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Old September 6th, 2013, 2:21 PM   #1
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Default Wicked Lite help

Just traded for a Wicked Lite frame and looking for some help. This is my first Fat (and really first mtb) and I am looking to build it up, not necessarily with period parts. Here are some pics of the frame:





The serial# is 152W38 and the bb is threaded.

Anyone have more info on this frame?

I assume I will need a 68mm bb?
Rear spacing?

thanks all and really looking forward to this!

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Old September 6th, 2013, 3:02 PM   #2
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i can see a serial number on the bb shell.. what fork is that? if it's susp. corrected, swap it.
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Old September 6th, 2013, 3:18 PM   #3
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i can see a serial number on the bb shell.. what fork is that? if it's susp. corrected, swap it.
I'm dumb and blind...serial# 152W38.

I got 2 forks with the frame, a Kona threadless and a threaded Ritchey fork.
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you want the Ritchey fork. next step> find a seatpost 26.4. will the frame fit you well? i like the color..
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you want the Ritchey fork. next step> find a seatpost 26.4. will the frame fit you well? i like the color..
I am not exactly sure on the fit, but according to a riding buddy who has a couple of Fats, this frame is in the ballpark. This frame is an 18" so it should work.

What's best to build these up, 8 speed?

How to tell if the frame is suspension corrected?
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I am not exactly sure on the fit, but according to a riding buddy who has a couple of Fats, this frame is in the ballpark. This frame is an 18" so it should work.

What's best to build these up, 8 speed?

How to tell if the frame is suspension corrected?
It's not.
8 sp is fine.
an 18in wicked fits like a 16in late 90s frame. if you are over 5'9, it won't fit.
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my wicked lite is suspension corrected...

to blanket toss out a corrected fork is silly.

put both forks in with wheels, and measure the BB height

if it's 11 and 7/8s with standard 2 inch knobbys wheels in, then that is what i would assume is the proper fork.

This is a fine bike. I have one the same color, but it came with a 60mm travel Answer fork. Perhaps the 410mm Kona will work.

i think this a 93 and they came in two flavors flavio
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TV is right. They came w/ 2 flavours... but that fork looks like it is corrected for 80mm travel designed frames.
i rather ride w/ a slightly steeper head angle.. that frame if it was designed for susp it's for a mag 21 w/ 50mm travel.

I have a wicked lite year 93 as well.. it's my main ride.
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I dont think the threaded fork is a Ritchey however, here is the threaded fork:


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looks like ti could be the original.. does it match the frame color?
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looks like ti could be the original.. does it match the frame color?
it does match the paint. My bud who has a couple of Fats looked at it today and thinks the fork is like his on his Wicked. Sweet!
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Check the blades. If there are breather holes it's not a wicked fork. If they are clean and filled you might have one.
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