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Old August 11th, 2010, 4:23 PM   #1
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Default Mystery FAT

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Im new to this forum.

I need help in understanding this FAT I picked up a good while back.
I has no serial number I can find. It has something stamped on the rear dropout I cant read...not campy.Also true BOI forks.The top tube isnt 1 1/4 as a YO should be right?Neon decals and a threaded BB.
Can anyone help me figure what model this is...?

BTW please excuse the dust!

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Old August 11th, 2010, 4:48 PM   #2
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I've never seen a gusset like that before. It was also repainted.

Threaded BB? Can you take a shot of the rear drop outs that show the chain stays and seat stays?

Could the drop outs say G.P. Wilson?
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Old August 11th, 2010, 5:54 PM   #3
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Your right it does say G.P Wilson...thanks.
Heres the dropouts
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Old August 11th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #4
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I'd say your only hope in solving this bike is Scott. Also I doubt that's a BOI.

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Old August 12th, 2010, 2:56 AM   #5
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This is a true BOI fork as I understand it...
The leg diameter is 1".
A far as I was told this was a 'custom' frameset made by FAT.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 9:16 AM   #6
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weird stay details at the dropout, as one has the bullet stay end and the other has a bird's mouth. Also based on the tops of the fork legs, I would guess that is a repro BOI. A little closer and clearer shot of the top of the fork legs maybe will help.
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Old August 12th, 2010, 11:29 AM   #7
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Old August 12th, 2010, 4:34 PM   #8
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Is there an extra gusset on the down tube near the headset? This was used on Fat bikes as reinforcement. Maybe you can take a picture of it when it's there?
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Old August 12th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #9
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the seat stay gusset is strange but - make me think Wicked or Yo.

drop outs are odd, no bullets on the chain stays.

Yo fork looks fairly legit - could be found on many different Fat models.

cable routing - make me think Wicked.

under bottom bracket tubes - reminds me of my Slim Chance!

but... it does not look like the chainstays are round where they contact the bottom bracket. they look sort of ovalish. to my understanding all Fats have rounded not oval chainstays. but, it could also be the picture that is distorting what i am looking at???

my 2 cents,

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Old August 12th, 2010, 11:11 PM   #10
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New chainstays and BB on an old Team frame with some embellishments would be my guess.
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Old August 13th, 2010, 12:41 PM   #11
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Definitely could have been a warranty issue (broken frame etc) and an employee had it rebuilt custom.
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Old August 13th, 2010, 3:07 PM   #12
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It would be neat to find out what happened to it if it was a repair, or if it was a fully custom job from the start, but in any case it looks pretty awesome! I like the BB and drop outs in particular. Do you have plans to build it up?
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Old August 14th, 2010, 9:32 PM   #13
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The chain stays could be made from Columbus tubing which is why they're tapered and not round. There were very few "experimental" Fats that were made with different tubing, I've seen one other that had odd or custom differences that made them appear to not be typical bullet-stay Fats. Just my 3 cents
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Old August 15th, 2010, 1:41 AM   #14
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There isn't much horizontal left under that rear drop out. I don't think that was factory.

That, and the weird decals.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 5:40 AM   #15
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Thanks for the help guys...
So model wise we're still not sure wicked or maybe a Yo?
Ive pictured the gusset on the headset.
I think that blue decal on the seat tube say something like Columbus and the
stays are oval where they meet the BB.
Cheers.
I was gonna build it up with some trick anno stuff like purple etc but we'll see.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #16
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Based on everything, I would guess that it was way too early to be a Yo Eddy. That type of paint was way out of style by 1991, unless it was a retro repaint, but I don't think it was. The decals are strange enough and the fact that it lacks any shop location flag decal is puzzling, too.

Threaded bottom bracket. Late Fat. Hmmm...

Welded on cable routing under BB. Early Fat. Hmmm....

Has anyone EVER seen Fat decals with gradients in them?


If there is a serial on it, it is under the BB shell by the cable routing. That's the only place I have ever seen them on a Fat. Anyone seen a Fat with NO serial number? There might be a few, but they would have been repairs, or custom bikes for employees (which usually even had odd serials anyway).






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Old August 16th, 2010, 8:55 AM   #17
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doesn't appear to have an anti chain suck device either.

i think the paint also points to a late 80's build. but then we go back to the threaded BB?

who knows? maybe it is a former show bike!

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Old August 16th, 2010, 12:56 PM   #18
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Another thing to check would be tire clearance to determine if the frame was based on a Wicked or a Team Comp or Yo. I dig it though---neat frame you've got there.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 4:31 PM   #19
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I have measured this point: 29.4 mm seat post
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Any updates on the mystery? Current status of frame? Pics?
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Old February 28th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #21
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Interesting frame. Seems to be a blend of Chance and non-Chance features. Wicked and Yo features. Didn't see a head tube dia. 1" or 1 1/8"?

I'm not an expert but i'm leaning toward either a replaced bb, chain stays, or a full custom job.

I like it.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #22
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Could there be a possibility of this being a Proto YO.the seattube says YO, and team comp drop outs.That my my guess. Or it could be one of Reggie's bike I know he crushed a top tube On one of his bikes on the RR tracks and could be a repair ?
Guess we will never know..
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