- Deore XTR

    Plans so far will be to find a appropriate fork(not neccessarly correct) and keep as a rider.




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    Please find a fork FAST!

    it's just not right.....

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    That fork has so much going on... looks like you'd never be able to pull up over a curb! Cool bike though

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    Fat Tuesday
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    very nice BigBird yellow Yo, yNy

    This is what fellow-racers will see from my Yo during upcoming OWMTBC race >>

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    Oh my. Do you ride that bike with those Tioga Psychos?
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    I have 'a couple' left. Once I've burnt them all I will start with my stock of Graphites
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    Nice. You should document their demise. How long does a butterscotch last? They're a good deal quicker than UmmaGumma's, right?
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Nice. You should document their demise. How long does a butterscotch last? They're a good deal quicker than UmmaGumma's, right?
    The Ambers I have/had held up at least as good as my Ummas and Red Treads.
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    Ah, not bad then. UmmaGumma's don't last forever, but they aren't as terribly fast wearing as I'd feared.
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    I tried a pair of Psychos, back in the day. Scary tires. I took them off after one ride.
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    '89 Wicked

    Fairly new to MTBR and have enjoyed looking at all the great bikes, especially on this this Fat Chance thread.

    I had seen a couple of Fats at a NORBA race in PA and loved the look and ride. I bought this bike just out of college in '89. She's no longer pretty (some may say she never was, though I would disagree). Made the downpayment with my first 'real job' paycheck. Had a thing for yellow at the time so got a custom flo yellow w/black splatter paintjob and hand-picked most of the parts. I had to wait about three months for it to be built and it seemed like an eternity. Among them: Deore XT shifters, brakes, derailleurs and pedals, Ritchey Force stem, Cook's crankset, Hi-E hubs, Mavic Oxygen rims, Chris King headset, don't recall the bottom bracket (maybe Dura-Ace. Is that possible?). The pic with the yellow tires was '95, and I had added some Control Tech bar ends. Changes since: Ritchey Comp pedals, High Zoot carbon bar, Selle Italia Flite Ti seat, lightweight seatpost (I forget which - I put it on 10 years ago), Ultimate Machine seatpost clamp, a new cluster in back (Ulterga?) and a couple new rings in front...and the ugly Manitou Answer fork (around '95). I know adding a shcok fork is blasphemous to some, but I think it improved the ride slightly and I didn't notice a big difference in terms of handling.

    It's still my main bike - I just rode it for a couple of hours on some fine Arizona desert singletrack today. One day I will get either a full suspension or a 29er and will at least partly restore the Wicked (forks, at least). I kept all of the original parts and have a fresh set of stickers ready to go (my original Don't Tread On Me got washed off long ago). Part of the reason I haven't gotten a newer bike is that I honestly haven't ridden many bikes that feel as nice as this, period. I am only going to get another bike because I have developed back problems just in the last couple years and a squishier bike might allow me to stay on the trail a couple hours longer without pain. That, and I don't know where to find old parts when I start breaking stuff.

    This bike has been hammered beyond belief and I have never broken anything other than innertubes and gears! I raced it several times in the late '80s and early '90s, have ridden many Moab trails on it, have lived in AZ for 20 years and beat it up on the National Trail and many others in Phoenix, and some of the nastier trails in Sedona and Flagstaff as well. The frame is missing a little paint, but that's it. Several thousand miles and trued the wheels last month for the FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS. Not kidding. I think it's the Fat City magic or something.

    I LOVE my Wicked Fat Chance and it is still my pride and joy! Any suggestions to make it more rideable are welcome.
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    BigBadConrad: Thanks for sharing. That's a hot paint job, the "yellow black splatter". Did you know about Costco's "Skykomish" bike brand they were selling back in the day - circa 1989? It was a full rigid steel bike with the exact same paint job, it was hot, was it the $100 or the $350 bike?
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    Here's my beater

    Mine was purchased a couple of years ago with a Manitou 5 or something that was not right for the bike. I found a NOS Mag21 from a local guy on CL who worked for RS back in the day and he added a long travel kit along with the Ti bolts to lighten it up a bit. Sure there are some dings on this one but it still rides great. I swapped out the Ritchey Force stem for a taller one, I'm an old guy and bending too low for long periods of time hurt the back. It gets it's fair share of ride time.

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    Very nice machine. Good move putting the shorter, higher stem on- I have the same problem with my Yo- it is just plain too low and hurts my back, besides the fact that it is unmanageable on steep stuff compared to my modern bike. I'd set the cable hangers on the cantis lower. The chainrings up front also look huge.
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    How close?

    Thanks. I have a couple of bikes with cantis but have never heard of a height that works best. Any info on how close to the tire? They are M900's if there is a difference. Those chainrings were on there the bike when I got it so I'm leaving them on, big is better most of the time.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Not mine, but...

    seen last Sunday.
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    TheSingleGuy what is in box number one? NOS complete bike maybe? Drool.......
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord
    BigBadConrad: Thanks for sharing. That's a hot paint job, the "yellow black splatter". Did you know about Costco's "Skykomish" bike brand they were selling back in the day - circa 1989? It was a full rigid steel bike with the exact same paint job, it was hot, was it the $100 or the $350 bike?
    Illnacord - Au contraire, I doubt Costco used Dupont Imron LOL. Hey, bright flourescent colors were big in the mid-to-late '80s. Dated for sure but it's been good to me.
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    drool. Japan is great for デッドストック。 Let us know how much they want for stuff.....I'll be passing through in July
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    Quote Originally Posted by proto2000
    TheSingleGuy what is in box number one? NOS complete bike maybe? Drool.......
    Not complete sorry, but NOS...don't think it's for sale - it's his last one, and now having seen one in person I can understand why he wants to hang on to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    -->TSG

    drool. Japan is great for デッドストック。 Let us know how much they want for stuff.....I'll be passing through in July

    Sure, see other thread! (Big Day Out). Where will you be passing through?
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    Nice 10th!

    TSG---> wow! that frame is fantastic.
    I will probably be stuck in Tokyo this time, but I might go visit some friends who live at the tip of the Chiba peninsula too. I tend to get out to Japan a couple times a year.

    You were down Nagoya way, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dipan
    My old beat up 10th Anniversary Fat:
    Major props for taking a 10th Aniv and riding the hell out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSingleGuy
    Not complete sorry, but NOS...don't think it's for sale - it's his last one, and now having seen one in person I can understand why he wants to hang on to it.

    Boner city! Tell him to build and ride it! Or at least put it on display....sheesh.
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    YO Eddy! Team Fat Chance for sale

    I have a 1997ish YO Eddy! Team Fat Chance.

    Ringle seat-post
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    XT through out
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    Quote Originally Posted by agoraphobia123
    I have a 1997ish YO Eddy! Team Fat Chance
    Ringle seat-post
    Kooka Cranks 180
    Chris King headset
    Mavic SUP 517 rims Ringle front hub and XT rear
    XT through out
    YO Eddy! fork
    Kore stem
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    Rule breaker.
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    Sweet, like the color. What year is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agoraphobia123
    Sweet, like the color. What year is it?
    The consensus is that it's a 1989 Team Comp that went back to Fat in the early 90's and came home with a Wicked Lite paint job from whatever year that was...

    I got in a trade with a fellow VRC'er and all around good guy from the forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proto2000
    Thanks. I have a couple of bikes with cantis but have never heard of a height that works best. Any info on how close to the tire? They are M900's if there is a difference. Those chainrings were on there the bike when I got it so I'm leaving them on, big is better most of the time.
    It's pretty simple, and not about the height of the cable hanger over the tire, per se, but rather about the angle between the arms and the straddle cable. First, move the pads such that more of the metal post that goes into the pad is sticking out (this in itself isn't beneficial, but rather necessary to get the right geometry). Then set the cable hanger at a height such that the straddle cable makes a 90 degree angle with an imaginary line between the canti's pivot point and the point where the straddle cable attaches to the arm. It could take some experimenting, but you are running the best cantilever brake levers ever, so it shouldn't be so hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by agoraphobia123
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    Not really an excuse. Read the forum rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc
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    Rules? Are you the forum cop? Just kidding but not really.

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    hmmmmm

    Well, he used to be...and thinks he still is Humor him, he hit his head on a downhill portion of track a while back and hasn't been the same since....


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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    Well, he used to be...and thinks he still is Humor him, he hit his head on a downhill portion of track a while back and hasn't been the same since....


    edit: maybe he actually didn't hit his head, but he did hit where his "brain" is ;-)

    Damn, I hate when that happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    Well, he used to be...and thinks he still is Humor him, he hit his head on a downhill portion of track a while back and hasn't been the same since....


    edit: maybe he actually didn't hit his head, but he did hit where his "brain" is ;-)


    Nah...he was wearing a cup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast Of The East
    I'm looking forward to riding this, after I make a few adjustments
    I know it's borderline sacrilegious, but do you have any more pics of that Cannondale?
    Cannondale Lefty and HeadShock servicing, wheel building, etc...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast Of The East
    I'm looking forward to riding this, after I make a few adjustments
    Nice Yo Eddy. I've never seen this colour. The fading from blue to violet

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    Quote Originally Posted by The torture never stops
    Nice Yo Eddy. I've never seen this colour. The fading from blue to violet
    Candy Colbalt Blue to Purple fade

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    1990 Fat chance Wicked, 18". I purchased the frame and fork NOS from McLain Cycle in Traverse City, MI in June of 1992 for $450. Originally it was Grello.

    sadly, this is the best image I currently have of it in original-ish guise in 1992 (color was way brighter than it appears in that crappy pic though - my little brother apparently dug it!). It actually matched the Unishock pretty well:
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4886120795/" title="IMG_0002 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4886120795_803c73f45c.jpg" width="500" height="362" alt="IMG_0002" /></a>

    Rode it hard for 3-4 years in school, tried a few rattle can paint jobs (me = idiot), sent it back to Fat in spring of 1996 for a factory repaint. I chose Arrest Me Red!

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929292967/" title="DSCF9454 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4929292967_ef6489e831_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9454" /></a>

    I rode it for a year or so out of college, then sold it to my brother. He rode it for a few years, and sold it to a buddy. Then I guess it went globetrotting. My brother ran into the guy at Fat Tire Fest a few years ago (2006 or 2007 maybe) and bought it back. He built it up pretty nice, then traded it back to me about a year or so ago. I'm thrilled to have it back.

    It's now a singlespeed using a White Industries ENO eccentric hub:

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929293587/" title="DSCF9455 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4929293587_d442b2d774_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9455" /></a>

    found these Ritchey (Dia Compe) brake levers in my box of junk at home, along with the Oury grips.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929300385/" title="DSCF9465 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4929300385_00c6464fac.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCF9465" /></a>

    Salsa 11 degree bar. Mongo wide - may have to cut that down a bit...

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929302879/" title="DSCF9469 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4929302879_6a706db1a3_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9469" /></a>

    Not period correct (the bar) but the whole SS wheelset kinda throws that out the door anyway. Found the 13cm Ritchey stem in my parts box too. It may have been the one I put on the bike when I bought it new. Not sure. Have a 16cm Salsa in the box as well - no roller though.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929892030/" title="DSCF9464 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4929892030_2bed4106b5.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCF9464" /></a>

    Nice brakes (thanks bro)

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929307623/" title="DSCF9476 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4929307623_3291c2f181.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCF9476" /></a>

    Gawd do I hate chain suck. I'm gonna need to work on my touch up paint skills I think. If I ever put gears back on it, I'll probably do a 1x7 or 1x8.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929901100/" title="DSCF9478 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4929901100_806c643565.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCF9478" /></a>

    Original FAT unicrown fork, but currently in cue at Igleheart for one of his Big One Inch beauties. Always wanted one, might as well skip a few meals to make it happen. I'll probably just have that BOI done in black, as this frame has enough scuff on it to warrant a repaint (back to Grello?) in a few years.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929887608/" title="DSCF9457 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4929887608_f1a1042947_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9457" /></a>

    non-drive side as it sits:

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929306981/" title="DSCF9475 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4929306981_14f6a35acf_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9475" /></a>

    Obviously the seat is non-period-correct, but as I said before, that bridge has been burned. If I come upon a nice original Flite, Avocet 02, Turbo or Regal I'll replace it.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929305601/" title="DSCF9473 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4929305601_1fe490ec46.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCF9473" /></a>
    ummm, NO, but I guess that's all they had for stickers back in spring of 96.

    I need to get some bigger rubber on there. The skin-wallish Conti Mountain King ProTection 2.2s are tempting right now. Also watching FirstFlight's Z-Max "bring em back from the dead" thread. Looks snug in this pic, but there's room for more. The new fork should allow a biggun' up front.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929304167/" title="DSCF9471 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4929304167_2721777f7b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9471" /></a>

    I have a nice set of XTR 950/Mavic 517 wheels at home, which are close, but not quite correct for a 1990 bike. Keeping it singlespeed for now as that's all I've been riding for 2-3 years now anyway.

    Anyway, thanks for listening!

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    More details on this build:

    Rody provided new BB bearings and collars for the original spindle, the seatpost is a syncros Hardcore from the early 90's, with newer hardware from syncros and the king gripnut is from 1997-ish and has been in service for more than 10 years at this point.. Front hub is/was a warranty replacement AC, but is branded 'Shook', from the mid 90's..

    Looks good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatchanceti
    1990 Fat chance Wicked, 18". I purchased the frame and fork NOS from McLain Cycle in Traverse City, MI in June of 1992 for $450. Originally it was Grello.

    sadly, this is the best image I currently have of it in original-ish guise in 1992 (color was way brighter than it appears in that crappy pic though - my little brother apparently dug it!). It actually matched the Unishock pretty well:
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4886120795/" title="IMG_0002 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4886120795_803c73f45c.jpg" width="500" height="362" alt="IMG_0002" /></a>

    Rode it hard for 3-4 years in school, tried a few rattle can paint jobs (me = idiot), sent it back to Fat in spring of 1996 for a factory repaint. I chose Arrest Me Red!

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929292967/" title="DSCF9454 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4929292967_ef6489e831_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9454" /></a>

    I rode it for a year or so out of college, then sold it to my brother. He rode it for a few years, and sold it to a buddy. Then I guess it went globetrotting. My brother ran into the guy at Fat Tire Fest a few years ago (2006 or 2007 maybe) and bought it back. He built it up pretty nice, then traded it back to me about a year or so ago. I'm thrilled to have it back.

    It's now a singlespeed using a White Industries ENO eccentric hub:

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929293587/" title="DSCF9455 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4929293587_d442b2d774_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9455" /></a>

    found these Ritchey (Dia Compe) brake levers in my box of junk at home, along with the Oury grips.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929300385/" title="DSCF9465 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4929300385_00c6464fac.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCF9465" /></a>

    Salsa 11 degree bar. Mongo wide - may have to cut that down a bit...

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929302879/" title="DSCF9469 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4929302879_6a706db1a3_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9469" /></a>

    Not period correct (the bar) but the whole SS wheelset kinda throws that out the door anyway. Found the 13cm Ritchey stem in my parts box too. It may have been the one I put on the bike when I bought it new. Not sure. Have a 16cm Salsa in the box as well - no roller though.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929892030/" title="DSCF9464 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4929892030_2bed4106b5.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCF9464" /></a>

    Nice brakes (thanks bro)

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929307623/" title="DSCF9476 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4136/4929307623_3291c2f181.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCF9476" /></a>

    Gawd do I hate chain suck. I'm gonna need to work on my touch up paint skills I think. If I ever put gears back on it, I'll probably do a 1x7 or 1x8.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929901100/" title="DSCF9478 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4929901100_806c643565.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCF9478" /></a>

    Original FAT unicrown fork, but currently in cue at Igleheart for one of his Big One Inch beauties. Always wanted one, might as well skip a few meals to make it happen. I'll probably just have that BOI done in black, as this frame has enough scuff on it to warrant a repaint (back to Grello?) in a few years.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929887608/" title="DSCF9457 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4929887608_f1a1042947_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9457" /></a>

    non-drive side as it sits:

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929306981/" title="DSCF9475 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4929306981_14f6a35acf_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9475" /></a>

    Obviously the seat is non-period-correct, but as I said before, that bridge has been burned. If I come upon a nice original Flite, Avocet 02, Turbo or Regal I'll replace it.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929305601/" title="DSCF9473 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4929305601_1fe490ec46.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSCF9473" /></a>
    ummm, NO, but I guess that's all they had for stickers back in spring of 96.

    I need to get some bigger rubber on there. The skin-wallish Conti Mountain King ProTection 2.2s are tempting right now. Also watching FirstFlight's Z-Max "bring em back from the dead" thread. Looks snug in this pic, but there's room for more. The new fork should allow a biggun' up front.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/4929304167/" title="DSCF9471 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4929304167_2721777f7b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF9471" /></a>

    I have a nice set of XTR 950/Mavic 517 wheels at home, which are close, but not quite correct for a 1990 bike. Keeping it singlespeed for now as that's all I've been riding for 2-3 years now anyway.

    Anyway, thanks for listening!

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    Hi here my Yo Eddy in Arrest me red! I love this colour.









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    Both those bikes are nice, but I especially like the red Yo. How do you like those Maguras?
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    Alright, kind of stupid question, but I'll post it anyway.

    What would be a reasonable price to pay for a 94 Yo Eddy in Grello in pretty good (but definitely ridden) condition. Mix of LX/DX/XT parts, Manitou Magnum fork and T-bone stem.

    I have a line on one, but I really haven't kept up with the vintage stuff. Always been interested in the Fat City stuff, so it intrigues me. Any thoughts? If I buy it, I'll post it.

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    Depends. The LX and DX don't do much for the price, but nice XT parts can be worth something. The Manitou and T-Bone don't add much either. With those parts, you'd be pretty much buying for the frame.

    So again, depends on condition. Grello is cool, but does the frame have any dents, dings, rust, fading, chips, etc? How about the stickers?
    By way of comparison, I bought (on eBay early last year) a more common yellow '92 Yo with a first gen Manitou, full XT 730 in good shape with pedals and thumbshifters, ATAC+Hyperlite, and a couple other nice parts on it for under five bills.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Depends. The LX and DX don't do much for the price, but nice XT parts can be worth something. The Manitou and T-Bone don't add much either. With those parts, you'd be pretty much buying for the frame.

    So again, depends on condition. Grello is cool, but does the frame have any dents, dings, rust, fading, chips, etc? How about the stickers?
    By way of comparison, I bought (on eBay early last year) a more common yellow '92 Yo with a first gen Manitou, full XT 730 in good shape with pedals and thumbshifters, ATAC+Hyperlite, and a couple other nice parts on it for under five bills.
    One small dent in top tube, and the stickers all look good. Couple scratches inside the stays, but overall pretty clean. He's asking 4 bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Buxton
    One small dent in top tube, and the stickers all look good. Couple scratches inside the stays, but overall pretty clean. He's asking 4 bills.
    If the condition is as stated, that's probably a pretty safe buy for $400.

    Is it a S/M? I'd LOVE a s/m Grello Yo...

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    Picked up my 953 650B SS on Saturday from Chris Igleheart and being the generous guy that he is, he gave me some NOS Fat City Cycles Team Grease!




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    That's awesome! I'd love to find one of the guns too.

    @Francis:
    Cost is no option for a Buxton. The birthday boy deserves the bike he wants.
    But yeah, if it is in nice shape four bills sounds good. Grello is cool
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    That's awesome! I'd love to find one of the guns too.

    @Francis:
    Cost is no option for a Buxton. The birthday boy deserves the bike he wants.
    But yeah, if it is in nice shape four bills sounds good. Grello is cool
    Finally, someone who knows the name...

    I'm still trying to figure out of I can swing it. I may post up the ad if someone else in here would be interested. It's starting to look like I may not be able to pull it off, but it would be fun to have. I'd finally have a bike to match my "Team Grease" t-shirt.

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    If you are going for it you'd better move fast:
    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=114962
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    My 89 Wicked.

    I use it mostly to ride to work (post office, pub, store etc.), but it does see time on the trails as well.




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    i love this wicked.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Just took a scroll through this entire thread...sure are some cool Fats out there.


    Never got around to adding my '90 wicked rescue project, so here we go:




    the "after" shots:

















    and one to take the heat off Eric








    Steve

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