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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:39 pm 
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all you Fat experts out there - i have a dilemma ...... i now have 2 Fat frames - a Wicked which has been well used but comes with bottom bracket and a Buck Shaver which has probably seen less miles but has no bottom bracket ........ to be quite honest they are in almost identical condition ....... i have never ridden a Fat before ( being a Salsa man ) so don't know how the 2 compare ...... i will probably have to sell one of the frames on so i can afford the "bits" the other deserves ..... which one would the majority of you build up ?? OH and is it a bad thing to get it resparayed ?? I welcome your input ....

Ransetsu


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:00 pm 
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how shot is the paint? if its really bad restoration is a good thing :)

I'd personally go for the buck as its basically a cheaper, slightly softer version of the Yo (but still stiff & racey compared to the wicked) The wicked is more relaxed in both feel & handling (& yeh I've ridden them all as comparisons). How do you want the bike to feel?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:27 pm 
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Hi mate, chuck up some pictures...

I've never ridden a Fat, would love to..heard they're both exceptional rides, but it's personal preference at the end of the day to coin a phrase....

Would go with the Wicked myself if it's not too battered... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:00 pm 
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The Buck is a decent bike, though my choice would be the Wicked. I prefer both the ride and looks of older style bikes. Also think a Wicked has a tad more class.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:06 pm 
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Simple. Both :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:43 pm 
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tad more class.

pah!
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Sell the Wicked to me, so I can compare to my buck. Easy. Looking for a new frame and it might just work..


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:49 pm 
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I'd have the wicked stripped first to make sure no bb/seattube rust and then decide....


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