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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:00 am 
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1992 Sommerville built Wicked Fat Chance.
The build is centered around the early pair of Ringle Wheels built by legendary wheelsmith the late John Kovachi..
The purple continues on from there…. to the Chris King 1” nologo threaded headset, Avid Tri-aligns and Tri-dangles controlled by SS-7 Levers.
The drive train is powered by the Cooks cranks that once graced the display case at MOMBAT (Thanks to Jeff and Wes). The clamp is American classic. Of course there are the obligatory Ringle cage and 3dv pulleys.
The paint is the original Dupont Imron Metallic Purple.
I have the original build card signed by all of the folks at Fat City the day it rolled out of the factory..
Hope you enjoy.

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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:57 am 
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A lot to like on your build 8) 8) Like it a hell of a lot in fact


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 2:11 pm 
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very nice build! just needs some pedals...


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Rio wrote:
very nice build! just needs some pedals...

Agreed. I have been on the look out for some purple Speedtraps ...but no luck so far. I guess I can throw on the XC Pros that I have in the bin.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Christ man....... forgot chainsets were that big.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:10 pm 
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Stunning bike... loving the extreme purple content! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Not sure if I like it or not but it's definately a special Fat you have.

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 6:43 am 
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Retro gold! Purple on purple 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:17 am 
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I love a purple Wicked. Super nice build, really like the yellow decals against all the purple.

Here's mine....

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:35 pm 
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northerndave wrote:
I love a purple Wicked. Super nice build, really like the yellow decals against all the purple.

Here's mine....

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Sweet!

I removed the 3dv Moby and Zooka as it was just enough to put it over the top.

Anyways...
Here is the Build Card hanging in my office beneath one of my favorite pics.


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