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Old January 15th, 2007, 3:53 PM   #1
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Default Chris Chance Custom Pista & some history on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/1984-Chris-Chanc...QQcmdZViewItem

And a nice attempt of a summary of the FatChance history by this item

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ype=osi_widget

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[SIZE=1][COLOR=black]Chris Chance first started frame building on his own in 1977. In the five years that he devoted to designing custom frames, he built Criterium, time trial and long distance frames for road racing; and touring frames for outdoor adventurers and sag wagon tourists. Each frame was totally unique and together, they created Chris Chance's reputation for meticulous craftsmanship and skillful design. Works of art and artful work. By 1982, Chris had become interested in off-road cycling and Fat City was born. He trained several apprentices and focused on one model in one color and several sizes. They tried tubing from a variety of sources (Tange, Columbus, Reynolds and aircraft stainless) and quickly acquired a reputation for nimble and super sturdy fillet brazed frames and box crown forks. They were bomb-proof and those were the early days of mountain biking. Chris then turned his attention to the raw materials, in an effort to improve upon what was then available. Working with True Temper offered him the opportunity to use his creativity and materials engineering skills and resulted in the creation of several custom butted and heat treated chrome-moly tube sets by 1987. In Chris's own words... "Because of the the raw 4130 chrome-moly sheet steel used in the making of the tubing, True Temper starts exceptionally clean and the tubing is consistent in its metallurgical structure around its circumference. This is extremely important to the integrity of a welded joint. Impurities encountered in the tubing during welding will undermine the quality of the weld and we can
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