FatCogs Community Discussion Forums

Go Back   FatCogs Community Discussion Forums > Fat Chance Bicycles > Reader's Rides Gallery

Reader's Rides Gallery Show us your Fat. Keep your clothes on, though.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old January 19th, 2014, 5:00 PM   #1
rick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 16th, 2004
Location: north carolina
Posts: 347
Default Yo Betty

Ordered this 10" frame (and two others) when Fat City announced that they were closing up shop in New York. Colr is Raspberry Ice, serial number is YB 10 065. Built it up for my wife, but it has rarely been ridden. A basic XT build with Marzocchi fork, Thomson post, Titec stem, Easton carbon bar and Chris King headset. Wheels came off of an older bike of mine, rear hub is Hershey Racing, front is Chris King. Skewers are American Classic.
My apologies for the poor picture, I have no talent for this. When the weather warms up, I'll drag the collection out into the sunshine and get some decent pictures.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCF5767[1].jpg (500.0 KB, 68 views)
rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19th, 2014, 6:10 PM   #2
colker
Senior Member
 
colker's Avatar
 
Join Date: June 1st, 2006
Location: rio de janeiro
Posts: 1,039
Default

The tiny headtube is amazing! Which is your favourite ride Rick? The bike you like riding the most?
__________________
wanted: ride time.
colker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 19th, 2014, 7:06 PM   #3
chefmiguel
Senior Member
 
chefmiguel's Avatar
 
Join Date: June 12th, 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 307
Default

A lot of mitering going on at the headtube/downtube/top tube junction. Cool bike
chefmiguel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2014, 5:53 AM   #4
Stingercut
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 2nd, 2013
Location: London
Posts: 602
Default

Such a cool ride
Stingercut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2014, 9:15 AM   #5
rick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 16th, 2004
Location: north carolina
Posts: 347
Default

The tiny headtube is amazing! Which is your favourite ride Rick? The bike you like riding the most?

yes the headtube is very short indeed. IIRC the top tube length is the same on the 10" and 12", just a shorter seat tube. With such a small frame, it is also really light.

I started out on a Wicked many years ago (1989, still have it) and they have always been my favorite bikes. Although not very common or popular once the Yo came out, I think that the Wicked Lite is a great bike, ride my 94 regularly. I have a 91 Monster that I really like but the Manitou fork on it is awful, so I need to replace before riding it much. If I want to ride rigid I usually pick my 90 Team Comp. For single speed, I can chose an 89 Wicked (rigid) or a 94 Yo (hardtail). My primary road bike is a Slim Chance, a really great bike. I also use a late 80s Fat Chance as my daily commuter, with racks and fenders. My "race " bike is a NY Ti Fat; great bike, very light, climbs really well, but I do wish that it had disc brakes.
We have a bunch of other Fats too; some just part of the collection, some for the kids, etc, but these are the ones that I use regularly.
rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2014, 9:39 AM   #6
colker
Senior Member
 
colker's Avatar
 
Join Date: June 1st, 2006
Location: rio de janeiro
Posts: 1,039
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rick View Post
The tiny headtube is amazing! Which is your favourite ride Rick? The bike you like riding the most?

yes the headtube is very short indeed. IIRC the top tube length is the same on the 10" and 12", just a shorter seat tube. With such a small frame, it is also really light.

I started out on a Wicked many years ago (1989, still have it) and they have always been my favorite bikes. Although not very common or popular once the Yo came out, I think that the Wicked Lite is a great bike, ride my 94 regularly. I have a 91 Monster that I really like but the Manitou fork on it is awful, so I need to replace before riding it much. If I want to ride rigid I usually pick my 90 Team Comp. For single speed, I can chose an 89 Wicked (rigid) or a 94 Yo (hardtail). My primary road bike is a Slim Chance, a really great bike. I also use a late 80s Fat Chance as my daily commuter, with racks and fenders. My "race " bike is a NY Ti Fat; great bike, very light, climbs really well, but I do wish that it had disc brakes.
We have a bunch of other Fats too; some just part of the collection, some for the kids, etc, but these are the ones that I use regularly.
I started mountain biking in 91 on real steep, tight, slippery woods trails. Always wanted a Fat Chance but it wasn't imported here. What we had were bikes designed for fast, dry, buff trails. Some years ago i finnaly built a FC wicked lite and realized my intuition was right: it is the perfect bike for trail riding in this area. Point and shoot, planted rear wheel, tall bb and mellow all around behaviour. It doesn't want to go fast.. it just wants to keep going up, down, up, down..
__________________
wanted: ride time.
colker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 21st, 2014, 8:51 AM   #7
RobTu
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 8th, 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 271
Default

So cool! Thanks for taking a minute to post it
RobTu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.