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Old November 9th, 2017, 12:15 AM   #1
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Just found this site; what an awesome resource! I've owned my Fat since 1991 or 92. I bought it used and thought it was an 86 or 87 Wicked, but it may be a Fat Chance. I recently resurrected it for commuting, and have it set up as a 1 x 7 with a mix of older and newer parts.

I ended up here while searching for decals; mine are pretty scratched up. That got me wondering what model I have, and here I am. The serial number (photo attached) appears to be 74354, which doesn't seem to square with any of the serial number methods used over the years. Any help appreciated!
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Old November 9th, 2017, 12:21 AM   #2
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On closer inspection it's possible the second digit is a '1', so the serial number could be 71354.
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Old November 9th, 2017, 9:46 AM   #3
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I think the first number is covered - when it was repainted? - or missing.

Looks like an 87 Fat Chance to me.
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Thanks. I looked everywhere for an 8, but couldn't find any marks where it might have been. Regardless, 87 Fat Chance sounds like a good assumption.
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Thanks. I looked everywhere for an 8, but couldn't find any marks where it might have been. Regardless, 87 Fat Chance sounds like a good assumption.
It does kind of look like they started near the middle of the BB with the stamping... Maybe -
assuming right to left - someone ran out of room.
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