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Old August 28th, 2017, 12:32 PM   #10
Join Date: March 18th, 2017
Location: Wallskog
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Originally Posted by I-ROBOT View Post
Most likely the SN is 881148F, meaning it was manufactured in 1988, it was the 1148th frame produced in 1988 and the F means that it is a regular Fat Chance and not a Wicked. If you have a way to measure the head tube angle, it will probably be 69 degrees. The Wicked is 71 degrees. The Fat is much easier to ride with no hands (for me anyway!!)

Good luck with it

Thanks for the quick response Scott.

I don't have the frameset yet, we're still ironing out trade details. It's my pink 1985 Stumpjumper Team for his fat chance frame and money my way. I wasn't aware of a regular Fat Chance, was it a base or lower end model similar to the Buck Shaver?

Eta: looking at the 88 Fat Chance catalog it says the bike has a U brake. This one I'm trading for has cantis front and rear (black frame w/yellow decals). Maybe a 1989 model made in 1988?

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