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Old August 31st, 2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Thought I'd start with an intro before asking for help I.D'ing this bike. I am primarily a vintage fat tire cruiser guy with a couple of early mountain bikes also. I like working with older bikes of any kind. I have a Fat City / Fat Chance bike from what I think is about '88 or '89. It has Mavic rims w/Bullseye hubs, is equipped with a Shimano Deore XT, Sakae Powerbulge titanium handlebars, a Cinelli seat, and Redline pedals. How much of this is original to the bike or has it been modified over the years? Is this a desirable model? Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Heading out to pick up a chain and some tubes so I can start cleaning this up today. It definitely needs some TLC. Thanks! TJ
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Old August 31st, 2011, 12:43 PM   #2
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Here's a photo....
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Old August 31st, 2011, 1:23 PM   #3
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Hi TJ,
welcome on FatCogs.
I have just itching in my fingers. I would like to lend a hand on your bike to clean it and prepare for biking. Great paint job never seen this kind of color scheme.

Greetings from Germany

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Old August 31st, 2011, 1:33 PM   #4
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Great paintjob, can you post up some more pics, closer up

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Old August 31st, 2011, 4:35 PM   #5
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Definitely a candidate for a restoration! You have some very very desirable parts on there, and the paint job is sweet. Can you see what the serial # is? (under the BB)
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Old August 31st, 2011, 7:47 PM   #6
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Holy mackerel, that fat, or one with the exact same paintjob was on the cover of Bicycle Guide, or one of the other bike magazines in the late 80s.
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Almost completely original late 80's bike custom paint - worth mild period correct restoration and as with all older fats should be offered for sale on this site first before ebay etc.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 10:43 PM   #8
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Thanks for the response and info. I am in the process of cleaning everything up and getting the bike ready to ride again. I will post some closeups of the paint in a couple days. I have been reading old posts here and trying to gain as much knowledge as I can about these bikes. And yes I would definitely offer it up to a group of enthusiasts like the ones on this site instead of listing on evilbay if it was for sale. I am really looking forward to riding it (hopefully by this weekend.)
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