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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    i love this wicked.

    +1.

    Is that Grello, or is that some sort of pre-Grello minty thing? I know Grello can be pretty hard to photograph....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatchanceti
    +1.

    Is that Grello, or is that some sort of pre-Grello minty thing? I know Grello can be pretty hard to photograph....

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    -former owner of a Grello Wicked.
    For some reason these pics make the color of the frame look washed out. I'm not sure if it's the exact same shade as the grello Yo's, but it's definitely a bright neon green in person.

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    I am DYING to get into the Fat chance scene. Anyone know a good place to look for one besides ebay or craigslist? My dream is the one that is silver/grey with the blue lettering..

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    snip... snap... Cutting my Wicked!

    This bike has seen me through 21 yrs of singletrack, jeeproads, and mountain scree fields on two continents. It went with me on my honeymoon to Moab 16 ago and on a ride with my wife and teen-agers last weekend...

    It's because I love this bike that I've decided to get it cut....

    ...and coupled! So that I can travel with it easier!!

    It will join my other travel bikes -- an S&S coupled Litespeed Classic and a Ritchey Breakaway cross bike (and an S&S coupled Concorde steel retro frame thatserves as a travel back-up) for those times when I want to do more singletrack than the Ritchey Cross can handle... or when I want to do some offroad touring since this baby is kitted out to travel loaded!!

    So here are my questions:

    Does the triple butted tubing pose any particular problem re. welding in the couplers? (I'll ask Bilenky Bikes in Philly, who have done my other coupled frames, what they think about this ... but I figured someone here would know)

    I'd like to upgrade the components and maybe get some 9-speed shifting (any problems w/ the rear dropout spacing?)-- I'm thinking XT 9-speed and a Specilites TA Carmina or Vega crank. I'll be getting new BB axle collars from Groovy bikes. Is the original axle JIS or ISO standard taper?

    I'd love to get a boxcrown axle -- but finding a 1 inch steerer tube fork is tough -- any not-too-expensive leads?

    Finally -- Il probably switch out the quill sten for the new nodel from Salsa (SUL) with the removeable face plate -- any experience?

    Thanks!
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    Oh well, might as well try. Here is a Slim Chance..... :-)

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    My Slim set up as a single speed.



    I have the stock fork but it needs to be straightened. One of these days I'll send it off to Chris Igleheart to see what he can do with it.

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    88 Catalog FAT "star"

    I know I posted this years back, but a recent request has prompted me to add more info.

    Bike is an 86 ( I forget how I determined that). Original owner is a photogragher pal of mine who shot catalogs and posters for FAT back in the day (remember the underwater poster?). He and Wendyll came up with the paint scheme, grey white with orange triangles that reflected his business cards at the time.

    The bike used in the 1988 FAT catalog, the one with a brown cover with tire track on it. It was ridden down some stairs, early urban riding! Araya wheels were put on for the photo to reflect the 88 spec, original Mavics are now on the bike.

    I got my hands on it a few years back, and did an "poor mans" resto. Other than replacing a few worn out chain rings, my "roadie" friend didn't upgrade anything else. The seat post was complete stuck in the tube, had to cut it out. Replaced with a nice Ritchey I had from my Monster. New bottom bracket bearings were added, along with a Ti spindle (another leftover). A few light surface rust spots were touched up.

    I changed the following: Stem for a longer one, Deore shifters for Suntour XC pro that I prefer, 4 finger XT levers for the Magura motorcycle ones, a new turbo seat for the Specialized lambda that had too many miles on it. Old SPD's replaced the Shimano "bear traps", as I like to ride this bike, not just look at it. Cables, brake pads, tires,etc. I had the grey Specialized tires laying around, finally I had a bike that they looked good on!

    It's funny, with those giant levers, this thing stops real fast!

    So that's the story, thanks for reading and sorry if if heard this all before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    So that's the story, thanks for reading and sorry if if heard this all before.
    "Click, scrunch"


    (Sound of me, mentally shortening that RD cable...)


    Nice bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    "Click, scrunch"


    (Sound of me, mentally shortening that RD cable...)


    Nice bike!
    Yeah I know, I know, I deserved that! Just an old silly habit of mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog
    Yeah I know, I know, I deserved that! Just an old silly habit of mine...
    I used to do it too, actually coiled it up for a nice little loop effect....

    Then I went, "wait, this won't help me at all anyway, as it's at the wrong end, so why am I doing it?" And stopped.
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    Thanks----I like that one an awful lot! Super cool that it is a catalogue bike too.
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    loving that Fat, kdxdog

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    Up until a few months ago, I had no idea my Fat was considered vintage, it was just simply my bike. Love this thread...so cool people are seeking these out/restoring etc.

    After the ebb and flow of life took me to and from Mt. biking over the years, I found myself getting to ride quite a bit the last two years. As much as I love my fat, I began lusting after current technology, full suspension etc. That type of bike really is more appropriate for the terrain I found myself charging. Anyway, I got a new FS bike last summer and love it, but there will always be a special place in my stable for this fat.

    It's a 96 ish Fat Chance I believe, the Serrota years or whatever. Saratoga is a half hour from where I grew up and how I got this bike for a song I think. Over the years it's been through 3 wheelsets, 3 forks, tons of the conumable components etc. The only original parts are the crank, seatpost and front der.

    Sorry to the purists, I did add the disc brakes about 10 years ago when I moved to Wash and found out what tons of mud and rain is like for most of the riding season....discs were a must!

    Not the best pic, but at home in the woods where I've had too many good miles in the saddle with her.


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    I have a 1985-86 Fat Chance that I bought in Denver. I raced it a bit back then and rode it until the mid 90's and it has been sitting in my garage since. It is all original, mechanically good and straight but has plenty of scratches and scrapes. Red with yellow decals and yellow fork.

    I've been thinking of selling it to fund the purchase of a new 29er but wondering if it is worth it. I know there is a "what is my bike worth" forum but I thought going right to the Fat people might get me better info and maybe somebody will talk me out of selling.

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    @st-rider: Talk you out of selling? This is not the place for that! Sell us your Fat, or at least show us a picture of it... ;-)

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    Here's a bad photo.Official FAT chance thread-fatchance2.jpg

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    That's kind of beat. The bar is pretty desirable though. If I were trying to fund a new bike with that one, I'd be parting it out.
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    Yeah it has been ridden but it is in good mechanical shape. Only cosmetically flawed. I'n not sure how a 25+ year old bike is supposed to look. What value is there in 1980's components for parting out?

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    Fat This is my family, I have to finish two more now

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    OK,
    Here's my ride.
    Bought new in 98. Deore XT, Ritchie bars stem and post.
    No rust, new tires, chains and soon a new saddle, very original!
    Mostly used just beating around town though I am beginning to get interested in some trail riding again. Love the bike! This is my second Fat the first being an 86 Wicked that I loved!
    That one had an orange spatter paint job, wish I'd kept it.
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    My Yo Eddy Chameleon Metallica.
    Syncros Revolution and Syncros HardCore Titanium,Syncros bar, Syncros Seat Post, Syncros Front Hub, Paul Brakes, Paul Levers, XTR 900 front and rear mech, Mavic 117 sup Ceramic rims, Flyte Titanium, XTR chain, Grif 900............................
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    yo EDDY- wow. nice bike! Although I am a touch biased....





    I too fitted disc brakes to the rear as this bike was my only mtb for years. ok- excluding my 1990 Yo which I have owned since almost new and has been my S/S for the last ten years...



    Anyway- as the newer Yo eddy was my main bike I wanted not only the sweet ride it offered but also year round good braking. So I put a disc mount on it.

    Its done over ten years and died over xmas- after a long day of very hard trails. I kept hearing a cracking sound every so often starting from first rooty downhill singletrack through the forest on Wainui hut track. I thought it was the cranks but when we finished the ride it cracked one more time as I dismounted coming up to our parked van in Takaka. I looked at cranks and then looked around bike. I then discovered a massive crack on down tube near the head tube. Starting on one side it runs right round under the tube and finishes with about 20mm holding tube together. So all those cracks I heard were it slowly pinging apart. Its amazing that it didn't just fail in one go!!! My trusty old stead got me to the very end of the ride.

    I think the crack started near the pointy tip of the gusset- a stress riser. Many times since the early 90's I have read about gussets and that they shouldn't be welded right around. Hmmm- that's why then.





    Last week I carefully cut the downtube out and a friend who is a very good tig welder/frame builder will weld a new down tube in place. I had ordered from Reynolds UK a 853 downtube a while back which they posted over to NZ. The 853 tube will be a fraction heavier- barely noticeable bit heavier but many times stronger!





    I must say that I am quite excited. I have missed this bike. I bought a Turner DW Flux which is fantastic but my heels hit the chainstays so it may not be a keeper. But this Yo is forever! Plus I miss not being able to load my bike up with gear for long weekend ride- very tricky on my Turner.



    Question time- where can I get some Fat Chance stickers/decals?

    alex

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    wow. You nailed so many aspects of what people like here. You rode it to death. You loved it. You broke it. You fixed it. You utilized it. And you took good pictures of it. yay, great entrance!

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    Be sure to post the results of the repair. I had a frame fail at the downtube in sudden go, so consider yourself lucky (although I wasn't hurt, it failed only 30 seconds before bombing down long, steep hills).

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    94 Yo

    Just finished my build. Shes an Ebay beauty queen, I spent the last 6 months deployed shopping for parts, and I know it's not exactly a VRC build but she rides like a dream
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    Quote Originally Posted by screamingbunny View Post
    Just finished my build. Shes an Ebay beauty queen, I spent the last 6 months deployed shopping for parts, and I know it's not exactly a VRC build but she rides like a dream

    Interesting mix of old/new. Not for the purist of heart, but I bet it does ride nice.

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    a fun mess, but appears to be functional and the most important thing is that it runs great

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    I should add these in here too:







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    Finally finished my 1991 Wicked.







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    Nice!

    ...for a 20 year old bike
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    As always, very nice! Is that a Fat Fork?

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    Thanks!
    Nope on the fork. I got the bike with a dead Manitou 1, so I had Tom Teesdale braze this red jobby up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Finally finished my 1991 Wicked.
    nice. the 91 Wicked looks bigger than your other Fats. what are the sizes on each of those? i'm guessing L on the Wicked and M on the Yo's and the Monster? or are some of those M/L?


    Either way, better pack that quiver carefully for the move west!

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    Yep-- the Wicked is 21" and everything else is M. Reach-wise, they are all about the same, but the Wicked has less standover and isn't as aggressive a position. I have also got a L Monster waiting for me in California ... it might prove too large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Yep-- the Wicked is 21" and everything else is M. Reach-wise, they are all about the same, but the Wicked has less standover and isn't as aggressive a position. I have also got a L Monster waiting for me in California ... it might prove too large.
    Is that the same Monster I saw Hollister working on a few weeks ago? Either way, if that size L in fact turns out to be too big, I might be interested in taking a look at it. Drop me a line if that turns out to be the case. Safe travels.

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    Nope (unless hollister is my dad). I'll let you know if it is likely to be released back to the wild.
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    Hollister is your dad? Awesome. Can't wait to see the family Christmas picture.


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    Yo Fat Chance peeps,

    I've got a new-to-me Fat Chance frame coming to me soon, I'm quite psyched!

    Anyways, I want to get a fork for it. I was thinking of trying to find an 80mm suspension fork but finding one nowadays with V-brake post mounts is difficult. So perhaps a steel segmented fork from a custom builder - no I don't want to go with a unicrown. I know I can have Inglis/Retrotec build me one, but does anyone know of any custom builders that offer up a segmented steel fork?

    Much appreciated and thanks in advance!

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    Igleheart.

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    Rody at groovy cycle works did one for me for my wicked. Awesome work. Super nice guy.

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    Looks like Groovy has suspended fork orders for the time being. I'll contact Igleheart. Didn't he work for FC at one point?

    thanks guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranier View Post
    Looks like Groovy has suspended fork orders for the time being. I'll contact Igleheart. Didn't he work for FC at one point?
    Yes, and he still knows his way around a torch..

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/5553791667/" title="Untitled by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5024/5553791667_e2bc0877f0_b.jpg" width="800" height="800" alt=""></a>

    he built a new front end for my wicked late last year.

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    1990 Team Comp

    I posted this one a couple of weeks ago on a Friday, but thought I'd give all the details here.

    Bought it a year and a half ago thinking that it would be great to have an unmolested, pretty original bike in my size - XL Fats don't come up often - to take out on the occasional ride, but not worry about as it was described as being in good working order. Unfortunately, the seller's pics are now gone from flickr, but it had been refinished by Fat Chance at a time when the only decals available were Wicked Lite ones, so it was incorrectly decaled. I thought that wouldn't bug me...

    On arrival, the feeling that this wasn't a rider, but a project was apparent the minute I opened the box. I could tell the wheels were screwed and the drivetrain looked rough (my Park tool subsequently just went round and round when checking the chain stretch). The shifters were super loose and the bar and stem were just plain wrong. Live and in person the Wicked Lite decals rubbed me the wrong way.

    So I took it all to pieces and thought about just hanging the frame up. I'd pretty much decided prior to this never to restore another bike (essentially, I spend too much, then regret and sell and feel the money is better spent supporting framebuilders who are still working). Then I impulsively sent it to Toronto for paint.

    Turns out there was a crack and it needed pretty extensive refinishing work. I had a stem painted to match and in one fell swoop exceeded my buy price without even a single moving part purchased. Decals were a nightmare. No one has 89 Team decals and everyone who said they could do it no problem had no idea what they were talking about. I kept getting serifed text for the headtube, or mix and match Yo/Wicked decals. In the end, I cobbled some decals together - still no small US Flag decal, though - and got Jen Green to make a headbadge.

    When the frame came back I got to thinking that it would be cool to have a straight XT bike. Nothing fancy, just the kind of build I might have got in a build-kit from Veltec back in the day. I looked for a donor bike, but didn't find one. Then I went down the NOS road.

    There are some things I'll spend money on. Fresh shifters, fresh derailleurs, fresh drivetrain, serviceable wheels and original skinwalls are all in the "worth it" column for me. I made those happen.

    But there are other things I just can't get behind. I never liked the seats from that era and rejoiced when my butt first hit a Flite. I also didn't like the period correct XT pedals and couldn't bring myself to spend the kind of money NOS 1 inch XT headsets are fetching.

    I build the wheels and started hanging parts the day of the Tsunami in Japan and again had a pang of regret for the money I'd spent on my own nostalgia rather than supporting existing businesses. So I finished off the build with current, but classic MKS pedals (love them - they are on all my bikes) and a Tange headset.

    So there it is. All done. Now I have two bikes - never did take the 1984 Ritchey Team Comp out that day, it started to rain - that have never been ridden. Not sure how I feel about that.

    The Build:

    Frame/Fork: 1990 Fat Chance Team Comp with G.P. Wilson drop outs and Jen Green headbadge
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    Grips: ODI
    Pedals: MKS Cyclocross, MKS clips,straps and flips
    Headset: Tange Levin steel
    Brakes: XT NOS except I always hated those pill with short cable things they came with, so I didn't use those.
    Shifters: XT NOS
    Crank: XT NOS
    Derailleurs: XT NOS
    Wheels: Black XT hubs NOS, Wheelsmith spokes, Araya RM-17s NOS, XT Chain/Cassette
    Tires: Ritchey Z-Max WCS NOS
    Cables: Fat NOS XT brakes, Shimano SIS
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    That's very nice.
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    Very nice. I really like the understated color and the unblingy build.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    Nice bike, nice build! I'd love to see more pics.
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    Love the olive drab paint and the period correct components. More pics are very welcome!

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    MainlyFats, maybe do a build thread? Bike is sure nice and I'd like a closer look at it too...maybe away from the picnic table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Nice bike, nice build! I'd love to see more pics.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6014683825/" title="Above by mhandsco, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm7.static.flickr.com/6135/6014683825_f998d21301.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Above"></a>

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    Rad headbadge!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Thats an awesome headbadge, who made it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Thats an awesome headbadge, who made it?
    Jen Green, per above.
    Revolution Cycle Jewelry
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikes View Post
    Love the olive drab paint and the period correct components. More pics are very welcome!
    Coming from you - that's the ultimate compliment! Much appreciated!

    It was painted by Noah Rosen of Velocolour in Toronto. Based mainly on my love for a Torpado - not mine - he restored and listed in his gallery.

    https://www.velocolour.com/gallery-2...TORPADO.01.jpg

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    Well done mainlyfats

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    Posted this elsewhere, but it seems appropriate here. Rode with Chris today. He hasn't forgotten how. He was on a titanium Fat Chance, and along the way we met another rider on an old Team Fat Chance. He was thrilled to meet Chris.

    Gotta love the garden gloves on Chris!




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    That's really cool!
    This post is in 3B, three beers and it looks good eh!

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    That photo of Chris just made my day! Thanks for sharing!

    Gotta love those "Tomac" Nikes!

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    Woo Hoo! Chris Lives!

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    Wow!! That pic just made my WEEK---thanks so much!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Scratch that---that pic made my month. So rad.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Thats crazy! Hey Chris, can u sign my bike?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Posted this elsewhere, but it seems appropriate here. Rode with Chris today.
    ...awesome post...

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    ^^^hella cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Posted this elsewhere, but it seems appropriate here. Rode with Chris today. He hasn't forgotten how. He was on a titanium Fat Chance, and along the way we met another rider on an old Team Fat Chance. He was thrilled to meet Chris.

    Gotta love the garden gloves on Chris!
    Fat Chance owners heads everywhere simultaneously exploded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Fat Chance owners heads everywhere simultaneously exploded.
    Poll: should Chris Chance pay $1000 on ebay for a Yo Eddy fork?

    Poll #2 (europe only): should Chris Chance be allowed to ride w/ less tha 10 in of seatpost showing?
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    A) Hire Igleheart to make one at vintage rates.

    B) Needs at least $500 in 3DV before that is even an ask-able question.
    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 View Post

    B) Needs at least $500 in 3DV before that is even an ask-able question.
    Yup.. it's all very disturbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Fat Chance owners heads everywhere simultaneously exploded.

    Mine did. Cool to see he held onto a bike (bikes), looks like he's having fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Mine did. Cool to see he held onto a bike (bikes), looks like he's having fun.
    and shorts and shoes! That is so great to see. I'm thrilled to see him on a Fat (and not even for a special event. )

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    This is the Fat Chance thread, but it may be of note that Joe Breeze was also on the ride, and Joe and Chris had a couple of hours to talk about...stuff. Here we are.


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    Holy sh**, Joe Breeze in a HELMET?! What is the world coming too??

    Love the jersey CK, what it that from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Fat Chance owners heads everywhere simultaneously exploded.
    Rumpfy; my head didn't explode. It just has a big grin on it. It's great to see Chris smiling (w/ C.K. and Joe) and out on a mountain bike, that's all. What a wonderful sport we have.
    blah, blah, blah..........

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    Chance's smile is almost as wide, as those narrow New England singletrack style bars.

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    NOS Yo & Team frame values?

    I've got a line on two NOS frames and need to get an offer number from the FCC experts. They are both NOS, built in NY, both have 1" headsets. The first is a 16" Yo & the second is a 18" Team. Not sure of year, didn't get a chance to look at serial numbers, so also looking for what year they could be.

    I don't want to lowball the guy, so any thoughts/ballpark figures would be appreciated.

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    Your posting is of no value without photos and a location where these frames are so I can somehow snake you and get them for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Dude View Post
    I've got a line on two NOS frames and need to get an offer number from the FCC experts. They are both NOS, built in NY, both have 1" headsets. The first is a 16" Yo & the second is a 18" Team. Not sure of year, didn't get a chance to look at serial numbers, so also looking for what year they could be.

    I don't want to lowball the guy, so any thoughts/ballpark figures would be appreciated.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    If the guy doesn't know what he has...lowball him.
    Let us intermediate this thing... .
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    Chris was the only one on V Brakes...and a backward mounted front tire????

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie- View Post
    Love the jersey CK, what it that from?
    It's for colorblind people.

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    My '95 (?) Yo

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    Wish I could make the pics larger- doesn't do the bike justice.
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    one of my favorite yo colors. Why can't you make the picture bigger?

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    Somewhat decent picture of my Igle-Fat.


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    NIce wicked...
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    My new-to-me Bro

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    Very nice.
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    Colorado Gold

    and Massachusetts Purple
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    Sweeeeet. Kenosha?


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    Picked this up this weekend. Kind of cool I guess.
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    Single speed time!
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    I'd say very cool. Was that factory or retrofit?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    I'm sure it was a retro-fit but it was done very nicely. It was so cool I couldn't pass it up!
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    You know it! Spent the whole weekend up there camping and riding. Nailed the weekend.

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    Thought I would post up a few pics of my fats on here.

    The Yo now has a new TCO post and I have some ringle holey Q/R's in silver but happy to swap for some black if folks want.


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    hmmm... sweet 86 Fat.
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    Very nice. I love comparing the parallel headtube/seattube angles on both bikes. Steep on the Yo, lazy on the FC. That black Fat is so minty.

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    Nice Fats! Love the black one and agree on the Salsa stem comment.

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    gazz, what size is your Yellow Yo? I just noticed how much longer the head tube is compared to my 18" Wicked above - and yours doesn't look like a huge frame size. Huh.

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    Its a large frame and agree the headtube is pretty big. I could prob live with a m/large but I do like the longer top tube.

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    My '85 & '87

    S# 85321 and # 871197


    The 85 has rare Nitto bullmoose bars that do break and a Moots bolt on shoulder rest.
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    Here are my FC YOs

    Only recently got into FCs, decided I wanted a Yo and it took two to figure out which size was right and then I picked up one extra for good measure



    1990 Grello Team Fade, w/ BOI and FC BB, Medium



    1992 Yello, w/ BOI, Large



    1992 Team Violet (re-spray), w/ BOI, matching Salsa stem, Medium

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    NOS Yo Eddy's

    Here are the two NOS Yo's I picked up recently. Finding parts and building will keep me busy this winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkozaczek View Post
    Only recently got into FCs, decided I wanted a Yo and it took two to figure out which size was right and then I picked up one extra for good measure



    1990 Grello Team Fade, w/ BOI and FC BB, Medium



    1992 Yello, w/ BOI, Large



    1992 Team Violet (re-spray), w/ BOI, matching Salsa stem, Medium
    team violet and grello have the Yo Eddy fork..The yellow large has the BOI. different tubing diameter and geometry. slightly different.
    nice stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    team violet and grello have the Yo Eddy fork..The yellow large has the BOI. different tubing diameter and geometry. slightly different.
    nice stuff.
    I didn't realize that there were two different FC forks. I'm slightly new to the Fat Chance brand (have been playing with Kleins mostly).

    I'll have to compare them side by side to see what the difference is.

    Silly question, but is one better than the other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkozaczek View Post
    I didn't realize that there were two different FC forks. I'm slightly new to the Fat Chance brand (have been playing with Kleins mostly).

    I'll have to compare them side by side to see what the difference is.

    Silly question, but is one better than the other?
    I believe they have slightly diff A-C heights.. I may be wrong though.
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    The Yo Eddy fork is shorter and has larger diameter legs---stiffer ride.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    The 1987 brochure showed two...

    One was listed as "Prestige"; light, Quick and Comfortable $169.00

    The second was listed as: Tandem "531"; Heavy riders and Touring loads $150.00

    My bike 1987, has the Prestige, with tapered fork legs. I remember when the Yo Eddy fork came out, I believe a few years later. One of my friends put one on his bike. I was jealous, but could not come up with the funds.

    BTW, the Wicked frameset sold for $729 and the complete bike sold for $1375. Used "Custom drawn triple butted 4130 Chrome-Moly from True Temper USA." The Team Comp frameset was $1429 retail. Used Tange Prestige with 4130 Chrome-Moly stays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    team violet and grello have the Yo Eddy fork..The yellow large has the BOI. different tubing diameter and geometry. slightly different.
    nice stuff.
    Damn, that's some serious Colker-vision! Nice work.


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    1987 Brochure

    This is likely a dealers spec sheet and cost brochure. I saved it when I bought my 1987 Fat Chance Wicked. Could not figure out how to upload these large files, so copied to photobucket. Here is link. FAT CHANCE -rigid pictures by kindacreeky - Photobucket

    Where I marked through the spec item, it indicates the part that was actually supplied with my bike. My bike had the Salsa stem with pulley. Since these pics were taken, I have converted back to gears, but still do not have the cantilevers back on there. Bike came with Biopace chainrings.
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    Here's my Yo

    Built it up back in the day.
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    I really like the green.
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    That seatpost binder looks dangerous.

    How much blood have you lost to that thing??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Way View Post
    Built it up back in the day.
    Is it a 69'er? The front wheel looks larger than the rear.

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    Pictures of actual team racing Yos

    Does anyone have any pictures of old authentic Fat Chance team Yo Eddy race bikes? How were they built, etc...

    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkozaczek View Post
    Does anyone have any pictures of old authentic Fat Chance team Yo Eddy race bikes? How were they built, etc...

    TIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Campagnolo Euclid:
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    Thought you could post a pic of Don Myrah's "fat chance".
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Thought you could post a pic of Don Myrah's "fat chance".
    ha! when I searched for a pic i saw that one, but decided to be nice.

    besides, I really dig that picture there at the '90 Worlds. So cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    ha! when I searched for a pic i saw that one, but decided to be nice.

    besides, I really dig that picture there at the '90 Worlds. So cool.
    yes... chameleon fade wicked, the rider going fast in that corner.. nice pic indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    yes... chameleon fade wicked,
    oh, I guess that is a Wicked. I figured it was a Yo based on the color. The Yo was out by late 90 right?

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    Late '80s Team Comp for the thread:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    oh, I guess that is a Wicked. I figured it was a Yo based on the color. The Yo was out by late 90 right?
    check the down tube on that bike: wicked fat chance. also, drivetrain cable routing is in down tube. Yos have it on top tube.
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    My 1985 or 1986 Kicker

    Not too sure what year this is because of the deraillers not being Dear Head and the top of the BB mounted cable guides. I do know that everything is original, down to the Grab-On grips, except the fork. BTW, if anyone has an original fork, please contact me.
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    Nice Find!

    I think this is about 1986. I have a 1987 Wicked. The U-brake is listed as standard on the base model in 87. My bike came with an Avocet Touring II saddle, specialized rims. This stem looks older than 87. My '87 brochure lists the stem for the base model as a Nitto MTB-5, Black. Levers are correct for '87, maybe for older too. Same shifters as my bike had. This was obviously an optional paint color. Bar looks older than '87.

    Thanks for posting detailed pics.
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    Just picked up some American flag stickers for the Kicker.

    I tried to find something close to the original that is mounted high on the seattube on most Kickers. They are 9/16" tall by 1" wide. If anyone needs one PM me.
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    My restoration '88 Wicked

    I was going to post pictures, and a link but I only have 3 posts looks like I have to start spamming to add value - duh.

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    Ok, 2nd try

    Some pix of my '88 Wicked restore (a little bit of old, a little bit of new)

    for 50+ pix and details on the ride:
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    Nice color combo. Is that paint of powder coating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Gear View Post
    Nice color combo. Is that paint of powder coating?
    Paint - DuPont Imron Ultra Orange Pearl + 9 coats of clear over the decals.

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    Beautifull orange. Nice work.
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    Not really MTB related, but almost.

    Here in California you don't see as many Fat City bikes as you might in the East. I'm JRA today and I encounter a guy on this immaculate Ti Chris Chance road bike. I was having a hard time shooting a pic while riding along, so I made him stop for a moment and I got a better pic.
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    CC! CK, he looks a bit overdressed. I was out today and I had a t shirt on. Coincidentally, I was also on a FC.
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    Hah .... imagine that guy riding a Ti FCC! Nice bike .. never seen one before. Glad to see the rider and bike enjoying the day. Thanks C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Not really MTB related, but almost.

    Here in California you don't see as many Fat City bikes as you might in the East. I'm JRA today and I encounter a guy on this immaculate Ti Chris Chance road bike. I was having a hard time shooting a pic while riding along, so I made him stop for a moment and I got a better pic.

    Nice. Chris is lookin' pretty fit. Glad to see he wasn't wearing the gardening gloves this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    CC! CK, he looks a bit overdressed. I was out today and I had a t shirt on. Coincidentally, I was also on a FC.
    Moooore you tease!
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    He's dressed heavier than I was for a snowbike race on Sunday in Minnesota (depressingly warm for MN in January, 51F today, yuck!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Nice. Chris is lookin' pretty fit. Glad to see he wasn't wearing the gardening gloves this time.
    Fat Chnces makes your azz look tight and small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Moooore you tease!
    box crown fork...
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    I'm so glad to see Chris riding and still into cycling. He looks super fit too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Moooore you tease!
    campagnolo all over..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Moooore you tease!
    Ah yes, Heidi Davis' old bike. Go here for more photos. Heidi is a friend and I've ridden with her on that bike back in the mid-1990s. Her ex-husband is still a close friend (he's my sports massage therapist) and riding partner so I see her occasionally. Sweet bike that is, I must say. Saw it over at Superbe while I was checking out a Mission Workshop jacket. They also had a nice Igleheart, too.

    P.S. Heidi Davis is in the photo below from the 1995 Fat Chance catalog. She's very pregnant with her son Alessandro:

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    That's not a Yo Eddy. It says it's a yo..Looks like a Team Comp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    Not really MTB related, but almost.

    Here in California you don't see as many Fat City bikes as you might in the East. I'm JRA today and I encounter a guy on this immaculate Ti Chris Chance road bike. I was having a hard time shooting a pic while riding along, so I made him stop for a moment and I got a better pic.
    LOVE IT! ... That is some major crossed up - looks like CC is gonna start bombing downhill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants View Post
    Ah yes, Heidi Davis' old bike. Heidi is a friend and I've ridden with her on that bike back in the mid-1990s. Her ex-husband is still a close friend (he's my sports massage therapist) and riding partner so I see her occasionally.
    Great! I was trying to find her email. Let me know if you have it or can get a message from me to her. I'll pm you, misterdangerpants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    That's not a Yo Eddy. It says it's a yo..Looks like a Team Comp
    Yeah, FatMikey told me similar. 26.4 seatpost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Yeah, FatMikey told me similar. 26.4 seatpost.
    You win.. team comps are nicer all over.
    everything is differente: rings at the head tube. bow crown fork. down tube cable guides. longer chain and seatstays. gpx drop outs. slimmer tubes all over.
    it's a more forgiving ride and if you are small it makes much more sense.
    what stem is that? got me curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    You win.. team comps are nicer all over.
    everything is differente: rings at the head tube. bow crown fork. down tube cable guides. longer chain and seatstays. gpx drop outs. slimmer tubes all over.
    it's a more forgiving ride and if you are small it makes much more sense.
    what stem is that? got me curious.
    maybe IRD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    maybe IRD?
    hmm.. maccarroni cable guide. did you ride it already? Fat Chances are great for all around riding and excell on technical singletrack. They have great balance at those stop, chose, pedal stop pedal drop situations.
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    The snake on the noodle is so cool.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants View Post
    Ah yes, Heidi Davis' old bike. Heidi is a friend and I've ridden with her on that bike back in the mid-1990s. Her ex-husband is still a close friend (he's my sports massage therapist) and riding partner so I see her occasionally. Sweet bike that is, I must say. Saw it over at Superbe while I was checking out a Mission Workshop jacket. They also had a nice Igleheart, too.
    Wow - nice.

    Re: Team Comp. At the very first race I ever did (early-early 90s), one of the riders in the expert class had what I gather was a Team Comp with a long ROYGBIV-ish fade finish. Me astride my Nishiki Ariel, didn't even know such a thing existed. Never seen another like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    hmm.. maccarroni cable guide. did you ride it already? Fat Chances are great for all around riding and excell on technical singletrack. They have great balance at those stop, chose, pedal stop pedal drop situations.
    I did a test ride to check out stuff. Have to swap out the saddle and pedals and I'm off to the hills after I get over this cold. I have a Yo Eddy so it'll be nice to compare.

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    The snake on the noodle is so cool.
    yeah! I'm deathly afraid of breaking it off!

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    I got Fat over the Holidays!

    I got this 1994 Buck Shaver over the Holidays. Always wanted a Fat and found this one for little money, especially compared to current MTB offerings(or Yo's for that matter). If this is Fat's "budget" model, they've got me fooled... Ride is superb and this one will be a rider. Picture is from today... January in Maine... great riding... whoddah thunk?!

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    beautifull bike.
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    What a beauty! Nice find. The decals are like a neon sign, glowing in the Maine light. Lets see some MUD on that girl!

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    Hereīs my Sparkling Banana Yo Eddy:
























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    Love your Sparkling Banana Yo Eddy. Is it an original paint?
    This built is very consistent with the mix of components.
    Regards Helmut

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    Great photos Max HC.

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    That might be...no it is my favorite Fat color. Flippin hot! It looks like fairly light build. Weight?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    sweet bike Max HC! is that a campy rd? and what kind of cassette is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The torture never stops View Post
    Love your Sparkling Banana Yo Eddy. Is it an original paint?
    This built is very consistent with the mix of components.
    Regards Helmut
    Hi there, many thanks, yes itīs an original paint, as far as I know, it was a one off job for a German customer.

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    Thanks Ą!, but these were taken for a friend of mine:



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    That might be...no it is my favorite Fat color. Flippin hot! It looks like fairly light build. Weight?
    No idea of the weight ...

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    sweet bike Max HC! is that a campy rd? and what kind of cassette is that?
    Yep, itīs a Campy Euclid and the cassette is a Boone ti. 11-28 unit





    Iīm still looking for a Salsa stem and a Mavic 851 / Paul rd in full black ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Hc View Post
    Hereīs my Sparkling Banana Yo Eddy:

    Beautiful bike!

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    That derailleur is beautiful. How well does it shift?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    That derailleur is beautiful. How well does it shift?
    Errrrrrr .... letīs say... it just shift ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Hc View Post
    Errrrrrr .... letīs say... it just shift ...
    haha...i thought it would, but didn't want to say anything
    what kind of shifter is it? 7 or 8sp?

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    I would think the derailleur would shift better if it was mated with Campy shifters rather than Suntour ones.

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    love your banana bike!!

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    Hi all,
    here are some of my Fat Chance bikes. Hope you like them....

    Buck Shaver Glossy black




    Monster Fat Leslie Purple





    Wicked Glossy Black



    Yo Eddy Arrest me red!



    Yo Eddy Team Jersey Paint









    and most important of all, the bikes are all ridden regularly

    Greetings from Germany

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    Über Wow Ą!

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    A quick set of pics on fork variations. The yellow Yo is a '93, the red fork is from a Mass-built '94. Same length and suspension correction, but the yellow is a Yo Eddy fork and the red is a BOI--check out the leg diameter difference. Both have Campy dropouts and the tear-drop tabs on the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Nice bike, nice build! I'd love to see more pics.
    1990 Fat Chance Team Comp - a set on Flickr

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    This is my favorite thread of all time. I want a Fat Chance so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    This is my favorite thread of all time. I want a Fat Chance so bad.
    I'm so thrilled to see your growth! It's a great VRC bike and I would love it if you found one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I'm so thrilled to see your growth! It's a great VRC bike and I would love it if you found one.
    Awe thank you!

    Yes, my eyes are fully open and I am on the hunt for one. But I believe finding one will be a chalange.

    Honestly though, that's part of the fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Awe thank you!

    Yes, my eyes are fully open and I am on the hunt for one. But I believe finding one will be a chalange.

    Honestly though, that's part of the fun!

    Shouldn't be tooo too bad tracking one down, unless you need an uncommon size or want a Team Comp or TiFat or a fully decked out Yo Eddy in team regalia...then it gets more expensive.

    I assume you've been to the FatCogs website?
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    sweet thread, I got to keep my eye out for a fatty..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Shouldn't be tooo too bad tracking one down, unless you need an uncommon size or want a Team Comp or TiFat or a fully decked out Yo Eddy in team regalia...then it gets more expensive.

    I assume you've been to the FatCogs website?
    I have not been to that site, but I'm headed there now. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    I have not been to that site, but I'm headed there now. Thanks!
    Just to let you know, outings are frown upon here as a general rule. After auctions have run their course, it's fine to post them up.

    If you want to know if something's a Fat, get the seller to give you some close up pictures and then look at the dropouts, seat cluster, etc. and compare them to pictures you see here and on the internet. There are tons of resources out there.

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    Oops, sorry!

    Won't happen again. Pinky promise.

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    Just added this to put alongside my other Aquafade Shock a Billy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    Just added this to put alongside my other Aquafade Shock a Billy:
    Tell me that saddle angle and seatpost height isn't your doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Tell me that saddle angle and seatpost height isn't your doing.
    That will be sorted tomorrow when she arrives

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    1989 Custom Painted Full Campy Original

    I picked this up recently.

    1989 Wicked with full Campy. Appears to be all original except maybe the tyres but they have been on for a long time.

    It is not what I usually collect (Ritcheys) but since I am a sucker for original and interesting, this was too much of both to pass up.

    The welding is really nice, almost looks brazed.

    Custom paint is cool and I was told that is was most likely done by Michael Pappaconstantine (the creator of the Yo Eddy figure). Thanks to Scott P Bengtson for this information about Mike: Mike Pappaconstantine - Team Fat Chance rider and the creator of YO Eddy. He also worked in finishing as a brazer and frame alignment tech. Excellent rider, unbelievable cartoonist - AKA the "biggest name in mountain biking"

    The condition of the bike is 9.5. It needs a good cleaning and polishing.

    I see on the FF site there is a model referred to as the 'Euclid' for 1989. Is that what this is? If anyone knows anything about this bike I would appreciate it if you pass it on to me.
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    Alright, that's just cool, thanks for sharing, nice pickup!

    "Draft Tomac, not humans", love it.
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    I am amazed that a Wicked would come from the factory with full Campy. I remember when Campy had that Groupo, only for a few years. Looks like did not get ridden much. Never seen brakes like that before. Awesome. thanks.
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    So many cool things about that bike, the Ned, Max, and John painting is great. Nice find.

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    amazing piece of fat chance history and truly unique. the only other campy equipped fat chance i ever saw on a pic was this one.....

    Fat Chance Yo Eddy

    best

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    When I bought my Wicked frameset from them back in 1992, McLain Cycles in Traverse City, MI had a Campy equipped Yo Eddy in Kandy Wild Cherry also in stock. That thing was obviously WAY out of my price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauricer View Post
    amazing piece of fat chance history and truly unique. the only other campy equipped fat chance i ever saw on a pic was this one.....

    Fat Chance Yo Eddy

    best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    That will be sorted tomorrow when she arrives
    Excellent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sq_root_of_2 View Post
    I picked this up recently.

    1989 Wicked with full Campy. Appears to be all original except maybe the tyres but they have been on for a long time.

    It is not what I usually collect (Ritcheys) but since I am a sucker for original and interesting, this was too much of both to pass up.

    The welding is really nice, almost looks brazed.

    Custom paint is cool and I was told that is was most likely done by Michael Pappaconstantine (the creator of the Yo Eddy figure). Thanks to Scott P Bengtson for this information about Mike: Mike Pappaconstantine - Team Fat Chance rider and the creator of YO Eddy. He also worked in finishing as a brazer and frame alignment tech. Excellent rider, unbelievable cartoonist - AKA the "biggest name in mountain biking"

    The condition of the bike is 9.5. It needs a good cleaning and polishing.

    I see on the FF site there is a model referred to as the 'Euclid' for 1989. Is that what this is? If anyone knows anything about this bike I would appreciate it if you pass it on to me.


    That could be the coolest Fat paint to date. Killer pick up. Please put knobbies on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    So many cool things about that bike, the Ned, Max, and John painting is great. Nice find.
    Yah, that is so cool! I like how it says "big gap" between Ron Andrews and Johnny T with Ned going over the bars. Oh, and labeled as "some cool race in CA"...

    Great bike!!

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    Too cool. That's one of those bikes you can keep looking at and find more cool details the longer you look.
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    Now.. that's art.
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    Was at my LBS today and they were working on a Fat City bike. Owner is a former employee and bike was given to her for her service to the company. Cool custom graphics with Yo Debby tig welded on the chain stay..
    Not sure if its an ettiquet issue to take photos of anothers bike. No high end build, But its a cool one for sure
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    That Wicked is quintessential FAT. What a great find.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Hey thanks for the comments!!! It is a fun bike to look at and ride. I am currently going through it to clean it up.

    1. I do plan to put period correct MTB tyres on it, once I find something suitable. Any suggestions?

    2. The photos I show are only part of all the things going on, there are lots of funny things on it. Once I get more information about it I will post more photos.

    3. The former owner tells me it had some connection to John Tomac. I am trying to get more information about that.

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    The best bet for tires are the Timbuk II reproductions from First Flight bikes. Skinwall and classic looking, and quite a nice riding tire.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Finally added a Fat to the stable, a '90 Monster:



    After taking a couple test rides, my girlfriend decided she liked the lively feel of the Monster over the stability of her Ritchey Ascent. Sadly, that means the Ascent has to go, I just don't have the room.

    I got this from the original owner, it's been well cared for but cycles of heat and cold in an uninsulated storage unit have taken a toll on the decals. It's an XT build for the most part-brakes have been replaced with V's, so I'll have to get that corrected. New decals would be nice, proper tires a must. I'm not sure how I feel about 'The Pipe', but it has to go anyway because she needs more rise-right now it fits correctly but is extended out beyond the 'max' line. Weird stem......

    I have a black XT crankset I'm going to test-fit, I think it will look better than the natural aluminum. I love the dark Ritchey Vantage Comp rims as well, I hadn't seen those before-32 hole as well, nice.

    WANTED: Fisher Paragon, blue/green, Ritchey dropouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paqrat View Post
    Just picked this up - haven't adjusted the saddle yet, much less ridden it any significant distance. One of the last ones out of Somerville...never ridden off-road.

    More pics coming - have to resize them..
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