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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 10:34 pm 
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Just picked up this bike over the weekend. Neat paint but the parts sure are a mess. Originally it would have been a full M700 Deore XT "deer head" bike but it has been "upgraded" over the years. Still deciding what to do with her.

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 10:59 pm 
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Great find and a great looking bike, is that original paint ?


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 11:03 pm 
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The bike had been raced for several years and then sent back to Fat to be refinished by Hoss Rogers. So not "original" paint but it was applied by Fat Chance.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2007 11:37 pm 
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Great looking bike, a testament to Fat Chance Bikes!


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:45 am 
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FirstFlight wrote:
Originally it would have been a full M700 Deore XT "deer head" bike but it has been "upgraded" over the years. Still deciding what to do with her.


I would say it needs 'degrading' back to its original state :lol:

wish I had a museum as an excuse to buy shedloads of nice bikes


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 12:40 pm 
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That looks great!

FAT seem to have been making modern looking bikes for years before many others. Nice.

Any idea on the geometry/angles for it?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:56 pm 
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This seems like a good thread for this photo.

The bike is a Ritchey, not sure what year, but around 1985.

Paint job by CycleArt.


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