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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:39 pm 
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Another small update to keep me happy ! lucky enough to source another NOS Hite Rite , I am a big fan of these 8)


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theredchili wrote:
I am a big fan of these 8)

Yes, I can tell :) I don't know why I assumed it's a Wicked while obviously it's a Fat Chance. Perhaps because seen quite few Wickeds in cherry colour. This explain more compact feel due to 2 degree slacker head tube.


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I am a big fan of these 8)

Yes, I can tell :) I don't know why I assumed it's a Wicked while obviously it's a Fat Chance. Perhaps because seen quite few Wickeds in cherry colour. This explain more compact feel due to 2 degree slacker head tube.


Wasn't too bad once I got used to it ,the large brake levers were more noticeable ( saying that the Wicked will probably feel out streched now !). May try a longer stem at some point to see how it feels :?


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I absolutely love that motorcycle style levers, they're cool and feel just right.


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Well, after receieving a nice Set of Decals from Gil_m,I have finished the build of the 1989 Fat Chance in Kandy Wild Cherry, As mentioned for this build I wanted to keep as much of the originality as possible due to the extra rack mounts and the history of this being owned by Ron Andrews,ex Fat City employee and racer,Ron also used to work for Merlin,Jo Breeze and Yeti to name a few, he now runs King Cage.

I have added a very nice Turbo, the saddle I had from this has gone on another project, new tyres,Hite-Rite, decals and thrown on some rideable pedals.
It doesn't need any more tinkering, the paint needs replacing but It has great character so will be left, this is a rider and looking forward to hitting the trails some more on it


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some more pics ..


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very cool bike!! Love the 'cherry flavour' and the history. Good that it will see action too!


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Looks brilliant. Look forward to seeing your other projects built up to the same standard.


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now thats what I'm talking about- cool as f**k 8)


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Sunny days, rare these days, so a couple more pics to try and capture the colour


Ready for Mayhem 8)


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