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Old March 16th, 2009, 3:42 PM   #1
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Old March 16th, 2009, 6:45 PM   #2
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Boy oh boy that is a pretty new toy you have there! It looks like you have a beautiful collection. Maybe you should ditch that Bomber and find a nice steelie fork to compliment that ride!
Have fun!!! What are your plans for her?
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Old March 16th, 2009, 7:02 PM   #3
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I can't believe you sandwiched that black Serotta!

(Nice pick up!)
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Old March 17th, 2009, 3:33 PM   #4
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Thanks guys

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Have fun!!! What are your plans for her?
this is it for the time beeing:

Frame: 1995 Fat Chance Titanium
Fork: Tange rigid (Not in yet, untill then Bomber Z2)

Headset: Chris King titanium (no name)
Stem: Moots (custom by KISH) titanium ((not in yet but untill then Control Tech)
Handlebar: Kolo Titanium (not in yet but untill then Fiber-Lyte)
Grips: Oury

Brakes: Control Tech (NOS)
Brake Pads: Koolstop (NOS)
Brake Levers: Paul (NOS)

Shifters: Paul Thumbies
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900 (for the time beeing)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900 (for the time beeing)
Cassette: Shimano XTR titanium
Chain: not available yet
Cranks: Cook Bros RSR
Chainrings: Boone
Bottom Bracket: Royce titanium
Pedals: Onza Ho titanium

Hub Skewers: Cook Bros
Rims: Mavic 517 Ceramic
Hubs: Chris Kind classic hubs in pewter (not in yet, in transit)
Spokes: DT revolution
Tyres: Tioga Spycho II in amber (for the time beeing)

Saddle: Flight titanium
Seatpost: Syncros titanium
Seatpost Binder: Ringle with Cook bros

Weight: no clue what so ever but it feels light right now

and this will be the kick off: waiting to find parts to upgrade,..

and also i have ordered an original decal set to bring it back in is original condition
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Old March 17th, 2009, 3:36 PM   #5
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I can't believe you sandwiched that black Serotta!

(Nice pick up!)

believe me,..i sandwiched her very careful
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Old March 18th, 2009, 3:15 AM   #6
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That list of parts really sounds great! I'm looking forward to see pics of the result.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 5:51 AM   #7
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 7:08 PM   #8
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Hey,

What brand/size bottom bracket are you running in your Ti Fat with the Cook Bros. RSR cranks?

Thanks!
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 1:56 AM   #9
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Hi Michael,

that's a Syncros Titanium 123mm BB


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Old March 23rd, 2009, 9:33 PM   #10
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that's a Syncros Titanium 123mm BB


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Old April 3rd, 2009, 3:39 PM   #11
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small update

The fork is a (really called this way on the original stcker) : Tange Cr-Moly "FAT" Blades

QR for the front and rear, seatpoct clamp and Cranks are all Cook Bros racing,..all same colours scheme, Silver with black.
I kinda like that combo





the correct wheelset, bar, stem and original decals are on it's way so in a week or 2 I hope to be finished

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Old April 5th, 2009, 2:56 AM   #12
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Is the fork the original Monster Fat fork?

I really think you should go for a BOI with metallic silver-light blue fade, the same as in the catalouge. But this has crossed your mind, I guess..?

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Old April 5th, 2009, 3:32 AM   #13
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Is the fork the original Monster Fat fork?

I really think you should go for a BOI with metallic silver-light blue fade, the same as in the catalouge. But this has crossed your mind, I guess..?

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yes, i have bee thinking about that but do you know a BOI for sale, with enough lenght to fit a a-head?

i guess i will have one made by Rody some time in titanium.

for the time beeing i think it looks fine, not like all the other Fat's Tianium

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Old April 5th, 2009, 8:15 AM   #14
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I say keep the Tange fork! It looks really sharp and it's something you don't see every day. Very unique.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 8:24 AM   #15
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thanks!

i have made a picture from the sticker which came of the fork, unfortunately during the process of sliding it in it rubbed off
according te sticker it is a "FAT" fork,...



anyone know more about this?
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Old April 5th, 2009, 1:54 PM   #16
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yes, i have bee thinking about that but do you know a BOI for sale, with enough lenght to fit a a-head?

i guess i will have one made by Rody some time in titanium.
Sorry, mine are threaded and short. And I'm going to have forks made as well..

As for the titanium fork: is this done before? There are titanium forks made, but is it good enough? Titanium has a lower Young's modulus (approx. 1/3->1/2 depending on quality) than steel. I'm not sure, but lead to belive that with the huge amount of (cyclic)forces going trough the crown of the fork, titanium will not have good enough flexural rigidity. The original BOI FCC fork is steel, not titanium.

Anyone have a comment on this?

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Old April 5th, 2009, 2:00 PM   #17
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titanium is absolutely not the best material for forks,..steel is better,..but how cool is titanium
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 5:37 PM   #18
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Nice frame Defiant! It's nice to see that you are still building perfect bikes. I hadn't realized that you bought another Serotta.
I wonder if that "Fat" fork was from the era when Fat Chance was made some frames in Asia...Their Team Chance bikes?
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 6:03 PM   #19
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Hi David,

nice to talk to you again, hope you are fine.
Yes i bought another Serotta, a TiMax from 1995, same period as the Fat Chance Titanium.
Honestly, i think this TiMax will be nicer then the ATX which turned out pretty fine aswell

The Fat Blades are from 1995 also according to the part of the sticker which is still on the steerer, so this is the NY period.
I have asked around but nobody seems to know that much about it except that this a a design by Chris Chance for Tange

Today i also received the new original decals for the FatTi



i still have some small things to do but i guess the Fat will be finished in about a week.

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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:35 AM   #20
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Just curious - Where did you get new original (NOS?) decals for you Ti FAT?
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Old April 24th, 2009, 6:25 PM   #21
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Yes these are NOS , original.
I have been looking and was surprised that i was offered a couple of sets, all through private sellers (who actually do not want to sell them)







Decals will be applied soon, but not now, i want to take some time for this,..i only get 1 chance and these cost a fortune so i want to do it perfect.

new parts:
- Moots/Kish Titanium stem
- Kolo titanium Bar
- Chris King Pewter Classic hubed Wheelset
- Titanium rear Casette
- XTR m900 Shifters
- Onza Titanium Barends
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Old April 25th, 2009, 5:27 PM   #22
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[quote=Defiant;10377]Yes these are NOS , original.
I have been looking and was surprised that i was offered a couple of sets, all through private sellers (who actually do not want to sell them)


Decals will be applied soon, but not now, i want to take some time for this,..i only get 1 chance and these cost a fortune so i want to do it perfect.


Understood - Perfection has it's rewards. Nice ahhh ... workshop??? I guess times are in Amsterdam.

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Old April 25th, 2009, 6:30 PM   #23
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Looks killer

What tires are those?

I found those skewers (in black) to replace my stock ones on my wicked.. They look better on your bike. That thing must only weight 20 lbs- that rocks!

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Old April 25th, 2009, 7:16 PM   #24
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Thanks Guys

@Andy: i am not sure what you mean with Workshop and times
If you are looking for new decals let me know, i can give you some info but i do not think the guys would appreciate it if I put their names up here,..that makes me feel uncomfortable because they were doing me a favour
thanks for the comments on my Blog Guestbook

@Steve: these are Tioga Spycho II Kevlar skinwall, the others are the same model only Amber colour.
I have 2 sets of both NOS, you can see the amber ones on the Serotta TiMax and Ibis Mojo

It is indeed pretty light, but i did not weigh the bike yet.
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Old April 25th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #25
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No worries - my proof reading is poor to say the least. What I meant to say/infer was that your bike room / "workshop" is pretty plush and the economy must be good (i forgot to type "good") in Amsterdam. I'm sure the bike will turn out great.
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Old April 28th, 2009, 3:59 PM   #26
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Yesterday i made the first small ride on the Ti Fat 006 Medium
It is great, sharp, light, confortable and pretty
Decals will be put on next week
And i know,..i need to get those brakes set up correctly but they told me it was going to rain so i put these on in a hurry because i wanted to test it



more pictures here, click on them and they will open bigger,..
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Old April 28th, 2009, 5:39 PM   #27
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That Titanium looks just teriffic! And the titanium parts, too..! Cool!

Look forward to see the decals on there!

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Old May 25th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #28
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Take care with the decals. Do you have the proper instructions? I have them for you and used them for my TiFat. Worked like a charm. Let me know if you need the info. I can even help out with the right solvents.
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Old May 25th, 2009, 1:01 PM   #29
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Thanks Pieter but fortunately i have applied them already and they look great.
Rody helped me out.















taken with my iphone so the quality of the pictures are not that great
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Those decals did work out nicely! Enjoy your piece of MTB history!
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Old May 25th, 2009, 1:24 PM   #31
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Thanks Pieter,

i only applied the missing FAT CHANCE and TITANIUM decals,..the others were still in place and although not perfect, i did not wanted to replace them with the New once.

And since you live close: please check out this: http://old-metal.blogspot.com/2009/0...bc-update.html

the first OLD World MTB Championships in Bergen/Schoorl (NL) in September
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Old May 25th, 2009, 1:51 PM   #32
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tell me about that handlebar..
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Old May 25th, 2009, 6:10 PM   #33
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And what do you want to know about the titanium KOLO handlebar?

From what i know, KOLO was a small UK company and made also titanium Stems...
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Old May 28th, 2009, 7:24 PM   #34
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dude, nice bike. thanks for the blow by blow details on her build.

i want one.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 4:01 PM   #35
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Thanks

this sunday i will take her out again,..

i think it is funny that when i ride it nobody recognises the bike as something special, which i think it is,..
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