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    Cool-blue Rhythm Official FAT chance thread

    Hi guys
    OK, so people like myself incapable of uploading pics, just tell us what you've got. If you can upload pics all the better! Show the love for FAT people

    My babies
    93 Fat Chance yo eddy, pearlised lavender. parts highlights, Box levers, grafton maglite cantis, critical racing cantis, Ibis ti bars & stem, IRD post, cooks QRs & RSRs cranks, hugi hubs, 231ceramics, m900xtr shifters f.mech & durace r.mech.

    99 Fat Chance Titanium, chris king ti headset, 7 ti stem, m951 XTR cranks, bb, cantis,shifterlevers, mechs, cassette. full SRP ti bolt kit. King hubs. King ti cages. Custom syncros ti post shaft with raceface clamp.

    Look forward to hearing/seeing what you've got!

    Many thanks!

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    Why am I not suprised this to be your post Scant!

    My only Fat right now is an older Wicked(?)...although I can't be sure on that. It was a theft recovery frame with a quick rattle can paint job over the original Grellow. I've taken some laquer thinner to it and it's worked ok thus far, but some or the original decals are being lost as a result...
    Most of the mini mtb'er decals all over the frame are in pretty good shape though. I'm only half way down with the rub down.
    Before and after pics below...
    Of course, I'm sorta looking for a nice early 90's Yo Eddy Team if anyone want's to humor me.
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    Scant - Welcome and a question for you....

    Scant, I have a 1992 Yo Eddy, and for some reason, I can not find the front deraileur. I have the type that feeds the del. cable throught the bottom via a small pully on the back of the seat tube.

    Question #1 - What size is the del. clamp? 31.8?

    Question #2 - Is the front Del. a bottom pull or top pull?

    Any help would be great. I plan on putting a simple XT on it.

    Thanks

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    hi guys
    rumfy, A mate of mine is considering selling his complete Yo eddy (91?) mail me for his address (UK).
    Are you going to try & fully restore the wicked (I've followed your progress on 1stflightbikes :P) or possibly go for a respray?

    http://www.fatfans.de/ seems to suggest "Front derailleur size: 1 1/4", top pull only" which seems way out to me! 31.8mm bottom pull for the pulley behind the seatube is right. Its inkeeping with the bike. I run this setup on my Yo. To be honest the roller isnt great. When mud accumulates on the roller it turns the roller into a cam to a lesser extent!
    Much later models of Yo used direct cable, no pulley, top pull mechs which work a lot better

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    First Flight forum is a nice place to hang.
    I've seen your name come up on the mtb-news.de and singletrackworld forums too...all good places to learn.

    As far as my Fat, I beleive the frame is too big for me. To put the money into a respray and then sell it would not be a very good way to spend my money.
    I'll take the time to clean it up as best I can and hope to find a good home for it.
    I just didn't want to see it waste away.

    I'm open to any Yo really...but to ship a frame over seas might proove more money than I can afford.

    Which Fats have the wish bone style seat stays?
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    hi eric
    nar, I meant restoring the Yo for restoration sake! Although selling it for 1 that fits you does make sence :P mail me & I'll pass you onto grant whos considering selling his yo.

    The 93 fat chance titanium & the buck shaver both had wishbone seatstays. theres a real nice buck on ebay.de in lavender currently :P

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    Yeah, I'd love to hold on to every frame I get, but my dinky apartment doesn't let me spread out...I can, however, justify an exchange for the correct size....then resto!

    Thanks on the wishbone info. Speaking of Ti's...also one up on ebay.com
    That buck is in fine shape!




    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    hi eric
    nar, I meant restoring the Yo for restoration sake! Although selling it for 1 that fits you does make sence :P mail me & I'll pass you onto grant whos considering selling his yo.

    The 93 fat chance titanium & the buck shaver both had wishbone seatstays. theres a real nice buck on ebay.de in lavender currently :P
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    ok, here we go
    fat chance 1989 NOS
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    fat chance monster fat, late 1991 - sold 4 weeks ago
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    again, fat chance monster fat 1992
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    fat chance 10th anniversary NOS
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    last but not least: fat chance titanium 1993

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    I guess it is appropriate that my first post here should be a pic of my old Fat Chance Team Comp. How do you guys like this one? We didn't need no stinking suspension. How about those Scott aero bars and the black and green Bullseye hubs? That was a great bike. Rolled like a freight train. Cool site by the way. I will have to start checking in when I can.

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    We the people ...

    So....Marc....wanna trade?


    Quote Originally Posted by rasaldul
    last but not least: fat chance titanium 1993

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    If you ever find another Monster Fat in Medium, and it is for sale, Please contact me. I have a 1992 Yo Eddy, but would love the Monster in memory of Fat Matt.

    JS

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    hi guys
    rasadul, nice collection! I'd love a 10th anniversary. There were a few for sale early last year. I was spending soo much $$ on bikes I held back, gutted, wish I hadnt now!

    JS, so whats the full story behind "but would love the Monster in memory of Fat Matt."??

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    hi guys
    rasadul, nice collection! I'd love a 10th anniversary. There were a few for sale early last year. I was spending soo much $$ on bikes I held back, gutted, wish I hadnt now!
    .......
    you´re right mike, in may last year there have been 4 10th anni´s for sale in 1 week ([email protected],[email protected],[email protected]). getting a 10th anni is not cheap - but it´s worth spending a lot of money. soon it will get nearly NOS 900 xtr components (sorry, but campy record OR sucks )

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    hi marc
    the 10ths didnt sell for crazy $$ 450UK pounds frame & fork. Thats why i regret it sooo much know!
    Do you know the person with 3 10ths pictured on mtb-classic forum? Now thats plain greedy!

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    My Yo Eddy singlespeed

    Here's my '94 Somerville Yo Eddy, currently sporting an ENO eccentric rear hub for singlespeed, Race Face cranks in orange! By the way, Chris Chance's wife has tons of Fat Chance gear, including full decal sets, if anyone's interested. And she told me last week that they're trying to restart manufacturing for the Big One Inch forks. No more bikes, though.
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    "that they're trying to restart manufacturing for the Big One Inch forks"

    dude!!!

    is that right? not too surprised, theres a big demand for cool high end forks these days! Whos going to be making them?

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    Big One Inch

    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    "that they're trying to restart manufacturing for the Big One Inch forks"

    dude!!!

    is that right? not too surprised, theres a big demand for cool high end forks these days! Whos going to be making them?

    ta

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    Not sure, but someone in the Somerville area. Wendyll is her name, and she's currently selling stuff on ebay under the username yobetty. She's very nice and seems happy to talk shop.

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    dude, wendyl is chris chances ex & a big part of FAT chance in herself!
    I wonder who's going to do the building? Anymore info post it here!

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    Matt was a large person, and they named the monster fat after him. I am also rather large and have always wanted a Fat Fat.

    I hope he is OK, I did not mean to imply he was Gone.

    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    dude, wendyl is chris chances ex & a big part of FAT chance in herself!
    I wonder who's going to do the building? Anymore info post it here!

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    Hey,

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

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

    Hardcore cogs really don't even recognize post Somerville Fats and for many it is due to how uncool it was that Wendyl dumped all the workers to make the move to NY.

    If I had to give one person credit for (Somerville) Fat being as successful as they were in the 90s, other than Chris, it would have to be Rob Mossman.

    By the way, anybody know the whereabout of any of the 3 1996 Fatlanta edition Yo Eddys?

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    IF52, tell me more about "1996 Fatlanta edition Yo Eddys"

    I'm not going to seperate my love of FATs by their year of construction! some hard core yeti followers seem to only follow parker era yetis. Well thats personal preference & all. I think its nice to be so loyal to a brand to defend some time periods.

    I dont know (or really care) about the wendyl/chris history (thats their business!)

    I just miss the bikes

    peace


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    I guess one thing good came out of the decission to move to New York, and that is it inspired the creation of Independent Fabrication That said, I miss their bikes too.

    As I wrote earlier, the shop I managed was Fat's 2nd largest dealer in the world. We were located in a neighborhood of Atlanta GA, and as I am sure you recall that was the sight of the 96 Olympics. Well, we decided to try and work something out with Fat to build a limited edition bike commemorating that event. Wendyl was all for it and we sat down and tried to work out the concept when she was down for the SuperShow. Basically it was a Yo with a custom paint job. We tried to convince her that the paint job should be something really zooty, like some of the wild stuff they used to do in the past. We also wanted the bikes to stay within a reasonable price range, very close to the stock Yo.

    Well, Wendyl being Wendyl, she made it really hard to come to an agreement and couldn't really comprehend that this would be a good marketing op for Fat. As it was, their sales were nowhere near what they should have been and they needed to fight to regain market share. Basically, just about everyone who would have bought a Fat from us before was now buying IFs from a shop that spun off of us (another story for another time). Ironically, I was one of those people (I own the 52nd IF ever built). In fact, all of my sales people eventually sold their Fats and bought IFs, even though we remained a Fat dealer. Seems a lot of former Fat fans were more dedicated to the guys who got left behind than to Chris, in part because the IF dealer, APB, tended to vilify Fat for what happened.

    So, instead of a really interesting paint job as I had designed (Blue to red fade with white stars) she insisted on an all white bike with a stars and stripes Fat Chance logo, a Fatlanta decal and our shop logo. Then, she tried to get us to buy all 10 of the limited run at one time, not really comprehending that we had no idea what sizes would sell. We finally talked her down to 3, and that is all that were ever built. We sold one while I still worked there and sent one back. The other was still hanging on the wall as a frame when I moved to Ohio.

    Oh, and Ed from APB had the boys at IF paint a single speed for him in the paint sceme I came up with for the Fatlanta just to rub it in my face.

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    hi mate
    thanks for the info
    In a kinda small world way a mate just sent me this link that he won:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=42317

    so in theory he could get a white Yo & have much the same effect?! (cheeky I know )

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    dont suppose you've got a pic of a built up fatlanta mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    hi mate
    thanks for the info
    In a kinda small world way a mate just sent me this link that he won:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=42317

    so in theory he could get a white Yo & have much the same effect?! (cheeky I know )

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    Haha, very funny. That was how I felt when she made that our only option. She really didn't get the idea that the point was to make the bike something people would look at an go WOW! On the other hand, I think Mossman would have been all over it and would have worked it out with us.

    I'll have to see if I have any pictures. I know I have our newspaper ad regarding the Fatlanta. Maybe one of the store owners still has pictures, I'll check.

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    thanks mate, look forward to the pics :P

    any other limted edition FATs I should know about (still want a 10th anniversary as pictured above :P)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    thanks mate, look forward to the pics :P

    any other limted edition FATs I should know about (still want a 10th anniversary as pictured above :P)

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    Oh, I forgot this as well. To make the bike "officially" a Fatlanta, it needs to have our shop logo on it, which I have a whole stack of if your pal needs a couple (they go an either side of the top tube) and it needs to be signed and numbered by Chris. That is a story in itself.

    So, when we were working this out with Wendyl, we suggested that the run should be limited, to make the bike more special and desireable. She had a hard time with this concept at first, but finally realized the benefit. Well, the idea was to have Chris sign and number each bike 1/10, 2/10, etc. The screwed that up and numbered them starting from last to first, 10/10, etc. Fortunately we caught it on the first bike and sent it back to have it redone.

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    hi mate
    thanks for the offer of the stickers I'm always in touch

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    The Monster Fat also had wishbone stays.Pre Buck Shaver.Mine was a 1990/89.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Jerry
    If you ever find another Monster Fat in Medium, and it is for sale, Please contact me. I have a 1992 Yo Eddy, but would love the Monster in memory of Fat Matt.

    JS

    Hey Jerry,

    If my pal Todd will ever call me back, I may be able to talk him into selling his Monster. I doubt it is in good shape as just about every redneck in Suches GA has been riding it for the past decade, but who knows. The interesting thing about the bike is that it was the very last Monster to leave Somerville. I am not 100% sure it was the last built (pretty sure though), but I am sure it was the last one to leave Fat.

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    The Ti Fat on eBay

    That Ti Fat on eBay busted the $2k mark!
    Quite a good sale....anyone here the lucky owner?
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    buck shaver

    a frame I never built............
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    I never did nail down the exact model, won it on ebay as a full bike, resold it a month later as a frameset. Got conflicting info from other so called FatCity experts about it not being a fat chance product (on account of dropouts, raised seattube extension, decals placement, and serial number) and then after i sold it, my parents gave me a copy of "Ultimate Bicycle Book" first published in 1992 that has a pic of a Team Fat Chance Yo Eddy in it which was otherwise identical except for the seattube extension. But then others in this thread have fat's with extended seattubes as well, plus there's the store guy talking about how he wanted a limited run just for his shop, and I'm sure other dealers/customers ordered minor variations themselves.
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    My Yo is a '94 Somerville-built gal. It was originally that "team lavender", built up with a painted-to-match Mag 21. About a year later, I sent it back to Fat to have it repainted like you see in the pic. I loved the tri-color team thing that was bright green/pink/purple, but I decided to go with the red/orange/Judy SL yellow. This pic is a couple of years old when I converted it to SS.

    I have another bike a ride 95% of the time (Matt Chester Utilitiman), so unfortunately, this one doesn't see the trails too much.
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    drevel, that is such a cool colour scheme, very nice

    not too surprised that fat ti made 2K!

    I do know of a 12in fat chance titanium for £499 if anyones interested? suit rider 4ft 11in ish!

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    A Shock-a-Billy up north...

    My bike is currently parked in my bedroom (locked of course -- don't get any ideas ) waiting for spring and snowfree trails...

    https://runesbike.com/pics/CRW_2946_m.jpg (800x533)

    (a handful more pics at https://runesbike.com/)

    I've been thinking of upgrading the components, but will those XTR disc brakes fit?

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    Yes, Please keep me in mind....

    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    Hey Jerry,

    If my pal Todd will ever call me back, I may be able to talk him into selling his Monster. I doubt it is in good shape as just about every redneck in Suches GA has been riding it for the past decade, but who knows. The interesting thing about the bike is that it was the very last Monster to leave Somerville. I am not 100% sure it was the last built (pretty sure though), but I am sure it was the last one to leave Fat.
    I am interested in a Monster Fat in Medium. When ever it becomes available.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    By the way, anybody know the whereabout of any of the 3 1996 Fatlanta edition Yo Eddys?
    Outback Bikes in Atlanta has a Fatlanta decaled frame in the shop. Dunno if its one of the three you're asking about, but there's a big old do not touch sign on it.

    http://www.l5flyers.com/outback/index.asp
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    just to ad a view more pictures

    very rare leni fried painted fat tandem
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    the nicest pics as ever andreas

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    Eric,

    I am impressed that you have been able to get so much of the black off, looks cool, particularly as you were able to save the little bike guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasaldul
    last but not least: fat chance titanium 1993

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    Marc,

    You have a great collection of frames! As if you did not know that already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasaldul
    fat chance monster fat, late 1991 - sold 4 weeks ago
    I have never seen another Monster in this color, looks beautiful.

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    NOS 89 frame

    what color is this frame?

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    More about Monster Fats

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    The Monster Fat also had wishbone stays.Pre Buck Shaver.Mine was a 1990/89.
    Jeff
    The earliest Monster Fats were Wicked frames & forks with different decals and lesser components. Later they received their own frame (monostay) although I do not recall the exact year without checking the catalogs. They also ended up with a non-Fat fork, probably at the same time.
    There were at least 3 different decals types that I am aware of, I have 2 of the 3.
    I have a NOS 87 Monster (Wicked frame) and a 91 Monster that is one of my main rides. Both are black, but I know of a couple of pink ones and the 93 catalog shows one in a mustard type color, very nice. And of course the lovely blue one posted here.

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    Fat Random Tandom

    Is this your tandem?

    I remember very well seeing pictures of this bike before. I have quite a few Fats but this bike would be very high on my wish list. Sweet!

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    Fat forks

    Chris Igleheart (ex-Fat employee) was liscensed some time back to make the Fat fork.
    BIKEMAN in Maine was selling them the last time that I checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat chance guy
    Is this your tandem?

    I remember very well seeing pictures of this bike before. I have quite a few Fats but this bike would be very high on my wish list. Sweet!

    rick

    yes it is mine and i cost me almost a fortune to gain possesion of it it was stripped of almost every original part. so i removed the rest put it up as a frame and fork as a display bike. although it would better of if somebody uses it, but i already have another tandem so, no real use for that one. maybe i´m selling it in some time to come

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    Nice Ti Fat on E-bay this morning


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    oh yes. that fat ti is sweet

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    white Fat Tandem

    Quote Originally Posted by andy2
    yes it is mine and i cost me almost a fortune to gain possesion of it it was stripped of almost every original part. so i removed the rest put it up as a frame and fork as a display bike. although it would better of if somebody uses it, but i already have another tandem so, no real use for that one. maybe i´m selling it in some time to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    Outback Bikes in Atlanta has a Fatlanta decaled frame in the shop. Dunno if its one of the three you're asking about, but there's a big old do not touch sign on it.

    http://www.l5flyers.com/outback/index.asp
    Not only is that one of the 3 bikes, but that's the shop I used to manage. The shop is nothing like what it was when I worked there, nor is it under the same ownership. I think it sold two or three years ago. We used to sell outdoor gear too, but now I understand they only sell bikes.

    That red oval logo is mine though, I designed it back in '95 and the owners didn't officially switch to it until a few years after I left. The cleaned it up a little though, it used to have AMF in part of the logo, as in Adios Mother F****r, meaning we thought we were that fast on our bikes.

    Actually that do not touch sign was probably done by me too Funny how some things don't change.

    See if maybe they will let you take a couple pictures to put up on this thread. Or maybe they can put it up on their website. I still can't find any pictures of it at home. It's nothing special to look at, the only interest being that it was an official Fat limited edition.

    Hey, does Booger still work there or hang around little 5 at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52

    Hey, does Booger still work there or hang around little 5 at all?
    Outback isn't my lbs, I just swing by when I'm in Atlanta. Don't know Booger, and that's a name I'd remember. I have met the current owner (Peter) and he seems like a pretty nice guy. In fact, he just sold a bike to my GF a couple of months ago, so I'll ask her to swing by and maybe get some pics. I've actually thought about it myself, but I've never had my camera when I was there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    Outback isn't my lbs, I just swing by when I'm in Atlanta. Don't know Booger, and that's a name I'd remember. I have met the current owner (Peter) and he seems like a pretty nice guy. In fact, he just sold a bike to my GF a couple of months ago, so I'll ask her to swing by and maybe get some pics. I've actually thought about it myself, but I've never had my camera when I was there.
    Oh, you'd remember Booger if you saw him. He has eyes like a husky and the word BOOGER tatooed in 3 inch high black letters on his right forearm

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat chance guy
    what color is this frame?
    i don´t know - it looks like metallic grey but not even a color like this is documented in the catalogues. i asked wendyll at fat city about this frame.....all i got was this:

    "I know it is a Fat Chance, as in 69 degree head tube and 73 degree seat tube
    and longer chainstays -- and I think it was built in 1989. I'd have to check
    the serial number book for sure to verify the year built and the size -- but
    you guys can verify the size by measuring the seat tube from center of BB to
    top of where the top tube intersects the seat tube."


    the color of the 91 monster frame is more like violet, not blue. don´t know how this was called in somerville......

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    yup, loads more cool FAT pics filling up the page! sweet! keep them coming boys

    I've mailed that atlanta shop with the fatlanta, but if anyone could either post, or mail me pics direct would be much appreciated!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    I've mailed that atlanta shop with the fatlanta, but if anyone could either post, or mail me pics direct would be much appreciated!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasaldul
    fat chance 10th anniversary NOS
    What size is your 10th? There was a conversation some time back about most of them being made in smaller sizes and I don't recall seeing any Large ones.
    My 10th is a medium, I don't have any decent pics but perhaps will post one anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeEight
    I never did nail down the exact model, won it on ebay as a full bike, resold it a month later as a frameset. Got conflicting info from other so called FatCity experts about it not being a fat chance product (on account of dropouts, raised seattube extension, decals placement, and serial number) and then after i sold it, my parents gave me a copy of "Ultimate Bicycle Book" first published in 1992 that has a pic of a Team Fat Chance Yo Eddy in it which was otherwise identical except for the seattube extension. But then others in this thread have fat's with extended seattubes as well, plus there's the store guy talking about how he wanted a limited run just for his shop, and I'm sure other dealers/customers ordered minor variations themselves.
    I remember something of the previous discussions regarding your bike's heritage, but not all of the details. In my experience the best way to date a Fat is by the serial number, but they are not always intuitive to interpret. And sometimes they were not too diligant about the numbers, hence some bikes with without serial numbers (I have one). And there are stories about bikes with goofy/profane phrases instead of serial numbers, never seen one, but it would not surprise me much. I'm sure that they never expected anyone to care about such things 10-20 years in the future.
    I know that you sold the bike, but do you know the serial number? There are some elements that would certainly help to name it as a Fat, perhaps the chainstays in particular. I don't know that they would have changed those, even for a custom bike. Perhaps the person that used to work at a shop that sold a lot of Fats back in the day could comment on this too.

    just my 2 cents worth.

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    hi all
    many thanks for the fatlanta pics!

    I'm not surprised by the fat frame numbers either, like their hang tags, its all part of the charm

    I wonder if anyone had an early fat chance titanium like mine? 005T2M (quite an early fat ti frame number?)was the frame number. The most noticeable difference being that the dropouts werent machined out, rather a simple solid construction.The sleeved tubes over the chainstays at the bottom bracket had some kinda rougth machining to them, like the later machined tapered tubesets & there was no anti chainsuck tabs for the toothpicks.
    Has anyone got such a fat chance ti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    hi all
    many thanks for the fatlanta pics!

    I'm not surprised by the fat frame numbers either, like their hang tags, its all part of the charm

    I wonder if anyone had an early fat chance titanium like mine? 005T2M (quite an early fat ti frame number?)was the frame number. The most noticeable difference being that the dropouts werent machined out, rather a simple solid construction.The sleeved tubes over the chainstays at the bottom bracket had some kinda rougth machining to them, like the later machined tapered tubesets & there was no anti chainsuck tabs for the toothpicks.
    Has anyone got such a fat chance ti?

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    mine is 100t3m so 95 bikes later and it already features the machined dropouts but still no toothpick but does yours have the welds around the headtube as a reinforcement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    many thanks for the fatlanta pics! t
    My pleasure. They were just arriving via email as you were typing your earlier message. Probably going to give IF52 flashbacks or something....

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    hi all

    yeh, was nice to see the fatlanta @ last

    my 93 fat ti did have the extra welding around the headtube as well. I've seen other fat Tis that have an extra weld along the outer sleeve down the downtube near the bottom bracket. Mine didnt have that extra weld either. Just progressions through time I suppose?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin-at-home
    My pleasure. They were just arriving via email as you were typing your earlier message. Probably going to give IF52 flashbacks or something....
    Oddly it made me wish I still worked there and gave me nightmares about working there

    Good to see it again though. I don't suppose they have that frame on offer?

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    Cool-blue Rhythm The fattest of Yos?

    Still hoping to get some stunning 10th or Ti photos, but in the mean time, ogling this will do. The grello yo is the only place left in the world I like to see "3d violet"... Stunning. Sure, it could still use a purple Ringle stem & Grafton Perches, but on the other hand, it does have the DA rear for that extra cog & quicker, more dangerous shifting action. Oooooo....


    ...Not mine (wish it was), snagged a handful of images of it off Kazaa a couple years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    Still hoping to get some stunning 10th or Ti photos, but in the mean time, ogling this will do. The grello yo is the only place left in the world I like to see "3d violet"... Stunning. Sure, it could still use a purple Ringle stem & Grafton Perches, but on the other hand, it does have the DA rear for that extra cog & quicker, more dangerous shifting action. Oooooo....


    ...Not mine (wish it was), snagged a handful of images of it off Kazaa a couple years ago.
    i need it... i've always needed it.

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    Green Shock-a-Billy

    Quote Originally Posted by BikeDude
    My bike is currently parked in my bedroom (locked of course -- don't get any ideas ) waiting for spring and snowfree trails...

    https://runesbike.com/pics/CRW_2946_m.jpg (800x533)

    (a handful more pics at https://runesbike.com/)

    I've been thinking of upgrading the components, but will those XTR disc brakes fit?

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    A very nice Billy! I don't recall ever seeing another Billy in that color (Chameleon Metallica). It has always been a fave Fat color for me, have a Yo the same color (not too uncommon).
    What is the size, year & serial number, if you don't mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IF52
    Oddly it made me wish I still worked there and gave me nightmares about working there

    Good to see it again though. I don't suppose they have that frame on offer?
    Sorry IF, missed your post. If it came with the shop then Peter may not have much attachment to it (and judging from his use of a lovely, near pristine Waterford Paramount as his indoor trainer bike he's not much for sentimentalism). I'd say make an offer. What's the worst he can say?

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    hi guys

    quality grello pic. I really like that colour

    how many of the newer style billy were made? My friend webby has a red billy, kinda heavy being all steel, but exceptionally well put together!

    Dont tell me he'd consider selling the fatlanta! I dont have the $$$. darn it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff
    The Monster Fat also had wishbone stays.Pre Buck Shaver.Mine was a 1990/89.
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    ...and of course the Bro Eddy and steel Yo Betty too...

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    First Flight/Serial Numbers

    I know that some of you are already familiar with First Flight Bikes. If not, I highly recommend checking out Jeff's site at FirstFlightBikes.com
    He has a really good bike shop and a great collection of bikes (including some Fats).
    You can also check out the Vintage ATB site that he started on YahooGroups, it's called FirstFlight28677. You can access it from his site if you like. Jeff has done a lot of great things for our sport; sponsors trailwork at a local state park, puts on an annual bike show, etc.
    The VATB site has some cool photos as well, lots of Fats!

    Another thing that Jeff maintains on his site is a listing of Fat serial numbers for the purpose of helping folks to date their bikes. Some are very easy, some not so easy. It is also interesting (to some of us anyway) to try and figure out the logic that they used.
    So if it is not too much trouble, if everyone on this list sent in the numbers for all of their Fats, it would contribute quite a bit to the database.

    Thanks much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Why am I not suprised this to be your post Scant!

    My only Fat right now is an older Wicked(?)...although I can't be sure on that. It was a theft recovery frame with a quick rattle can paint job over the original Grellow. I've taken some laquer thinner to it and it's worked ok thus far, but some or the original decals are being lost as a result...
    Most of the mini mtb'er decals all over the frame are in pretty good shape though. I'm only half way down with the rub down.
    Before and after pics below...
    Of course, I'm sorta looking for a nice early 90's Yo Eddy Team if anyone want's to humor me.
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    Eric,

    I don't see Wicked stickers on the bike, did you find any? Is there a W in the serial number? You can always measure the head tube angles to confirm that it is a Wicked.

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    hi guys, remeber the gorgeous little fat chance ti (ibis ti stem) pictured above that was form sale on ebay. well he pulled the sale, normally that kinda thing annoys me, but check out what he had to say

    "On Jan-20-04 at 09:05:27 PST, seller added the following information:

    PLEASE READ!
    Well, after all the encouraging emails from Fat Chance fans from around the world, I've decided to keep my bike. I was selling it because I really, really am desperate for cash. But, it's only money, right? And the kind, inspirational, and humorous emails from all of you convinced me that selling my bike was the wrong thing to do.

    A special shout out to the guy who sent me the link to the "how to sell your kidney" website. I guess I'm not quite that desparate yet!

    I apologize for teasing those of you who bid so far and those of you I believe were still going to bid. I have to admit, there's a curious side of me that's dying to know what the closing bid would have been. But for now, we'll just have to speculate.

    I'm writing this so people can get the message that this auction will close in the next day or so. Didn't want to just close it up, because interested parties wouldn't know what's up.

    Scientists believe that wolves, penguins and killer whales mate for life. Maybe we should add die-hard Fat Chance owners to the list.

    Thanks!"

    think that says it all really

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    Quote Originally Posted by useyourdagger
    And she told me last week that they're trying to restart manufacturing for the Big One Inch forks. No more bikes, though.
    I have a '91 Team Yo Eddy that I no longer have the fork for. Any idea how serious they are about that? I hard it said before but it never materialized. I'd love to get one made to fit this bike, but with disk tabs. All the ones I've found are too long. RIght now it has a Cannondale fork on it (I know...I know).

    LOVE that bike. I'll post pics when I find them.

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    I was a Fat Chance dealer back in '86ish and had some problems with the BB shell and head tube "stretching". I'd send the frames back and they would braze some extra material in there then ream it out. I remember seeing one of the bikes I sold about ten years later and the guy riding it was showing me the "loose" headset, cups were swimming in the headtube!

    Anybody else familiar with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricH.
    I was a Fat Chance dealer back in '86ish and had some problems with the BB shell and head tube "stretching". I'd send the frames back and they would braze some extra material in there then ream it out. I remember seeing one of the bikes I sold about ten years later and the guy riding it was showing me the "loose" headset, cups were swimming in the headtube!

    Anybody else familiar with this?
    I have an 86 Fat that I bought as a complete bike a while back and when I took it apart, the head set cups basically fell out. I was told that there were two different types/sizes of 1 inch headsets (1 was BMX? maybe), but I never really checked it out. My plan is to have it painted but I have not yet done so, and so the frame just hangs in my garage.
    I have never heard of this problem, but think that I will do some measuring of the frame now, just for curiosity's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat chance guy
    I have an 86 Fat that I bought as a complete bike a while back and when I took it apart, the head set cups basically fell out. I was told that there were two different types/sizes of 1 inch headsets (1 was BMX? maybe), but I never really checked it out. My plan is to have it painted but I have not yet done so, and so the frame just hangs in my garage.
    I have never heard of this problem, but think that I will do some measuring of the frame now, just for curiosity's sake.

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    I was seeing it more with the BB shells than headsets. Maybe it was '85. Had to send a few of them back, I probably only sold less than a dozen.

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    WICKED this FatCityCycle

    a Custom Painted 1987 WICKED with U-Brakestuds on the Fork and under the chainstays
    that I bought at Cambria Biycle Outfitters

    For SaleFor Sale

    - 01558W
    - 16.5" (40cm C-C, 44.5cm C-T, TobTube 53.5 horizontal)
    - Custom Imron Paint

    - Salsa Stem (120mm - 10°)
    - FatCityCycles AL Bar
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    - Chris King
    - IRD Seatpost (26.4mm)
    - Avocet 20 Lady Gel Seat
    - Shimano XT 6Speed - FD, RD, Shifters, Finger Brakelevers
    - IRD U-Brakes with Brodie Booster reben
    - XT Sharkfin
    - Cook Bros. Cranks with Shimano BioPace
    - XT Pedals
    - XT 36° Hubs "BLACK" with Araya RM20 Rims und DT 2.0-1.8 Spokes,Black Alu Nippels, with American Classic QR's
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    Hi,

    there is my first Fat yo eddy! It was a 1993 Model and now without paintjob! It was an littele hole in the seattube. It`s new welded on the seattube and fork (for ahead)!
    Have one an original buttom bracket with spindle and bearings for this frame?

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    '89 Wicked

    Thanks for all the excellent Fat photos. Here's my modest contribution:



    1989 Wicked. It was my primary ride until three years ago, and I still get out on it a fair bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat chance guy
    Eric,

    I don't see Wicked stickers on the bike, did you find any? Is there a W in the serial number? You can always measure the head tube angles to confirm that it is a Wicked.

    rick
    I have a feeling that it's just a Fat Chance ______. The serial number for this guy is under the der. cable guide rivited to the bottom of the bb. I'm still removing all the old paint and trying to keep the orig. stuff as unharmed as I can....I may be able to see part of it.
    -eric-

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    hi all
    nice pics! keep them coming!

    replying to the question asked above.
    yes wendyl's researching the possibility of producing fat chance big 1 inch & unicrown forks. still some time away yet, if it does happen.
    finger crossed

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    My Wicked

    Later Wicked, repainted. mixed componentry, some new, some old. Still used on a regular basis, on and off road.


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    does any body now any fatchances for sale

    hi dear i am ricardo from holland probaly the bigest fat fan over here
    could any body tell me if there are any fats for sale i hope too here from guys you soon

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    Yummy!

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    Still hoping to get some stunning 10th or Ti photos, but in the mean time, ogling this will do. The grello yo is the only place left in the world I like to see "3d violet"... Stunning. Sure, it could still use a purple Ringle stem & Grafton Perches, but on the other hand, it does have the DA rear for that extra cog & quicker, more dangerous shifting action. Oooooo....


    ...Not mine (wish it was), snagged a handful of images of it off Kazaa a couple years ago.
    This is the exact Yo Eddy frameset I've always wanted in terms of colour, size, forks, everything. I've been looking for one for quite a while now but haven't seen anything NOS or nearly-NOS. You've made my day showing these pics!

    Agree about the purple, it contrasts perfectly with the grellow. It needs a purple Ringle seatpost too.

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    hi guys.
    very nice 93 fat chance ti there have you thought about getting the lower fork leg sprayed the same colour blue as the decals? This is how FAT sold the fat ti & it looks sweet

    like the wicked above. non standard sticker in an old style ibis way? very nice all the same!

    richardo, try & make your way to the singlespeed world champs in berlin later in the year. Will be a big fat chance contingent there :P

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    My Campy and Bullseye Shocka here. I also have a Yo, Monster and what Wendyll claimed was the first Chris Chance road frame with the retro decals outside of hers and an employees. I'm thinking of parting with the Shocka while people still know and have interest in the brand.
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    [QUOTE=Wm. L.]... and what Wendyll claimed was the first Chris Chance road frame with the retro decals outside of hers and an employees.QUOTE]

    Is the road chance, the '70s version or the '90 version?

    A couple of Slim Chance frames sold recently on eBay for pretty good money. I have a later model Chris Chance and love it.

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    [QUOTE=laffeaux]
    Quote Originally Posted by Wm. L.
    ... and what Wendyll claimed was the first Chris Chance road frame with the retro decals outside of hers and an employees.QUOTE]

    Is the road chance, the '70s version or the '90 version?

    A couple of Slim Chance frames sold recently on eBay for pretty good money. I have a later model Chris Chance and love it.
    It's a 90's bike. I was told it got the old decals because it was enough different to not be a Slim, and that my paint ideas went best with those decals. Then they told me they liked it and that's the scheme the production models would be. Who knows the real truth, but I enjoyed getting to know the Chances, and love the nice riding and good looking bikes. The bike is silver with candy blue clear over it and a Chorus and Record parts mix with all parts AL (silver) finish. Also proof that Campy breaks in while Shimano breaks. No problems with the Record shifters, but our Shimano bike of same vintage had trashed shifters.

    I'd be curious to know what folks think my Shocka would be worth.

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    Yo Eddy just got sent to Paint......

    I just shipped out my 1992 Team Yo Eddy to Air Art for custom paint. Since it is now my wifes bike, it will become pink with long purple fade. Hope to post picturs of it next month, should turn out nice. Russ painted for Mountain Goat back in the day.

    Soon... very soon....

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    HI JERRY, look real forward to the pic

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    Beautiful Yo Eddy on E-bay three color fade, never ridden

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    hi guys could somebody please help me

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    Beautiful Yo Eddy on E-bay three color fade, never ridden
    hi dear could someone help me i am searching a couple of the yo eddy logo pics in color i want too put a tattoo of the yo eddy logo on me but i am searching for colored pics of it i hope somebody could help me

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCRABNEY
    Beautiful Yo Eddy on E-bay three color fade, never ridden
    Yep....and it's pulling HUGE dollars!
    This one:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Yep....and it's pulling HUGE dollars!
    This one:
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    That's nuts! Buy a Bontrager for god's sake.

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    hi dear could someone help me i am searching a couple of the yo eddy logo pics in color i want too put a tattoo of the yo eddy logo on me but i am searching for colored pics of it i hope somebody could help me
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    That's nuts! Buy a Bontrager for god's sake.
    thanks god that yo is not my size! i would be breaking the piggy and counting coins..
    at 1100,oo it's worth it but it will probably go ridiculous.. it's ebay!
    now, if that doesn't put chance back in the welding room, i don't know anything about businness. you know, 501s were dead in the 70's: not made anymore. vintage ones were fetching crazy prices in japan, london and paris, levis saw what was going on and relauched the model...
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    fat chance frames probabily wont re-appear. although limited numbers of FAT forks already have

    why would anyone buy a bontrager over a FAT? have you seen the state of the dropouts? They look like I made them (after a bad night out!) ;D

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    Forks and Decals?

    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    fat chance frames probabily wont re-appear. although limited numbers of FAT forks already have
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    Any update on the forks? I have a "Don't Tread On Me" Yo! that I am looking to restore. Also anyone have a connection for decal kits? I had purchased a decal kit a while back from the ranch but have since lost it. I am finally getting a new bike and will now have time to get the Yo! repainted and would loove to put new decals on. Thank for any help.

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    Yo Eddy decals and tattoos

    Search on ebay for Fat Chance and you'll probably see username yobetty something-or-other; it's Chris Chance's ex wife and she has a buttload of stuff. I bought two decal sets from her last month, and she's the one who told me about the new forks.

    I also have a set of Yo Eddy temporary tattoos, which you can occasionally find on ebay.

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    pictures

    OK, here are a few photos.
    The pink bike is my wife's 2000 Yo Betty, size is extra small (10") and the color is rasberry ice. Built with 9 speed XT, Zokes fork, Thomson post and a silver glitter SDG seat. Can't have too much glitter!
    The road bike is a 60 cm SlimChance, 8 speed Dura Ace, Hershey Racing Ti hubs, etc.
    I'll try to post more later.

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    Is there any FAT chance model you dont own rick
    very nice b.t.w

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    pictures....

    Yeah man, there are a few that I still need for the collection. Gives me something to search for.

    Does anyone have any tips on taking pictures of their bikes? My photos really s#[email protected] compared to the others posted on the site.

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    rick, what other FATs are you looking for?

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    pictures....

    a couple more bikes from the garage...

    The black bike is a 91 Monster Fat, size large. Hershey Racing cranks, King hubs and HS, Avid brakes, etc.
    The orange bike is a 89 Wicked Fat, set up as SS with Pauls tensioner & hubs, Grafton cranks, Real levers, etc.
    My apologies for the picture quality, I'll try to improve.
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    RICK, you have your own private museum

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    Urban Monster

    Urban Monster (and Burley puller). Note use of home made chain rings, small freewheel and short cage XT from pre-micro drive era. Current incarnation is 2 rings in front and riser bars to best accommodate toddler transport. I got the 10th Anniversary fork and repaint when the 10ths came out, and it remains one of the sweetest bikes I've owned in 40+ years of riding. I love it more than my Yo, Chris road frame and Shocka. I can't seem to wear out the Bullseye, XT and Dura-Ace stuff.
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    kinda a cunningham set up FAT there. pretty sweet all the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat chance guy
    The road bike is a 60 cm SlimChance, 8 speed Dura Ace, Hershey Racing Ti hubs, etc.
    How does the Slim ride? I ride a 58cm Chris Chance, which I think is one of the best riding bikes I've owned - particularly the Yo Eddy fork. Mine is built up with 9-speed Dura Ace.

    Since taking the pictures I've replaced the stem with a Salsa quill, and usually run it with lighter wheels that what are on the bike in the pic.

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    fat city farm

    some fat steel frames.
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    I want to be you (if this is you). Covered in Fat, oooohoohoohohohhhhhh

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    Slim Chance

    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    How does the Slim ride? I ride a 58cm Chris Chance, which I think is one of the best riding bikes I've owned - particularly the Yo Eddy fork. Mine is built up with 9-speed Dura Ace.

    Since taking the pictures I've replaced the stem with a Salsa quill, and usually run it with lighter wheels that what are on the bike in the pic.

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    Not coming from a roadie background, I don't have a good frame of reference for road bikes. I have a very nice Masi Team 3V of the same vintage as the Slim, and prefer the ride of the Fat. Of course I have the lowly unicrown fork, not the beautiful Yo road fork.
    I love the color of your bike as well, don't see many like that.

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    frames...

    a couple of frames that are hanging around.

    The black one is a very early NOS Monster Fat, actually a Wicked frame with different decals and destined to be built up with lesser parts. Has a unicrown fork too.
    The Yo is a 2000 M/L in Chameleon Green Metallica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wm. L.
    Urban Monster (and Burley puller). Note use of home made chain rings, small freewheel and short cage XT from pre-micro drive era. Current incarnation is 2 rings in front and riser bars to best accommodate toddler transport. I got the 10th Anniversary fork and repaint when the 10ths came out, and it remains one of the sweetest bikes I've owned in 40+ years of riding. I love it more than my Yo, Chris road frame and Shocka. I can't seem to wear out the Bullseye, XT and Dura-Ace stuff.
    home made chainrings? wow, I'm impressed.
    Very nice bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THO
    some fat steel frames.
    greetz

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    Thomas,

    Your collection is amazing.
    And some people think that I am crazy....

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    Hey Jerry,
    Do you have Russ's website or phone Number? I've got a brand new Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer, but it's just plain black, and I was planning on having the old goat team paint job done on it this year. To have Russ himself do it would be absolutely knockout. Thanks for any info, looking forward to seeing your yo!


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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    I want to be you (if this is you). Covered in Fat, oooohoohoohohohhhhhh
    he dudes

    besides all the fat frames....did you notice.....the tatoo?....it says....FATCITY...I call this total dedication !

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat chance guy
    Not coming from a roadie background, I don't have a good frame of reference for road bikes. I have a very nice Masi Team 3V of the same vintage as the Slim, and prefer the ride of the Fat. Of course I have the lowly unicrown fork, not the beautiful Yo road fork.
    The Yo road fork rides super smooth. It looks nice, and smooths out bumps like they weren't there. It's definitely the best riding road bike that I've owned, and I can't think of any other bikes that I've test ridden that I'd prefer.

    Like you, I have a Masi - an '80 GC set up as a fixie. It's nice but the Fat is nicer - I prefer the out of the saddle climbing on the Fat.

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    Yes, steel forks can ride like butter. Its amazing how much movement you can get out of them. Some of the best riding road forks that Ive ever ridden have been steel. Much smoother than the carbon forks in my experience. Ive got an old De Rosa Professional that has a very smooth ride. Mostly due to the nice steel fork I would say. The worst riding forks in my opinion or those radical aero carbon forks. No give whatsoever. They feel like a jack hammer. Theres a certain Look carbon fork that rides pretty good, I think its the slightly older HSC 1, the model with curved legs. I found one to put on my current road bike. I rode the newer HSC 4 and it was noticably harsher. Other than that I dont have a lot of experience on carbon forks. If youre not racing, steel makes an awesome road fork. Even with its quite large weight penalty over carbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Theres a certain Look carbon fork that rides pretty good, I think its the slightly older HSC 1, the model with curved legs. I found one to put on my current road bike. I rode the newer HSC 4 and it was noticably harsher. Other than that I dont have a lot of experience on carbon forks. If youre not racing, steel makes an awesome road fork. Even with its quite large weight penalty over carbon.
    I was thinking about switching to the HSC-2 (straight blade version of the HSC-1) in order to save a bit of weight, but the ride is just too nice with the Yo fork. According to the Fat City catalog, the Yo fork only weights 1.25 pounds (although I've not confirmed this myself), so the weight penalty is only about a 1/2 pound compared to an all-carbon fork, plus the additional weight of the threaded set-up (which might be an additional 1/4 pound). Since my chances of winning the TDF this year are pretty minimal I'll stick with the fork that I've got and have a slightly heavier, but smooth ride.

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    Check your Email....

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    Hey Jerry,
    Do you have Russ's website or phone Number? I've got a brand new Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer, but it's just plain black, and I was planning on having the old goat team paint job done on it this year. To have Russ himself do it would be absolutely knockout. Thanks for any info, looking forward to seeing your yo!


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    I sent you his snail mail address a phone number. He does not have a PC nor a website.

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    cycleshark, phatlizard showed me a picture of that crazy FAT collector with the chest tattoo a while back. Would you be able to scan in a copy of the picture onto this thread please?

    That two tone green fade Yo eddy above is one of my all time faves

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    I had to share my ride with you guys

    Team Fat Chance Yo Eddy. It has all the latest components. White Brothers VT1.3 fork, King headset, Thompson stem/post, SRAM X.7 drivetrain, Hayes disc brakes, etc, etc.

    The pic quality is lousy b/c I used the lowest setting possible (VGA) on my digital camera
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    DavefromNY. I dont know if you appreciate how rare you Yo eddy is? While some of the purist FAT heads only consider pre 94/ serrotta frames as FAT. you have one of the very rare disk mounted yo eddys! pretty certain as you're on this thread that you wont be interested in selling! But if you are let me know 1st

    ride with pride dude

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    Rasta Fat

    Just recently got my Yo back after selling it to a friend back in 1998. I bought a Litespeed Tellico that I like but after a few months I realized I loved my Fat. Its a 1990 that I bought used in 92 and had repainted at the Fat factory.
    Talked to Wendyll a couple of days ago about a new fork which hopefully will be coming my way in a month or two, then hopefully a White Ind. hub to make the single speed complete.




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    FAT Colors?

    Hey, FAT-fans! Can anyone point me to an on-line source for a Fat color chart? I found the color names, but I'd like to put a picture with them in my head. I am especially interested in the chameleon colors. These are the Yo color names I have found:

    Sapphire Fade
    Sapphire Blue
    Sapphire Purple
    Chameleon Metallica
    Chameleon Green
    Chameleon Bronze
    Black
    Arrest Me Red

    If anyone knows the paint color codes as well, I'd be thrilled. I am going to order an IF 29er Deluxe this summer, and I would LOVE to get them to reproduce a classic Fat color. (If they will do it!) I drooled over the Fat bikes for years as a kid.
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    My new Fat...

    here it is a 95 yo. I just have to repair the frame damage and build it up. I'm hoping someone can confirm the color for me? Also, I plan on using a rigid for, does this frame require a suspesion corrected fork?.
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    Yo Eddy

    Quote Originally Posted by J Ro
    here it is a 95 yo. I just have to repair the frame damage and build it up. I'm hoping someone can confirm the color for me? Also, I plan on using a rigid for, does this frame require a suspesion corrected fork?.
    I am not certain from your photograph whether the bike is blue or a blue/purple fade. The blue is called Sapphire Blue and the fade is called Sapphire Fade. There was also a Sapphire Purple offered. There is a lovely color picture of a Yo Eddy in Sapphire Fade in the 95 catalog.
    And yes, your bike was built with suspension corrected geometry.

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    hi guys here is a pic of my nos 96 yo eddy

    my pride en joy i have never riden this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by frodoentoby
    ........ i have never riden this one

    Shame on you! If it were a marriage you'd be done for abuse

    That along with grello to blue fade is my fave fat colour scheme.

    If you ever wish to ditch the frameset let me know. It seems such a shame to turn it in to garage jewelery.

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    We the people ...

    I had a similiar conversation with webby some time ago. we could easily have 10 Yos each in different classic FAT paint jobs

    good work, keep it up people

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    Adding picture here of the 1992 Yo Eddy...

    Quote Originally Posted by SS Jerry
    I just shipped out my 1992 Team Yo Eddy to Air Art for custom paint. Since it is now my wifes bike, it will become pink with long purple fade. Hope to post picturs of it next month, should turn out nice. Russ painted for Mountain Goat back in the day.

    Soon... very soon....

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    Just wanted to add this picture here to keep it in the proper thread.

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    hi jerry, how cool is that! no mistaking it for a girls bike very nice spec!

    good work

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    more bike pics

    The black & yellow Fat Chance is my beater bike, usually just used for cruising around with the kids. And riding in the snow last winter too. About an 87 or 88, 21", basically stock, 6 speed, etc.
    The other bike is a 21" 94 Wicked Lite. The color is called Cosmic Dust Fade, lots of upgrades over the years.

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    fat chance beater bike! some people would be chuffed to have that as there main bike!



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    There is a brand new custom 12" ti Fat Chance frame in Bromley Bike shop that's been there for ages - £499. Should have some pics by next week!

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    I believe this FAT ti is mark pearces wifes old bike. Immaculate condition & probabily the worlds shortest headtube! It really is beautiful!

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    It is indeed. Scary looking headtube that.

    How much would it go for if it was 3-4 sizes larger?!

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    med FAT tis make around 1500E in germany

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    ... and if we just ... FINALLY getting my YO'

    Had one many moons ago but due to need of cash had to sell this is all thats left..

    Just picked one up on ebay and it will be here today! Happy days again with a fat. My poor poor litespeed..

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

    I hope one can answer a question. If the bike carries the "dont tred on me" sticker it was made in mass correct?
    I got a 95 which I know was a BIG transition year for fat and they were made in summerville and NY correct???

    thanks to all and will post photos once it shows..
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    ... and if we just ... she has arrived

    Aside from the normal scratches its a beauty!
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    Smile looks like the long lost twin

    Quote Originally Posted by yo' dj blu
    Aside from the normal scratches its a beauty!

    to mine
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    ... and if we just ... long lost twin.

    Funny because I saw that bike on ebay and was going to buy it but I did not want to deal with making the repairs! Its such a beautiful colour! When u have it re built upload some photos!

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    definitely a beautiful color...

    Quote Originally Posted by yo' dj blu
    Funny because I saw that bike on ebay and was going to buy it but I did not want to deal with making the repairs! Its such a beautiful colour! When u have it re built upload some photos!

    I bought it because my brother is an incredible TIG welder. (I keep telling him to quit his day job and started making frames) Anyway, he did fix the damaged area and i have primer covering the bare metal. I plan on riding it this season and then have it repainted
    over the winter. I'll post some pics when it's complete.

    Anyone have any suggestions for places that can help recreate the original fade paint?

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    Fat City

    Fat City actually moved in late 94, so your 95 should be a NY bike. I am not absolutely certain when the new decals were designed and made, but I have never seen the "Don't Tread on Me" decal on a NY bike.
    It is also possible that some Somerville frames were moved to NY and sold later. The best way to confirm is by the serial number, can you provide it?

    It looks like your previous bike was a 92 medium Yo, a great bike too.

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    94 not 95???

    373y4sm

    So it looks like its not a 95 but a 94 correct as after the y there is a 4 and not a 5??? That would have it made in a summerville shop Yo. I bought it from a guy in Marblehead Mass so it looks like it did not make it too far from summerville and he said it was one of the last out of the factory... Who know I gave it to my wife and she rides it but I steel it from her all the time! Looking for another. Still trying to dig up those old fat water bottles I have somehwere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo' dj blu
    373y4sm

    So it looks like its not a 95 but a 94 correct as after the y there is a 4 and not a 5???............
    you´re right, this is the 373rd yo eddy from 1994 in size sm

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    the dream lives on

    Just wanted to keep the thread, dream and legacy alive!

    Proud owner of a '94 Buckshaver. Last year of the original Sommersville build frames.

    It's not an original Fat if it does'nt wear the "Don't Tread On Me" badge!

    At the moment this frame is stripped, packed and waiting to go to a painter for refinishing. If anyone out there knows of a reputable frame painter, please let me know. I already have all the new parts to restore my Fatty, just trying to find a reasonably priced, reputable painter.

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    Air Art in Chico California

    They have painted 3 of my bikes, all came out perfect.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...63410#poststop

    This is the most recent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Jerry
    They have painted 3 of my bikes, all came out perfect.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...63410#poststop

    This is the most recent.

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    Thanks for the reply Jerry. Only problem is, my search has'nt been very successful. You happen to have any contact info you can share? Maybe an e mail addy, web site, phone #???

    I'm only 5 hours from Chico, so this might benifit me a little on shipping.

    BTW.....thats a sweet looking Fat. Wish my G/F had it. That would be about as close as I would allow us to being twinkies. Whats that saying? "Once you get Fat, you never go back". errrr........bad joke

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    Contact Info.....

    You happen to have any contact info you can share? Maybe an e mail addy, web site, phone #???

    Russ Pickett
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    Russ does not use the computer, so you must contact him using the land line....

    Now that is retro Man !!!!

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    I dont know if I've posted this before?
    Its worth a look if you dont have the originals all the same

    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/html/fat_chance.html

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    Now that is retro. I'll check it out and get a quote. Thanks for the help. Turns out my frame is a '93. I've been thinking it was a '94 for ten years

    I cant get the '93 catalog to load on FatFan

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    I cant get the page to load either
    I wonder why no pics anywhere of the FAT 10th anni?

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    10 Anniversary Fat

    I wonder why no pics anywhere of the FAT 10th anni?

    I have a picture of my 10th posted on the First Flight site.....and I know that there are more out there somewhere.

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    rick, yeh I;ve seen your 10th! very nice!
    "more out there somewhere" what pics or 10th framesets?! If you know of framesets please private mail me!

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    [on ebay....
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    on another note, I'd like to eventually own a Fat, to keep my ti kona company...Just a frame is fine, and paint in any condition is OK as well...let me know if there are any mediums around...(my Kona is a 18", and fits perfect..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkahuna
    [on ebay....
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    on another note, I'd like to eventually own a Fat, to keep my ti kona company...Just a frame is fine, and paint in any condition is OK as well...let me know if there are any mediums around...(my Kona is a 18", and fits perfect..)

    I'm watching that one too.... what is that? A Bro Eddy?? It doesn't say in the listing....

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    my new ride. rides fantastic, not similar to any modern bike





    and especially for scant: semi-finished 10th anniversary

    Last edited by rasaldul; 06-17-2004 at 06:23 AM. Reason: adding 10th for scant

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    Wow Rasaldul,
    What a beauty, that is a boner-induction MACHINE. Did you have it that a refinished? It looks like it's never been ridden, the post & RD give that impression too. I'll bet it absolutely sings in the woods...


    OH! WOW. Man, that was a surprise, seeing my post pop up, and suddenly a gleaming 10th appears! Okay, THAT'S the boner induction machine x10, shall we say "bonus inductus rigor mortis". Lust with permanence.
    Last edited by flyingsuperpetis; 06-17-2004 at 06:40 AM. Reason: Suprise 10th!

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    the yo is not refinished, i got it just in this great condition. i don´t think there´s any possibility to refinish the candy wild cherry paint job in this quality. the "somerville" and "chris chance"-sticker have been missing ever since. as far as i know it was NOS until last year. unfortunately it has got a little ding on the top tube (nothing special), but no one likes a collector´s item with a ding. the 10th anniversary is still NOS.

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    rasaldul, ahh man, dont know what to say. so sweet! if you ever hear of a 10th anni for sale please let me know!

    what stem is that on the 10th? white industries hubs on the Yo?

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    hi all
    just a Personal Service Announcement to the couple I met @ the SSMM wkend @ eastnor park malverns hills. (with the yellow Yo eddy frameset & blue/green fade Yo)
    shoot me a private mail guys as I'm going to try & organise a FAT chance meet & ride some time in the future

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    [I have an opportunity to purchase a wicked..
    but, I need to know if my 200lbs will be too much for the frame..
    any input appreciated..

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    fat 10th !

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    Cool-blue Rhythm all good thingss come in 3!!!

    How many 10th's does a guy need!!!

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    luckily I know that theres 2 owners for those 3 10ths. even so tho ;D

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    Good job! Wow, do I miss my old Yo!

    Hey all, I'm newly registered on the forums, and it's great to see such enthusiasm for the old Fats. I had one of the last Mass bikes from '94. It was a medium Yo Eddy! in the team violet, and I sold it because of money problems in '96. I have missed that bike ever since, and I would do anything to get another one back. I have been riding a Turner XCE full suspension bike for the last couple of years, but the best bike I ever owned was that awesome purple Yo!

    I'd pretty much trade that Turner for another medium purple Yo hardtail.

    Good to see y'all here... I just may have to stick around.


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    You might want to search e bay once a week for Fat City's. I've seen a few the past couple of months.

    Definatly stick around, this post slowly gets comments. Also, read the retro forum. Lotsa good stuff on it.

    I know what you mean about the team violet color. I've got one of the first '93 (073) Buckshavers (not a YO, but is there a bad Fat design???) in team violet. Over the years, that crazy color has grown on me. I would'nt change it for anything. Currently in the process of getting a respray in the same violet color. I can't wait to get it done.

    If your heart yerns to throw a leg over a Yo again. You should persue it. I find myself getting more cynical each year my frame gets older. Perhaps its a good thang. Pedal on my friend.

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    hi mate
    yeh for many years I wanted a yo in team violet & last march saw a mint condition 1 on ebay. its my in my bedroom
    live your dreams dude! they dont make crazy $$ unless they're truly NOS

    for the 200lb intended wicked lite owner. If you truly want to ride the wicked I'd say its poss a tad fragile for hardcore use & you'd be better off with a yo eddy. Yeh the wicked are pretty strong for extended touring use etc. But the Yo's gonna have the extra bit of stiffness required.
    Of course if the wicked is a killer price you can always private mail me direct

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    ... and if we just ... Ride On!

    Yes this place is a great place to relive that past. I was able to get my hands on a yo from ebay as well. BEAUTIFUL 94 yo http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting I still look EVERY day.

    My wife currently rides the yo and LOVES it but EVERY time she is not I am on it, its the best bike and puts my ti litespeed to shame.


    "yeh for many years I wanted a yo in team violet & last march saw a mint condition 1 on ebay. its my in my bedroom"

    That was the one from Cali correct with the yello seat??

    If so I was DROOLING over that bike but I had JUST bought the purp to blu fade. GREAT price on that one as well!

    all the best.

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    You guys are making me pang...

    Wow, I didn't realize how desperately I missed this bike. I want another one. No matter how much I enjoy riding the FS Turner, I really want to back on a Fat.

    My search begins! I need to find a medium Yo frame somewhere, and if it was team violet, that would be even better. Stand back!

    This could take a while...



    Thanks for tapping a vein again, guys.


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    Stopped by an old friend's house this weekend and gazed upon his beloved Shockabilly, 2nd gen. It's baby blue, and very, very pretty...
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    photos! photos! photos!


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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    photos! photos! photos!

    I know... I know... I don't have any here at work.. I just thought I'd mention it before I pushed it back into the cobwebby parts of my brain.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Good job!

    I have been obsessed since finding this forum the other night, with finding my old Fat stuff in my still-packed moving boxes. I managed to find my old jersey from '94 and the original '94 product brochure. I found many of the parts that were on the bike before I sold the frome & fork, too, like the purple Avid Ultimate brake levers and the Ringle peace cable hangers. I wish I still had the Cook Brothers forged cranks and the yellow Judy SL fork, but I'm gonna have to do this piece by piece. I want the exact bike I had exactly the way I rode it (or at least as close as I can come to it).

    Everything, that is, except those repulsive Onza elastomer pedals. I may even still have those buggers, too. Blech.

    Anyone have a black Ringle stem lying around?


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    Awwww man Apex,

    You just brought back a great memory. Remember back in 92-95ish when ano was the rage? I once had those very purple ano peace sign cable hangers on my team violet '93 Fat. Best I can recall it was Ringle that made them? At any rate, they were trick at the time. With the advent of v brakes, I eventually gave them away.I eventually tossed the team violet Manitou 3 I had color matched to the frame as well. Looking back, I could kick myself in the backside for some of the stuff I tossed from my original build.

    AS of now, I'm currently having my '93 resprayed in the origanal team violet. About the only component I have left from the original build is the Specialized Ti stem. That stem will have to be pryed out of my dead, decreped hand. I also have the original ano purple skeewers, which I intend to continue using, faded and all. Sadly the old faded Ringle ano purple post died. LBS had to careful hack it out. I tried for months trying to find another Ringle ano purple post to no avail. Finally settled on a Thompson. 29.4 seat post, as well as, 1" steer tubes are'nt exactly popular these days.

    At any rate. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories. If you want another Fat, you should persue it heavily. I have a sneaking suspesion your soul will thank you.

    Is'nt it ironic the legacy Chris Chance and the gang built? Thankfully, theres a few passionate small boutique builders left out there. Several of which spawned from Fat City.That my friend is what it's all about. Follow your heart.

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    well, if all goes well, I'll be picking up my yo on saturday. I'm paying a bit more than I wanted, but it's spec'd out pretty well, xtr rear hub, v-brakes, ceramic rims, kooka cranks, I still want to cange a few things, like the ESP stuff, and the SID needs to go in favor of a Noleen. I checked the bb, and the serial seems to be legit, starts with YO. Bike was a factory racer, sold to this guy, and he worked for hot tubes for a bit, and repainted it @ work.All new decals, and a grip of clear coat. All it needs for now is the rear brake bosses-they're not in the frame. Any clues on where to get some?
    here's a few pics of it.


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    hi guys
    if you know this thread by now you'll remeber the sweet custom spray Yo with the pink purple fade? (with the ibis ti stem etc) thats the dude I got my Yo from. there were a few team lavenders up for sale last year so keep your eyes open & bid high eh people!

    yeh, those peace sign cable hangers were ringle mojos. kinda crazy how much those suckas make on ebay these days. as mentioned above guttted I sold so much of my old skool stuff. ah well!

    wendyl of FAT fame still has a few FAT canti studs for sale I think. (yo betty) sells FAT items on ebay time to time.

    that ebay link to the 2 tone purple/blue fade is very nice

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    just checked, apparently FAT used a fairly normal size canti stud so it shouldnt be too much of a problem getting hold of a replacement. Unfortunately I dont have the size to hand, but I'm sure some useful soul will be resourceful enough to take theirs off, measureit & post the details on this thread

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    the size of the threads is 5/16", not compatible to the bolts offered for rock shox forks etc.
    i ordered two sets for my 10th anni about 10 weeks ago from wendyll, but they didn´t arrive until today
    there are also some studs offered for fat chance in 10mm on www.velo-direct.ch, but i don´t know on which model they will fit (maybe the newer ones)



    and of course: they are not cheap for such little parts!

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    New question here. Something new...

    Hey all, just want to test the waters here and ask you guys a question. In my recent lust to revive my relatively recent past and find another Yo Eddy, I have been drawn back in to the mystique around these bikes, and I want to do something to build around for everyone.

    I'm a web and print designer by trade, and I also own and manage a suite of website communities for amateur formula car racing at apexspeed.com (I play with expensive toys). I just recently registered a new domain name to be specifically for past, current and future Fat owners to use as their own community. My intention is to build a site for archives, information, owners gallery, classifieds and a discussion community/forums. I know there are a couple of Fat-specific things out there already, but nothing complete or totally comprehensive, and I'd like to try to bring everything together in one place.

    Would you guys be interested in a Fat Owners Anonymous website community?


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    ... and if we just ... Team Violet? Purple?

    Did anybody say Team Violet? Here's another pic of the '93/'94 Purple Monster, now with Ringle seatpost.



    And here's the original card.


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    For some reason the violet always turns out different on pictures. The color changes depending on the lighting. It could be close to white, pinkish, light purple, or blue-ish. That's why I like it so much!

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    f c 10th frame for sale

    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    luckily I know that theres 2 owners for those 3 10ths. even so tho ;D

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    check ebay.de. Buy it now for 1499,-€

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    luckily I know that theres 2 owners for those 3 10ths. even so tho ;D

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    Check Ebay.de, Frameset, "buy it now" for only 1499;-€.

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    e bay Fat

    Theres an '86 Fat City on ebay right now with 0 bids and opens @ 375$, only 18 hours left. Jeez I wish I could snag it. Someone get over there and grab this gem up!

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    Fat City site...?

    Would you guys be interested in a Fat Owners Anonymous website community?

    The German Fat site was out there for a time, but it seemed to just fade away, I don't know the whole story. I am not entirely certain what you would plan on putting together that is not already on this site or First Flight, but I would certainly check it out if you put it together.
    Rumour is that an new official might be in the works too, have you spoken to Wendyll?

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    I'd be interested in a Fat site. It's always great to communticate with fellow COGS. In that rare ocassion of crossing paths with a Fat City owner on the trail. I make it a point to stop and talk with them. They automatically seam like a brother or sister to me simply for riding a Fat. Funny how that works. Perhaps it something only a Fat City owner can understand???

    At any rate, put me on the list. I'm sure several others here would enjoy it as well.

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    Idea! Off and running...

    Ok, well, the domain is currently active, and I am working on the construction of the discussion forums. For the time being, it is hosted within another of my websites server packages, but if the interest and trafic warrants it, I plan on moving it to it's own host. I will soon be accepting photos, statistics, and everything else in the coming weeks, to add to the archive. I'm sure the forum comminty will add to the knowledge base in a large way, too.

    Just to give you a small taste, and to give you a place to check back into in the next few days while I try to get it up and running, check out FatCogs.com. Hopefully, if nothing else, the classifieds will provide a place for exchange of old school parts and bikes, and can assist in my quest to replace my old team violet Yo.


    Cheers,


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    Someone wanna buy my Turner?

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    hi doug/apex
    I've forwarded this link to wendyl of FAT. As rick pointed out theres been rumours of a FAT dedicated website for a while now.

    I'd guess that this near 8000 views thread (I'm glad I started it!) is a good indication that it would be a popular site

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    Doug/apex,
    just checked your link. You might wanna check with wendyl about using FAT logos etc, pretty certain she still owns all the patents. just a thought

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