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 Post subject: 1991 Wicked Fat Chance
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:55 am 
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This one is going to take some work!
Arrived today---despite nice instructions to the seller/shipper and an otherwise conscientious packing job, he left the front wheel axle bumped up on the downtube :evil:

A bit of seat tube rust, but doesn't look like it has propagated too far. Currently doused in PB Blaster, and I'll polish and sand that shit out when I get the chance.

The XT parts are in pretty good shape, but I think I am going to swap out a few for some things I have that are in better shape.

Updates to come......
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPKstHYnVR0


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:00 am 
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DONE! More pics on page 3~

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:02 am 
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I like it! I'd lose the shock and find a wicked fork though. The head tube angle is so slack to begin w/ that i think it would ride kind of funny w/ that.

I've got a wicked that I'm waiting to bring to be resprayed once my monster and slim are done and ready to be picked up.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:05 am 
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I put in an order today with Tom Teesdale for a fillet brazed, 1" threaded, 1.75" rake, 394mm fork in bright red, with eyelets and lowrider rack mounts :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:11 am 
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well done sir :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:31 am 
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nice and loving your choice- mmmm red 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:42 am 
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You wont regret riding the Fat rigid. Have good memories on the Wicked, also this size.

Lokking forward for the update with forks.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:13 pm 
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This could be very nice! Watching with interest.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:18 am 
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Some part choices:

black seat pin, black Ringle camtwists, maybe black SG rings, black wall Smoke/Dart, and switching to a XT hub/high polish Sun Chinook wheelset, silver Real levers, Ourys or Odi Attack grips, XT low-profile pedals with fluoro yellow straps.

Here's the seatpost and saddle :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:23 am 
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IRD posts are the perfect posts for Fats 8)
bookmark bump.


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