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Doug Carter
August 10th, 2004, 8:19 PM
Hey all, while I know of the chart of frame numbers on list over at First Flight Bikes (if you haven't seen Jeff's pages yet, check them out, there is some cool MTB history there), I am planning on assembling a comprehensive database and registry of Fats all over the world. Until I can get something a bit more self-supportive, I'd like this thread to be a collection of Fats.

Here's what we'd like from you for the registry...

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.):
Frame number:
Year of manufacture:
Frame size:
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):
Location (city, state, country):
Owner name:
Photo, if possible:

I know we couldn't get everything made out there, but it would be nice to begin the effort to track where these beautiful frames are. I'll begin with my newly acquired Wicked...

Doug Carter
August 10th, 2004, 8:26 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Wicked Lite
Frame number: 338W38
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: 18"
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Charcoal Grey Metallic
Location (city, state, country): St. Charles, Illinois, U.S.
Owner name: Doug Carter

Photo, if possible:

scant
August 11th, 2004, 8:46 AM
Frame type FAT CHANCE TITANIUM
Frame number: TFM1125
Year of manufacture: 99
Frame size: M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): POLISHED
Location (city, state, country): WALES, GB
Owner name: SCANT
Photo, if possible: SORRY!

Will
August 11th, 2004, 12:38 PM
Frame type: Fat Chance Titanium
Frame number: 034T4ML
Year of manufacture: 1994(?)
Frame size: M/L
Color: Bead Blasted
Location: Bristol,U.K
Owner name:Will


Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: Yo ML 355
Year of manufacture:1995(?)
Frame size:M/L
Color:Chameleon Metallica
Location:Bristol, U.K
Owner name:Will

Will

rick
August 11th, 2004, 6:04 PM
Frame Type; Slim Chance
Serial Number: (can't read it)
Year: ?
Size: 60cm
Color: Team Violet
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: 8213
Year: 1982
Size: 18"
Color: Black
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Wicked Lite
Serial Number: none
Year: 1994
Size: 21"
Color: Cosmic Dust Fade
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Buck Shaver
Serial Number: 185B4M
Year: 1994
Size: Medium
Color: Black
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Shock-a-Billy
Serial Number: AMP TEC 1
Year: ?
Size: Medium?
Color: Team Violet
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

rick
August 11th, 2004, 6:07 PM
I have (and have seen) quite a few bikes on which it is difficult/impossible to read the serial number (because of the paint). Have others had the same experience?
Any one else have a frame without a serial number?

mainlyfats
August 13th, 2004, 3:20 PM
I have a 1990 Team Comp. Originally Wild Cherry, it was repainted "bridesmaid purple" powder coat when purchased and then sable in the mid 90's. It has been pretty stable as a one-speed for about 5 years. This winter it will get an eccentric BB, paint and the cable guides removed. It'll be Phil Wood central.
Serial 024C09

Just finished this 1987 Fat Chance, original color, original almost everything. 18spd Deore with a u-brake. I rebuilt the wheels, put on new chainrings, a chain, grips, a seat, NOS Xtra Hite Hite-Rite, tires and cartridge bearings all round. Derailleur hanger still needs to be aligned and I could use a new rear derailleur.
Serial 87971

1977 Chris Chance (sorry, this is already somewhere on the site, but I wanted them all together). Slim Chance decals because it was refinished at the Factory in the early 90's. 120mm spacing and above BB cable guides, with hand-cut lugs. Full Campy Nuovo Record (I took the Barcons off), except for the aero levers. I rebuilt the wheels and put a Phil Wood BB in.
No serial # (purportedly one of the first three demo bikes Chris made after leaving Witcomb USA and started out on his own).

Mountain Goat
August 13th, 2004, 3:22 PM
First Flight is a great site and an excellent place to purchase some really cool retro stuff at realistic prices I highly recommend visiting the site.

Here's my list of beauties in no particluar order:

Frame type: Slim Chance
Frame number: C20548
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: 58cm
Color: Kandy Wild Cherry
Location: Northampton UK
Owner name: Brian

Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: YOL 2045
Year of manufacture: 1996 (? I think)
Frame size: Large
Color : Chameleon Green (matching Big One Forks)
Location :Northampton UK
Owner name: Brian

Frame type: Wicked
Frame number: 87472
Year of manufacture: 1988
Frame size: Large
Color : Sovereign Blue (yellow Forks)
Location :Northampton UK
Owner name: Brian

Frame type: Shock A Billy
Frame number: SBM 028
Year of manufacture: 1996
Frame size: Medium / Large
Color : Chameleon Green (matching Judy XC forks)
Location :Northampton UK
Owner name: Brian

Frame type: Fat Ti
Frame number: TFM 1018
Year of manufacture: 1998 (? I think)
Frame size: Medium
Color : Brushed Ti (yellow Judy XC forks)
Location :Northampton UK
Owner name: Brian

rick
August 13th, 2004, 6:40 PM
Frame Type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: 86848
Year: 1986
Size: 19.5"
Color: Fluorescent Lime Green
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: can't read
Year: 87-88?
Size 19"
Color: Black
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Wicked Fat Chance
Serial Number: 528W09
Year: 1990
Size: 19.5"
Color: Red
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Monster Fat
Serial Number: 197M1
Year: 1991
Size: Large
Color: Black
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Monster Fat
Serial Number: OX2M3XS
Year: 1993
Size: XS (12")
Color: Teal/Black fade
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Yo Betty
Serial Number: YB 10 065
Year: 2000
Size: XS (10")
Color: Rasberry Ice
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Team Comp
Serial Number: 05949TC
Year: 1990?
Size: 19.5"
Color: Yellow (re-paint)
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: can't read
Year: 87-88?
Size: 21"
Color: Black w/yellow
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Wicked Fat Chance
Serial Number: 04869W
Year: 1989
Size: 19.5"
Color: Fluorescent Orange
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Yo Eddy
Serial Number: YO ML 2547
Year: 2000
Size: M/L
Color: Chameleon Metallica
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Monster Fat (Wicked frame)
Serial Number: 14008W
Year: 1988
Size: 19.5"
Color: Black
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Wicked Fat Chance
Serial Number: 736W08
Year: 1990
Size: 18"
Color: Blue (repaint)
Location: Morganton, NC, USA

Doug Carter
August 13th, 2004, 7:49 PM
Rick has a bike problem. :D You're not married, are you Rick?

rick
August 14th, 2004, 7:45 AM
Doug,

Yes and yes...with 4 daughters.
But there are other folks out there who have the sickness worse than I do...

scant
August 16th, 2004, 4:10 AM
Morganton, NC, USA yup, I think I need a trip there rik! ;)

Doug Carter
August 16th, 2004, 12:19 PM
The database is coming along nicely, guys. Starting with the list from Jeff at First Flight Bikes (thanks Jeff), we have converted the chart to an Excel spreadsheet, and added a couple of different fields, with the option to sort. My wife and computer nerd Kim is developing a registry for the site to allow anyone to add to supply the information to the registry themselves, as well as sort by frame number, frame style, location, and a few other things.

Keep 'em coming!



doug

rick
August 16th, 2004, 4:53 PM
Scant,

If you ever get the chance to come to our part of the world, drive right by Morganton and go straight to First Flight in Statesville (about 50 miles distant).
They have bikes gathering dust in the corners and back rooms that are much better than almost anything that I have accumulated.

rick

Yo Eddy!
August 16th, 2004, 5:12 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: YOM1075
Year of manufacture: 1995
Frame size: M
Color: Aquamarine fade
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Owner name: Melvin Wals
Photo: can be seen in [i]Melvin

VTwoods
August 16th, 2004, 9:25 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy Team
Frame number: YOM2042
Year of manufacture: 1998??
Frame size: M
Color: Green fade
Location: Burlington, VT
Owner name: Nick Hinge
Photo: none yet

yo' djblu
August 17th, 2004, 2:09 PM
Frame type: yo eddy!
Frame number: 373y4sm
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: s/m
Color: sapphire fade
Location: cherry hill nj
Owner name:kathttp://www.blu-3.com/katbike.jpg

tatchance
August 18th, 2004, 1:15 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo' Eddy!
Frame number: 113Y4M
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: M
Color (original): Team Violet with matching MAG21 shox
Location: St. Louis, MO USA
Owner name: Kyle Bova
Photo, if possible:

marc
August 19th, 2004, 5:28 AM
Frame type: fat chance yo eddy
Frame number: 018y2m
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: m
Color: candy wild cherry
Location: germany
Owner name: marc

Frame type: 10th anniversary fat
Frame number: 178a2ml
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: m/l
Color: violet/silver
Location: germany
Owner name: marc

Frame type: fat chance titanium
frame number: 224t3sm
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: s/m
Color: titanium
Location: germany
Owner name: marc

Frame type: fat chance
Frame number: 04149f
Year of manufacture: 1989
Frame size: 16.5"
Color: grey
Location: germany
Owner name: marc

http://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/3598/3427fat-chance.jpg

Marc996
August 21st, 2004, 4:36 AM
Frame type: Fat Chance Yo Eddy !
Frame number: 688Y3ML
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: ML
Color: Aquafade
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Owner name: Marc

Marc996
August 21st, 2004, 4:41 AM
its funnny how yo eddy and me seem to have the same kind of yo eddy from the same year/color and the serials are so different.

i wonder what kind of system they were using with the serials at fat city.

Doug Carter
August 21st, 2004, 6:53 AM
From what I have been reading in our database that is being developed, for the years you are talking about (between 1990 and 1994) , it is pretty simple:

First series of numbers, either 3 or 4 digits, this is the frame number, in the order of production

Next character is the frame type, i.e. "Y" is Yo Eddy, "A" is 10th Anniversary, etc.

The following character is the last number of the year in the 90s, meaning a "2" would be 1992 and a "0" would be 1990.

The last characters are the sizes, like "M" for medium or "ML". Some bikes that used measurements also use the last digit in the measurement, like an 18" Wicked would have an "8" instead of a letter.


This all changes after the move in 1995, though, where the frame type gets put first, then size, then the frame production number. Pre-1989, though, seems to be proving to be a bit tougher to decipher, as the pattern jumps around a bit more.


d

marc
August 21st, 2004, 7:09 AM
the weirdest thing i

PTOWN Bikes
August 21st, 2004, 5:57 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-syWG5gWvGsQ/TaDHB-Uu3WI/AAAAAAAACMw/K2JCx0Q5lQI/s1600/DSC00126.JPGFrame type (Yo!, edward):
Frame number: 48y4sm
Year of manufacture:1994
Frame size: SM sommerville bike
Color (Aquamarine fade repaint by fat city to cosmic fade
Location (middleboro MA) Bought when I worked in a bike shop on Cape Cod
Owner name: David Cassady

Allsop Stem
Big one inch fork (looking for a good 1" shock fork - BTW I had at one tile tried a AMP front frork but it hit the frame gusset when installed
XTR Vbrakes and Levers ( still have the Blue Paul's brakes and levers I took off)
Hugi hubs mavic rims (I built them in 95 still true)
Synco Seat post and a Brooks Leather saddle
Xtr Front der
Mavic Rear Der most of the time (sometimes it has a period XTR)
Mavic Head set
Mavic BB and frame was cut at fat for the BB
Mavic MTB crank with Purple rock ring (this was the last one on the shelf at Mavic in PA)
old SPD pedals
Bonty bar and shorty control tec bar ends (purple
photo to follow

David

PS I have a Mongoose Amp B3 as my other ride wish I had bought a Shock a billy

rick
August 21st, 2004, 11:49 PM
Frame type; Ti Fat
Serial Number: TF ML 1178
Year: 2000
Size: M/L
Color: Ti w/red decals
Location: Morganton, NC USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: 87517
Year: 1987
Size: 21"
Color: Black w/yellow
Location: Morganton, NC USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Wicked Fat Chance
Serial Number: ?
Year: 1988
Size: 21"
Color: Red w/white fade
Location: Morganton, NC USA

rick
August 21st, 2004, 11:57 PM
Frame type: Fat Chance Yo Eddy !
Frame number: 688Y3ML
Year of manufacture: 1995
Frame size: ML
Color: Aquafade
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Owner name: Marc

Marc,

based upon your serial number, I would wager that your YO is a 93, any chance of that?
Is it a Mass or NY frame?

Doug Carter
August 22nd, 2004, 5:57 AM
Frame type: Fat Chance Yo Eddy !
Frame number: 688Y3ML
Year of manufacture: 1995
Frame size: ML
Color: Aquafade
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Owner name: Marc

Marc,

based upon your serial number, I would wager that your YO is a 93, any chance of that?
Is it a Mass or NY frame?

Excellent catch, Rick. A 1995 Yo would start with the letters YO instead of numbers. That bike is definitely a '93 Meduim/Large, #688.

So Rick, do you open up closets in the house and remember that there were other bikes still to be listed? :lol:

Marc996
August 22nd, 2004, 9:07 AM
From what I have been reading in our database that is being developed, for the years you are talking about (between 1990 and 1994) , it is pretty simple:

First series of numbers, either 3 or 4 digits, this is the frame number, in the order of production

Next character is the frame type, i.e. "Y" is Yo Eddy, "A" is 10th Anniversary, etc.

The following character is the last number of the year in the 90s, meaning a "2" would be 1992 and a "0" would be 1990.

The last characters are the sizes, like "M" for medium or "ML". Some bikes that used measurements also use the last digit in the measurement, like an 18" Wicked would have an "8" instead of a letter.


This all changes after the move in 1995, though, where the frame type gets put first, then size, then the frame production number. Pre-1989, though, seems to be proving to be a bit tougher to decipher, as the pattern jumps around a bit more.


d

doug,

so is it possible that my yo is a 93 ?

(serial 688Y3ML)

cause i thought all the aquafades were from 95

it is a MA built bike. did they sell aquafades back in 93?

Doug Carter
August 22nd, 2004, 9:40 AM
I saw aquafades in '93 and '94 and there is even one in the '94 catalog for the Yo. I would definitely say your bike is a '93, and definitely from Massachusetts. The serial numbers from 1990 to 1994 are very consistent.

Marc996
August 22nd, 2004, 12:23 PM
do you know when they started producing frames with suspension fork geometry ?

rick
August 22nd, 2004, 11:31 PM
The 93 catalog mentions that the Ti Fat has suspension geometry, but does not say anything about the YO or other frames. I would guess that the YO was changed at the same time, but that is just a guess.
I don't know when the head tube size was changed to 1 1/8". It is noted in the 97 catalog, but may have happened prior to that.

rick
August 22nd, 2004, 11:33 PM
[So Rick, do you open up closets in the house and remember that there were other bikes still to be listed? :lol:[/quote]

not actually in closets...only a couple more remaining...

Ti-Fat Man
August 25th, 2004, 4:22 PM
frame type: Ti-Fat
serial number: TF SM 001
size: s/m 15.5"
year: 1995
colour: brushed Ti with blue decals
location: Bedford U.K.
keepers name: Alan

Doug Carter
August 28th, 2004, 3:45 PM
106 bikes in the registry so far. I will try to have an online readable version of the registry shortly. So far, it is pretty cool...


:D


d

yo' djblu
August 28th, 2004, 7:43 PM
DOUG..



U DA' MAN!!!

scant u too!

jo eddy
August 31st, 2004, 9:45 AM
8) Yo Eddy Grello

Singlespeedjerry
September 4th, 2004, 12:55 AM
I accidentaly place this in the wrong topic. But here is my info...


Frame type : 1992 Yo Eddy with team fork
Frame number: 738y2s
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: small
Color :original color was black, repainted pink to purple fade by AirArt who painted Mountain Goats in Chico Cal.
Location Fremont, California, USA
Owner name: Jerry Snyder, Original owner

Sweeeeeet bike for my sweeetie.

Jerry Snyder

PS: still looking for a YO Eddy S/M size frame and team fork.....


http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/bike2(82).jpg

00yoeddy
September 23rd, 2004, 9:23 AM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): YO
Frame number: 2559
Year of manufacture: 1999 or 2000, not sure
Frame size: M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): original, color?
Location (city, state, country): Clifton, NJ, USA
Owner name: Dave

Frame has rare disc brake mount.

This is the frame color, however this photo is not my bike.
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/images/pieter_sipkes/yo_eddy_side_view_big.jpg

yeti col
September 30th, 2004, 10:26 AM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy
Frame number: 044y2m
Year of manufacture: 1993 (I think!)
Frame size: Medium
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): original wild cherry - but resprayed metallic blue.
Location (city, state, country): Glossop, Derbyshire
Owner name: Col.

Photo

http://www.pinkbike.com/modules/photo/?op=view&image=307533

other info - is that the seatpost has been replaced to repair the rust damage that was caused by the neglect of the previous owner so it now has a 27.7 seatpost. Everything else is as new.

Ganimed
October 1st, 2004, 7:47 AM
Frame type: YO EDDY
Frame number: 022Y2M
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: M
Color: grello/blue (original)
Location (city, state, country): Cologne, Germany.
Owner name: Oliver R.


http://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/500/4297DSC000251-med.JPG

http://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/500/4297DSC00010gjz1-med.JPG

Ganimed
October 1st, 2004, 7:50 AM
Frame type: 10th Anniversary
Frame number: 105A2M
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: M
Color: silver/purple (original)
Location (city, state, country): Cologne, Germany.
Owner name: Oliver R.

http://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/511/4297DSC00007juz-med.JPG

http://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/511/4297DSC000161-med.JPG

scant
October 1st, 2004, 8:10 AM
Ganimed, I love/want your bikes :D

bullmoose
October 6th, 2004, 9:15 PM
Frame type: Fat Chance Titanium
Frame number: 056T4M
Year of manufacture: 1994??
Frame size: Medium
Color: Natural
Location: Seattle, WA
Owner name: Chris

Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 213Y2M
Year of manufacture: 1992??
Frame size: Medium
Color: Pepto Bismol Pink
Location: Seattle, WA
Owner name: Chris

-=austinpowers=-
October 7th, 2004, 6:22 AM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy !
Frame number: 175Y19
Year of manufacture: 1991 (Somerville)
Frame size: L (19")
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): repainted - see picture
Location (city, state, country): Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Owner name: Andr

BillyD
October 13th, 2004, 6:29 PM
Frame Type: Wicked
Frame #: 341W11
Manufactured: 1991 in Sommerville, Mass.
Size: 21in
Color: origianally Metallic Teal, Soon to be Ruby red pearl metallic.
Bike is currently being refurbished by Ted Wojcik.

Location: Wallingford, Connecticut .. USA
Name: Bill Davis, original owner.

Pictures to follow.

Digger90
October 17th, 2004, 11:31 AM
Frame:
Yo Eddy Team

Frame No:
YO L 2378

Manufactured:
1998, Saratoga, NY.

Colour:
Harlequin Fade (Black, Silver)

Location:
West Sussex, UK.

Name:
Simon Pearson


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Digger90/IMG_0265.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Digger90/IMG_0268.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Digger90/IMG_0269.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Digger90/IMG_0272.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Digger90/IMG_0263.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v506/Digger90/IMG_0256.jpg

Pink Yo
October 17th, 2004, 8:50 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy
Frame number: 586Y2L
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: Large
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): FAT Custom Pink to Purple Fade
Location (city, state, country): Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Owner name: Sam
I've still got some of the original FAT paperwork that came with the bike 12 years ago.
http://www.ydwfws.com/images/photos/92pic.jpg

http://www.ydwfws.com/images/photos/fatinvoice.jpg

http://www.ydwfws.com/images/photos/fatcard.jpg

younggeoff
October 21st, 2004, 12:28 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy Team
Frame number: 435Y4ML
Year of manufacture: 1994??
Frame size: Medium Large
Color: Aqua Fade
Location: Durham
Owner name: Geoff

Brought the frame second hand about 8 years ago, still going strong.

Yo Al
November 4th, 2004, 9:04 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddie
Frame number: 352Y4L (I think, paint is thick, the 3 is hard to make out)
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: Large
Color: Originally white to yellow fade, repainted gold with blue flames
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Owner name: Al
Photo, if possible:
http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/yo1.jpg

http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/yo2(1).jpg

Bought it new from Outbike bikes in Atlanta (frame only) in 1994. I decked it out with Ringle seatpost and stem, Grafton Cranks, Avid Tri align brakes, Nuke proof wheels, XTR/Gripshift. It's a single speed now, repainted in 2000.

Zook
November 7th, 2004, 2:34 PM
Frame type: Wicked
Frame number: 705W09
Year of manufacture: ??Help??
Frame size: 19" C to C
Color: Yellow to Hot Pink Fade !Fluorescent!
Location: San Diego, Ca
Owner name: Zook

SD Velodrome Swap meet special... one of a few owners...

rick
November 7th, 2004, 3:36 PM
Zook,

by the serial number I would guess that your bike is a 90, does that sound about right?

Diggler
November 28th, 2004, 2:09 PM
frame type: Ti-Fat
serial number: TF M 1002
size: M
year: 1995 (?)
colour: brushed Ti
location: Eschwege, Germany
keepers name: Diggler

http://www.fatboyracing.de/forum2/bilder/fatchanceti.jpg

marTIn
November 30th, 2004, 4:56 PM
greetings to all fatcogs from the bavarian alps!
(hi scant - some days ago we already had an short mail conversation...)

here's my Fat Titanium - parts aren't final - still missing nice cantilevers etc.
Serial ist 004T02M - i wish it will last some more years and won't follow Nr.005's way to nirvana

i picked up the frame last winter, found the fork elsewhere und put it with some parts together which have been around in my house

i'm aware some parts aren't matching at all and sorry for my funny english

my homepage is still under construction, so be free to look to my small gallery at mtb-news.de (some more ti bikes):
http://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=6417

http://www3.mtb-news.de/fotos/data/2/6417fat_ti_0815-med.jpg

Yo Eddy!
November 30th, 2004, 6:25 PM
To me your English is pretty good, but that could also say something about my own English :lol:

Nice Ti! It's all a man need!

Karl
December 4th, 2004, 9:23 PM
Frame type Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 207Y19
Year of manufacture: 1990 ?
Frame size: 19"
Color Candy Wild Cherry
Location Rochester, NY - USA
Owner name: Karl
http://www.frontiernet.net/~nkframe/yo1small.jpg

Karl
December 4th, 2004, 9:33 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: YOML2265
Year of manufacture: 1997
Frame size: ML
Color: Shapphire Fade
Location: Rochester, NY - USA
Owner name: Karl
http://www.frontiernet.net/~nkframe/yo2small.jpg

Karl
December 4th, 2004, 9:37 PM
Frame type: Yo Betty
Frame number: YB14 029
Year of manufacture: 1998 ?
Frame size: 14"
Color: Sapphire Purple
Location: Rochester, NY - USA
Owner name: Natalie (my sweetie)
http://www.frontiernet.net/~nkframe/betty%20small.jpg

Karl
December 4th, 2004, 9:40 PM
Frame type: Wicked
Frame number: 661W19
Year of manufacture: 1990 ?
Frame size: 19"
Color: Metallic Teal ?
Location Rochester, NY - USA
Owner name: Karl
http://www.frontiernet.net/~nkframe/wicked%20small.jpg

rick
December 5th, 2004, 11:28 AM
Karl,

You have quite a nice collection of bikes. The teal color is one of my favorites, don't see it often.
Based upon the serial number, I would guess that your Wicked is a 1991.

Karl
December 11th, 2004, 12:02 PM
Thanks Rick, it had hung in a local shop for a few years before I got it, so I wasn't to sure about the year.

brad
December 26th, 2004, 11:00 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 669Y1M
Year of manufacture: 91
Frame size: M
Color: Black
Location (city, state, country): NM - USA
Owner name: Brad

ulrich
January 14th, 2005, 6:20 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: YoM 069
Year of manufacture: 1996 (maybe 1995? if they changed their system of frame numbers in 1995, No 69 might be from 1995)
Frame size: M
Color: Black
Location (city, state, country): Frankfurt, Germany
Owner name: Ulrich Speck

SVSocrates
January 14th, 2005, 7:40 PM
Ti Fat
TF S 1083
1999
Small
Au natural
Menlo Park, CA, USA
Michael Perez (not for much longer, though)

jo eddy
April 21st, 2005, 5:20 AM
I

fat-tony
April 21st, 2005, 1:33 PM
Acquired 4/19/05


Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: 405Y3SM
Year of manufacture: 1993 although purchased from Fat City in 1994
Frame size: Small/Medium
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):Original - Teal Sapphire: repainted team violet
Location (city, state, country): original owner: Jeff Paul - Portland, OR, 2nd: Craig Austin - Wilsonville, OR, 3rd (2 months): Chad Hamilton - Wilsonville, OR, current owner (and last!): Tony Oliver, Birmingham, AL, USA
Owner name: Tony Oliver
Frame has a new home back in OR of all places to Afterbang!

Yo Eddy!
April 22nd, 2005, 10:58 AM
As far as I remember my Yo isn't present in this registry topic, so here it is:

Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: YOM1075
Year of manufacture: 1995
Frame size: Medium
Color: Aquamarine fade incl. Judy
Location: Groningen, NL
Owner name: Melvin aka Yo Eddy! since 2003. Previous owner Shawn from Concord, NH, US. Bike originally sold by James McDonough's Pedling' Fool Bikeshop in Hillsboro, NH.
Photo: Check out site
Website: http://YOM1075.iwarp.com (http://yom1075.iwarp.com/)

kb11
May 1st, 2005, 12:32 PM
Frame type Fat Chance
Frame number: 84124
Year of manufacture: 1984
Frame size: 17 1/2"
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): original color, red repainted red
Location (city, state, country): South Lake Tahoe
Owner name: Ken Mirell

http://216.131.84.111/FAT7.JPG

TigerFat
May 30th, 2005, 12:43 PM
Frame type : Wicked
Frame number:02179w
Year of manufacture:88 or there abouts
Frame size:18"
Color : Tiger Stipe (orange black and white)
Location: San Juan Capistrano California USA
Owner name: Walter Schniepp
This bike also has the prestige box crown fork painted to match


Frame type:Yo Eddy
Frame number:700Y1M
Year of manufacture:92
Frame size: med
Color : Black
Location: San Juan Capistrano California USA
Owner name: Walter Schniepp
Owned both since new they now gather dust since I discovered full suspension. Purchased them at Wheel Precision in Lake forest California. Robert Savage http://www.fatcogs.com/forum/images/smilies/skull.gif built them.

John
June 8th, 2005, 8:42 AM
Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 312Y3M (as best as I can make out)
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: Medium
Color: Grello
Location: Leamington Spa, UK
Owner name: John
Photo
http://www.rutteger.demon.co.uk/bike/bikepic/fatgrello.jpg

henk19
July 4th, 2005, 3:15 PM
I have a 94 shock a billy in team purple
serial number 033P3ML does this sound correct and would it indicate that it is a M/L because i feel like it is a S/M.
any help is much appreciated

henk19
July 4th, 2005, 6:21 PM
Frame type Shock-a-billy
Frame number:033P3ML
Year of manufacture:94?
Frame size:I was told S/M but it seems bigger thats why i bought it
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):team purple
Location (city, state, country):VA
Owner name:J.C.
Photo, if possible:

Doug Carter
July 4th, 2005, 7:10 PM
I have a 94 shock a billy in team purple
serial number 033P3ML does this sound correct and would it indicate that it is a M/L because i feel like it is a S/M. any help is much appreciated

The serial number would indicate that it is a M/L, which is generally an 18" frame in Fat sizes. The serial number is sort of puzzling, though, as the "P" in the middle is an oddball and not normal for Shockas. Interesting.


d

henk19
July 4th, 2005, 10:07 PM
I measured the top tube and it is 22.5 inches which would indicate a S/M If i was looking at the specs. sheet correctly. and that is the serial number I checked it agian. where do you measure the seat post from?

Doug Carter
July 4th, 2005, 10:36 PM
The top tube length is measuered center to center parallel to the ground. I would never think to measure that way, so that would lead me to believe your actual number to be longer than you think. A M/L would be 23.3 inches, center to center.

Check the seat tube length, measuring from the center of the BB to the center of the top tube. My guess is it is 16".

Oh yeah, by your serial number, the bike is a '93. Interested in parting with it? :-D



d

henk19
July 4th, 2005, 11:11 PM
yes i would love to sell the frame and fork. I am trying to find a M/L yo to replace it.

henk19
July 4th, 2005, 11:16 PM
i just measured it and it is 16inches. I really would like to trade for a yo Eddy or possibly put it towards a titanium.

AB
August 8th, 2005, 10:34 AM
Henk,

Is this the bike that was sold on ebay in June for $800.00 and located in Winchester VA? The seller gave a serial #033PSM which seemed odd to me. If it is the same bike I bid on it as well and would be interested in the bike if the size is S/M. Thanks.

AB

al brown
September 3rd, 2005, 6:11 AM
I have a frame only, from ebay for $120.
Serial 871446F
Colour: (faded) flouro orange
Size : 18 in c to c

I believe it is a wicked fom about 1987, but I'm guessing here. Busy finding 1987 era parts to build it! I purchased it via San Deigo and now it's in Australia.

Al

mk23
September 3rd, 2005, 2:44 PM
I have (and have seen) quite a few bikes on which it is difficult/impossible to read the serial number (because of the paint). Have others had the same experience?
Any one else have a frame without a serial number?



I have a early 90's wicked and cant find the serial # for the life of me
http://www.fatcogs.com/forum/images/smilies/skull.gif

tangent
October 6th, 2005, 3:00 PM
Just started the build up tonight on the following, (switching components over from a mid 90's Buck Shaver).

Frame type: Ti
Frame number: 013T3M
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: M
Color: ti burnished / brushed (I believe)
Location: Mendip Hills , Somerset, U.K.
Owner name: John 'tangent' Williams
Photo: to follow

The frame has had a long life already 'across the pond'. It had just been repaired by Independent Fabrications when I recently acquired it. A photo to follow once it hits the (muddy) Mendip trails!

In August 2009 I discovered a crack running thru the IF repaired weld. Contamination seems likely to be the cause for failure...and ragged hard winters of riding! Looking into the possibility of a repair but it's seems tricky & super costly.

best,

John

northbend
October 9th, 2005, 7:53 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: yoml2516
Year of manufacture: 1999?
Frame size: ML
Color: cherry
Location: 32 miles east of Seattle Washington.
Owner name: Matt Pendergast

Bought frame from a guy in colorado 2 years ago.

ute
October 30th, 2005, 1:25 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: 398Y4M
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: M
Color: Grello / Blue fade
Location: Suburbs of Detroit, Michigan USA.
Owner name: Kevin Paquette (2nd), Ken Haig (1st).

One of the last frames built at Somerville, with the owner card signed as "disfunctional".

gump
November 4th, 2005, 8:19 AM
Hi all, new acquistion, details as follows...

Frame type: Buckshaver
Frame number: BSM 2002
Year of manufacture: 1997
Frame size: M
Color: Arrest Me Red!
Location: Warwickshire, UK
Owner name: Andy
Photo: When I'm happy with it :D

visitor
November 5th, 2005, 3:12 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 124Y4SM
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: SM
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Original - Metallic Teal; Repainted by Vicious Cycles - Light Blue to Dark Blue w/ jagged transition.
Location (city, state, country): Manchester, CT, USA
Owner name: Scott Taylor
Photo, if possible: Still a work in progess, but will add the original and repainted when finished.

I've been meaning to add my bike to the list for a while. Hopefully have the bike built by spring, then I'll add some photos!

MikeyNYC
November 5th, 2005, 6:48 PM
First off just wanted to boast that I've owned well over 30 Fat Chance MTBs since 1985!

My very first one was a used Black 1984 Fat Chance "Team Comp" with a Box crown fork and Front and Rear Suntour Roller Cam Brakes. I crashed that bike and twisted the fork a bit so the front Brakes never worked right again so I sold it and then bought a 1987 Wicked Fat Chance that is now owned by "Thomas the Fat Ruler" in Germany. My next bike was a Purple 1987 "Fat Chance" with the 69 Degree head angle that is now owned by Davis "The Bikeman" up in Maine.

A mint condition 1988 "Fat Chance" starts off my current list:


Frame type: Steel "Fat Chance" with Reynolds 531 Box Crown Fork w/Roller Cam Brakes
Frame number: 1085 8 F
Year of manufacture: 1988
Frame size: 19.5"
Color: Black Frame/Fork with the Original Balloon Letter Shooting Star Decals
Location: NYC, NY
Owner name: Michael Farkas
Photo: To follow (Can someone assist me in posting photos please?)
Condition: Mint

Frame type: Steel "Wicked" Fat Chance w/Reynolds 531 Box Crown Fork w/Canti Mounts
Frame number: 680W09
Year of manufacture: 1989/1990
Frame size: 19.5"
Color: Currently Repainting Frame and Fork White
Location: NYC, NY
Owner name: Michael Farkas
Photo: To follow
Condition: Will be restored to Mint, when finshed...

Frame type: "Titanium" Fat Chance
Frame number: TF ML 1176
Year of manufacture: 2000
Frame size: M/L
Color: Bead Blast Titanium w/Red Decals
Location: NYC, NY
Owner name: Michael Farkas
Photo: To follow
Condition: Mint

There have been many others over the years that I've bought, sold, traded, wish I still had...but I have no regrets and think that my 1988 "Fat Chance" and my Titanium Fat Chance are the only 2 bikes that I really need for the rest of my life! :)

I really enjoy seeing everyone's collections here!

Michael-NYC

MikeyNYC
November 6th, 2005, 1:18 PM
Thanks to Melvin "YO EDDY" who told me how to post photos Here are photos of my current Fats as well as a few of my past Fats...

Current Bikes/Framesets:
-1988 Black Fat Chance
-2000 Titanium Fat Chance
-1990 Yellow/Black Wicked Fat Chance Frame/Fork work in progress currently being repainted...


Past Bikes:
-1987 Purple Fat Chance (Now owned by Davis the "BikeMan" in Maine)
-1987 Red Wicked Fat Chance (Frame now owned by Thomas "The Fat Ruler" in Germany)
-1990 Blue Wicked Fat Chance with White Box Crown Fork Made of Prestige Tubing (Now owned By Dan B in Mass)
-1994 Titanium Fat Chance frame/fork (Sold to some other cool dude in Europe)
A random batch of 4 frames that I had accumulated and then sold on Ebay in 2003:
-21" 1994? Grello/Blue Fade Wicked Fat Chance Frame/no fork-Was NOS!
-55cm Chris Chance Road Frame in Metallic Green with no fork-Was NOS!
-Med 1996 Titanium Fat Chance frame/no fork, USED don't remember who bought it!
-19.5"? Fat Chance Orange Sunburst Fade-This was Actualy Chris Chance's Personal Commuter Bike that was set up for a "Browning Automatic Transmission"!
-Solo Photo of Med 1996 Titanium Fat Chance frame/no fork
-1982 Fillet Brazed Fat Chance (one of the first 15 ever made) bought on Ebay and now owned by the "Fattest" :) of ALL Fat Chance owners, the unofficial "King of Fat City" Rick Johnston!

I'll try to post more photos as I find them, please e-mail me or send messages if you want to see something specific as I have many detailed shots of all of these and a few other bikes and frames that I have owned...The only thing that I sadly do not have is any photographic evidence of my first Fat Chance from 1984 :(

Enjoy,

Michael-NYC

tag
November 16th, 2005, 2:16 PM
frame ; buckshaver
size xs
serialnumber ?? can't read any more :confused:
year 96
owner rick patinama
color white/blue repaint (orginal black)
location heerlen ,the netherlands

Jeeves
November 18th, 2005, 2:20 AM
Frame type: Wicked
Frame number: 07369W
Year of manufacture: 1988-1989
Frame size: 20
Color: Silver - Metallic Blue Fade (with black YO fork)
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Owner name: Rajiva Seneviratne (original owner)


Frame type: SLIM CHANCE
Frame number: 0923s26
Year of manufacture: Unknown - guessing early '90's
Frame size: Can't remember
Color: Silver - Cosmic fade
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Owner name: Rajiva Seneviratne (NOT original owner)

Frame type: TI Fat
Frame number: TF1013
Year of manufacture: approx 1994
Frame size: Large
Color: Silver - Standard bead TI, w "outine" Wicked Lite stickers (from factory)
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Owner name: Rajiva Seneviratne (original owner)

stevek
November 21st, 2005, 3:57 PM
Frame type Wicked
Frame number:396W08
Year of manufacture:1990
Frame size:18
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):black (not repainted yet)
Location (city, state, country):Lincoln UK
Owner name:Steve
Photo

When it's been restored I'll post another photo.

SoloRider
November 23rd, 2005, 6:40 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: YOSM066
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: S/M
Color: Aqua Fade
Location: Dorset, UK
Owner name: Simon Jempson
Photo: When I work out how to post them...

scarrylarry
December 13th, 2005, 10:04 PM
Frame is a Fat Ti
Frame Number is 037T4ML
1992
19 inch frame
Ti finish
Lake Tahoe ,NV

cramp&goslow
January 14th, 2006, 7:09 PM
Hi,

Frame type : Yo
Frame number:527Y3SM
Year of manufacture:1993
Frame size: small/medium
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): cherry/burgundy to dark grey/black fade?
Location (city, state, country):Central New Jersey
Owner name: Mick
Photo, if possible:

MikeyNYC
January 15th, 2006, 12:53 AM
Frame is a Fat Ti
Frame Number is 037T4ML
1992
19 inch frame
Ti finish
Lake Tahoe ,NV


Nice Fork!

All you need is some decals, the frame looks like it's in great shape.

Michael-NYC

newsboy
January 16th, 2006, 6:36 PM
Frame type : fat titanium
Frame number: MBWTI
Year of manufacture: ?
Frame size: small
Color : titanium
Location (city, state, country): berne, be, switzerland
Owner name: ashok
Photo, if possible:
http://kalimotxo.com/mtb/images/fat_chance/fat_chance_fat_ti_own/fat_chance_fat_ti_001.jpg

did someone got more info about that frame? the serialnumber (mbwti) is really strange.

here (http://kalimotxo.com/mtb/fat_chance_fat_ti.html) are some more pictures...

cheers ashok

scarrylarry
January 17th, 2006, 3:43 PM
thanx mike. the fork is a spicer

AB
January 19th, 2006, 3:56 PM
Ashok,


Your bike's custom serial number is a combination of the original owners initials and TI - titanium.

AB

retrobate
February 11th, 2006, 4:06 PM
Yo Eddy
245Y4L
1994
Large.
Metalic Teal

Yo Eddy
216Y4ML
1994
Medium large
Aqua Fade

Wicked
301W19
1991
19"
Metalic Teal

Shockabilly
027P4L
1994
Large
Team Violet

Yo Eddy
049Y3L
1993
Large
Black

All in the mild mild west country





Sorry, I am a bit of a luddite.

geeter
February 12th, 2006, 4:27 PM
Frame type : Wicked
Frame number:765W08
Year of manufacture:1990
Frame size: 18"
Color Blue - I don't know the name of the shade?
Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA (GO STEELERS!)
Owner name: Gary
Photo to follow...............
I bought my Wicked about a month ago. It came with a Manitou PRO XC Mach V suspension fork, which, I suspect is not original. I took it apart with the hope of cleaning and relubing it, not that I really know what I'm doing.....The elastomers at the bottom of the outer arms are SHOT! They crumbled in my fingers. Manitou says that they don't have parts for this fork.
a) Anyone know where I might get my fingers on some replacements / or have a suggestion for how to fake it?
b) If I can find a 1" fork, it probably will have longer travel than the original 50 mm, how badly will a longer travel fork affect the handling?
c) Any suggestions for where to look, other than Ebay?
Sorry for all the dumb newbie questions,

gt

Yo Eddy!
February 12th, 2006, 6:21 PM
Hi Geeter!

No, there is no overlap in the production periods of the fork and the Wicked. The Wicked is years older.

a) Don't know
b) I fitted one bike that originally came with 39cm forks with a LT (4") fork and I still like it, though it is a truck in really tight turns. I simply adjust my riding, but most will say I am crazy.
c) Suggestions? Buy a proper rigid fork. Aestheticly much more pleasing, period correct and suspension is only 1 factor that defines comfort. The old bikes ride often much better than people expect. Why not giving it a try?

Wicked in Colorado
February 15th, 2006, 3:07 PM
===========================================
Gary posted:
I bought my Wicked about a month ago. It came with a Manitou PRO XC Mach V suspension fork, which, I suspect is not original. I took it apart with the hope of cleaning and relubing it, not that I really know what I'm doing.....The elastomers at the bottom of the outer arms are SHOT! They crumbled in my fingers. Manitou says that they don't have parts for this fork.
a) Anyone know where I might get my fingers on some replacements / or have a suggestion for how to fake it?
b) If I can find a 1" fork, it probably will have longer travel than the original 50 mm, how badly will a longer travel fork affect the handling?
c) Any suggestions for where to look, other than Ebay?
-------------------------------------------------------------------
I've got a 1988 Wicked with the Fat City unicrown rigid fork that came stock. I rode it like that for a while, and then put on a 1998 Manitou SX-Ti (or FS-Ti?) that has about 75mm or 80mm of travel. It did affect the handling a bit, but not awfully. I kept the Manitou on the Wicked and rode that as my main offroad bike for several years. Very sweet ride. Now that I've got another mountain-only bike and the Wicked is set up as road/off-road/touring/commuting, I've put the rigid fork back on.

As far as the Mach V, I'd say toss it. It was low-end even when it was new. I've got the Manitou ti fork still around, if you are interested in buying it. I had Manitou replace the internals on it with newer. It was blowing cartridges all the time, but the newer stuff seems to be much more reliable. It is a decent fork now... titanium springs with oil damping. $60 plus shipping and it is yours. Note: the fork does NOT have a cable hanger, so you have to be running V-brakes on front, rather than cantis. My Wicked is an 18" c-c, 19.5" center to top, so the fork should fit your Wicked, too.

The other option would be to put a rigid fork back on it. Best place to start looking would be your local shops. Used to be, they had tons of rigid forks around from when people moved to suspension, but I'm not sure if that's still the case.
John Bratton
Colorado Springs

Wicked in Colorado
February 15th, 2006, 3:19 PM
Frame Type: Wicked
Year: 1988
Frame Number: ? no number found
Frame Size: 19.5"
Color: Red/White/Yellow fade splatter!
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Owner: John

AB
February 15th, 2006, 5:12 PM
Interesting paint ... Thanks for posting it.

mwr
February 19th, 2006, 1:51 AM
edit: OK, looks like it's a 1990 with the old style sizing, number (in inches) instead of letters.

Serial number is 249Y07
Frame size ~17"
color is grellow.

geeter
February 19th, 2006, 5:25 PM
Hi Geeter!

c) Suggestions? Buy a proper rigid fork. Aestheticly much more pleasing, period correct and suspension is only 1 factor that defines comfort. The old bikes ride often much better than people expect. Why not giving it a try?

If I go rigid, (no pun intended), how heretical is it to put a not-fat fork on my Wicked? My LBS has a Cro-mo fork that they'll sell me for $25. Its not Fat, I don't know the manufacturer, but it looks like a period fork, not like one of those heavy stancioned looking rigid forks that you see on Ebay for $350. I have attached a photo that the seller sent me when I bought my bike.

Fat Woodchuck
February 22nd, 2006, 4:37 PM
Just found this site. Thanks. I am in the process of restoring my 1986 Fat, frame #86475, original paint was red with yellow fork. I just stripped the old paint and found among other things: 1. the frame #. 2. bottom bracket cable routings are Campy. 3. Drop outs are Suntour. 4. My frame also has a "drain hole" just above the bottom bracket. "see builders forum". I am also in need of a 1" threaded fork to replace the original. Any out there or ideas? Thanks.

fatf**knchance
February 25th, 2006, 3:07 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy


Frame number: 115Y4M


Year of manufacture: 1994


Frame size: M


Color: Aquamarine fade with opposing color stars (Vicious Cycles)


Location: Westminster, Maryland, USA


Owner name: Vaughn

MORE PICS IN READERS RIDES !

MikeyNYC
February 25th, 2006, 11:50 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy


Frame number: 115Y4M


Year of manufacture: 1994


Frame size: M


Color: Aquamarine fade with opposing color stars (Vicious Cycles)


Location: Westminster, Maryland, USA


Owner name: Vaughn

Can we please see a close up of that decal set?

Michael-NYC

fatf**knchance
February 26th, 2006, 9:28 AM
go to readers rides. i just posted it.

Doug Carter
February 26th, 2006, 10:07 AM
Photos only show on the forums in the actual size that you uploaded them in. Your originals that were uploaded are tiny, and won't expand on the web.


;)

fatf**knchance
February 26th, 2006, 10:13 AM
the normal sized pics would not upload? any help would be appreciated.

Yo Eddy!
February 26th, 2006, 10:57 AM
Hi fatf**knchance,

I don't what is going on, but http://photobucket.com/ is also a great source to host pics.

Upchuck
February 26th, 2006, 11:47 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: YO M2273
Year of manufacture: 1999 (?)
Frame size: Medium
Color: Metallic Blue
Location (city, state, country): Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Owner name: Vince

http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/721/236688/P2190025-med.JPG

Doug Carter
March 6th, 2006, 12:35 PM
The current database has been updated to include every bike that has been posted here, with as much information as was available. If you notice something missing or now different, please post here.

164 bikes so far!



doug

fatf**knchance
March 6th, 2006, 5:46 PM
Thats sweet ! Im guessing it took a while.

Yo Eddy!
March 6th, 2006, 6:21 PM
Would have loved to see the result after all that effort you put into it, but unfortunatety my laptop does not open .xls files.

Cool anyway http://www.fatcogs.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif

Doug Carter
March 6th, 2006, 7:04 PM
Hey Melvin, I'm working on another method of posting and keeping track of everything in the database. The Microsft Excel spreadsheet is an easy way for me to enter it document everything, even on a Mac. Do you not have MS Office? I want to blow up Microsoft, but I still have the need for Office...


;)

will9431
March 6th, 2006, 7:26 PM
Just picked up my first Fat Chance and I'm really psyched.

Frame: 1991 Wicked Fat Chance (has english threaded BB, not press in) repainted black with computer generated decals (if anyone has decals, I need some)

Fork: Wicked

Serial: 508W18

Size: 18"

Build kit: XTR M900 8spd., King headset, Syncros post and stem w/ Flite saddle, Mavic 519 (nos) 36H rims, Specialized UmmaGumma tires (nos), and I cheated with an AlphaQ carbon riser bar because I plan on riding this thing a lot.

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Owner: William Ryan

Yo Eddy!
March 7th, 2006, 3:50 AM
Congrats William!

I love Wickeds :kissyface


@Doug
Nope.... no office. Maybe I have a floppy or CDR somewhere, but actually I don't know. Blow up MS :o

Doug Carter
March 7th, 2006, 12:53 PM
Updated registry with William's bike and that orange Wicked from eBay. :D

<gonna try to update it at least once a month from now on>

scarrylarry
March 8th, 2006, 1:14 AM
just bought this yo from my buddy in Phx

95 Yo Eddy serial number 191 YO ML

The pics I have are kinda generic he is shipping it this week. I will submit more pics when it gets here

And yes it was on Ebay for 2 days before my friend went to make the guy an offer

fat-d
March 8th, 2006, 1:28 AM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Wicked
Frame number: 04658W
Year of manufacture: 1988
Frame size: 19.5"
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Black
Location (city, state, country): Oregon
Owner name: DK

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy!
Frame number: YOM2027
Year of manufacture: 1997 ('97 frame with 1-1/8" head tube, purchased in 1996)
Frame size: M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Sapphire Fade
Location (city, state, country): Oregon
Owner name: DK

I bought the Yo Eddy! new and built it up just how I wanted, with a Judy SL painted to match. My dream bike! It has been ridden hard and is still my primary MTB. Has a lot of the original bits such as Chris King front hub, DT Hugi rear hub, Avid levers and Tri-Align brakes, etc. I originally had a Cook E-series crankset on there, but replaced it with a full XTR drivetrain a few years ago. Still have the Cook crankset, though. Rebuilt the Judy a couple of years ago with an air cartridge kit, which was a great move. I bought the Wicked frame recently, and I'm psyched to have a Wicked! It's in pretty good shape overall, just has some moderate chain suck and a bit of rust in the BB shell.

stevek
March 9th, 2006, 12:54 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: 091Y1M
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: Medium
Color: Arrest me red!
Location: Lincoln UK
Owner name: Steve


Picked this beauty up at the end of January, I'm letting my other bikes deal with the crappy UK Winter but as soon as the weather's good she's coming out to play! :D

She's good company for the Wicked too.

Ms. Fatlanta
March 28th, 2006, 9:13 PM
Frame type: Fatlanta 1996 Olympic Special Edition #1 of 20
Frame number: YOM1185
Year of manufacture: ?
Frame size: Medium
Color: Pearl white with Stars and Stripes decals
Location: Washington, DC
Owner name: Judy


I've seen a few dreamers on the web mentioning that they would love to build a retro bike with a Fatlanta frame but weren't sure where any were. Well, let me introduce you to the first Fatlanta built by Chris Chance as part of the 20 bikes built for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. I purchased the frame at Outback Bikes in Atlanta and had it custom built into a race bike I used for one season while racing for the bike shop team. The headset requires a 1" tube, so I used a Marzocchi Super Fly bomber shock to fit. If the seat looks beat-up, it is. That is an ancient Julie Furtado selle San Marco saddle that has served me well for many, many years. The Cane Creek seatpost is a relatively new addition that I put on two years ago. Some day I may be convinced to part with this bike but for now, it has been a great ride.

Doug Carter
March 28th, 2006, 9:38 PM
Oh boy, Judy, you can't torture us like that without showing photos!




http://www.fatcogs.com/forum/images/smilies/redface.gif

Ms. Fatlanta
March 28th, 2006, 9:41 PM
I can't figure out how to post the pictures! I clicked on the little mountain icon and it asks for a URL...which I'm not sure how to take the picture on my hard drive and convert it to a URL. I also used the attachment button below and it did something, but I'm not sure what since there is no picture. Help! My knobby brain can't figure this out.

scarrylarry
March 29th, 2006, 2:39 AM
under your where you write your post there is a manage attachments button

Doug Carter
March 29th, 2006, 7:35 AM
There is a really great post on ApexSpeed.com (http://www.apexspeed.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13487) that I put together to help you get through the photo posting procedure. Once you do it one time, you'll kick yourself for thinking it was so complicated. :D

Jack Lantern
March 30th, 2006, 4:32 PM
Frame type: Wicked
Frame number: 00718W
Year of manufacture: 1988
Frame size: 17"
Color: Black w/Orange & Yellow splatter
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Owner name: Mark


Growing up in the Bay Area and discovering mountain biking in 1987 ment one had a choice of quite a few local frame builders. Sadly, Fat Chance didn't have as big of a presence as the other local mfgrs so I went the Bontrager way. I'm not complaining, mind you, but this is my first Fat and all I can say is "all the wasted years"! This is the most comfortable fully rigid bike I have ever owned or riden...period. Our trails here in Western WA stay pretty soft for the most part so I'm looking forward to riding this frequently. I know it isn't a top of the line Fat and the paint job isn't perfect so it would never be a show bike, which is fine by me as I can ride it hard and worry free. Maybe some day a Yo will be in my future as a collector bike, right now I'm just enjoying the heck outta this one!

bushpig
March 30th, 2006, 5:53 PM
I LIKE that paint!

MikeyNYC
March 30th, 2006, 8:08 PM
I know it isn't a top of the line Fat and the paint job isn't perfect so it would never be a show bike

Jack Lantern-

What are you kidding? That's about as Classic of a Fat Chance as you can get!
-Wild Paint
-Great Ride
-Almost 20 years old and still shredding!

You have a one of a kind!

Enjoy!

Michael-NYC
(Tried so many other bikes but always come back to my Fats)

scarrylarry
March 31st, 2006, 3:40 AM
don't change that paint. that is the http://www.fatcogs.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif

fasalino
April 12th, 2006, 10:49 PM
Here are my two FATS and one Surly.

Frame Type: FAT CHANCE
Frame #: 86492
Year of manufacture: I thought I bought it in '85 but according to the serial # it must be an '86
Frame Size: 18"
Color: Black w/ Yellow Fork and used to have yelow decals, only head tube and seat tube are left
Location: Bay Shore, New York
Owner Name: Frank


Frame Type: Yo Eddy!
Frame #: YO ML 2306
Year of manufacture: bought as a new frame in '97 or '98, I think it is a '96 ?
Frame Size:ML
Color: Black w/ Silver decals
Location: Bay Shore, New York
Owner Name: Frank

Then there is the new toy. A Surly Pugsley, size 16", only comes in BluPurple Pearl, set up as a single speed with disc brakes and extra cog on front. It is a blast to ride, but a pig. those huge 3.7' tires have a gyro effect at speed and it rolls over anything.
The older Fat is going to get a repaint and rebuild soon. it is a child of the '80's with a huge amount of 3-D Violet and under the seat stay roller cam. I'm thinking of returning it to original condition, I still have most of the parts but I would love to go wild and use as much anodized 3-D violet as I can find.
I have included a pic of the original Ringle stem that was on the bike for a long time, notice the huge crack. Loved that stem, but back then I lived in New Paltz, New York and it got abused on a daily basis for quite a few years. I'm a clydsedale type and downhill parts had not yet been invented. The suspension of choice was the Brooks springer saddle and my body. I love the brake levers too Magura motorcycle. I needed the big levers to stop my ass, but just love the look and feel. Anyone out there ever try to modify a pair to fit in a Juicy hydrolic set-up. Wouldn't those look awesome on the Pusley!

bushpig
April 13th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Wow - like that 86 especially. Nice bikes. I've not seen that Ringle stem in purple before either. Where are you planning to get the bike painted?

fasalino
April 13th, 2006, 1:25 PM
I'm not sure where or when the repaint will happen, but I plan to contact Vicious in New Paltz to see what the dilly is. Anyone out there in the metro NY area have a painter that they would suggest. I am thinking of having rollercam bosses put on the fork in place of the canti bosses. That is the way I wanted to order the bike, but none were available in stock way back then and the wait was huge, so I went with the canti. Still not decided if I will restore to spec or go nuts and have fun with it.
I rode this bike for a long time, over 12 years. It was tough, clydesdale riding in the mountains of New Paltz, the single track on Long Island and at many weekend getaways. She never failed to amaze me. While my pals traded in for new bikes every few years, I kept the Fat running. Had to change driveline parts often, it has been through at least a dozen different pedals, the decals wore through, replaced the stem twice, handle bars once, front brake once, rebiult the wheelset a few times...want to rebuild it and still ride it. Best hill climber ever, still has the original pressed in sealed bearing bottom bracket (why don't newer parts last this long?).
Anyway, if anyone has ideas on paint, or anything else related to rebuilding a bike of this era-post some info, and thanks.

Frank

N10S
April 16th, 2006, 10:39 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy
Frame number: 185 Z07
Year of manufacture: ???
Frame size: S/M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Sapphire Violet?
Location (city, state, country): St. Louis, MO, USA
Owner name: Jeff Redding
Photo, if possible: coming soon

TealisReal
April 20th, 2006, 11:20 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy! Team
Frame number: 813Y2M
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): original Metallic Teal w/ clearcoat
Location (city, state, country): Pacific NW
Owner name: TRS
Photo, if possible: Soon!

Anybody else have a custom threadless Salsa stem with a roller?

Tarras
May 1st, 2006, 2:21 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.):Fat Ti
Frame number:071T3S1
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: S
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Ti nature
Location (city, state, country): Aldenhoven, Germany
Owner name: Kurt B.
Photo, if possible:yes

DaveH
May 2nd, 2006, 1:53 PM
Frame type YO
Frame number: 033Y1M
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: Medium
Color Still in the original Grello, Waitin for decals to repaint
Location Dallas, Texas
Owner name: DaveH (original owner)


DaveH

FATKiwi
May 6th, 2006, 10:59 PM
http://www.fatcogs.com/forum/images/icons/icon1.gif
Frame type YO EDDY
Frame number: 643Y3M
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: Medium
Color: Was Team Violet(?) but some butcher painted it black
Location Gisborne New Zealand
Owner name: Chris B

petephoto
May 8th, 2006, 2:13 AM
Frame type: Fat Chance
Frame number: too much paint to read
Year of manufacture: 1987
Frame size: 21"
Paint: custom paint job lime green in front, yellow in back cut diagonally
Location: Bend, Oregon
Owner name: Pete E.

I bought it in 1987 from Helen's of Santa Monica on my first credit card purchase after college, and it's been worth every cent of interest I paid. I love this bike. Even though it has no suspension and is made of steel, it is the best ride I've ever had on a mountain bike. I haven't ridden it in awhile, but the trails around Bend, OR would be great fun! Time to get it back out.

Erik_Steudle
May 10th, 2006, 8:40 PM
Frame type YO EDDY
Frame number: YOL145
Year of manufacture: I believe 1995/1996 ?
Frame size: Large
Color: Custom
Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan
Owner name: Erik Steudle - I bought this bike back in 1997 from the original owner, Nate Oberlee. We both worked at the Sterling Schwinn at the time.
http://www.msu.edu/~steudlee/yo1.jpg


http://www.msu.edu/~steudlee/yo2.jpg
http://www.msu.edu/~steudlee/yo3.jpg
http://www.msu.edu/~steudlee/yo4.jpg

2manybikes
May 12th, 2006, 4:08 AM
http://www.fatcogs.com/forum/images/smilies/skull.gif used to have three Fats,though sold my mate the Yo as it seemed fairly similar ride to the ti.Still ride the other two lots though.Was trying to sell one or the other,but didnt make the price,which on reflection I am pleased about.They are worth more than mere bucks arnt they???any way here goes
yo eddy team
aqua fade
1995?
772y3sm

Shock a billy
harlequin fade
1998
sbm035

Ti fat
brushed
1998
tfm1100

Yo Eddy!
May 12th, 2006, 4:53 AM
Hi,

The Y0 is '93 according to the 3 in the serial#. 1993 is pretty early for Aquafade. Repainted at some point?

Yo Eddy!
May 12th, 2006, 5:02 AM
Frame type YO EDDY
Frame number: YOL145
Year of manufacture: I believe 1995/1996 ?
Frame size: Large
Color: Custom
Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan
Owner name: Erik Steudle - I bought this bike back in 1997 from the original owner, Nate Oberlee. We both worked at the Sterling Schwinn at the time.



http://www.msu.edu/~steudlee/yo2.jpg



Fun :D

My Yo is YOM1075. Mine is 1995. I still do have the 'powerdomes' (the bullit shape pieces next that connect te dropouts) formed out the stays. NY (Serotta build) bikes do normally have them weld on, but Chris took some stock of finished parts with him to Serotta late '94. Maybe this could give you a clue on the age. Anyway the rear brake stopper for cantis is still present. By 1996 V's were pretty common.

IttyBittyBetty
May 25th, 2006, 12:27 PM
Frame type: YO! Betty
Frame number: YB 10 063
Year of manufacture: I believe 1999/2000 (I think I bought it from Fat in late spring of 2000)
Frame size: XS (10 inch)
Color: Raspberry Ice
Location: Boulder, CO
Owner name: Jenifer Kwasniewski

Photos on the way!

settemarche
June 10th, 2006, 10:21 AM
Frame type: Buckshaver
Frame number: 128B3S
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: Small
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Original Lime Green
Location (city, state, country): Southern Cal
Owner name: Settemarche
Photo, if possible:

Somerville Chance
June 10th, 2006, 6:39 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Fat Chance (standard or regular frame)
Frame number: 87013 (lucky number 13)
Year of manufacture: 1987
Frame size: 19.5
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Original color was Black and I'm in the process of a repaint in a pale yellow cream
Location (city, state, country): Somerville, MA (its birth place)
Owner name: Sean Dick Johnson
Photo, if possible: coming soon!

I bought this frame on Ebay. It came to me from California. It's finally come back home to rest (and be ridden). There was no fork, but I just happen to have found a pile of forks from the original Fat City productions.(a 91' Spinner TFO fork) It's not period correct to my frame but close enough for me. I'm building the bike up to ride as a single speed. I'm trying to get the "Fat F%@kin' Chance" decals to accompany the repaint. I can't wait to ride it!

P.S. Does anyone out there happen to know where I could find a seat collar for this frame?

kaalgsio
June 13th, 2006, 3:42 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo!
Frame number: YO M 2192
Year of manufacture: ???
Frame size: M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): black w/yellow decals
Location (city, state, country): Arlington, VA
Photo, if possible:

http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/9601/yo9ds.th.jpg (http://img71.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yo9ds.jpg)

visitor
June 17th, 2006, 11:10 PM
OK Guys, not as NOS as most but the best ride I have ever had was my first ride on this '94 YO last weekend! Finally finished!!!

Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 124Y4SM
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: SM
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Original - Metallic Teal; Repainted by Vicious Cycles - Light Blue to Dark Blue w/ jagged transition.
Location (city, state, country): Manchester, CT, USA
Owner name: Scott Taylor
Photo: As promised back in Nov '05.

bushpig
June 18th, 2006, 4:16 PM
I like that paint!

visitor
June 19th, 2006, 7:05 AM
Thanks, the folks at Vicious Cycles did an amazing job! The bike currently weighs 27.0 lb (12.2 kg) is a rocket compaired to my slightly lighter full suspension. I LOVE the ride it is even better then I could have imagined!

-Scott

bruce t
June 22nd, 2006, 2:38 AM
Frame type: Wicked Fat Chance...
# 06399W
Med/Lrg 19.5"
1989
HOT PINK
Northampton, MA
Bruce Tull
No pix (yet)

Hey, were these neon pink bikes powder coated or painted? It doesn't seem to be a real glossy finish, and my decals are peeling like potato chips, so presumably no clear coat over them....

Still has its period XT cranks, brakes, derailleurs. Dia-Compe SS-5 levers, XT thumb shifters, Acerbis derailleur guard, control stix barends, Grove Innovations stem, Onza grips (pretty worn out, going soon....) And a Brooks leather saddle.

Looking forward to new info and new decals.

Thanks, bt

Yo Eddy!
June 22nd, 2006, 5:18 PM
Hi Bruce,

Welcome!

My Serotta Yo is clear coated with decals under the coat and a friends '92 Yo isn't. Think it is wetpaint, but I am not sure. I somewhere took notice of people complaining of not so good paint quality for FAT. For as far I am concerned I say my '95 Yo still looks brighter than many new bikes. Great paint.

TealisReal
June 26th, 2006, 10:51 PM
In 1992, clearcoat over the decals was an extra cost option. I ordered my Yo Eddy with clearcoat and by special request a "True Temper" top tube decal.

bruce t
June 28th, 2006, 1:20 PM
I bought this frame used, with a big box of parts, in late 1991, IIRC. A lot of the typical Fat Chance decals were already gone -- just the headbadge and downtube decals were left. No American flag, Chris Chance signature, MA flag, etc. Ironically, it does have a True Temper decal, in very good shape (looks like metal foil), and a Shimano decal. I'd love to get some new decals for it, trying to decide whether to repaint/restore or just leave it alone and ride it. And if I do repaint, I'll have to figure out what color. The hot pink is kinda cool, but never was my favorite color. At the same time, I've never seen another hot pink Fat, and it is the original color, so....????

Anyway, cool forum, nice to find some other Fat enthusiasts. bt

77classic
July 4th, 2006, 1:25 AM
Frame Type: Yo Eddy!
Frame #: YO ML 2168
Year of manufacture: no clue
Frame Size:ML
Color: green fade (repaint by hot tubes, by previous owner.)
Location: WA state
Owner Name: Jeff

Here's my FAT..

still looking for an XTR m900 crank for the bike, but the Kooka's that came on it are sufficient for now.
I bought this on coincedence. Went on a group ride that I heard about, asked one of the guys at the shop in Black Diamond if they knew of any Fat's for sale, or if they did, to call me.
He knew of this one immediately. Had a color matched Judy on it, and grip shift, super long Ringle stem, etc...
stripped the parts I didn't like, and reassembled it.
Previous owner said he got it from a racer that had two..didn't have any inputs on the original color, but I like the green. Hot Tubes paint is chipping pretty badly, I'll have it re-shot this winter.
http://www.hostdub.com/albums/lagomorph/fat_001.sized.jpg
and my two mtb's just hanging out..near the road bike..
http://www.hostdub.com/albums/lagomorph/fat_002.sized.jpg

kevin881
July 15th, 2006, 12:22 AM
YO ML 2023

Frame Type: Yo Eddy!
Frame #: YOML2023
Year of manufacture: 1997
Frame Size: ML
Color: Team Violet (Original Chameleon Fade)
Location: Chicago
Owner Name: Kevin

Yo Eddy!
July 15th, 2006, 3:31 AM
Hi Kevin,

I once heard a 2000# indicates 1-1/8 steerer. OS is a feature found on frames '97 upward.

kevin881
July 15th, 2006, 10:42 AM
melvin, it has a 1-1/8" HT.
So maybe this is a 97?

Yo Eddy!
July 15th, 2006, 12:04 PM
yes ...or later

kevin881
July 15th, 2006, 1:21 PM
I got it off ebay and the seller thinks it was a 97... so I guess that makes it a verified 97.

northbend
July 16th, 2006, 11:13 PM
This was bought from a guy in Arizona a few years back on EBay.
Just built it up with some some spare bits for my 16 year old son. He wanted it old school just like his old man riding on YOML2516.
The fork came from my first mountain bike (a cannondale M700).

Frame Type: Yo Eddy!
Frame #: YOML185
Year of manufacture: 1995?
Frame Size:ML
Color: Aquamarine Fade
Location: 30 miles east of Seattle
Owner Name: Philip Pendergast

SicBith
July 25th, 2006, 12:04 AM
What up

Yo Eddy
serial # 354Y4L
I don't know what year maybe you can help with that
Large
It came stock black, but I had Wes Willits paint it olive green
Dillon, CO
No Pick, and I need a FC fork. Somebody give one up.... 1" steerer please

Yo Eddy!
July 25th, 2006, 1:52 AM
# 354Y4L = 1994, last year Sommerville

mainlyfats
July 25th, 2006, 7:13 AM
I've given my Fat the single speed treatment and added some extra cruiser goodness. The rear dropouts were replaced by track ends on specially milled bullet-point inserts, the cable guides removed and the front brake bosses shaved off the fork. Jen Green made me the sterling Fat headbadge.

Any other Fat cruisers out there?

MikeyNYC
July 25th, 2006, 2:16 PM
I've given my Fat the single speed treatment and added some extra cruiser goodness. The rear dropouts were replaced by track ends on specially milled bullet-point inserts, the cable guides removed and the front brake bosses shaved off the fork. Jen Green made me the sterling Fat headbadge.

Any other Fat cruisers out there?

mainlyfats,

That is a really novel idea to make a "BMX" type cruiser out of a Fat Chance! I have photos of a 24" Yo Eddy that is sort of a Single-Speed/BMX type Cruiser, but it's not mine...

-Nice head badge ;)
-Can you please take a photo of the rear drop-outs?
-Did you go a size smaller then you would for a regular MTB to make the frame more like a real BMX Cruiser for example an old SE Racing OM Flyer?

Now all you need is decals... :o

Michael NYC

gradeAfailure
August 4th, 2006, 10:32 AM
Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: 296Y1M
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: 17" c-c, 18" c-t
Color: original unknown, currently black
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, England
Owner name: Dave


http://i22.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/d6/65/fc_3.JPG

bayareafat
August 7th, 2006, 10:53 AM
Frame type: Fat Chance
Frame number: 87434
Year of manufacture: 1987
Frame size: 16.5" I think
Color: black frame yellow forks (Original)
Location: Redwood City CA
Owner name: Mike Dale (Original Owner)

yo' djblu
August 15th, 2006, 10:03 AM
ok here she is. bought her here on fat cogs a while back. Still in the middle of finding parts but have gotten a good snap of her thought i would share.

Frame Type: Yo Eddy!
Frame #: 079T4M
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame Size:M
Color: Aquamarine Fade
Location: Cherry Hell
Owner Name: Sean-Michael

any green parts???

kevin881
August 15th, 2006, 4:50 PM
041Y2M

Frame Type: Yo Eddy!
Frame #: 041Y2M
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame Size: Medium
Color: Kandy Wild Cherry
Location: Chicago
Owner Name: Kevin

arctos
September 4th, 2006, 11:10 PM
Below are my two Fat Chance bikes purchased new in 1986 and 1987 from Gold Coast Cycles here in Santa Barbara. I/We like to bike tour self contained offroad and these bikes have taken us lots of places around the world.

Frame type : Fat Chance
Frame number: 86640
Year of manufacture: 1986
Frame size: Large/21
Color (original): Black
Location : Santa Barbara,CA., USA
Owner name: Don
Photo : As soon as I can

Equipment: Cook Bros black 180 cranks; Suntour GG/WTB XC Comp Pedals; Ritchey Custon 160mm Stem; King Headset; WTB GG Hubs on Mavic Rims; WTB Speedmaster RollerCam Brake under chainstays; Shimano Canti Brake on Fork; Flat bar; Magura Brake Levers; Cinelli Unicanitor Seat on Suntour XC Comp seatpost; Shimano XT front and rear derailleurs; Shimano Dura Ace Freewheel(six speed)




Frame type : Fat Chance Mountain Tandem ; later called the Random Tandem
Frame number: 871463
Year of manufacture: 1987
Frame size: 20/19
Color (original): Metallic Blue
Location : Santa Barbara,CA., USA
Owner name: Don
Photo : See below; These early photos do not include the Potts Fork and other upgrades in the list below.

Chris Igleheart built the Frame [or is it spelled Iglehardt as I have long thought?]
I was told by Chris that the bike was one of the first five tandems made and sold.

Equipment: Current
Cook Bros black 180 Tandem Cranks; Suntour/WTB GG XC Comp Pedals;
Steve Potts Custom Type 2 Tandem Fork
Ringle Tandem stem (Front); Ibis custom Rear Stoker Stem
WTB GreaseGuard grouppo- WTB GG 36 hole Hubs with Sun Rims,WTB/Chris King GG Headset;
Three (3) Speedmaster Rollercam Brakes-Fork,Chain Stays and rear Seat Stays
Ti handlebars; Paul Brake Levers
Cinelli Unicanitor Seat on IRD seatpost (front); Brooks Saddle on USE shock post (stoker).
Shimano XT front and rear deraiileurs and thumb shifters(six speed index)
Shimano Dura Ace Freewheel-six speed
Syncros Fenders/Mudguards
Bruce Gordon Front Mountain Rack and BG rearCroMo rack
Needleworks/Robert Beckman Designs Tandem Panniers front and rear
Schwalbe Marathon XR Tires


Photo Labels:
The Yo Eddy band-aid is for any dings.
Prom Night Limo for my son.
Jasper Nat. Park,Alberta Canada-Lake Mary loop
Ready for First Ride on Tandem New Years Day 1988.

bushpig
September 5th, 2006, 3:54 PM
Wow! Those bikes sound amazing. Do you have pictures? I'm very keen to see.

mainlyfats
September 15th, 2006, 10:44 AM
mainlyfats,

That is a really novel idea to make a "BMX" type cruiser out of a Fat Chance! I have photos of a 24" Yo Eddy that is sort of a Single-Speed/BMX type Cruiser, but it's not mine...

-Nice head badge ;)
-Can you please take a photo of the rear drop-outs?
-Did you go a size smaller then you would for a regular MTB to make the frame more like a real BMX Cruiser for example an old SE Racing OM Flyer?

Now all you need is decals... :o

Michael NYC

The head badge is indeed awesome. Jen had a few extra when I got in touch so it took all of a week to get - and that's to Canada! It's going to remain decal-less (in loving tribute to my being scammed/ignored by Wendyll), but if Jen makes a sterling "Don't Tread on Me" I might just have to put one on.

This is my trusty old steed, so it wasn't bought with this conversion in mind, but truth be told it's always fit a little on the small side. I always used to buy bikes this way with tons of seatpost and stem, but would never do it again. Unfortunately, I'm in custom bike territory as I need about a 24 1/2' - 25' top tube on a 20-21' seat tube. My IF SS is 24 1/2' - 20'.

I love old cruisers and only ride single speeds these days as my geared Fats are now gone. My first thought was to get a new Cook Bros. - since the SEs are offshore now and good vintage cruisers are stratospherically expensive and wouldn't fit at all - but I too got one of those "We're waaaay too busy to build bikes" letters from Jack Widmer.

This was my "keep it in the FAT family" concession. My friend Malcolm who did the dropouts came up with a fairly elegant solution to my "it MUST have domed stay ends" request with those inserts, a close-up of which is below.

fat-tony
September 15th, 2006, 4:20 PM
It's going to remain decal-less (in loving tribute to my being scammed/ignored by Wendyll),

---------------

mainlyfats
September 21st, 2006, 12:24 PM
you mean: Swendyll

I know she has friends here, but yeah, what a disappointment its been trying to deal with her. Well... She's fifty bucks richer, but I sleep well at night and I can't tell you how much that's worth.

If I had to guess I'd say at least $75... :)

Jack Lantern
October 11th, 2006, 3:39 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 970Y1M
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: Medium
Color: Yellow (Original)
Location: Pacific NW
Owner name: Mark

I got this not too long ago as a frame & fork and pieced it together over the last 3-4 months. I know it doesn't have the correct Yo fork but the sexy curves of the Tange Struts have kinda grown on me during the build. Thankfully I don't have a very high quality camera so most of the typical chips & scratches don't show http://www.fatcogs.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif .

Brakes - F: Ritchey Logic canti's.
- R: Suntour XC Pro self energizers.
Brake Levers: Ritchey Logic.
Headset : old school Dia Compe aheadset.
Stem : Control Tech 1" threadless ("shim-free").
Bars : Bontrager Ti.
Shifters : XT 7sp thumbers.
Bar Ends : Control Tech Stubbies.
Crankset : Cook's w/ Race Face rings.
Pedals : XT toeclip style.
Seatpost : Thomson
Derailleurs - F: XT M735
- R: XT M735 SS
Hubs: XT M732's in black.
Rims: Mavic MA2 cutdowns (sweet!).
Tires: Panaracer Dart & Smoke.

Tryin' to scrape together the cabbage to get a respray but I keep finding other bike stuff to spend it on first....funny how that goes.

morganew
October 12th, 2006, 10:19 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 288Y07
Year of manufacture: 1989
Frame size: Medium
Color: Black (Original)
Location:VA (now) Purchased in Alaska
Owner name: Morgan

I have one of a matched set of fairly early Yo Eddies. The shop I co-founded, All Weather Sports in Fairbanks Alaska, was a big Fat City shop. When the Yo's were announced, Simon and I signed right up. But there are two things on ours I haven't seen on others:

1. On the segmented fork, I have campy drop-outs
2. per request, we have standard cable routing, not the 'guitar string' look. Fairbanks has dry summers, and winter riding doesn't gum the cables either, as the snow is very dry.

Both are black with the pink Yo! Eddy sticker set. In fact, it was looking for replacement stickers that led me to this site!

I'm riding it with a mix of old and new: new (er) XT with 8 spd gripshift, old diacompe 986 with full Ti kit, a threadless Mag 21 with Ti crown and a chris king headset for those times when I want to switch back to the orginal fork.

One of the best things about the Fats were the took extra-wide rims with ease. Back in the 80's, my biz partner Simon built special rims for a race called the iditabike - by hand welding two bontrager box profile rims together. This gave great snow floatation with a 44mm wide rim bed.

At first, we were concerned that they wouldnt' work in very many frames. However, the Fats took these rims without a hiccup, and a product was born. The hand welded rims gave way to the "Snow Cat" rim, which we still manufacture to this day. But I'm pretty sure the first testing of these oversized rims was actually on a Fat City.

FAT BRI
October 17th, 2006, 7:03 PM
I have had my Fat Chance since 1990, bought it off a guy in Oregon for $200 bucks. Road it for about 12 years in the Seattle area where it has seen it's share of neglect over the years. Rough but sound shape.
[color=black]Now I am in the process of restoring it. I

rbrsddn
October 20th, 2006, 8:36 AM
I have a '99 Ti Fat that I had built in 1999. 9 spd XTR, Mavic Ceramic with Hugi hubs, Arch Supremes, Manitou XS Carbon, Thomson stem,seatpost, Time.



Year: 1999
Serial # TF M 1131
Size: M
Location: Ct.
Owner: Benhttp://w1.bikepics.com/pics/2006/10/15/bikepics-701795-full.jpg

Kevin Grady
October 20th, 2006, 1:08 PM
Hope you have found your way to Recycled Cycles. They have the most classic and NOS components around. Good luck to you.

kevin881
October 26th, 2006, 3:34 PM
that 99 Fat Ti is very very sweet.

rbrsddn
November 4th, 2006, 9:38 AM
Thank's! It definitely is a keeper. I wonder how many Ti Fats were made?

MikeyNYC
November 4th, 2006, 1:44 PM
Thank's! It definitely is a keeper. I wonder how many Ti Fats were made?

I was told that my Titanium Fat was made in December of 2000 as part of the final run of frames at the Serotta facility to "use up the materials" and the serial # is: TF ML 1176 and I know that I've seen one on ebay recently (in the past 6 mos.) that was about TF 1180, so assuming that they were consistent with the serial #s from the beginning (1992-3?) would that mean that they made about 1180 of them? That # seems high to me...Does anyone know for sure?

Michael-NYC

mcgurme
November 5th, 2006, 4:46 PM
Hi,
I was looking around on the 'net last night for a set of Big One forks to begin restoring my :skull: Yo back to it's former glory, and discovered this group. Hurray. This one is the third Fat I owned, the first was a '87 Fat, the second a '91 Wicked. The first had an issue and was warranted, the second I sold to a friend, then bought the '92 YO Eddy. Great bikes! This one has been used as a commuter bike for the past few years, with a Currie Electrodrive assist. I now got a second wheel so I can take all the heavy electric stuff off and just enjoy the bike au naturel. It has a bizarre mix of components, mostly good stuff like Hugi hubs and Mavic wheels, XT derailurs, Avid v-brakes, Cook bros. cranks and bottom bracket, but it's also got some cheapo stuff like a Delta stem riser (since the frame is a bit too short for me). Next step for the bike is new decals and maybe down the road some of the forks... enough rambling, here's the specs:


Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy
Frame number: 91Y2ML
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: M/L
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Original candy apple red/yellow decals. Repainted to Green/purple metallic. Repainted again to purple with pink polkas by Rody at Groovy CW. Also replaced seat tube due to rusting. Bike is like new again!
Location (city, state, country): Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Owner name: Morgan G
Photo, if possible:
[IMG]

mike wood
November 13th, 2006, 11:47 AM
I've just joined the site guys - as i've recently become the proud owner of a "Wicked" ..... the frame number is 153W19 ...... but i have no idea of date of manufacture or place of manufacture - it's maroon in colour with original decals ..... is there anywhere i can find out the history ?

Mike in sunny ? Scotland

Spikes
November 13th, 2006, 11:54 AM
Welcome to the board mate! I've lived in Melrose (Borders) myself, so I know Scottish weather. I love it. You can determine the date of manufacture with this list on the internet:

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/fat.htm

Please post some pictures of your bike!

Cheers

Mark_h4dng
December 9th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Hi guys , FANTASTIC SITE!!, been redirected from Retro bike.com, so here's my ride,
been enjoying all the pics

Slice
December 12th, 2006, 7:46 PM
I've been registered at First Flight for a couple of years, but just recently found Fat Cogs. Lot's of cool FAT here!

Frame type: yo Yo YO!
Frame number: 710Y3ML
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: medium/large
Color: Kandy Wild Cherry (still in great condition)
Location: Pacific Northwest, U.S.A.
Owner name: Slice
Photo, if possible: (pending - see Mark's above in meantime - very similar)

BUILD
frame: 1" head tube (Dag Nabbit!) w/bottom-pull FD pulley & anti-chain suck posts
fork: Manitou III (completely shot)
group: XT-8 w/triggers & cantis
pedals: M747
hubs: White Industries
spokes: double butted (probably DT, don't recall specifics), silver
nipples: alloy, silver
rims: Campagnolo Mirox, silver
tires: WTB Velociraptors, 2.1
skewers: (don't recall brand - no lever, just allen fitting), silver
post: Syncros Gorilla, black
saddle: SDG
stem: Syncros Cattle Prod, silver
bar: Ritchey Force Lite, silver
grips: Yeti
ends: Answer Hyper Ends, silver

I'm the original owner. Last year I got back into road riding, and now I'm getting the itch to flog my Yo again! ;)

zsazsu
December 22nd, 2006, 11:42 PM
1991 Monster Fat
Size: Medium
Serial number - 332M1M
Location: San Marcos, CA.
one owner
original color: It was the pink color with lime green decals. As of '02 it has been yellow.
Purchased: Mountain Bikes Unlimited in Truckee CA. summer of '91. The fork is a WaltWorks fork put on in '06. It still sees regular action and performs as you would expect (like no other).

lucifer
January 14th, 2007, 2:27 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Buck Shaver
Frame number: 005B3XS
Year of manufacture:1993
Frame size:XS
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):Leslies Purple, will be repainted a different color, probably white.
Location (city, state, country): Watkinsville, GA, USA
Owner name: Eli

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Buck Shaver
Frame number: 163B4M
Year of manufacture:1994
Frame size:M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):Sapphire Blue
Location (city, state, country): Watkinsville, GA, USA
Owner name: Eli


I realized I had never registered my bucks so here they are. The blue medium was bought new old stock off of ebay in January of 2005 and built up first as a 1 x 7 and then as a singlespeed.

The xs is a recent ebay purchase that was a bit of a gamble as I described in another post. It was a nightmare as delivered. I am persistent though so I am sure it will end up nice after a thorough going over.

fatboy
February 1st, 2007, 7:58 PM
My beloved Yo purchased in the winter of '93 does not appear to have a serial number. In addition, the stickers were very easy to take off. Which I did not long after the first real scratch. I recall the frame size as a medium large. I spoke with Chris a couple times weighing the option of a custom Fat City but opted for the stock Yo. He and Wendell talked me into the Cosmic Dust Fade and I was pleasantly surprised with the choice.

Since my original purchase I had two other Yo's that I eventually sold. I do recall both having serial numbers since I published the numbers with the description when selling. But I never considered selling my first Yo and never looked for a serial number until recently.

Is this common for Yo's to lack serial numbers? Can anyone help me solve this problem and clear up my confusion? I will like to purchase a repro stick set from this site but have no serial number to record in the owners section.

-Dave

viador
February 2nd, 2007, 1:10 PM
Thanks very much for the effort. Heiman

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.):Yo! eddy
Frame number: 184y19
Year of manufacture:1992?
Frame size: large
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):original hot pink, team colors, matte grey, wild tangerine
Location (city, state, country): Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico
Owner name: Heiman Russek
Photo, if possible: coming soon

I know we couldn't get everything made out there, but it would be nice to begin the effort to track where these beautiful frames are. I'll begin with my newly acquired Wicked...[/quote]

jo eddy
February 3rd, 2007, 10:54 AM
Thanks very much for the effort. Heiman

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.):Yo! eddy
Frame number: 184y19
Year of manufacture:1992?
Frame size: large
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):original hot pink, team colors, matte grey, wild tangerine
Location (city, state, country): Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico
Owner name: Heiman Russek
Photo, if possible: coming soon

I know we couldn't get everything made out there, but it would be nice to begin the effort to track where these beautiful frames are. I'll begin with my newly acquired Wicked...[/QUOTE]

Your frame was built in '91 !!!!

elephant
February 4th, 2007, 4:38 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy
Frame number: ??
Year of manufacture: 1990 I think
Frame size: L
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Original: Fluorescent Yellow with metallic blue fade; Repainted: Fluorescent Yellow with metallic blue fade
Location (city, state, country): Pennsylvania, USA
Owner name: elephant
Photo, if possible: Camera Phone!

These pics are from August 2006 or so. I bought a frame and fork back in 1990 directly from Fat when I worked in a bike shop. The bike was raced regularly for about two years and then sat for a while. I gave it to a co-worker about 8 years ago and I bought it back from him in the summer of 2006.

I have been gathering parts and rebuilding it since I got it back. The BB shell was replaced in November 2006 with a 68mm so now it accepts a standard BB. It also had some rust that was cleaned up and some chain suck that had a few spots that needed some silver put in them. I just ordered a WaltWorks fork to replace the long lost original rigid fork. The frame is currently waiting for the fork to show up to get new paint and decals. Should be done in March or April. I am trying to find the the old BB shell and check for a SN.

If you are interested in more info on the builder who installed the BB shell and touched up the frame or who shop that is doing the paint and decals you can PM me.

zsazsu
February 6th, 2007, 1:55 PM
Nice bike... I just got a WaltWorks fork myself (on the Yellow Monster above). Functionally the fork is cool, but I was not impressed by the paint job at all. He claims he was in between painters.

elephant
February 6th, 2007, 3:55 PM
Nice bike... I just got a WaltWorks fork myself (on the Yellow Monster above). Functionally the fork is cool, but I was not impressed by the paint job at all. He claims he was in between painters.

My frame and fork are not being painted by Walt. That is good news about fork. Walt seems to be a good person and has a good reputation as a builder. I will look more closely at your pics to see what my fork will look like.

henk19
February 8th, 2007, 8:39 PM
FRAME TYPE: yo eddy
FRAME #: 086y4m
YEAR: 1994
SIZE: medium
COLOR (ORIGINIAL): grey
LOCATION: Va

FRAME TYPE: yo eddy
FRAME #: 888y1m
YEAR: 1991
SIZE: medium
COLOR (ORIGINAL): Green, I thought it was original but according to another forum this is not a stock 91 color. so re-painted at some point

FATLANTA
FRAME TYPE: yo eddy
FRAME #: yom1185
YEAR: 1996
SIZE: medium
COLOR(ORIGINAL): FATLANTA CUSTOM

I will try to post pictures, but for some reason have not had luck in doing so in the past.

Also does anyone know for sure if my 1994 yo eddy would need a suspension corrected fork or non suspension corrected? and 1 inch?
Thanks

paul m
February 10th, 2007, 6:20 PM
Frame ..monster
Number ..003m2m
Year ..between 91-93
Size..medium
Colour.. Was Purple Now Yellow
Location..staffordshire England
Name..paul Molesworth
Email ..monsterfatuk@aol.co.uk

Upchuck
February 17th, 2007, 11:56 PM
FRAME TYPE: Fat Chance
FRAME #: 04149F
YEAR: 1989 NOS w/ hangtag still attached
SIZE: 16.5"
COLOR (ORIGINIAL): grey w/ yellow lettering
LOCATION: CA

Yo Eddy!
February 24th, 2007, 12:53 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 288Y07
Year of manufacture: 1989
Frame size: Medium
Color: Black (Original)
Location:VA (now) Purchased in Alaska
Owner name: Morgan

I have one of a matched set of fairly early Yo Eddies. The shop I co-founded, All Weather Sports in Fairbanks Alaska, was a big Fat City shop. When the Yo's were announced, Simon and I signed right up. But there are two things on ours I haven't seen on others:

1. On the segmented fork, I have campy drop-outs
2. per request, we have standard cable routing, not the 'guitar string' look. Fairbanks has dry summers, and winter riding doesn't gum the cables either, as the snow is very dry.

Both are black with the pink Yo! Eddy sticker set. In fact, it was looking for replacement stickers that led me to this site!

I'm riding it with a mix of old and new: new (er) XT with 8 spd gripshift, old diacompe 986 with full Ti kit, a threadless Mag 21 with Ti crown and a chris king headset for those times when I want to switch back to the orginal fork.

One of the best things about the Fats were the took extra-wide rims with ease. Back in the 80's, my biz partner Simon built special rims for a race called the iditabike - by hand welding two bontrager box profile rims together. This gave great snow floatation with a 44mm wide rim bed.

At first, we were concerned that they wouldnt' work in very many frames. However, the Fats took these rims without a hiccup, and a product was born. The hand welded rims gave way to the "Snow Cat" rim, which we still manufacture to this day. But I'm pretty sure the first testing of these oversized rims was actually on a Fat City.

Hi Morgan,

A friend uses a pair of your rims. They are laced up to WTB GG hubs and I am told it is the only pair like this in Holland. Nice wheels!

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m52/elev5k/Gabor800.jpg (http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m52/elev5k/Gabor800.jpg)

They are not on a FAT :redface:

theofil11
March 2nd, 2007, 7:56 AM
Frame type : Wicked, NOS!
Frame number: 02699 w
Year of manufacture: Number 26 in the year 89
Frame size: 19"
[B]Color (original and repainted, if applicable): original blue, don

datawhacker
March 29th, 2007, 9:36 AM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Custom, I guess. Its a 26/24 built for a female racer
Frame number: 86564
Year of manufacture: 86
Frame size: 14 1/2 c-c
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): red w/black fork (original)
Location (city, state, country): Oregon, USA
Owner name: datawhacker
Photo, if possible:

this is going in for a new powdercoat, so I'm going to be needing decals

[/URL][URL="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/IMG_0155.jpg"]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/IMG_0155.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/IMG_0155.jpg)

Montana
April 7th, 2007, 6:38 AM
Frame type: Yo Eddy! Team Fat Chance
Frame number: 434Y18
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: Small
Color Metalic Teal
Location (city, state, country): Alabama, USA
Owner name: Montana
Photo, if possible:


Just recently did an equipment upgrade!!!

mediascapegoat
May 6th, 2007, 10:53 AM
Yo Eddy
540Y1L
1991
LARGE
Original Paint *(Sapphire Blue? Not sure...)
Reston, Virginia
Dino P.

3rd year of Production! Original Paint and Decals! Original Big One Inch Rigid Fork, Press-In Bottom Bracket.

*Does Anyone Know the Color? Sapphire Blue?
*BB creaks like a Mutha, does anyone know about replacements for these?

Surly Freewheel Hub, 17/43
XTR Crankset
Shimano 737 Pedals
Avid Front Lever and V-Brake
Salsa Skewers, Collar, Stem
Syncros 29.4 Post
WTB Saddle

This weeks Tweaks & Fine Tunings by Mike at the www.PedalShop.comhttp://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_single0502-3.jpg (http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_single0502-3.jpg)http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_single0502-5.jpg (http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_single0502-5.jpg)Initial Build with Spare Parts at Phouc's Shop, www.BIKECLUBVA.comhttp://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_singleghetto600b.jpg (http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_singleghetto600b.jpg)

Upchuck
May 6th, 2007, 12:00 PM
Frame type : Wicked
Frame number: 08119W
Year of manufacture: 1989
Frame size: 18"
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): British Racing Green (original?)*
Location (city, state, country): Thousand Oaks, CA USA
Owner name: Vince aka Upchuck

*The story goes something like this: the original owner was a bike dealer who purchased the frame from Fat City as an unpainted frame. He sent it to Cycle Art to have a custom job done and put the build together himself.

18" frame painted British Racing Green by Cycle Art
Ritchey Logic Crankset
Deore XT F&R derailleurs
SIS shifters
Ritchey Logic brake levers/calipers
Bullseye hubs w/ 231 rims
GEAX tires
Salsa stem
XT headset
Scott bars
American Classics post
Vetta Lite seat
Ringle skewers and seat binder



http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/1043/medium/WickedFatChanceSideView.JPG

mediascapegoat
May 9th, 2007, 10:03 AM
http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_medium03.jpg (http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_medium03.jpg)
Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: 109Y4M
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: 18" Medium
Color: Team Violet for Regional Team Racers
Dino in Reston VA
http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_medium01.jpg (http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_medium01.jpg)http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_medium02.jpg (http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/yoeddy_medium02.jpg)

mediascapegoat
May 10th, 2007, 12:57 PM
Monster Fat
208M1M
1991
Medium
Factory Black
Dino in Reston VA
http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/monsterfat_800_02.jpg

mediascapegoat
May 29th, 2007, 2:26 PM
FAT CHANCE
86290
1986
L (21" c to t)
Year: 2000
Black/Yellow
*I have it but not shown original Yellow Fork, shown here with a Team Violet BOI.
Reston VA
Dino
http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/86fatchance_052907_600a.jpg
http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/86fatchance_052907_600b.jpg:skull:

Yo_Andy
June 13th, 2007, 8:01 AM
Frame type: Buck Shaver
Frame number: 260B4M
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: M
Color: Red (original color - although not a standard color)
Location: Southampton, UK
Owner name: Andrew
Photo:


Can anyone tell me what the "Don't tread on me - Made in Masachusetts", rattlesnake on the stars and stripes decal at the base of the seat tube signifies.

Yo Eddy!
June 13th, 2007, 8:20 AM
Hi Andy,

It signifies it is FAT made and not Serotta (Saratoga County, NY) made like the '94 upward FATs

ameybrook
June 13th, 2007, 9:29 AM
Nice Buck! Not so sure about that stem / steerer tube setup though :confused:

fat-tony
June 13th, 2007, 9:35 AM
Hi Andy,

It signifies it is FAT made and not Serotta (Saratoga County, NY) made like the '94 upward FATs

And for your history lesson with the Gadsden/Navy Jack flag:
http://www.navyjack.info/history.html

And with the shop being in Massachusetts and everything I think it is a play on the "tread" and mountain bike tire pun.

Yo_Andy
June 13th, 2007, 2:55 PM
Hi Amey - Thanks, yes, it is a nice Buck. I wondered whether to post this picture though ... I'm embarrased about the steerer tube; the photo was taken while I was experimenting with handlebar height!

Fat-Tony - Thanks for the link to the history site. Very interesting.

Happy cycling, Andy

colker
June 13th, 2007, 3:30 PM
Nice Buck! Not so sure about that stem / steerer tube setup though :confused:

yup. i know it's none of my businness... but that set up is against all common sense. while you are at it please center the saddle rails on the post.. just for the pic. sorry. i know it's your bike.

htibbetts
June 16th, 2007, 11:29 AM
Frame type: Wicked Lite
Frame number: 049W49X
Year of manufacture: 1995
Frame size: 18"
Color: Harlequin Metallica
Location (city, state, country): Denver, CO, US
Owner name: Hutch Tibbetts
Photo:

http://htibbetts.googlepages.com/Wickedoutside001.jpg/Wickedoutside001-medium.jpg http://htibbetts.googlepages.com/Wickedoutside003.jpg/Wickedoutside003-medium.jpg

More photos can be found here (http://htibbetts.googlepages.com/wickedfat). Still debating whether to sell it.

colker
June 16th, 2007, 1:06 PM
the harlequin wicked.. it does look like a cross between and 18 and a 19.5! and i never knew there were stil wickeds in 95. 27.0 seatpost?
i am not doubting it's fat city pedigree and the painting is one of the most beautifull i ever seen.

htibbetts
June 16th, 2007, 11:42 PM
> 27.0 seatpost?

26.4, actually.

> i am not doubting it's fat city pedigree and the painting is one of the most beautifull i
> ever seen.

It is unique. Even details like the tubes for the chain- and seatstays are split evenly, with silver on one side, charcoal on the other. I grew up in MA, and went to college with a part-time employee, when they were still in Somerville. He bought one of the first Ti frames that Gary Helfrich built, and we often rode together in the Pioneer Valley. His steel Fat is what spurred me to buy mine.

mediascapegoat
June 18th, 2007, 12:55 PM
Wicked
10239W with Build Card
1989
LARGE *(19.5" c-tt)
Original ORANGE paint
Reston VA
Dino
http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/10239w_icked02.jpg
Hubs Chris King 9spd
Pedals Shimano m737 spd
Crank Shimano Deore XT, M730, 43
Rear Cogs 17 cog
Bottom Bracket FAT CHANCE sealed, press in cartridge bearing
Handlebars FAT CHANCE slight bend
Stem FAT CHANCE 1" quill
Headset Shimano Deore XT
Brakes/Levers Avid Black Ops
Saddle Flight Italia
Seat Post Shimano Deore XT
Colors Orange with Black BOI
Size 19.5"
Serial # 10239W *(with Build Card)
http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/10239w_icked01.jpg

ChiefBroom
June 21st, 2007, 6:32 PM
Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 159Y4M
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Aquamarine Fade (original)
Location (city, state, country): Purchased new in Denver, CO at Maxim (sp?) Cyles (RIP),
recently relocated to Overland Park, KS, USA
Owner name: Kenneth Lynn

spicoli
June 25th, 2007, 2:38 PM
Frame type: Wicked
Frame number: 02259 W
Year of manufacture: ??? (somebody please help? I think it's 95?)
Frame size: 19"
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Black
Location (city, state, country): Honolulu, HI
Owner name: Chris Blumenstetter

kingroon
June 27th, 2007, 8:08 PM
Frame type: Yo! Eddy
Frame number: YOML084
Year of manufacture: 1995
Frame size: ML
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Team Violet
Location (city, state, country): London, England
Owner name: Matt
Photo, if possible: For sure...

Build is evolving so will post new photos when project is complete!:D

bike1214
June 28th, 2007, 11:12 PM
Frame Type: Monster Fat w/Yo Fork
Frame #: 313M1M
Year Of Man: 1991
Frame Size: Medium
Location: Conn.
Owner Name: Rob
Color: Original-Pink,New-Metallic Grey


Frame Type: Yo Eddy W/Yo Fork
Frame #: 216Y2M
Year Of Man: 1992
Frame Size: Medium
Location: Conn.
Owner Name: Rob
Color: Original-Metallic Teal,New-Iron Ore Metallic

jdbrooks14
July 12th, 2007, 6:32 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Team Fat Chance
Frame number: 519Y1L
Year of manufacture: early 90's
Frame size: M/L
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Black
Location (city, state, country): Boston, MA
Owner name: brooks
Photo, if possible: photo to follow, they turned out pretty crappy with my cell phone.


So the story I'm told about this bike is that it was given to a pro by the name of Geo Beckham (sp?) (or something similar) and was one of the last California made Fats.

I'm not sure what year it is. It has a Yo Eddy fork, also black. Its beat to sh!t, the stickers are mostly worn off & the seatpost is stuck. Its about 1/2 inch too high....driving me nuts.

Yo Eddy!
July 13th, 2007, 3:42 AM
Yours is probably not only the last Fat made in California ...but also the 1st ;)

My guess is it has to be Sommerville, Mass

jpbadonk
July 31st, 2007, 8:41 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo!
Frame number: 738Y1S
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: S
Color (original): Teal
Location: Denver, CO USA
Owner name: Josh, original owner (w/ build card somewhere and original brochure)

For those with earlier 90s bikes, the serial # will tell you the year, size, and model if you don't know it.

738 = #738 that year
Y = Yo!
1 = 1991
S = Small

So Brooks, you have a 1991.

lilredvette2
August 6th, 2007, 9:43 AM
Frame type: Buckshaver
Frame number: 274B4M
Year: 1994
Size: Medium
Color: Red w/yellow decals
Location: Arlingon, Texas
Owner: Me (2nd owner),Prozac (original owner and friend)

Also have 1996 Yo Eddy
ser.# yom1007
chameleon fade
medium
Purchased from Prozac

And another 1994 Buckshaver
ser. # 183b4m
Grello
Medium

yorussell
August 10th, 2007, 8:59 PM
Frame type:Team Fat Chance Yo Eddy. Serial number 561Y3M. Year of manafacture is 1993 medium with original paint. Color is aqua- fade with a front to back fade. I live in Port Orange Florida and can't wait to finish the build. Will post completed photos when finished . :skull:

yorussell
August 10th, 2007, 9:06 PM
Frame type:Team Fat Chance Yo Eddy. Serial number 561Y3M. Year of manafacture is 1993 medium with original paint. Color is aqua- fade with a front to back fade. I live in Port Orange Florida and can't wait to finish the build. Will post completed photos when finished . :skull:"Nobody can eat Fifty eggs".

jh4rt
August 14th, 2007, 12:25 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.):Yo!
Frame number: 609Y1M
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: Medium
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Black
Location (city, state, country): Newbury Park, CA USA
Owner name: Jim Hart
Photo, if possible:

http://lh4.google.com/jim.hart/Rqd1SJywVII/AAAAAAAAAIw/elz6hZkG5Ww/s400/IMG_1759.JPG


Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo!
Frame number: YO M 2513
Year of manufacture: 1999
Frame size: M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Black
Location (city, state, country): Newbury Park, CA USA
Owner name: Jim Hart
Photo, if possible:
http://lh5.google.com/jim.hart/RvsKCcfoobI/AAAAAAAAAU8/3M4yPhc3kfg/s400/IMG_1834.JPG

spinner
August 24th, 2007, 12:33 PM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy
Frame number: 799Y1m
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: Medium
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): original Team Violet now Yellow w/ VW green fade
Location (city, state, country): Bennington, VT
Owner name: Spinner
Photo, if possible:

I purchased the frame locally and built it with stuff I had kicking around. Paint was done by sneaky Customs in Shaftsbury ,VT . I had the decals made at the local graphics shop before I knew that FatCogs offered them. The fork was purchased on Ebay, I'm not sure what type it is let me know if you know. It's a great ride I had one back in the day and had to get one again. Photos to come.

DRZRM
August 24th, 2007, 1:35 PM
Frame type: Wicked Lite
Frame number: 188w39
Year of manufacture: 1993 [?]
Frame size: 19
Color: Original rasta tri-color fade
Location: Boston MA
Owner name: Zach
Photo, if possible:

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/drzrm/P1010536.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/drzrm/P1010542.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/drzrm/P1010537.jpghttp://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f302/drzrm/P1010540.jpg

prozac
August 24th, 2007, 10:38 PM
96 Yo Eddy
Ser YOM 1007

mediascapegoat
August 28th, 2007, 11:10 AM
1983 FAT CHANCE Team Comp
Serial: 83 9
19 1/2" Frame Size
Original Creepy Black *(Bat Wing) Paint and Decals
Specialized Sealed Steel Headset
Overall Good Condition some Rust
Rebuild photos coming...
Dino in Reston VA
http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/1983FATCHANCE_002.jpg (http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/1983FATCHANCE_002.jpg)

mainlyfats
August 28th, 2007, 2:23 PM
1983 FAT CHANCE Team Comp
Serial: 83 9
19 1/2" Frame Size
Original Creepy Black *(Bat Wing) Paint and Decals
Specialized Sealed Steel Headset
Overall Good Condition some Rust
Rebuild photos coming...
Dino in Reston VA


Really nice!

anniebird
August 28th, 2007, 6:50 PM
I GOT IT! After robberies (jumped by some ghetto thugs who had her for 6 mos before she turned up at a bike shop) and floods (Katrina) this bike has seen a lot, but she keeps comin back. I am the original owner. However, she's in need of TLC and I'll be lookin' to restore her. What can I say, I'm a sentimental fool.

Bike: Buckshaver
Year: 94???
Serial #: BS05 (i'm pretty sure -I know she's in the single digits)
Color: RED
Size: XS

Frame appears to be in good shape, beat up a bit. Bottom bracket is solid after 2 weeks of floating in quagmire and then stored under some dudes house >:/

I'm lookin for parts if anyone has any leads (forks, esp), will post progress.

masiman
August 29th, 2007, 11:37 PM
Frame type: Wicked
Frame number: 085W18
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: 18
Color: Original Metallic Blue
Location: Springfield, VA
Owner name: masiman
Photo, if possible:

foef1
August 31st, 2007, 5:20 AM
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo
Frame number: 037y2M
Year of manufacture: 1992 (maybe 91?)
Frame size: M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): black, now red
Location (city, state, country): Basel / Switzerland
Owner name: Markus

MikeyNYC
August 31st, 2007, 11:48 PM
1983 FAT CHANCE Team Comp
Serial: 83 9
19 1/2" Frame Size
Original Creepy Black *(Bat Wing) Paint and Decals
Specialized Sealed Steel Headset
Overall Good Condition some Rust
Rebuild photos coming...
Dino in Reston VA
http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/1983FATCHANCE_002.jpg (http://www.mediascapegoat.com/FatChanceBikes/1983FATCHANCE_002.jpg)


Nice-Where did you find that one?

mediascapegoat
September 1st, 2007, 1:07 PM
In the FIRSTFLIGHTBIKE.COM for sale section, a few weeks ago. Crazy I thought but there it was. Been cleaning frame saving ever since, pretty good shape some rust spots on down tube and one near bottom bracket but other than that excellent. Trying to figure out how to build it up now.

Dino

masiman
September 1st, 2007, 3:55 PM
In the FIRSTFLIGHTBIKE.COM for sale section, a few weeks ago. Crazy I thought but there it was. Been cleaning frame saving ever since, pretty good shape some rust spots on down tube and one near bottom bracket but other than that excellent. Trying to figure out how to build it up now.

Dino

Hey Dino,

Almost a nice as mine ;).

We'll have to try to get together after I build mine up.

masiman

ronulrich
September 6th, 2007, 8:53 AM
Folks,

I have a couple of Fats and could use some help figuring out what the serial # means..

I'm the First owner of both..The wicked I bartered hifi equipment for with Sean Gorman of the LL Bean family.. It was from LL Bean Stock and it came built with XT comps, Mavic rims and Salsa stem

The TI came as a frame mail order from out west and I built it up with a laundry list of componants which I will endeavor to compile

Will get photos for both and post..

Frame type: Wicked FAT
Serial Number: 8 0209 w
Year: Late 80's?
Size: 18"
Color: Black with Yellow decals and fork
Location: NH
Owner: Ron

Frame Type: Ti FAT
Serial Number: Will get today
Year: 94ish?
Size: Medium
Color: Ti with Blue Decals
Location: NH
Owner: Ron

ronulrich
September 6th, 2007, 9:31 AM
Folks,

I have a couple of Fats and could use some help figuring out what the serial # means..

I'm the First owner of both..The wicked I bartered hifi equipment for with Sean Gorman of the LL Bean family.. It was from LL Bean freeport maine store Stock and it came built with XT comps, Mavic rims and Salsa stem

The TI came as a frame mail order from out west and I built it up with a laundry list of componants which I will endeavor to compile

Will get photos for both and post..

Frame type: Wicked FAT
Serial Number: 8 0209 w
Year: Late 80's?
Size: 18"
Color: Black with Yellow decals and fork
Location: NH
Owner: Ron

Frame Type: Ti FAT
Serial Number: Will get today
Year: 94ish?
Size: Medium
Color: Ti with Blue Decals
Location: NH
Owner: Ron

cegrover
September 7th, 2007, 6:05 PM
Just got this one locally through Ebay. It's an original Nashville bike with a very old Cumberland Transit (local shop) sticker still on it.

1985 Fat Chance #85643 (hard to read last digit, but pretty sure)
Color: Black with white decals
Build: Almost all original - Shimano Deer Head derailleurs and cantis, Suntour XC thumbies and hubs, Sugino AT cranks, Magura brake levers.

I'll be cleaning it up, but won't change much.

fatty83
September 18th, 2007, 6:55 PM
Frame type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: 8317
Year: 1983
Size: 21"
Color: Black with White Decals
Location: CA
Owner: Chris

I had another one almost exactly like it but red (w/Phil hubs & TA crank) stolen off my back portch a little over ten years ago. I bought that one new from John Troja.

I have the bmx laprade seatpost for it but I still need to find the shim.

I know the tires are embarrassing but it's really hard to find tires that old.

MikeyNYC
September 19th, 2007, 12:51 AM
Frame type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: 8317
Year: 1983
Size: 21"
Color: Black with White Decals
Location: CA
Owner: Chris

I had another one almost exactly like it but red (w/Phil hubs & TA crank) stolen off my back portch a little over ten years ago. I bought that one new from John Troja.

I have the bmx laprade seatpost for it but I still need to find the shim.

I know the tires are embarrassing but it's really hard to find tires that old.

Chris,

Welcome to the site, you're obviously not new to Fat City!

That is a great bike, are you the original owner?

I think that you deserve a waiver on the new tires considering what happened to your red Fat :( ! Perhaps someone on this site knows the whereabouts of that bike and can try to help reunite you with it? This is the perfect place to try to track it down as it sounds so rare that someone must've spotted it at some point...

colker
September 19th, 2007, 9:17 AM
Frame type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: 8317
Year: 1983
Size: 21"
Color: Black with White Decals
Location: CA
Owner: Chris

I had another one almost exactly like it but red (w/Phil hubs & TA crank) stolen off my back portch a little over ten years ago. I bought that one new from John Troja.

I have the bmx laprade seatpost for it but I still need to find the shim.

I know the tires are embarrassing but it's really hard to find tires that old.

if you ever take off that suntour post please sell me.

no-throttle
October 15th, 2007, 7:27 PM
Great site????

Frame type: Wicked Fat Chance
Serial Number: 772W01
Year: 1989
Size: 21"
Color: Green with Black Decals
Location: NH
Owner: Paul

ozcanuck
October 21st, 2007, 6:10 AM
Hi, Y'all:
Having trouble adding another post to the Frame Registry thread, so here's my info:

Wicked Fat Chance
Frame No. - 11369W
Year - 1992 (can anyone confirm this?)
Black with white decals
Full XT (when new!)
American Stem
Tapered fork
Nickname: Stormbringer

Bought almost new in '93 after it had been returned to Fat Chance to fix an out of round crank shell. The original owner would not wait and bought a Rocky Mountain. (Whose laughing now?) It sat in Bastion Cycles (Nanaimo, BC , Canada ), after full repair, for a few months until I made an offer they could not refuse!
It's been thrashed on Vancouver Island, raced, toured, commuted and followed me to Adelaide where it is still my only bike, a trail/commute rig. Needs a bit of work now......mine forever, tho.
Love the site...great for tips and has got me very enthused about fixing up the old beast.
Cheers!

Kinsan
October 24th, 2007, 3:14 PM
Hi All,

New to Fat Cogs, here's my rig:

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy Team
Frame number: 383YO4
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: S/M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Team colors, purple fade to yellow
Location (city, state, country): Akron, Ohio, USA
Owner name: Brian
Photo, if possible: Attached

Thanks for keeping this registery. The bike I have is awsome! It has been sitting for years, and though the cables and wheels are shot, the frame looks like it is brand new- not even a chip on it! Evan has the team saddle.

I am checking this site almost daily for tips and info. Two notes, anyone catch my weird serial number? Any thoughts ion that? It is pretty clear, so I know I have it right, but it does nto seem to fit the convention.

Also, I am thinking about upgrading the drivetrain and fork with modern stuff, and keeping the old ones if I want to go back to period. Just not sure I want to go on a long ride with 15 year old stuff that has not been used in a decade. Thoughts? Thanks everyone!

ameybrook
October 24th, 2007, 4:25 PM
I ride mostly modern, but once and awhile I'll ride some 7-speed XT or Suntour stuff. I tell you, nothing beats the feel of smooth-working 7-speed thumbshifters. The satisfying 'clunk' is pretty sweet. The brakes are going to leave you wanting more... but Vs should be fine on that bike.

Its very nice, and you got it for a song, IMO