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Old February 29th, 2016, 8:17 AM   #1
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First time poster, long time bike collector and now, first time Fat City owner. Glad to be a member of the club. I just picked this bike up and I'm a little mystified by it as it seems like the serial number is too long. Stamped under the bottom bracket is 871182. I think its a Fat Chance from 1987. Anone know anything that can help? It has Cook Bros cranks, pressed in bb with collars and a Salsa stem. Its all 6 speed XT including the headset. The front wheel is clearly not original and the rear wheel is a Sansin sealed bearing hub with a Specialized rim. The Shimano freewheel is on that wheel.








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Old February 29th, 2016, 8:44 AM   #2
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Hello Harry

It would be a 1987 model. '87 was the first year that Fat City went over 1000 frames produced and yours is #1182. We did not differentiate between Wickeds and Fats in the serial numbers in 1987 like we did in the years that followed.

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Old February 29th, 2016, 11:01 AM   #3
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Thank you Scott!

So the test for whether or not it's a Wicked or not is purely the head tube angle?

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Also - what would the stock seat post have been?
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Old February 29th, 2016, 1:40 PM   #5
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Nice bike. Would love to see pics of the rest of your collection and a mini review of this and how it compares ride wise
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Old February 29th, 2016, 2:40 PM   #6
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26.4mm Strong. Satin post with black anodized head.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 4:05 PM   #7
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Thank you!

Here's my collection, from left to right

Late 50s Alvin Drysdale Custom
1991 Bridgestone Radac
1957 Frejus Pista
1983 Miyata Triple XXX
1992 Greg Lemond TSX
1990s Dean Titanium



I live in NYC so I'm a bit space challenged. Not shown is my custom Jamie Swan road bike

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26.4mm Strong. Satin post with black anodized head.
Huh, it has a POS 25.4 steel post in it. I just was able to shove a Stein seatpost sizer in there, and it stopped at 26.0. Should I keep pushing?
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Huh, it has a POS 25.4 steel post in it. I just was able to shove a Stein seatpost sizer in there, and it stopped at 26.0. Should I keep pushing?
Uh oh... Know anyone with a reamer to get it round again?
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Got it to 26.4 with the help of frame builder extrodinaire Jonny Coast!

Now to find that post... or something cool in that diameter. Thank you all.
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Got it to 26.4 with the help of frame builder extrodinaire Jonny Coast!

Now to find that post... or something cool in that diameter. Thank you all.
Sweet. Keeps your eyes peeled for an old XC Pro. They come up about as often as the Strong.
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