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    Here we go, a few updated pictures of my prototype Shock a Billy:


    You can see the raised pivot in this picture:


    I am searching for one of the late multi pivot Shock a Billys in M/L if anyone knows of one that could be for sale. Just need that then I would have the full lot.

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    While sitting in front of the coffee shop today.....

    I do a weekly gravel grinder ride with a coffee shop stop at the end. Well, at the end of today's ride, sitting sipping my coffee, a guy rolls up on this rig. team fat, original spec, and in cherry condition. Hope ya'all enjoy it.

    It isn't often we get to see a fine vintage machine like this in Iowa.
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    Good lookin' bikes! I haven't seen that paint job all too other either.
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    Just picked this up today

    94? Shock-a-Billy. Super clean paint & a bunch of cool period parts. I'm going to swap that fork with a 1" blue Sid & put matching brakes (maybe Machine Tech) on it. I've always wanted to ride one of these so I bought it. I rode it around the neighborhood, it's pretty nice. I'll give an off road report after it's dialed. I bought from a guy who said he worked for Ringle' in the 90's.
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    Any suggestions regarding proper touch-up paint for this '95 Yo? it will be a "rider" not a "hanger" but I'd like the paint color to be as close to proper as possible.
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    As far as build, I am probably going to use some XT M738 shifters, maybe my silver Kooka cranks off of the Titus Ti and maybe (if I don't sell them) a set of silver Avid Tri-Align brakes.





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    When I had my old 86 Fat repainted, I had them do it in a stock powder called "candy blue." Would closely match the blue part of your fade I think.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    When I had my old 86 Fat repainted, I had them do it in a stock powder called "candy blue." Would closely match the blue part of your fade I think.

    Thanks!

    It's about the same blue as my long gone '69 Chevelle SS 396 - a very cool color I might add.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Any suggestions regarding proper touch-up paint for this '95 Yo? it will be a "rider" not a "hanger" but I'd like the paint color to be as close to proper as possible.
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    As far as build, I am probably going to use some XT M738 shifters, maybe my silver Kooka cranks off of the Titus Ti and maybe (if I don't sell them) a set of silver Avid Tri-Align brakes.





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    wow.. that's a small medium w/ a BOI fork? Not easy to find it. Let's see how you like it against the tomacs... Fat Chances have slower handling. They shine when riding gets rough.

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    Cute Golden, BTW. I'm sure it does better than my English and French mastiffs or French bulldog on long rides.
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Cute Golden, BTW. I'm sure it does better than my English and French mastiffs or French bulldog on long rides.
    Thanks, he's getting up there (7 now). Not so much into the bike rides, but he's a good running partner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colker
    wow.. that's a small medium w/ a BOI fork? Not easy to find it. Let's see how you like it against the tomacs... Fat Chances have slower handling. They shine when riding gets rough.
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    If you're referring to your experience with your Wicked, those handling characteristics don't apply at all to this bike. I've owned multiple Wickeds and Yos and they're two very different handing frames. The Yo handles speed very nicely and in no way does it have "slow" handling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    wow.. that's a small medium w/ a BOI fork? Not easy to find it. Let's see how you like it against the tomacs... Fat Chances have slower handling. They shine when riding gets rough.
    Yeah - S/M with BOI. I hear ya about the handling - and the size. I'm used to riding bikes that are "too big" with 72 degree head angles. I HATED my 2010 S-Works FSR for the way it handled and steered on the twisty single track that I was used to. Quickly swapped bars and stem to longer, lower, flatter arrangement and it was better but I still take out and much prefer one of the JTs.

    Hopefully the Yo Eddy does me better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Yeah - S/M with BOI. I hear ya about the handling - and the size. I'm used to riding bikes that are "too big" with 72 degree head angles. I HATED my 2010 S-Works FSR for the way it handled and steered on the twisty single track that I was used to. Quickly swapped bars and stem to longer, lower, flatter arrangement and it was better but I still take out and much prefer one of the JTs.

    Hopefully the Yo Eddy does me better.
    I have only experience w/ Wickeds. Although slow, when it gets rough, it's geometry saves my a$$ plus it's very comfortable.
    Very hard to find small medium Yos, nevermind w/ BOI forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Yeah - S/M with BOI. I hear ya about the handling - and the size. I'm used to riding bikes that are "too big" with 72 degree head angles. I HATED my 2010 S-Works FSR for the way it handled and steered on the twisty single track that I was used to. Quickly swapped bars and stem to longer, lower, flatter arrangement and it was better but I still take out and much prefer one of the JTs.

    Hopefully the Yo Eddy does me better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Why do I get the feeling your collection is quickly growing?


    My wife doesn't even ask nor does she shake her head in disgust anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post


    My wife doesn't even ask nor does she shake her head in disgust anymore.
    Mine either. Buy buy buy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Mine either. Buy buy buy!
    I'm tryin' and I'm buyin'

    Now if I could just find an Epic Ultimate, then I would be set ...

    and maybe a '90 or '91 Yeti Fro, then I would be done ...

    and of course maybe a Wicked for my aging frame and slower reflexes then, really I would be all set ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    I'm tryin' and I'm buyin'

    Now if I could just find an Epic Ultimate, then I would be set ...

    and maybe a '90 or '91 Yeti Fro, then I would be done ...

    and of course maybe a Wicked for my aging frame and slower reflexes then, really I would be all set ...
    I have a wicked in your size , what do you have to trade....I like 22.5- 23" toptube on this end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    I'm tryin' and I'm buyin'

    Now if I could just find an Epic Ultimate, then I would be set ...

    and maybe a '90 or '91 Yeti Fro, then I would be done ...

    and of course maybe a Wicked for my aging frame and slower reflexes then, really I would be all set ...
    You forgot Ritchey: the P series. Team Comp. Commando. When you get these you aim for the Annapurna.
    Maybe you would indulge in a Bontrager. Or decide a Salsa resumes everything the west coast has to offer.
    What about some east coast custom juice? Woyczick.
    After you are done w/ steel.. start loooking at aluminum.
    It's only bikes. You could be collecting race cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    You forgot Ritchey: the P series. Team Comp. Commando. When you get these you aim for the Annapurna.
    Maybe you would indulge in a Bontrager. Or decide a Salsa resumes everything the west coast has to offer.
    What about some east coast custom juice? Woyczick.
    After you are done w/ steel.. start loooking at aluminum.
    It's only bikes. You could be collecting race cars.
    Whoah baby!!!

    I like the way you think!!!

    But the race car idea ... Hmmmm ... Exige S, Evora, 997, R8 ...
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    Official threads are hard to read with a bunch of chatter and no pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    I have a wicked in your size , what do you have to trade....I like 22.5- 23" toptube on this end.
    Unfortunately for my wife, nothing of value to trade. At this time the vintage stable - consisting of three Tomac Sigs from various years, a Titus Ti, a blue collar Iron Horse and the latest addition - the Yo Eddy - are all permanent fixtures in the CCMDoc household.

    Thanks though and I will keep that offer in mind should something change on the out vs. in front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Official threads are hard to read with a bunch of chatter and no pictures.
    I have pictures up above!

    Purple to blue fade is my new Yo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    I have pictures up above!

    Purple to blue fade is my new Yo.

    swap that stem... you have the post and fork. Usually, those 2 items stop Yo Eddy builds for months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    swap that stem... you have the post and fork. Usually, those 2 items stop Yo Eddy builds for months.
    Without a doubt, that stem goes into the parts bin
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Without a doubt, that stem goes into the parts bin
    I am curious on your impressions of the Fat after riding the mongoose. I looked for a S/M Yo for years. It would only come up when i had other priorities.
    Then i went w/ the wicked. Some say the Yo is too stiff, others swear by them as THE mountain bike. Yours has a short wheelbase, like mine.

    PS: That fork alone can buy you a new bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    I am curious on your impressions of the Fat after riding the mongoose. I looked for a S/M Yo for years. It would only come up when i had other priorities.
    Then i went w/ the wicked. Some say the Yo is too stiff, others swear by them as THE mountain bike. Yours has a short wheelbase, like mine.

    PS: That fork alone can buy you a new bike.
    Will do and I know just the places to try all three (assuming you meant both Mongooses).

    If you're ever in the Tri-State area or even New England, ill meet you with them and you can ride them and decide for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Will do and I know just the places to try all three (assuming you meant both Mongooses).

    If you're ever in the Tri-State area or even New England, ill meet you with them and you can ride them and decide for yourself.
    Thx man. One day.. if there is one thing i love in this life is riding new to me singletrack around nice people. It's the real treasures...

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    My pleasure.
    Plenty on this board have been helpful, friendly and generous in time, spirit and advice. Sorta how I remember mountain biking - even when racing.
    These bikes should be enjoyed and I enjoy sharing.
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    Not long until she is finished now.

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    Overboard, IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post

    Not long until she is finished now.
    Looks good! Mine is pretty similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    94? Shock-a-Billy. Super clean paint & a bunch of cool period parts. I'm going to swap that fork with a 1" blue Sid & put matching brakes (maybe Machine Tech) on it. I've always wanted to ride one of these so I bought it. I rode it around the neighborhood, it's pretty nice. I'll give an off road report after it's dialed. I bought from a guy who said he worked for Ringle' in the 90's.
    Interesting build, excellent find!

    That thing has Nuke proof hubs and a single Magura brake even though the seller was with Ringle'. Love the Grafton crank too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Overboard, IMO.


    What?! With the tasteful silver on hubs and chainrings??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shocker View Post
    Interesting build, excellent find!

    That thing has Nuke proof hubs and a single Magura brake even though the seller was with Ringle'. Love the Grafton crank too.
    The seller kept the wheels & wouldn't budge. I found a pair of Blue Ringle's that I'm picking up thursday. I swapped the fprk to a Marzocchi xc 700 & I'm still figuring out the brakes. It came with one Grafton & one Magura. I put a set of green ano Real levers & Marin canti's. & I think I'll stay with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    The seller kept the wheels & wouldn't budge. I found a pair of Blue Ringle's that I'm picking up thursday. I swapped the fprk to a Marzocchi xc 700 & I'm still figuring out the brakes. It came with one Grafton & one Magura. I put a set of green ano Real levers & Marin canti's. & I think I'll stay with that.
    I have a blue Ringle' canti if you're interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shocker View Post
    I have a blue Ringle' canti if you're interested.
    I've never seen a ringle' canti do you have a pic?

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Overboard, IMO.
    Each to there own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    What?! With the tasteful silver on hubs and chainrings??
    Chainset is going to be changed for a M900 I think as the grafton stuff is crap.

    Also the wheels are not right yet, I am just waiting formy friend to finish building my turquoise ringle hubs onto NOS M231 CD's. Hopefully they will be done later this week and some amberwalls fitted up onto them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    Chainset is going to be changed for a M900 I think as the grafton stuff is crap.
    That's great!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    Each to there own.
    For sure. He's just offering his 2 cents which is what every single person love doing around here. I have to agree with him but think your crank change will make a world of difference.

    Great bike, Rick, and can't wait to see the changes and your thoughts on how it rides.

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    Here's a couple of pics of my 88' Wicked

    The paint was shot so I had it powder coated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    The paint was shot so I had it powder coated.
    Love the color, those wheels, brakes, saddle.. love wickeds. Now .. are you sure you need a 150mm stem?

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    New stem on the way, Nitto Ti. 130mm. I had that stem so I used it, but I don't trust it to use in the woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    The paint was shot so I had it powder coated.
    Great bike!

    As an aside,and just for the record, the directional arrow on those Timbuk II tires is backward for the front wheel. That is unless you like your front wheel to slip easier under hard braking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Great bike!

    As an aside,and just for the record, the directional arrow on those Timbuk II tires is backward for the front wheel. That is unless you like your front wheel to slip easier under hard braking.
    Thanks! I got a flat a the end of a ride last weekend I reinstalled it backwards. It was hot out... it's funny when I took the pic I remember thinking that the Bullseye decal was backwards & I'd have to fix that.
    Glad you like the bike.

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    Wow matt the wicked came out amazing! (its Chris M. your fellow vintage mtb guy from the bike stand).

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    matty, I love how you used similar shades of blue so that the anodized headset and seatpost doesn't scream for attention. What a pretty bike. So, does your chihuahua fit in your seatbag?

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    Thanks Chris, Girlonbike are you flirting with me? it's OK ,I just want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    Thanks Chris, Girlonbike are you flirting with me? it's OK ,I just want to know.
    Was I too obvious? Too forward talking about your chihuahua? ``

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Was I too obvious? Too forward talking about your chihuahua? ``
    Its just....well...I'm kinda shy at first. a little sensitive about Rico. He might be little but he's LOUD.


    The shop where I bought that bag called it a banana bag! go figure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Great bike!

    As an aside,and just for the record, the directional arrow on those Timbuk II tires is backward for the front wheel. That is unless you like your front wheel to slip easier under hard braking.
    Do you mean they were made with the arrow going in the wrong direction? I would have thought FF would have mentioned that. I just looked at the bike & it's installed as it should be unless there is a typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattytruth View Post
    Do you mean they were made with the arrow going in the wrong direction? I would have thought FF would have mentioned that. I just looked at the bike & it's installed as it should be unless there is a typo.
    If you look at the middle knobs, one side is chamfered off.

    So... for less rolling resistance and better braking traction, run the front tire opposite of what the arrow says. As it is (unless the picture is misleading) you're getting more rolling resistance (noiser on asphalt) and less braking grip.

    For the rear tire the arrow is correct for climbing traction, but I'd probably run it opposite of the arrow as well since I prefer better braking traction over climbing.

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    Thanks for the info. I had a nasty crash on the bike this Sunday. I hit a jump & when I landed it on the downhill the front tire rolled off & pitched me over the bars at high seed. I landed on my head (which is fine) but fractured the C1 vertebrae & have a band of pain around my chest/ back. t hurts like crazy but no real damage done. I think at 44 i should probably stop getting air & just ride the side trails. Thanks again for getting back.

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    1987 Kicker

    Picked this up on fleabay last week. Very clean with decent components. To it to Stowe. It was a blast to ride. Here are some before and after pics.
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    This is the fat after a crash that left me unconcious in a ditch. Helmet was crushed, Injuries incl bruising and abrasions all over my right side including a shattered right collarbone





    All that aside I cant wait to go back up and ride those trails again
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    I'm blaming the crash on the sketchy rear tire. Love the yeti up front though.
    Sorry about the injury, sounds like a good story, do tell.
    Collarbones heal, you just have to be very patient!

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    cook brothers stem..

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    Ouch! Sorry about the crash.

    Funny how it caused the brake levers to swap between the left and right side.


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    I decided to put my Yo together with the parts I had on hand rather than wait until I had all the parts I wanted for it.

    I got everything together then ... I needed a front brake cable hanger.

    I took it for a ride without a front brake and I have to say - WOW!!!

    It really is quite light and nimble!

    I didn't really know what to expect never having ridden a Fat of any sort before but it was a real treat and a surprise.

    Rode through my usual trail - a bit more interesting without a front brake but I had no intention of thrashing the bike giving my limited stopping ability.

    Got back, took a ride to the bike shop, got hosed on an el cheapo front brake cable hanger, put it on then ... got to work on another bike project since it was getting too dark out to ride.

    If the torrential rain doesn't show tomorrow, I'll try it again at full speed. I suspect I will be grinning ear to ear.
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    Nice Yo shot...or just an excuse to show that sweet 'cuda?

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    'Cuda ???

    I hadn't even noticed ...

    Dropped my daugher and her friends off at the movies in it just before taking the Yo on its maiden ride. After I pulled it back into the driveway it just sorta hit me that vintage Muscle might make a good backdrop.
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    'Cuda ???

    After I pulled it back into the driveway it just sorta hit me that vintage Muscle might make a good backdrop.
    And right you were. Bikes a beauty
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    I decided to put my Yo together with the parts I had on hand rather than wait until I had all the parts I wanted for it.

    I got everything together then ... I needed a front brake cable hanger.

    I took it for a ride without a front brake and I have to say - WOW!!!

    It really is quite light and nimble!

    I didn't really know what to expect never having ridden a Fat of any sort before but it was a real treat and a surprise.

    Rode through my usual trail - a bit more interesting without a front brake but I had no intention of thrashing the bike giving my limited stopping ability.

    Got back, took a ride to the bike shop, got hosed on an el cheapo front brake cable hanger, put it on then ... got to work on another bike project since it was getting too dark out to ride.

    If the torrential rain doesn't show tomorrow, I'll try it again at full speed. I suspect I will be grinning ear to ear.
    Looks great. Rode my Fat today as well. I would get rid of that stem.. not because of looks. I had one and it was flexy, too long.. just get any 130mm/10º or 15º and handling will be MUCH better.

    i think that bike is begging for a RS Mag 21.

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    OK, just finished a real ride over the root-infested rollers of the local environ.

    I have to weigh this bike - feels insanely light. Maybe it is though I didn't build it with any thought towards "lightness". Just regular box 'o parts stuff.

    Again, very nimble - I need to take the steel Mongoose JT Sig out and ride them back to back to make the comparison (per Colker's request) but I'd say by memory that theYo is both lighter and more nimble. I never trust my memory especially with impressions of a new toy compared to old one. New almost always wins - at first.

    First time on FFB Tumbuk II tires. NICE!!! suprisingly easy rolling on pavement and reasonable grip on the wet, slippery roots and rocks of my usual haunt. I pumped them up to 40lbs but should have kept them at the 32lbs I have used on nearly every vintage tire and bike since the 80s.
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    it's STIFF. i bet it weighs the usual whatever it is. i bet it's the stiffness that gives that impression.
    I wish i had that bike when i was riding in the same environment. wet, slippery, rooty steep woods.
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    In addition to the stiffness, the handling of the Yo Eddy also makes the bike feel lighter than the Wicked does. I love both, but the Yo is quicker, more nimble, and rewards getting out of the saddle more than the Wicked does.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    22.66 pounds on the electronic hanging scale
    That's LIGHT! Ritchey.. eat your P series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    That's LIGHT! Ritchey.. eat your P series.
    My 98 Small Yo was 1974g

    My 91 P-22 is 1750g

    Just sayin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    My 98 Small Yo was 1974g

    My 91 P-22 is 1750g

    Just sayin.
    You must be usin that "new math" or sumthin.

    Maybe these are why the bike is so light ... I told you I got things out of the "box o parts" and these floated to the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trodaq View Post
    Bought myself a get well soon present




    Get well soon before you brake the wallet!

    NIce bike. And it's red.

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    An old wicked I bought at the local swap meet. Too bad it was way to big.


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    awesome paint! check fatcogs.com.. swap it there for a smaller frame!

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    awesome paint! check fatcogs.com.. swap it there for a smaller frame!
    Thanks, I tried that when I had it. Sold it to a guy that was into collecting retro pink MTB's. He had a good collection going.

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    Saw Chris Chance yesterday at the Biketoberfest in Fairfax. He was wearing a t-shirt commemorating thirty years of Fat Chance and standing over a Team Fat Chance while we chewed the fat.

    A guy walks up and compliments Chris on the t-shirt. "Dude, I'm from Boston where that stuff is made."

    Chris couldn't help himself. "I'm Chris Chance."

    Interlocutor goes into jaw-drop spasm.

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    What is it about FAT's that you guys love? I see this whole thread on a bunch of ti bikes I've never heard of, are they just THAT good? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulok View Post
    What is it about FAT's that you guys love? I see this whole thread on a bunch of ti bikes I've never heard of, are they just THAT good? haha
    Yes
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    Pretty happy with my collection now, I just need to find the time to finish them now!

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    NICE collection, Rick.

    Grello is my favorite color (along with purple/sapphire fade).

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    I'm very envious of your collection! Been watching it grow on RB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    NICE collection, Rick.

    Grello is my favorite color (along with purple/sapphire fade).

    Thanks its a real shame but the 1996 Billy before I recently acquired it used to be painted sapphire fade with matching Judys.

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    I'm very envious of your collection! Been watching it grow on RB.
    Thanks, its slowly getting there. I really want a Fat Chance Ti, one of the very late ones like people see Chris riding.

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    ^^^^It was tempting to just keep on driving once I had it on my roof!
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    brought this out today, ive forgotten how much i like it. ah lot.


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    I like that stem... a lot. I like the bike a lot too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    Thanks its a real shame but the 1996 Billy before I recently acquired it used to be painted sapphire fade with matching Judys.



    Thanks, its slowly getting there. I really want a Fat Chance Ti, one of the very late ones like people see Chris riding.

    it needs a wicked and the early Fat Chance..

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    Got a cool (to me) little bike recently. Almost not vintage, IMO and definitely not period correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Got a cool (to me) little bike recently. Almost not vintage, IMO and definitely not period correct.
    Nice, but that tough Moderator is going to pound you for putting a not so VRC bike here ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    Nice, but that tough Moderator is going to pound you for putting a not so VRC bike here ...
    Hmm...I'll balance it out by posting my Giant Iguana soon.

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    Very nice
    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Hmm...I'll balance it out by posting my Giant Iguana soon.
    Now youre talkin'

    I have a uromastyx but I doubt that is the kind of iguana you meant.
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    Hey, it's got heritage and the crankset is solidly vintage----nice Fat!

    I like the judicious color matching with the rim choice. So many ti bikes are monochrome bleh
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Got a cool (to me) little bike recently. Almost not vintage, IMO and definitely not period correct.
    Did I see that on Black MOuntain Cycles page in facebook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Did I see that on Black MOuntain Cycles page in facebook?
    I don't know. Did you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I don't know. Did you?
    i have not seen, heard or spoken anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Hey, it's got heritage and the crankset is solidly vintage----nice Fat!

    I like the judicious color matching with the rim choice. So many ti bikes are monochrome bleh
    ... and XT thumbshifters to seal the deal!

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    Newly aquired. A good bath and some period correct parts and shell be good to go.

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    I really like that frame. Cool fade and colors.
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    Yep that and the Sapphire fade are my two favorite.
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    Awesome!!! And a tough size to find
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    Does the Team have the Yo or Wicked GEO?

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    Yo, I am trying to find out if the 93 is suspension corrected.
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    Team Comp has the wicked geometry. 93 is "corrected" for a mag 21.. otoh i know guys who run z2 bombers on their 91 yo eddys like the 2 were made for each other.
    I think where you ride has a lot to do w/that.
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    The '93 Yo Eddy frame/fork that I have is sus corrected, but as Colker mentions, by just a tad. Axle to crown length is 410mm.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Nice! Looks like a large. Great paint on that.

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    wicked lite 1993 18in
    specialized team stem.
    LP B5 23in handlebar/ wtb trail grips
    tange steel headset.
    xt 737 crankset/xt BB
    xt 737 slr plus brake levers.
    suntour xc pro canti brakes w/ kool stop pads.
    hugi compact rear hub/ mavic replacement rim. xt 730 front hub araia rm 17 rim. conti speed kings.
    wtb 98 saddle/ syncros post.
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    Interesting drive train choice. Why not default XT?
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    Interesting drive train choice. Why not default XT?
    He is in France!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Interesting drive train choice. Why not default XT?
    I loved M730 groupo but I when I received the frame last april,I was very in hurry for building it because we organized the 25 birthday of the first mtb world championship which was run in 1987 in Villard de Lans in France, (and won by Ned Overend on his schwinn)
    I needed a 1987 mtb but I didn't have enough time for finding Shimano XT parts.
    So, I have found some Mavic road parts, and why not building this bike with them.
    Mavic build fine wheels, fine headset but the first mtb derailleur were created in 1990-91.
    Te road mavic works fine on this bike. I had to adapted it for going to the 32 teeth cog, and what is good for the 24" rear wheel : it's a short cage

    The little sized Fat used a 24" wheel. It's not a trial bike but only a 15". But riding this bike is so funny !

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    I had a 1991 Yo Eddy with Mavic shifting, it was sweet!
    Billy

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    I got a 1990 Yo Eddy too, mavic built
    But not completed. I've got lot of work on it

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    I just love that color. Team lavender. For me the most beautiful painting a Fat Chance bike can have.

    Greetings Helmut

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    I live in BC Canada. The wife and I were on a road trip and stopped in to a small town bike shop. I asked about any vintage stuff and out come these gems used as rentals! The owner said they were bought by the shop and rented to the local Police detachment for a dollar a day when new for 3 years. Obviously they never rode them. The shop owner said the 'Wicked" decal had to be removed because it wouldn't look good for a cop to be on a wicked bike. Ha Ha. Then pulls out these hubs new in box! Gotta love small towns were time stands still. I was going to rent them but couldn't trust myself to bring back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    I live in BC Canada. The wife and I were on a road trip and stopped in to a small town bike shop. I asked about any vintage stuff and out come these gems used as rentals! The owner said they were bought by the shop and rented to the local Police detachment for a dollar a day when new for 3 years. Obviously they never rode them. The shop owner said the 'Wicked" decal had to be removed because it wouldn't look good for a cop to be on a wicked bike. Ha Ha. Then pulls out these hubs new in box! Gotta love small towns were time stands still. I was going to rent them but couldn't trust myself to bring back!
    Made my night . Thanks for sharing
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    Picked this frame up a while back. Figured last night would be a good time to start. Weighs in at 23lbs 6oz as she sits. Gonna look for a little longer stem. Maybe a little rise. But she feels pretty good.


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    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    I started riding my '89 Yo Eddy (pre-suspension geometry) this summer after being off the bike for 10 years. It is one of the first small Yo Eddy's made. When I first built it up in '89 it had the Yo Eddy rigid fork then a Manitou 2 then the Rockshox Judy and XT groupo with XT thumb shifters. Back in the day I went through more sets of wheels then I can remember. Rim brakes would wear thru the rims. And aftermarket the hubs broke, Ringle Super Bubba & TNT Hubs the only ones that did break were the Bullseye, Ringle Bubba and XT. Around '95-96 I upgraded it to XTR.

    I finally got a new bike after 24 years in Sept. a Jamis Dragon 650 Hardtail and put a Yo Eddy Head Badge on it a Tribute to Eddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aemmer View Post
    Right on Yo Natey, That build looks better than ever. When did people start putting donuts on their cables?
    Thanks! I heard it was a New York thing. I know I certainly had them on my bike in 1991.



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    Nicely done! Now where can I order one of those shirts?
    Danke! I snatched this one on the interwebs.
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    Thanks! I heard it was a New York thing. I know I certainly had them on my bike in 1991.

    Danke! I snatched this one on the interwebs.

    Shoulda know the shirt was VRC too! Nice pickup.
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    Danke! I snatched this one on the interwebs.[/QUOTE]

    I was asleep at the wheel for this one
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    Didn't you get a custom frankenstein stem for that monster?

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    Negatory, that was a medium. Also a pink 1991, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Re-animated.



    killer t shirt.
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    Has anyone got any pictures of the colours of the "shock a billy" decal on a later Saratoga built Violet shocker?

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    damn thats nice
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    Danke! Owned it since new and I am glad to finally have it back in action.



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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Danke! Owned it since new and I am glad to finally have it back in action.



    nice photography. bike looks burly and agressive.
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    I wonder how much trouble I would be in if I bought a Yo? I think the mistress of accounts may well kill me.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Got another addition coming tomorrow hopefully but that is very dependant on the weather as heavy snow is forecast for the UK.

    I did collect this today from my local parcel force office, yep another one:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    I wonder how much trouble I would be in if I bought a Yo? I think the mistress of accounts may well kill me.

    Secret slush fund.

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    Nice. Looks like the old MBA test bike. Are the tubes machined or sleeved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    Nice. Looks like the old MBA test bike. Are the tubes machined or sleeved?
    Thanks. Its one with the machined tubes.

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    Looks clean with that fork on it.
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    Nice looking bike.

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    Thanks everyone. Here you go, got a finished pics of them both:


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    Hi all,

    I used Easter holidays to build up my Yo Eddy in Team Violet. Here is the result! Enjoy the pictures, I hope you like it

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    Beautiful.


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    Those are the most NOS looking Porcs I've seen! Great looking bike, fantastic pictures!

    Why no matching M900 series XTR headset and why no matching Syncros stem?
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    I think I bought this bike in the summer of 1989. At the time a Wicked was $800 and you could get a Monster for $1000. The Monster had the same frame at the time so that was what I went for. I was working as a bike messenger at the time, so when parts would break on my messenger bike or if there was something I really wanted to upgrade new parts would go on the fat and its parts would move to the messenger bike. The only original parts are the Suntour thumb shifters.

    This was basically out of use from 1994 until I started riding it again last summer. It still feels sweet though I don't think the handlebars are as wide as most people run now. As a bike messenger narrow handlebars are important.

    18" Monster Fat Chance
    Dia Compe 986 brakes.
    Suntour XC Pro derailers.
    Mavic Crankset. Originally had Suntour crankset but that ended up on my touring bike.
    7-speed Dura-Ace freewheel.
    Bullseye hubs with Mavic MA2 rims. I just replaced the bolts with quick-releases last summer.
    Chris King headset.
    Flat straight carbon bar, 540mm.
    Random Bontrager MTB saddle. It had a Selle Italia Flite but that went to the road bike.
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    My Fat 10th Anni..

    Got this Fat recently in a trade here in Los Angeles. I love this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benzosol View Post
    Got this Fat recently in a trade here in Los Angeles. I love this bike.

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    Whoa. That'll do! What did you trade for it, a Ducati?

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    I want to know what you traded for it too.

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    I am not as well versed on all the different models. Is this a Ti bike and Ti fork? I agree that it is awesome.

    I have a 1987 Wicked, since new.
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    Traded

    I traded a Dolomite Klein that was way small for me with Xt parts.
    I have a couple of Klein Attitudes already. So it was a obvious choice.
    Fats are way rarer than Kleins. They make a crap load of Kleins. The
    Record group sealed the deal for me as well.

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    Whoa. That'll do! What did you trade for it, a Ducati?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benzosol View Post
    I traded a Dolomite Klein that was way small for me with Xt parts.
    I have a couple of Klein Attitudes already. So it was a obvious choice.
    Fats are way rarer than Kleins. They make a crap load of Kleins. The
    Record group sealed the deal for me as well.

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    Absolutely. Great trade. Love it.

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    Seconded, great trade. That 10th Anni is rare as heck and in great shape.
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    Sweet deal!
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    Wicked trade homey. Wicked.

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    Here I want to show you my Shock-a-Billy. The bike itself runs really well, I did not think, as a staunch driver without suspension. To the comfort of a suspension can get used to.

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    Ebay Purchase....

    I got this YO about a month ago on Ebay for what I think was a ridiculous price. I switched parts from a another that was too small for me. Turned out pretty good...
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    Not sure what the old one looked like but this one is beautiful. May want to throw a link or two to that chain though.

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    Sweet frame and fork, but what the hell is going on with that cable routing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Sweet frame and fork, but what the hell is going on with that cable routing?
    Its trying to be a Yeti?
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    Did I run it incorrect?

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    I'd run the brake on top, rear d middle, front d bottom.

    Sweet bike! Always loved that color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDXdog View Post
    I'd run the brake on top, rear d middle, front d bottom.

    Sweet bike! Always loved that color.
    +1 on cable routing.

    Hey! That's great! Glad you got it. I really like the boldness of the red and the magenta together.
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    Agreed on all the comments, and I'd route the cables just as KDX mentioned.

    BUT WOW. I really like the kandy wild cherry mixed with red ano. That much red often looks lame, but your Yo looks awesome. Super sweet ride.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    I'm not sure I'm on board with the burgundy/ano red combo personally. Saddle looks shoved all the way back on the rails.

    Find a true no logo CK HS and ditch the Trek branded Matrix bars for a matching Syncros (or Syncros Ti) bar.

    Otherwise, rad ride!
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    New acquisition! SN 8499.

    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    New acquisition! SN 8499.

    You dog... Does it fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    New acquisition! SN 8499.

    Oooooh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainlyfats View Post
    You dog... Does it fit?
    Yup!
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    Another shot:
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    Awesome bike. Love the Tri Cross rear and GC front combo.

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    Fantastic bike!

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    Awesome bike. Love the Tri Cross rear and GC front combo.
    Ross Shafer approved!

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    Sick bike Yo!
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    That is a beauty!


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    Thanks y'all. More pics to come when it is cleaned and dialed (it may *look* clean now, but I will need to take apart everything to check!). The pics above were out of the box with minimal fiddling. Just a short fooling around ride, but I am really happy with it.
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    Ran into Chris at the Biketoberfest in Fairfax. An admirer spotted him and brought his bike over for Chris to tell him about. That's Gary Fisher behind him.

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    Cool pic, think that bike has been shown here a couple of times.
    Technology dragass

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    1993 Wicked Lite I got in a trade. Built it up ss and having a ball so far!

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    Currently on the end trail of my built. Fork had been painted to frame color scheme as as well as stem. Finally some outdoor pix as i haven't done anything more in the last few months…seat post is only a no name as i haven't found a nice one in 29.4 yet, so please ignore. clamp will also be turned into silver soon.







    Remaining to do's: shorter BB, find a seat post (Ringle, AC or similar) and off you go!

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    That's going to be gorgeous. Great job!

    I'd want some low profile pedals (champagne Suntour XC Pro or better yet, since silver bodies are enough w/o having silver cages, the silver/black XC 9000: https://www.mombat.org/89suntour8.jpg) and some fresher tires since everything else is so perfect. Good luck on the seatpost search! I think the lines of your current post look nice, generic though the actual post may be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    That's going to be gorgeous. Great job!

    I'd want some low profile pedals (champagne Suntour XC Pro or better yet, since silver bodies are enough w/o having silver cages, the silver/black XC 9000: https://www.mombat.org/89suntour8.jpg) and some fresher tires since everything else is so perfect. Good luck on the seatpost search! I think the lines of your current post look nice, generic though the actual post may be.

    Yes.. suntour pedals.
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    custom finish.

    Not mine but worth a look.East coast location not left coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    and some fresher tires since everything else is so perfect.
    Thanks Nate. These are pretty fresh, at least from the right side. It is sooooo hard to find NOS tires these days….

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    True that. Timbuk II's are always nice....

    Looking forward to more of that gorgeous bike! As tempting as it might be to go ti post (if you could find a Syncros) a high polish silver post is really the way to go for your Yo--and shiny silver doesn't always work. Good luck in your search!
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    True that. Timbuk II's are always nice....

    Looking forward to more of that gorgeous bike! As tempting as it might be to go ti post (if you could find a Syncros) a high polish silver post is really the way to go for your Yo--and shiny silver doesn't always work. Good luck in your search!
    Looks like a Nitto....NIce! BUt it don't mix well w/Yos. He could go Ringle in grey/pewter or silver.
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    I think it could work with that style, but I'm not really a fan of Ringles.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Wicked Fat

    That Yo ^^^^^^ is looking awesome! Maybe this year I will buy one ...


    It was about a year ago that I purchased my Wicked Fat Chance and since then it has become the only mountain bike I ride. First pic is from the day I unpacked it and second from a recent trail.

    I had to replace the original tires after a couple of months and I swapped out the saddle for a Flite, but otherwise all original.

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    what did you do w/the white san marco? I love it.
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    Still have it but the padding is a bit compressed

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    That's a great looking bike and trail


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    Quote Originally Posted by Benzosol View Post
    I got this YO about a month ago on Ebay for what I think was a ridiculous price. I switched parts from a another that was too small for me. Turned out pretty good...
    BEAUTIFUL! What size is the frame?

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    Rolondo,
    Its a Large. In the catalogue it is listed as a 19".. I am 6'1" and it fits me perfect. I have new pics coming with the headset change and re-routing of the cables.

    Thanks,

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    I thought I had posted in this thread, but I did not.

    Miss K's 1990 Monster Fat, as purchased:



    As it's currently being ridden:









    It's in pretty good shape-the only things I'd like to source are a better (Sakae or similar) stem another TCO seatpost. I (unwisely) let some arrogant prick from IndyFab take the bike on a ride during the Fat Chance 30th party, he pulled the seatpost out farther than necessary (for a borrowed 25 year old bike) and it came back cracked. Lesson learned.

    I pulled the newer parts and replaced them with near-period stuff-NOS Dia Compe AD-290 batwing levers and cantilevers (I forget what models) and replaced the original M730 crankset with a black one from her Ritchey (and added the lime green paint). I found the green True Temper bar on my first ebay search...got lucky. Grips are really awesome Tioga Bio-Grip II's or something-someone was selling them cheap on ebay, I liked the first set so much I bought a couple more.
    WANTED: Fisher Paragon, blue/green, Ritchey dropouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun700 View Post
    I thought I had posted in this thread, but I did not.

    Miss K's 1990 Monster Fat, as purchased:



    As it's currently being ridden:









    It's in pretty good shape-the only things I'd like to source are a better (Sakae or similar) stem another TCO seatpost. I (unwisely) let some arrogant prick from IndyFab take the bike on a ride during the Fat Chance 30th party, he pulled the seatpost out farther than necessary (for a borrowed 25 year old bike) and it came back cracked. Lesson learned.

    I pulled the newer parts and replaced them with near-period stuff-NOS Dia Compe AD-290 batwing levers and cantilevers (I forget what models) and replaced the original M730 crankset with a black one from her Ritchey (and added the lime green paint). I found the green True Temper bar on my first ebay search...got lucky. Grips are really awesome Tioga Bio-Grip II's or something-someone was selling them cheap on ebay, I liked the first set so much I bought a couple more.
    Awesome, beautifull.. it has so much style!
    I have a suntour post here and it's hard to find period 26.4 posts.. i would like to help and will keep my eyes opened if anything comes up.
    I like those tires...
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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