Fat City Cycles

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Fat City Cycles was an American bicycle manufacturing company. Fat City was started by Chris Chance in 1982. Fat City Cycles was one of the early builders of mountain bikes on the East Coast of the United States|East Coast]] of the United States. When Fat City moved from Somerville, Massachusetts to South Glen Falls, New York, many of the employees left behind went on to start Independent Fabrication.

History of Fat City Cycles

Chris Chance began building frames in 1977. The company was financed amongst others by his wife Wendyll's family. Chance built his first mountain bike frame in 1982, The Fat Chance.

Fat City Cycles closed its doors in Somerville in October 1994, when it was sold to a holding company which had acquired another bike company (Serotta) in Glens Falls, New York. The holding company moved the Fat City equipment to Glens Falls. Few employees remained with the company after the move.

Fans and enthusiasts of the now-defunct Fat City Cycles and Fat Chance bicycles from around the world now share their bikes, stories and love of the brand at the web site Fat Cogs, or the Fat Chance Owners Group — the club of Fat fans everywhere.


NY built Fat Chance Yo-Eddy! in Aquamarine fade.

Below is a list of some of the bicycles that Fat City Cycles offered.

  • Fat Chance
  • Fat Chance with 24" Rear Wheel
  • Monster Fat (1991-1993)
  • Slim Chance Road Bike
  • Shock A Billy Full Suspension Mountain Bike
  • Yo Eddy (1991-1999)
  • 10th Anniversary (1992)
  • Titanium (1993-1999)
  • Yo Betty
  • Buck Shaver (1994-)
  • Wicked Fat Chance (1987-)
  • Fat F*ck'n Chance