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Old October 1st, 2009, 7:23 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Picked up a Yo with S/N FLE001
Very odd, does not seem to be standard Fat S/N. Can anyone help with this?

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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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Is that a FatLanta?


Rick, anyone? I don't think I have seen that style SN before. Looks like a one-off or custom. COuld be something special. I like the 001 part...


Got photos of it?
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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Working on the photos

Couple of unique things:

Threaded BB Shell. Supposedly, this is a very early YO (1990-1991), I thought they were pressed in until 1995 or so

Also, from the brake bridge to the seatpost is an integrated, metal piece that is best described as the "Don't Tread On Me" Snake. Very unique, unlike anything I've seen before.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 10:58 PM   #4
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Is that a FatLanta?


Rick, anyone? I don't think I have seen that style SN before. Looks like a one-off or custom. COuld be something special. I like the 001 part...


Got photos of it?

Nope. The 3 Fatlantas had normal series serial numbers form 96.

2 of them are

#19/20 is YO S1181
#1/20 is YOM1185
And 20/20 size Large still hangs in Outback as far as I know. I don't know the serial number.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:11 AM   #5
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sounds awesome---I look forward to the photos!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 2:12 AM   #6
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Threaded BB Shell. Supposedly, this is a very early YO (1990-1991), I thought they were pressed in until 1995 or so
They started using threaded BB late 1991 or so. I have a 1991 Monster with threaded BB and a 1991 Yo with pressed in BB.

I think you have everyones attention now, so please provide pics
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 9:01 AM   #7
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Here are a few more photos.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 9:45 AM   #8
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Wasn't there an employee at FAT with the last name of Flemming or something, hence the FLEoo1 number? Could be an employee bike from the day?
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Seriously cool frame. Sounds like an employee bike to me.


Very awesome! Are you going to restore it or build it up as-is?
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Seems like a nice collection you have hanging in the background in one of the pics. Got any pics of those as well?
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 11:47 AM   #11
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Have quite a few Fats in various states of assembly:

-1996 Slim Chance
-1998 Chris Chance 'Cross Bike
-1995 Shock-A-Billy
-1989 Wicked
-1988 Wicked
-1991 Yo
-1991 Yo
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 11:51 AM   #12
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Beautiful bikes - especially the cross bike!
I should have bought the yellow Yo Eddy from you....
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 12:35 PM   #13
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Damn, those dropouts are cool! Are they standard of the first frames or special designed for this particular FLE-frame? The seat tube gusset is supa-dupa-fly!!!

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You can't post links to the Lightbox photos. Just upload them to your post using the "attachment" feature and they will show properly.
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I'd vote for an employee bike too - no rear canti cable guide, but early tooth pick mounts??? pretty strange. Your Chris Cross bike is really nice - I don't see those at all and that team violet Yo must be nice.
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Nope. The 3 Fatlantas had normal series serial numbers form 96.

2 of them are

#19/20 is YO S1181
#1/20 is YOM1185
And 20/20 size Large still hangs in Outback as far as I know. I don't know the serial number.

Still there as of two weeks ago. Shop looks like crap though. A complete pigsty.
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Wasn't there an employee at FAT with the last name of Flemming or something, hence the FLEoo1 number? Could be an employee bike from the day?
Mike Flanagan. IIRC he was the guy who came up with and painted all of the early Team Violet bikes.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 2:27 AM   #18
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Mike Flanagan. IIRC he was the guy who came up with and painted all of the early Team Violet bikes.
Should be possible to contact him and check if this is his previous employee bike and maybe get some more of it's history.
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Old October 4th, 2009, 6:58 PM   #19
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Pluffy knows even though he stole that cross bike from me in a heated ebay bidding war !

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Old October 4th, 2009, 9:02 PM   #20
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Brian,

I saw JD today and told him about your new Yo. He said it does sound like a 'one off or employee bike', but said he really doesn't know for sure and that your best bet would be to contact former worker, Chris Inglehart. Re: 'FLE...' I too thought of Mike Flanigan but wouldn't that have been 'FLA...'? Anyway...I'd try to email Inglehart.

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That frame is begging for this water bottle cage!
Cool frame! Looking forward to finding out it's history.
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