I never realised I had a Unicorn until I finished [Stage One of] this Project..
I always loved FAT CITY CYCLES; their Bikes, their Personality and the Have Fun
vibe they conveyed to me, and since the first review in MBUK I knew I would have to have one.. Some Day.. The FAT CHANCE Titanium was it
for me, the blend of the FAT CITY approach and the Magic Metal surely would be the pinnacle; their ultimate ride.. I wouldn't say I have been actively hunting one down all these years, but I knew that when I saw [an ML] one for sale, that I'd be a Fool to let it pass me by..
The Purchase didn't go so well [an undisclosed Ding], and there have been a coupla Speed Bumps along the way, but I guess Good Things Come to Those Who Persevere.. Or something like that anyways
I knew the Build I wanted to emmulate, and whilst my FAT Ti was a '96 frame, it was one of the very few NY Wishbone design frames; chances are the tubes were shipped from MA as the Frame Serial is also the MA configuration.. This is the photo that started it all for me:
I enjoy a good Parts Hunt: Nuke Proof, Syncros, Gravity Research, Campagnolo.. Not a staple FAT Diet
The Build is not finished as I am waiting on some Igleheart Segmented Forks, but for now, this Rig is Ready to Roll.. And it Rides so Sweet..
Thanks to Gil_M for sorting me with replacement Decals, they work perfect.. The HeadTube Decal is the original one, so great to have that Masthead..SpecificationFuselage
Frame: 1996 NY FAT CHANCE Titanium TFML008
Fork: Rock Shox SID
Headset: King No Logo NoThreadsetCockpit
Handlebar: Nuke Proof
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite
Syncros Revolution Crankset
Shimano M900 XTRAnchors
Shimano M900 XTRHoops
Nuke Proof BombProof Hubs
Sapim DB Spoking
Critical [F] & Ringle Camtwist [R] QR
Panaracer Dart & Smoke Folding Repro Issue