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 Post subject: Fat Chance – Wicked
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:41 pm 
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She's nearing completion now, so I thought I'd air some of the build photos as a taster.

Hoping to get her ready for this months BOTM – but she's got to be right and I'm not rushing :D



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Frame: 1990 Fat Chance – Wicked

Fork: Manitou 1

Headset: King
Stem: Salsa
Handlebar: Titec Ti
Grips: Purple Onza Porkipaws
Barends: Onza L-bends

Brakes: Deore II MT-62
Brake Pads: Shimano
Brake Cables: Shimano
Cantilever cable hangers: Onza Chills
Brake Levers: Deore MT-63

Shifters: Deore XT M735
Front Derailleur: Deore XT M735
Rear Derailleur: Deore DX M650 (short-cage)
Derailleur Cables: Shimano
Cassette: XTR (M900 – 8-speed)
Chain: Sedis – I think
Cranks: Deore XT M730
Crank Bolts: Shimano
Chainrings: Inner and middle – Shimano; Outer ??? (made in USA)
Chainring bolts: Black alloy
Bottom Bracket: Fat Chance – with new bearings
Pedals: Onza HO – Ti axle

Hub Skewers: USE SpinStix (purple)
Rims: Front Mavic 217, Rear Mavic 231
Hubs: Front Hope Ti (purple), Rear Deore XT
Nipples: Shiny
Spokes: Front DT, Rear Tioga Disk Drive
Tyres: Ritchey Z-Max evo
Tubes: Tioga superlights

Saddle: Probably the Grey Flite off the pace
Seatpost: No idea
Seatpost Binder: No idea

Weight: I'll er on the side of not-featherweight


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:33 pm 
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You're doing a good job there Lee, I can't wait to see the finished article. Let us know how she rides.

Cheers
Steve


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:02 pm 
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will do mate – and thanks. Can't believe it's taken this long to get everything together for the build. Saw no sense in putting on the wrong parts, just 'cause I already had them.

Looking forward to getting some worthwhile Quantock dust all over it soon :D :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:05 pm 
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that's a long seatpost :shock: :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:19 pm 
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It goes all the way up :D :D

Seriously, it's only just in the frame at moment (about an inch or so) – didn't want to push it all the way down and scratch it until I'd got the saddle on and could work out my lengths –'tis darned long though
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:37 pm 
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That is a mean looking machine, I liked the silver decals on the black frame, it blended in well with the silver bits around the frame, it's looking good already, cant wait to see it finished to go for the BOTM. Nice one :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:09 am 
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Absolutely lovely- black chrome and ti simple but properly gorgeous- well done man!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:09 am 
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nice project :)
very clean looking


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:09 pm 
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steel is real! - gorgeous :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:25 pm 
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Great project! But...sadly bad repro decals - the letters are way too big!


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