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 Post subject: FAT CHANCE Shock-a-Billy
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 11:35 pm 
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Frame landed yesterday after paying the taxman his ever increasing chunk. I was a little happier after taking it out of the box though- its in mint condition. There are few very light areas of cable rub and thats about it. It came up lovely with a little polish and its now ready to be built.
It also came witha few Brucie Bonuses- the Green Ringle seatbinder and early Chris King headset I knew about but Syncros Ti BB was an unexpected treat :wink:
It is a S/M size and the shock has been replaced witha Risse racing air damper. I was unsure about the colour when I bought it but its a really nice colour in the flesh and as its in such great condition I won't be painting this one.
Build wise this one is going to be a little different.........but you will have to wait and see! There are a few clues already, bars, stem, rear mech and cranks are on. Just need some hubs, a steerer and a few choice items to get it built up and out in the woods :wink:

What do you think??

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:28 am 
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lovely once the konas are finished i might have to search one out did they do them in aqua fade?


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I think its fanbloodytastic! A pair of Amp f4s would look the nuts too?

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Mmm Al, I reckon they might :wink:


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Hi Dr.S,

That is very nice :D I like the colour too. If I recall correctly that is the same colour FatCogs' Doug Wicked Lite was. He had it build with purple and a little yellow.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:51 am 
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Dr S, nice score there :wink:
I did cast my beady little eye over that for a while :D , nice to see it's come over the pond.
I know that's a stock colour but what's the name of it?
would look good built with green ano and splash of yellow, to pick up on the decals.
what are the forks?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:31 am 
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Nice! :D

I'm a real sucker for any early mac-strut frames, looking forward to seeing the final build...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:31 pm 
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...uhh... is there a A-head converter in the headtube or is the A-Tac stem possessed :roll:
Very nice bike by the way, plain lovely :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:41 pm 
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yo-eddy wrote:
...uhh... is there a A-head converter in the headtube or is the A-Tac stem possessed :roll:
Very nice bike by the way, plain lovely :D


just possessed :lol:

I have a Syncros Cattleprod to go on depending on what forks go on. It might stay....Dunno

Colour is Metalic Charcoal I think. Scants yer man for FAT facts though. I'm sure he'll be along soon :wink:

Just needing a few more parts and I will post the spec, its going to be a love it or hate it build I'm afraid :shock:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:15 pm 
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Very nice, my size, a colour i'd pick, and in great nick. Ill take it.


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