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    What did my 88 Fat Chance sell for new?

    Fat Chance price structure through the years?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo
    Fat Chance price structure through the years?!
    I'm sure someone knows exactly, but the typical handmade steel frame and fork sets (Salsa, Ibis, Fat, Ritchey...) were usually between $800-$1200.

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    I paid.....

    Quote Originally Posted by mojo
    Fat Chance price structure through the years?!
    $675 for my 87 Wicked w/flourescent green fork. I drove four hours to a shop in Sommerville whos name I forget. I'll never forget that day. Walked in the front door to see 12-15 Fat's hanging from the ceiling. 5 or 6 Merlin's as well. Seemed like a lot of money at the time. Rode it for twelve years. Wish I still had it.

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    Fat City pricing...

    Quote Originally Posted by mojo
    Fat Chance price structure through the years?!
    Your question is very interesting. The only thing that I could recall was buying an 89 Wicked in 90 (close out?) for $1200, list was $1400. Seemed like a fair bit of money at the time, but I was happy and have kept the bike.
    I dug out some literature (catalogs, price lists, magazine reviews) and came up with what I could. I hope that it is of interest.

    1984 Magazine article Team Comp $1695 bike
    Kicker $795 bike

    1985 Mt. Bike Specialists Kicker $795 bike
    Kicker Comp $895 bike

    1986 magazine article Fat Chance $950 bike

    1987 retail price list Fat Chance $659 frame set/ 999 bike
    Wicked $729 frame set/$1250 bike
    Team Comp $1429 frame set/$1995 bike

    1987 magazine article Wicked $1250 bike

    1989 magazine article Team Comp $1988 bike
    Wicked $1598 bike
    Monster $995
    Fat Chance $1325

    1990 Dealer price list Wicked $795 frame/1860 bike
    Fat Chance $795 frame/$1860 bike
    Team Comp $995 frame/$2060
    Slim Chance $1175 frame
    Tandem $2310 frame

    1991 magazine article Slim Chance $1125 frame set

    1992 Mt. Bike Specialists Yo Eddy $1099 frame/$2199 bike
    Wicked $829 frame/$1969 bike
    Monster Fat $775 frame /$1599 bike

    1993 Retail price list Monster Fat $845 frame set
    Wicked Lite $960 frame set
    Yo Eddy $1135 frame
    Slim Chance $1225 frame set
    Ti Fat $2375

    1994 Dealer Price List Buck Shaver $725 frame set
    Wicked Lite $950 frame/$1040 w/fork
    Yo Eddy $1069 frame/$1199 w/fork
    Ti Fat $2595 frame/$2795 w/fork
    Slim Chance $1075 frame set
    Shock-a-Billy $1450 frame

    1995 Magazine article Ti Fat $2195 frame/$2425 w/fork
    Slim Chance $995 frame set
    Yo Eddy $1069 frame

    1996 Retail price list Buck Shaver $850 frame set
    Yo Eddy $1150 frame
    Ti Fat $2295 frame
    Shock-a-Billy $1895 frame
    Chris Chance $1125 frame set

    1999 Bro Eddy & Yo Betty $995 frame
    Yo Eddy $1150 frame
    Ti Fat $2295 frame
    Chris Cross/Chris Chance $1125/$1350 w/Yo road fork
    Ti Chris Chance $2495 frame

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    Cool-blue Rhythm 88 Wicked Fat Chance

    Yo-

    Back in early 1988, I paid about $1650 (inlcuding NY sales tax) for a 1987 Wicked Fat Chance complete bike in black with yellow decals that had the basic Deore XT component group, Salsa Stem, Fat City True Temper flat handlebar in Matching black, with a Fat City Box Crown Fork and black Cook Bros. Racing Cranks as "upgrades", but I got it on a "former shop employee" discount and also got a receipt for my insurance company that said that the bike was actually worth $2150...I then bought a 1988 "Fat Chance" frameset (not a Wicked frame) with the relaxed geometry for $800 at the same shop inlcuding a Specialized Headset, Fat City BB and again the Box Crown Fat City Fork-Built it up in 1991 and Still have that bike in MINT Condition!

    Hope that helps, but things are always exagerated in value and paid less then retail for in NYC

    Michael-NYC

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    The 1994 buck shaver was about the best deal ever... such a great bike.

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