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Old December 13th, 2014, 3:46 PM   #1
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In 1987 I ordered my first Fat Chance. This is the stem it came with!


At the time I worked at Mark's Bike Shop, and we were fast becoming an hot East Coast mail order shop in addition to a cool LBS. I ordered the Fat as an employee bike and was really surprised with the stem they sent. In fact, Wendyll "suggested" I send it back as it was a FC stem and not supposed to leave their shop, but also hinted it would be OK to keep it

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Old December 13th, 2014, 4:53 PM   #2
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Old December 13th, 2014, 5:06 PM   #3
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Just switch the file location. Hopefully you can see it now...
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Old December 13th, 2014, 6:18 PM   #4
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Any chance of pics of the whole bike ?
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Old December 15th, 2014, 8:46 AM   #5
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With considerable effort, I suppose I could find one. I sold that Fat Chance in 1989 to finance a new 1989 Wicked. This particular FC was the powder coat Red, with a Yellow fork and stem, chain stay Roller Cam, Deore XT (deerhead) with ratched shifters and Biopace rings. An hour or two with pin striping tape and it was officially tiger-striped!

I think I still have the deraileurs in a box somewhere...maybe shifters too.

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Old December 15th, 2014, 9:35 AM   #6
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That's one cool stem.
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Old December 15th, 2014, 4:53 PM   #7
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With considerable effort, I suppose I could find one. I sold that Fat Chance in 1989 to finance a new 1989 Wicked. This particular FC was the powder coat Red, with a Yellow fork and stem, chain stay Roller Cam, Deore XT (deerhead) with ratched shifters and Biopace rings. An hour or two with pin striping tape and it was officially tiger-striped!

I think I still have the deraileurs in a box somewhere...maybe shifters too.

Tom P.

I had visions of this Team Comp paint job

http://velocult.com/bikes/fat-chance-team-comp/

Was curious about these early custom FC paint styles
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Old December 17th, 2014, 8:46 PM   #8
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In the second half of the 80's to the early 90's Grove Innovations supplied stems, bars, and some combos to Chris for special builds.

Looks like you have an early example.


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