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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:17 pm 
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I've had this F+F for ages and still not built it. I've been collecting stuff in dribs and drabs but its for some reason always in the background. I've no idea why though as its going to be one of my main retro riders in the cabinet reshuffle. Anyway a week off work and the realisation that I probably won't use the KHS in its current guise if at all will see it becoming a donor bike and should get the FAT up and running in jig time.

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I'm struggling to nail the exact history, even the year! At the moment I'm thinking its a 87 FAT chance. Hopefully some of the FAt guys will be able to help :)

Tonight I'm going to check the frame a forks out and give them a polish, see what bits I've collected.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:26 pm 
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Great looking bike, looks very similar to my 1988 Wicked, matching true temper stickers also

So '87/'88 is my bet.Can't decide if the head tube has a more slack angle (which would point towards a fat chance over a Wicked)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Alot of what I'm going on first and foremost is the lack of Wicked form the DT decal. Whats on looks original. Should get some figures when It built up though.


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Looks very nice and a great colourway to boot, some white tyres would look good on that :wink:


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Klaus, is that the one that I sent over? If so, it had a serial number, and I'm fairly certain it isn't a wicked. maybe a pre-wicked, wicked :?

Iirc, it is a 1988 8)


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Minor update. I've stripped another bike for bits for this and they'll be cleaned up and polished. Stuck the wheels on to get an idea of the sizing, all seems good even with the stem/fork issue.

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that's a sweet frame.

(i reckon the japanese cloned it for my courier!:wink: )

in the 1st picture the tubes look 'substantial' on the wheels 'minimal'!

what r the tyres? they're perfect.

build it come on.....

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:10 am 
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Minor update. I've stripped another bike for bits for this and they'll be cleaned up and polished...

very nice wicked :D ..build it, but be sure for this wicked skinwalls are a must! :wink:


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