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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:29 am 
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looks the same shape as mine chief (zz's old one )


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I've tried measuring the headtube angle using my el cheapo angle finder thing, trouble is its woefully in accurate with the needle a good few mill away from the scale. But looking at theredchilli's in the for sale section I'd say mine was a touch slacker which would point to a FAT Chance rather than a Wicked. Do any Wicked owners out there know their wheelbase measurement? I'd imagine this would change as the head tube angle changes.


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I can measure both a medium Wicked Fat and Fat Chance wheels bases, though may not get chance until monday :shock:


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Cheers James that'd be cool :)


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Cheers James that'd be cool :)


no probs -The Fat Chances most certainly have a slacker head tube
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I've tried measuring the headtube angle using my el cheapo angle finder thing, trouble is its woefully in accurate with the needle a good few mill away from the scale. But looking at theredchilli's in the for sale section I'd say mine was a touch slacker which would point to a FAT Chance rather than a Wicked. Do any Wicked owners out there know their wheelbase measurement? I'd imagine this would change as the head tube angle changes.


if you can get a straight side on photo - taken from a distance but with a zoom (to lessen perspective) i'll trace over it on CAD and get some pretty accurate dims (given a couple of accurate measures to scale from)

just a thought
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Klaus,

Quick measurement comes in at :

1988 Wicked Fat Chance

W/B 105 cm
H/T 9 cm
T/T 555 cm
C/T 450 cm (18")

1989 Fat Chance

W/B 106 cm
H/T 9 cm
T/T 550 cm
C/T 450 cm (18")

Not much differance other than the top tube ( which explains the difference in head tube angle )

the 1990 catalogue shows similar:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/2 ... SID=416584


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Cheers all, its a 550mm TT so it does look like a FAT Chance rather than wicked. To confirm I may try to get the angle ap on the wifes phone and measure the HT angle but I'm fairly convinced its an 88 FAT Chance.


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wheelbase is 42"
seattube , 20"
tt 22,25"

as it sits on its wheels the top tube is 2degrees
the headtube and seat tube are 75 degrees , so 73 to the top tube


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Looks good mikee but that chains saggier than a witches tit. Just to confuse matter I believe Wickeds were at one time available with a shorter top tube option.

Done a bit more to mine today

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Having some bother with the bottom bracket spindle thread. Doesn't want to accept a bolt. Does anyone know if they are a funny thread? I wouldn't have thought so but thought I'd check. May need to run a tap down them.


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