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Paint- Original spec or as it is??
Poll ended at Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:12 am
Original FAT spec- Black with Yellow Fork and decals? 70%  70%  [ 16 ]
As it is- all Black with no decals? 30%  30%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 23
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 Post subject: 1987 Fat City FAT CHANCE
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:47 pm 
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Postie came a knocking early this morning with a big box.

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Usual frantic opening followed by deep joy :lol:

A little spanner work later and a quick blast around the block and here she is.

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Groovy Shimano 600 headset and Salsa Roller stem

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Shes in great shape for her age, paint will be redone and the front and rear mechs need changing to period correct items. Otherwise she is totally original even down to those thick Shimano heavy duty cables.

I'm going for a really gentle, sympathetic resto on this one. Repaint the frame and fork and new decals, parts will be cleaned and serviced- even keep those cables :wink:


A huge big transatlantic Karma beam to Deano the Man for making this all possible and a huge thanks to EdEdwards for getting the ball rolling in the first place- I owe you one dudes.

I will get some better pics later but I'm going for a blast on it for an hour or two.

Si


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:38 pm 
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Very nice 8) , was going to ask what it is but i'm guessing it's the 86 Fat Chance ?, restoration plans for it sound great, would be easy to ruin such an original example.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:03 pm 
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VRC crowd go mental for that headset. looks v. promising :D


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scant wrote:
VRC crowd go mental for that headset. looks v. promising :D


It is rather pretty isn't it 8)

Checked the frame number- its a 1987 FAT not 86.

Rides really well

Si


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trez cool! Si!


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I have a NOS set of those cables lying 'round, drop me a line, you can have 'm for postage costs
cheers Roy


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Yeah dude. That is very, very...


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yo-eddy wrote:
I have a NOS set of those cables lying 'round, drop me a line, you can have 'm for postage costs
cheers Roy


Cheers matey- they will come in handy asK don't really trust 22 year cables!

I rode it home from work last night. Very pleased- nothing rides quite like a FAT. Brakes were poor in the slushy rain but otherwise all was good. Will get those pics up today.

Si


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that is one cool looking machine Dr S- it just looks right, however I think you are going to need some bigger brake levers :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:21 am 
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Just had an hour out on it on my way to work. Crispy fresh morning with a heavy frost meant the normally muddy trails were dry as a bone. I really love this bike already and it is frightening how much it rides like a Yo Eddy! the bars are wide with plenty of backsweep, the size is perfect, it turns in with pinpoint accuracy, brakes are not great but thats probably the old pads. Really smitten with it.

Heres a few pre resto pics from this morning.....

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more to follow...


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