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 Post subject: I own a Fat.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:48 am 
BoTY Winner
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I dont know if any of you saw this:

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

Its perfect for what I'm looking for. Its beat to hell, and needs a lot of TLC. I got it on the cheap, I think, and I'm pretty excited. Its going to take awhile though.

Does anyone have an 86 Fat catalogue?

Time to see what all the fuss is about :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:08 am 
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Now there's a project!
Could be very nice though, with a bit of effort.
Having seen your Kona i'd say you're the right man for the job!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:29 am 
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"right man for the job"

just for the record are you a man or a woman?

this is no way sexist (although how can it not be) but if your a woman / girl
you suddenly get extra kudos for the kona!

Alex


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:56 am 
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bung it on www.fatcogs.com before & after :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:07 am 
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Hi,

Yes, I did notice it. It is indeed a great project for you Amey. A bit rusty here and there, but of course such won't be a serious problem for someone with obviously 2 right hands. I hope inside is a bit clean/free of rust though.

The fork doesn't look like a great match too me. It may very well be a great fork, but it is brazed. And FAT is about synonym for welding.

I do like the early FATs. They are generally actually my favourite. I really dig MikeyNYC's Wickeds for example. I think -but I am not sure on that- that in the early days the Chris and the gang were able to take a little bit more time for each frame. Add up to that I like the geometry of eighties bikes more.

Good luck restoring!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:52 pm 
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I'm a man, real name is Mike. Ameybrook was a state park we used to ride in back east.

Thanks for kind words. I'm gonna need some help with this one.

First off, what size seatpost?

Second, I've been reading around to determine whether it's a wicked or a regular Fat, I need to check the head/seat tube angles. Was it the wicked with the steep 69 degree head tube, or the other way around? :?:

I'm skeptical about the BB collars. The seller says they're intact, but I have my doubts (from the pics). Other than fatcogs, is Ebay my best bet?

Thanks everyone.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:01 pm 
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Mike,

I can tell seatpost size for a Wicked is 26.4

In Gallery 2 Manufacturers there is a review of a very early Wicked. Maybe it will inform on whether you deal with a Wicked FAT or a 'regular' FAT.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... emId=13648

Oldest catalogue available is from 1988.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:12 pm 
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Mike,

I looked seriously at that as a fun project...what you need to consider;

after stripping and beadblasting, take a good look at the seattube. There are two holes drilled through from a stuck seatpost that causes two issues; one, there may be more structural damage to the seatube from the traumatic seatpost removal, two...open holes subject these frames to rusty interior states. The whole seat tube may need to be replaced. Not hard, but a bit time consuming.

As for the bb collars, I have NOS ones in black or silver I can set you up with.

If you have any questions or I can help out, let me know.

cheers,

rody


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 Post subject: from 1988 brochure
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:16 pm 
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88 Fat Chance vs Wicked


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:20 pm 
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Thanks guys.

Yeah Rody, those holes are a concern. But I'm up to the task.

Dumb question - 1" headtube right?


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