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Old May 2nd, 2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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A buddy of mine showed me his Fat Chance collection today & let me take this one for a spin around the block. it's serial number 831 !!!


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Old May 3rd, 2012, 6:51 AM   #2
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Nice! Are those 'Super Champion' rims, or Araya??? Cheers, KP
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Nice! Are those 'Super Champion' rims, or Araya??? Cheers, KP
Not sure but I will find out.
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A buddy of mine showed me his Fat Chance collection today & let me take this one for a spin around the block. it's serial number 831 !!!


Cool bike eh? I remember when he found it, giddy as a school girl.

Did you see the TV Yo he has?
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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Gotta love those early integral bar/stem combo. Cool box crown fork too.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 5:50 PM   #6
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That's perfect. I'd love one like that.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 6:58 PM   #7
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Did you see the TV Yo he has?
Yes I did see the 1992 Team Violet Yo. That's a nice restoration on that one! Was that your bike?
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Where did that one come from, it looks like it's rarely been ridden?
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Where did that one come from, it looks like it's rarely been ridden?
I know he drove up to Oregon to get it last year. I don't know the full story but I'll bet there is one. The person who had it was dating or knew someone working at FCC in the very early days....
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Is that a fillet-brazed frame?
1983 is before my time there
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Yes I did see the 1992 Team Violet Yo. That's a nice restoration on that one! Was that your bike?
Yeah, I restored that one.
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Is that a fillet-brazed frame?
1983 is before my time there
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Brass Brazed.
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Brass Brazed.
Is brass brazed different than fillet brazed?

I have Chris Chance's personal fillet brazed bike and this one looks to have way bigger "fillet" welds than mine does.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 1:55 PM   #14
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That is stunning, would love to have a bike of that vintage.
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