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Old October 7th, 2011, 5:33 PM   #1
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Default 1994 Yo Eddy Rebuild Finally Done!!!

So damn, it has been like 2 yrs and an undisclosed amount of money later, but the FAT is back! The goal was to return the old girl to her former glory as a race bike and race her in the local circuit. Since my frame had already been repainted and long since lost the orginal components, i went with a smooth shifting 1x10 setup. The frame had the typical seat tube rust, only very minor. I had it fixed and completely repainted. This bike never had a rigid fork on it, so the Bomber Marathon SL NOS from Eli was custom painted to match with custom made graphics. It is just bad ass.

I still have the Paul Lover Levers and new wheels in the works. Then she will be done. Now if i look this good in the racecut Fat jersey, it would be complete.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 8:28 PM   #2
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Old October 7th, 2011, 9:39 PM   #3
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very nice...i am toying with the same idea of decking my violet out with newer 9sp XTR gear

you did good!
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Old October 7th, 2011, 9:55 PM   #4
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Default And Some more pics!

Yeah the newer drivetrain is pretty sweet. period correct is cool, but if you are going to ride your bike a lot the new Shimano gear shifts way better. I love the 1x10. The fat is super fast with a 34 up front and 12x36 out back.

General Specs:
XT 10 Speed 1X10
RaceFace Evolve SS Crank 34t
Cane Creek Direct Pull 5 Brakes
Paul Love Levers- soon
XTR hubs- from 1998 getting laced with new Stans 355 rims
Control Tech 135 stem- custom painted
Easton Carbon bars
Chris King Headset
Marzocchi Marathon SL 2003
Thomson Seat Post
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Old October 7th, 2011, 10:04 PM   #5
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Default First Ride

So i finished the build last night at mid night. I had most of the parts ready to go. I did a quick tune during lunch and then headed to a local trail at Tanglewood. Strangely enough, this is probably the last trail i rode this bike on before it went to storage like 5+ years ago. I have always loved this bike, but damn i forgot how nice it rides. It is super fast and just carves up the trail. I have gotten lazy riding the full suspension rig, so this was refreshing. The 1x10 drivetrain is perfect for this bike. I could probably even move up to a 36t on the front, but i will waiton that for now. The cane creek brakes are awesome. i had magura hs33 on the fat since 1995, which i loved. The cane creeks feel even better. great brake. i just could not stop smilling.

Here are some pics from the trail.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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here is the history of my fat. Paint job number 3, but she looks better than ever. It is nice to be back to the orginal color.
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Old November 1st, 2011, 7:57 PM   #7
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Default New Wheels!!!!

Got the new wheels done. Stans 355 rims on 1998 XTR 950 hubs. Purple nipples give a subtle bling. Went Tubeless with some Rocket Rons. This wheel setup is super light and rides awesome. I broke them in on one of my favorite local trails, Moores Spring, near Hanging Rock NC. This was ride #2, so still working out a few bugs..like a slipper seatpost binder. Still got to burn up 10+miles with some good climbing and downhills.
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