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Old November 13th, 2013, 6:00 PM   #1
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Default Lecture given by Chris Chance on YouTube

Found these videos today of Chris Chance giving a lecture on early mountain bike history and the history of his brand. They only had about 100 views, so I figured I would post them for you all. It's a three part lecture:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6JKbBN-VBc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bkTSK3dYwI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aku5kAXod30

Edit: There is a fourth part as well that I just saw. Can't copy and paste the URL, as it didn't come up in search results and I'm on a phone. Should be able to find it on YouTube.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 7:02 PM   #2
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Wow, those were great! It made me wonder though, why did Chris stop making bikes after Fat went under, and what has he been doing since then?
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Old November 13th, 2013, 7:20 PM   #3
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Wow, those were great! It made me wonder though, why did Chris stop making bikes after Fat went under, and what has he been doing since then?
Garden furniture and Reiki so the legend goes... he moved to Marin, California and he seems to be re-emerging over the past 18 months or so with appearances at bike things.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 7:43 PM   #4
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Fantastic videos. Really enjoyed them and it gives a fascinating insight into his mindset and personality. Lots of blanks filled in and it all makes sense, kind of like I hoped it would actually. I have two copies of the Jim Espey poster, great to see that come up !

Hope he returns to making bikes by hand with soul
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Old November 13th, 2013, 7:55 PM   #5
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jeez i thought he had opened a backcracking practice...to undo all the years of pounding dished out by YO Eddy's responsive and unforgiving geometry.

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Old January 10th, 2014, 1:01 PM   #6
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Thanks for sharing
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Old January 11th, 2014, 6:59 AM   #7
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jeez i thought he had opened a backcracking practice...to undo all the years of pounding dished out by YO Eddy's responsive and unforgiving geometry.
Actually Chris broke his neck while doing a riding demo at some BMX event in Maine way way back. Apparently, the hospital sent him on his way after examining him, then called him later in a panic after realizing that somebody missed seeing the neck fracture on an xray!

He always wore a scarf or neck wrap whenever it was cold out so it wouldn't stiffen up on him.

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Old January 11th, 2014, 8:33 AM   #8
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Actually Chris broke his neck while doing a riding demo at some BMX event in Maine way way back. Apparently, the hospital sent him on his way after examining him, then called him later in a panic after realizing that somebody missed seeing the neck fracture on an xray!

He always wore a scarf or neck wrap whenever it was cold out so it wouldn't stiffen up on him.

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Thank you for posting those videos, I watched all 4 and enjoyed them immensely.
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Old January 15th, 2014, 11:20 AM   #10
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Old February 8th, 2014, 1:21 PM   #11
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Too cool! In Part 2 at 5:50 Chris uses my Fat Cogs post as an example of a guy who changes his mind about selling his Fat Chance.

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Old February 17th, 2014, 3:27 AM   #12
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Found these videos today...
Really great to see & hear him talk. Thank you for sharing these vids.
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