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Old December 16th, 2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Wicked Fat Rebuild-Need Help

Hey all. I bought my Wicked Fat in Somerville in '91 from chris and a girl named beth.
Anyway, It got stolen in 1997 in Los Angeles. I found it five years later and took it back by force. (long story) It has languished and the time has come for some resto.

Ultimately I would like to restore it to showroom condition, then ride the piss out of it and do it all over again in ten or 12 years.

What I need are components. Does anyone have a complete Deore XT group consisting of
thumbies (732's), brake levers, F & R Der's (M735's), Crankset 175mm and rings. My BB is good and my brakes are good save the suntour levers that are on there now.

Anyone that can help me out.

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Old December 16th, 2010, 5:03 PM   #2
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Ebay....that's where i have found most of my resto needs
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Old December 16th, 2010, 5:30 PM   #3
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Yeah the bay is a good source for that just type in nos shimano and what your looking for it should come up. saw the thumbies and f derail. also you can try firstflightbikes.com Jeff has a bunch of nos stuff as well, and a bunch of other cool stuff wcw hubs etc. have fun.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 7:21 PM   #4
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Another economical option is to try to find a complete XT-equipped bike from a less illustrious maker and swap the parts over. You can sell off what don't need and recoup a lot of the outlay. I've done that with Kleins and such to get parts for my Fats

Craigslist is also worth checking every now and again.
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