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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hello all,

I am looking at buying a 1991 Yo Eddy Fat Chance. The frame size is small. I read the early years only came in S/M/L while later models offered a S - S/M - M - M/L - L - XL options. I am more interested in a pre-1994. I am almost 5 foot 7 inches or 173 cm. I have a small sized vintage Merlin that fits me quite well as a reference. I most do urban riding. Not sure if I should wait for a Medium to arise or buy the Small. Does anyone know if this is true... "early years only came in S/M/L while later models offered a S - S/M - M - M/L - L - XL options." Or can anyone offer any advice about their experience sizing an early Yo Eddy. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:25 pm 
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FATs typically have a long top tube which suits male proportions better. Females tend to have longer legs and proportionally shorter torsos than a male of the same height. Thus I would go for small frame if you choose the earlier 90-92 era non suspension corrected Yo frames. Imo i would try to find a 93 or 94 suspension corrected frame in s/m as the geometry will probably suit you better and it will ride nicer. The earlier models with the thicker Yo Eddy fork are stiffer, the later ones have the Big One Inch BOI forks.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:39 pm 
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Thanks my friend!!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:01 am 
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If you can track this FAT CHANCE Team Comp down.

https://youtu.be/GV2Y2kIUkIs

https://rogue.bike/1990-fat-chance-team-comp/


Its a small size frame and may be for sale and as good as it gets. Best riding steel frame FAT CITY CYCLES ever made. Softer more comfortable all day rider compared to a Yo’s race bike geometry. Very very rare beasts but worth it if you can snag it.


Good luck,


MP


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:25 am 
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Thanks again M-Power, I am going to go with the Yo Eddy. I looked at the FCTC but am more attracted to the Yo. Plus I got a really sweet 91 all original with a suntour groupo. I got a thing for old school original things. So this will be a great easy short-day easy rider. I can then maintain the history of it when I am ready to pass it on.

What I am truly waiting on getting is that old school easy year Indy Fab.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:21 pm 
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Sounds wonderful :mrgreen: Agree, passing on the provenance of these beautiful bikes is yet another pleasure of owning them. Few brands have such an enthusiastic and loyal following.


Good luck and ride in good health.


MP 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:28 pm 
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Your ideal size is the small /medium.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:48 am 
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Do the serial numbers reflect the difference between a S and a S/M?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:17 am 
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Any one know if a 1991 yo eddy with matching rigid fork uses a 26.4mm or 27mm crown race? I am looking at headsets.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:17 am 
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My Yo Eddy is c1993 and has a 1” headset if that helps. Just had a new 1” Chris King fitted on it


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