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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:50 pm 
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Bike feels more compact than my Wicked, different angles etc, looking forward to giving it a blast tomorrow


Maybe this is a short torso version? There were two top tube lenght options in Fat sizing. Can be made to order though.


No ,tope tube same length, probably just the stem and angles slightly different


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That's very nice - like the suntour and interesting to see the shimano cantis, I don't think the suntour cantis were much cop at this time - even has a XCD headset - that is a pretty rare bit of kit.


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So how does it ride ? :lol: :lol: :lol: took it out for a proper ride today for the first time , really enjoyed the ride.The huge brake levers took some getting used too in very muddy condtions but throwing it around on the technical sections I can see once I'm dialled into it ,it will fly.

A big thanks to all that voted it " Bike of the Ride" cheers

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Love that colour and very cool, great to have the option of a pannier rack too, top find and great back story to.


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Bit of an update,After removing an awful lot of mud from Saturdays ride, Painfully removed the old decals, took a while as they had cracked and been sun baked on ! Now ready for a new set.Amber walls now fitted and look so much better, the icing on the cake (much to Ed's approval no doubt) Is a nice Fat City Saddle ( thanks To Gary for letting it go,painful as it was I'm sure :wink: )Just still deciding if I should change the stem or not :shock:


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Another small update to keep me happy ! lucky enough to source another NOS Hite Rite , I am a big fan of these 8)


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I am a big fan of these 8)

Yes, I can tell :) I don't know why I assumed it's a Wicked while obviously it's a Fat Chance. Perhaps because seen quite few Wickeds in cherry colour. This explain more compact feel due to 2 degree slacker head tube.


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I am a big fan of these 8)

Yes, I can tell :) I don't know why I assumed it's a Wicked while obviously it's a Fat Chance. Perhaps because seen quite few Wickeds in cherry colour. This explain more compact feel due to 2 degree slacker head tube.


Wasn't too bad once I got used to it ,the large brake levers were more noticeable ( saying that the Wicked will probably feel out streched now !). May try a longer stem at some point to see how it feels :?


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I absolutely love that motorcycle style levers, they're cool and feel just right.


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Well, after receieving a nice Set of Decals from Gil_m,I have finished the build of the 1989 Fat Chance in Kandy Wild Cherry, As mentioned for this build I wanted to keep as much of the originality as possible due to the extra rack mounts and the history of this being owned by Ron Andrews,ex Fat City employee and racer,Ron also used to work for Merlin,Jo Breeze and Yeti to name a few, he now runs King Cage.

I have added a very nice Turbo, the saddle I had from this has gone on another project, new tyres,Hite-Rite, decals and thrown on some rideable pedals.
It doesn't need any more tinkering, the paint needs replacing but It has great character so will be left, this is a rider and looking forward to hitting the trails some more on it


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