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Old April 25th, 2013, 9:36 AM   #1
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Default Super small Wicked!

Here is a Wicked in size 10" (!), so it is even smaller than the Yo Betty! I found it on eBay and had it resprayed in fire engine red. The matching Judy even has a matching crown. The idea is to make it into a 1x8 speed kids bike for my nephew. Lucky kid, eh? All the parts are here, so I can start building today!
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Old April 25th, 2013, 4:49 PM   #2
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Very lucky kid, Uncle Spikes!
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Old April 25th, 2013, 6:38 PM   #3
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I'm a bit envious, would love to build a x-tra small Chance up for my Daughter.

The frame and color look great!
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Old April 26th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #4
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what's the serial number?
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Old April 26th, 2013, 2:46 AM   #5
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The serial number is a bit odd: it reads "3X3". I might have missed a digit though. Here is the progress after an afternoon of elbow grease. :-)
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Old April 27th, 2013, 8:08 PM   #6
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neat little bike. I have a 14" Wicked and I always thought that was the smallest size made. My wife has a 10" Yo Betty and one of our daughters used to ride a 12" until she outgrew it.
The serial number sounds like it could be a custom?
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Old April 28th, 2013, 1:05 PM   #7
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Cute!
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Old April 29th, 2013, 5:14 PM   #8
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Spikes where did This one come from ?
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Old April 30th, 2013, 5:10 PM   #9
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I am looking for a small any Somerville-built model Fat, Wicked, or Yo to build up for my wife if anyone is selling or knows of
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Old May 1st, 2013, 10:29 AM   #10
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Spikes where did This one come from ?
I found this one on eBay in very bad shape. The paint was faded light yellow (certainly not original), one bottle cage boss was torn out and the BB shell was corroded.

The company that did the repaint did a great job by installing a new bottle cage boss and rethreading the BB shell. The paint is now RAL 3000 and is has repro decals by Gil from the UK.

I was told the bike was raced on professionally by a small lady.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 11:42 AM   #11
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Done!
spec list:
frame: Wicked Fat Chance 10"
fork: RS Judy
headset: Cane Creek S2
cranks: Truvativ Ruktion (165mm) w/ bashguard
rear derailler: Sram X4
shifters: Sram ESP something NOS
wheel: Shimano Parallax on Sun CR18 rims
seatpost: generic w/ Salsa clamp
seat: Selle Italia Junior
cockpit: Kore w/ Pedro's Slimwalls
pedals: XLC child-proof units
cage/bottle: Arundel and replica Fat bottle
brakes: Avid SD3
tires: Schwalbe Hurricane
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That looks boss. More pics please! Why not black bars? It seemed like it was going that way build-wise.
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That looks boss. More pics please! Why not black bars? It seemed like it was going that way build-wise.
The shop where I found the short Kore stem only had silver Kore bars left. They match the machined sides of the rims and the pedals :-)
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Amazing job! I have a very slightly larger Ted Wojcik I'm building for my son... Envious of the tiny Fat!

Are you using a jump stop for chain derailment to the inside?
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The shop where I found the short Kore stem only had silver Kore bars left. They match the machined sides of the rims and the pedals :-)
I can dig it
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Amazing job! I have a very slightly larger Ted Wojcik I'm building for my son... Envious of the tiny Fat!

Are you using a jump stop for chain derailment to the inside?
Not yet, but thanks for reminding to put one on.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 3:22 AM   #17
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I've just got a very similar one for my other half, needs some work but it will look great when finished. Will get some before and after pictures eventually!
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Old May 7th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #18
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The serial number is a bit odd: it reads "3X3". I might have missed a digit though. Here is the progress after an afternoon of elbow grease. :-)

Great looking bike. Interesting that it is a Wicked with a monostay rear triangle. My thought is that it would be an XS Buckshaver. But in looking at the toptube it is quite a bit different than the one I have.
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Old May 8th, 2013, 5:37 AM   #19
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I too had a Buck Shaver XS. To my knowledge that was 12" whereas this little puppy is only 10". I was told it is a Wicked by the previous owner, but that is my only source and I not 100% certain about that. Still, I had it restored as a Wicked as you can see ;-)
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regardless - it is awesome.

will post pics when I get mine back from the painter.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 4:04 AM   #21
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That's lovely!

They're RS Mags by the way, not Judys
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That's lovely!

They're RS Mags by the way, not Judys
Actually probably Indy not Mag
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 10:41 PM   #23
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with top tube cable routing and a threaded bottom bracket, it should be a Wicked Lite. Or maybe a custom given the odd serial number
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 6:29 AM   #24
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Yeah, it is definitely a custom job.
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Love it
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Old July 31st, 2014, 11:40 AM   #26
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SO, Spikes, my daughter just turned 5. When your nephew outgrows this, I'm guessing she'll be just the right size! LMK if you want to keep it in the FAT COGS family.

She's already got the shirt:
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Old August 1st, 2014, 5:03 AM   #27
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Real sorry to disappoint your kid, but by the time my nephew outgrows it it will probably go to my own son...
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Old August 1st, 2014, 2:40 PM   #28
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Curse your fertile loins!

Great bike, I'll be on the lookout for a S or XS Fat for her - the hunt is the thing.

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Old August 7th, 2014, 8:30 PM   #29
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That's cool. Was the frame suspension corrected?
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Old August 7th, 2014, 8:54 PM   #30
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Don't believe the one I found for my son was suspension corrected but the Mag 21 knobs hit the downtube. Only so much you can do with such a small frame I guess.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 7:53 AM   #31
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put a KONA project 2 fork on it…its about 410 center to center

will clear the DT…

they are good and relatively cheap
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Thanks, I had a nice unicrown fork around, just added a few more threads and voila!
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OK, so this puppy is for sale. It never was used and the kid has outgrown it by now. Your chance to get something really awesome and collectible!
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The frame and color look great!
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