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Old March 21st, 2014, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default 87 Wicked, new project

Howdy peeps, been gone awhile, riding fat bikes instead of Fat Chances.
FAT stoke restored buy scoring my latest project.

she is a little rough around the edges, but...
modified with Surly track drops
Box Crown Fork!
Hammerhead Stem!
Fat City bar
ser#87220

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Old March 22nd, 2014, 12:13 PM   #2
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Old March 24th, 2014, 8:19 AM   #3
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Nice, I remember bidding on that one when it was on ebay. Glad it went to someone here; should be fun build and ride...look forward to the updates
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thanks, guys. I didn't know he had it on ebay. Dude walked in the shop I work at with it, and it went home with me!

Still in the decision stage: do I build it and ride it in the current rat-rod style, or do I give it full love(repaint etc)?
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Old March 25th, 2014, 7:37 AM   #5
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beauty is in the eye of the beerholder…..i say ride it first - then decide if you love it - at that point paint or move along.

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Old March 29th, 2014, 6:57 AM   #6
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It took me a while searching here and elsewhere to track down the replacement bearings for the press in Bottom Bracket, so I thought I would refresh the info on this thread.

5/8x1-3/8x11

Bearing# 499502HNR or 99502HNR

http://bearingsdirect.com/499502HNR-...x1-3/8x11.html

They are cheap Chinese bearings, the same ones currently on ebay for $25+pr, for $4.39 ea.

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Old April 15th, 2014, 9:36 AM   #7
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Old April 17th, 2014, 4:17 PM   #8
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Yes Indeed! The original Fat City cartridge bottom bracket bearing started life as a lawn mower bearing. Necessity is the mother of invention... that and a case of beer
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Old January 6th, 2015, 12:08 AM   #9
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The bearings were special ordered from NTN. It's a inch-sized R10 bearing with full contact polyurethane seals. The best setup (short of boring the bottom bracket out to 35mm ID) is to use stainless steel food service bearings. They're not cheap (30 bucks each) but last forever. If your local bearing supply can't get them, there's always McMaster Carr.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#6138K68
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Some say you can't beat the 'wisdom of the crowd' but having the combined wisdom of two of the LEGENDS of Fat City Cycles and Mountainbiking...has to be close
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Some say you can't beat the 'wisdom of the crowd' but having the combined wisdom of two of the LEGENDS of Fat City Cycles and Mountainbiking...has to be close
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Old January 6th, 2015, 5:20 PM   #12
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