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Old May 28th, 2015, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default Fat Chance Titanium

Thanks to Spikes for this magnificent frame, you can see he loved it


(in truth not all are blue which looks blue in the pic )

They say Fat Chance titanium is the best bike ever! is that really true? I want to know it
..and this is why no grand experiments here, this should be just simple and plain build.

Actually I think on a Fat Titanium belongs another fork as segmented (perhaps something like Kona P2 titan),
maybe I'll let build a titanium fork like P2 but I'm not sure with the geo... we will see

I'm also not quite sure with the Salsa stem, been looking for any ahead stem with noodle or integrated cable hanger (yes I know, there is not much choice).
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Old June 21st, 2015, 7:57 PM   #2
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Any update on the build on this beauty ?
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 3:56 AM   #3
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Any update on the build on this beauty?
...you're right - we like to see more !!!
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Old June 26th, 2015, 1:17 PM   #4
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Sorry guys, not much update available. I'm busy a lot ...too little time.

I'm also waiting for a modified ITM ahead stem with cable routing
and also looking for a few nice and thin 1 inch spacer..

Until then may I make you satisfied with a couple of boring pictures











I hate this cable hanger



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Old June 26th, 2015, 8:10 PM   #5
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This is the perfect fork for ths frame: it has a different rake than a Kona P2. There is no need to upgrade anything there.
I would go w/ v brakes because i ride my bikes, a lot, and v brakes are much simple, less maintenance than cantilevers/
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Old July 3rd, 2015, 2:44 AM   #6
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@Nader: Funny, what you define as "boring"! I think your Ti will become hot, hot, hot... !

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Old July 9th, 2015, 10:46 AM   #7
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So far, this is looking pretty close to perfect.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 10:52 AM   #8
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Nader is the daddy when it comes to Fat builds Love the black on Ti look
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Old July 10th, 2015, 11:00 AM   #9
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My new stem





I find it much nicer than Salsa and especially has the optimum length and angle for me. But first it has to go under operation (for planting a noodle )


(currently have no other tires!)
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Old November 20th, 2015, 11:10 AM   #10
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Sorry guys it's gone a little time ..have changed my approach a bit.

Titec and Ibis will make my cockpit





and with XTR-900 I'm not quite sure ..maybe cook as crank

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Old February 10th, 2016, 11:57 AM   #11
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Soon it's time. Finally I have time and desire to bring this build to an end.

..and could sort a few parts (all with plenty of holes )





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Old February 11th, 2016, 1:01 PM   #12
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Hi guys,

I really want to use cantilever, how can I do without this stupid hanger?



Would the combination of



and



works ????
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 1:42 PM   #13
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second experiment




not satisfying

with a little improvise







can this works safely?
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Old February 23rd, 2016, 2:50 PM   #14
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second experiment

can this works safely?
99% sure that will feel terrible. The booster will flex.

Plus, if you're going to have a cable going all the way to the booster, you might as well be running a V-brake.
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Old February 24th, 2016, 10:25 AM   #15
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99% sure that will feel terrible. The booster will flex.

Plus, if you're going to have a cable going all the way to the booster, you might as well be running a V-brake.
What I thought

maybe I try with this

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What I thought

maybe I try with this

How about trying better housing and the XTR cantilevers you had on it before...

Maybe a Paul hanger? https://paulcomp.com/shop/components...-cable-hanger/
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Old February 25th, 2016, 10:27 AM   #17
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That power hanger you mounted on the back of your brake booster is made to be used without a cable stop i.e. the housing runs from your brake lever directly to the power hanger.
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Maybe a Paul hanger? ..
No more cable hanger on this bike, I think my solution with power hanger on booster will do its job ...but actually there is out there better solutions such as

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That power hanger you mounted on the back of your brake booster is made to be used without a cable stop i.e. the housing runs from your brake lever directly to the power hanger.
Thanks I know mate, I use the same power hanger on my other bike

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99% sure that will feel terrible. The booster will flex.
That was not a good idea and you were right
Sure it can't work that way



So I opted for the simplest solution







I'm done. I just took it out around the house, guys I'm speechless, it's really a horny bike

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Old March 7th, 2016, 8:23 PM   #21
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awesome job, love how it's all come together. Makes me want one even ore now.
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Apart from the stiff yet comfortable Ti ride, I love the welds on these and the unique external butted tubes. Fat City really made bicycle art back then
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Old March 11th, 2016, 2:22 PM   #23
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Thanks guys.

I'm thrilled with it, it rides great don't know why but it's more manageable as Yo Eddy, especially in curves it is agile.



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Old March 15th, 2016, 3:37 AM   #24
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A small update (self-made spacer ..just as replacements for future titanium spacers )



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Old May 28th, 2016, 3:21 PM   #25
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Today was the first real tour ..it was just wonderful (I made a few pics especially for fatcogs (and retrobike UK )





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Great bike, great pictures !!! Love it!
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