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Old July 15th, 2006, 1:21 PM   #161
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I got it off ebay and the seller thinks it was a 97... so I guess that makes it a verified 97.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #162
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This was bought from a guy in Arizona a few years back on EBay.
Just built it up with some some spare bits for my 16 year old son. He wanted it old school just like his old man riding on YOML2516.
The fork came from my first mountain bike (a cannondale M700).

Frame Type: Yo Eddy!
Frame #: YOML185
Year of manufacture: 1995?
Frame Size:ML
Color: Aquamarine Fade
Location: 30 miles east of Seattle
Owner Name: Philip Pendergast
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Old July 25th, 2006, 12:04 AM   #163
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What up

Yo Eddy
serial # 354Y4L
I don't know what year maybe you can help with that
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It came stock black, but I had Wes Willits paint it olive green
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No Pick, and I need a FC fork. Somebody give one up.... 1" steerer please
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Old July 25th, 2006, 1:52 AM   #164
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# 354Y4L = 1994, last year Sommerville
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Old July 25th, 2006, 7:13 AM   #165
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I've given my Fat the single speed treatment and added some extra cruiser goodness. The rear dropouts were replaced by track ends on specially milled bullet-point inserts, the cable guides removed and the front brake bosses shaved off the fork. Jen Green made me the sterling Fat headbadge.

Any other Fat cruisers out there?
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Old July 25th, 2006, 2:16 PM   #166
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I've given my Fat the single speed treatment and added some extra cruiser goodness. The rear dropouts were replaced by track ends on specially milled bullet-point inserts, the cable guides removed and the front brake bosses shaved off the fork. Jen Green made me the sterling Fat headbadge.

Any other Fat cruisers out there?
mainlyfats,

That is a really novel idea to make a "BMX" type cruiser out of a Fat Chance! I have photos of a 24" Yo Eddy that is sort of a Single-Speed/BMX type Cruiser, but it's not mine...

-Nice head badge
-Can you please take a photo of the rear drop-outs?
-Did you go a size smaller then you would for a regular MTB to make the frame more like a real BMX Cruiser for example an old SE Racing OM Flyer?

Now all you need is decals...

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Old August 4th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #167
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Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: 296Y1M
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: 17" c-c, 18" c-t
Color: original unknown, currently black
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire, England
Owner name: Dave


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Old August 7th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #168
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Frame type: Fat Chance
Frame number: 87434
Year of manufacture: 1987
Frame size: 16.5" I think
Color: black frame yellow forks (Original)
Location: Redwood City CA
Owner name: Mike Dale (Original Owner)
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Old August 15th, 2006, 10:03 AM   #169
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ok here she is. bought her here on fat cogs a while back. Still in the middle of finding parts but have gotten a good snap of her thought i would share.

Frame Type: Yo Eddy!
Frame #: 079T4M
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame Size:M
Color: Aquamarine Fade
Location: Cherry Hell
Owner Name: Sean-Michael

any green parts???
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Old August 15th, 2006, 4:50 PM   #170
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041Y2M

Frame Type: Yo Eddy!
Frame #: 041Y2M
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame Size: Medium
Color: Kandy Wild Cherry
Location: Chicago
Owner Name: Kevin
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Old September 4th, 2006, 11:10 PM   #171
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Default Fat Chance 86 and Team Fat Chance Tandem 87

Below are my two Fat Chance bikes purchased new in 1986 and 1987 from Gold Coast Cycles here in Santa Barbara. I/We like to bike tour self contained offroad and these bikes have taken us lots of places around the world.

Frame type : Fat Chance
Frame number: 86640
Year of manufacture: 1986
Frame size: Large/21
Color (original): Black
Location : Santa Barbara,CA., USA
Owner name: Don
Photo : As soon as I can

Equipment: Cook Bros black 180 cranks; Suntour GG/WTB XC Comp Pedals; Ritchey Custon 160mm Stem; King Headset; WTB GG Hubs on Mavic Rims; WTB Speedmaster RollerCam Brake under chainstays; Shimano Canti Brake on Fork; Flat bar; Magura Brake Levers; Cinelli Unicanitor Seat on Suntour XC Comp seatpost; Shimano XT front and rear derailleurs; Shimano Dura Ace Freewheel(six speed)




Frame type : Fat Chance Mountain Tandem ; later called the Random Tandem
Frame number: 871463
Year of manufacture: 1987
Frame size: 20/19
Color (original): Metallic Blue
Location : Santa Barbara,CA., USA
Owner name: Don
Photo : See below; These early photos do not include the Potts Fork and other upgrades in the list below.

Chris Igleheart built the Frame [or is it spelled Iglehardt as I have long thought?]
I was told by Chris that the bike was one of the first five tandems made and sold.

Equipment: Current
Cook Bros black 180 Tandem Cranks;
Suntour/WTB GG XC Comp Pedals;
Steve Potts Custom Type 2 Tandem Fork
Ringle Tandem stem (Front); Ibis custom Rear Stoker Stem
WTB GreaseGuard grouppo- WTB GG 36 hole Hubs with Sun Rims,WTB/Chris King GG Headset;
Three (3) Speedmaster Rollercam Brakes-Fork,Chain Stays and rear Seat Stays
Ti handlebars; Paul Brake Levers
Cinelli Unicanitor Seat on IRD seatpost (front); Brooks Saddle on USE shock post (stoker).
Shimano XT front and rear deraiileurs and thumb shifters(six speed index)
Shimano Dura Ace Freewheel-six speed
Syncros Fenders/Mudguards
Bruce Gordon Front Mountain Rack and BG rearCroMo rack
Needleworks/Robert Beckman Designs Tandem Panniers front and rear
Schwalbe Marathon XR Tires


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The Yo Eddy band-aid is for any dings.
Prom Night Limo for my son.
Jasper Nat. Park,Alberta Canada-Lake Mary loop
Ready for First Ride on Tandem New Years Day 1988.

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Old September 5th, 2006, 3:54 PM   #172
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Wow! Those bikes sound amazing. Do you have pictures? I'm very keen to see.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #173
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mainlyfats,

That is a really novel idea to make a "BMX" type cruiser out of a Fat Chance! I have photos of a 24" Yo Eddy that is sort of a Single-Speed/BMX type Cruiser, but it's not mine...

-Nice head badge
-Can you please take a photo of the rear drop-outs?
-Did you go a size smaller then you would for a regular MTB to make the frame more like a real BMX Cruiser for example an old SE Racing OM Flyer?

Now all you need is decals...

Michael NYC
The head badge is indeed awesome. Jen had a few extra when I got in touch so it took all of a week to get - and that's to Canada! It's going to remain decal-less (in loving tribute to my being scammed/ignored by Wendyll), but if Jen makes a sterling "Don't Tread on Me" I might just have to put one on.

This is my trusty old steed, so it wasn't bought with this conversion in mind, but truth be told it's always fit a little on the small side. I always used to buy bikes this way with tons of seatpost and stem, but would never do it again. Unfortunately, I'm in custom bike territory as I need about a 24 1/2' - 25' top tube on a 20-21' seat tube. My IF SS is 24 1/2' - 20'.

I love old cruisers and only ride single speeds these days as my geared Fats are now gone. My first thought was to get a new Cook Bros. - since the SEs are offshore now and good vintage cruisers are stratospherically expensive and wouldn't fit at all - but I too got one of those "We're waaaay too busy to build bikes" letters from Jack Widmer.

This was my "keep it in the FAT family" concession. My friend Malcolm who did the dropouts came up with a fairly elegant solution to my "it MUST have domed stay ends" request with those inserts, a close-up of which is below.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 4:20 PM   #174
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It's going to remain decal-less (in loving tribute to my being scammed/ignored by Wendyll),
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Old September 21st, 2006, 12:24 PM   #175
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you mean: Swendyll
I know she has friends here, but yeah, what a disappointment its been trying to deal with her. Well... She's fifty bucks richer, but I sleep well at night and I can't tell you how much that's worth.

If I had to guess I'd say at least $75...
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Old October 11th, 2006, 3:39 PM   #176
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Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 970Y1M
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: Medium
Color: Yellow (Original)
Location: Pacific NW
Owner name: Mark

I got this not too long ago as a frame & fork and pieced it together over the last 3-4 months. I know it doesn't have the correct Yo fork but the sexy curves of the Tange Struts have kinda grown on me during the build. Thankfully I don't have a very high quality camera so most of the typical chips & scratches don't show .

Brakes - F: Ritchey Logic canti's.
- R: Suntour XC Pro self energizers.
Brake Levers: Ritchey Logic.
Headset : old school Dia Compe aheadset.
Stem : Control Tech 1" threadless ("shim-free").
Bars : Bontrager Ti.
Shifters : XT 7sp thumbers.
Bar Ends : Control Tech Stubbies.
Crankset : Cook's w/ Race Face rings.
Pedals : XT toeclip style.
Seatpost : Thomson
Derailleurs - F: XT M735
- R: XT M735 SS
Hubs: XT M732's in black.
Rims: Mavic MA2 cutdowns (sweet!).
Tires: Panaracer Dart & Smoke.

Tryin' to scrape together the cabbage to get a respray but I keep finding other bike stuff to spend it on first....funny how that goes.
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Old October 12th, 2006, 10:19 PM   #177
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Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 288Y07
Year of manufacture: 1989
Frame size: Medium
Color: Black (Original)
Location:VA (now) Purchased in Alaska
Owner name: Morgan

I have one of a matched set of fairly early Yo Eddies. The shop I co-founded, All Weather Sports in Fairbanks Alaska, was a big Fat City shop. When the Yo's were announced, Simon and I signed right up. But there are two things on ours I haven't seen on others:

1. On the segmented fork, I have campy drop-outs
2. per request, we have standard cable routing, not the 'guitar string' look. Fairbanks has dry summers, and winter riding doesn't gum the cables either, as the snow is very dry.

Both are black with the pink Yo! Eddy sticker set. In fact, it was looking for replacement stickers that led me to this site!

I'm riding it with a mix of old and new: new (er) XT with 8 spd gripshift, old diacompe 986 with full Ti kit, a threadless Mag 21 with Ti crown and a chris king headset for those times when I want to switch back to the orginal fork.

One of the best things about the Fats were the took extra-wide rims with ease. Back in the 80's, my biz partner Simon built special rims for a race called the iditabike - by hand welding two bontrager box profile rims together. This gave great snow floatation with a 44mm wide rim bed.

At first, we were concerned that they wouldnt' work in very many frames. However, the Fats took these rims without a hiccup, and a product was born. The hand welded rims gave way to the "Snow Cat" rim, which we still manufacture to this day. But I'm pretty sure the first testing of these oversized rims was actually on a Fat City.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 7:03 PM   #178
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I have had my Fat Chance since 1990, bought it off a guy in Oregon for $200 bucks. Road it for about 12 years in the Seattle area where it has seen it's share of neglect over the years. Rough but sound shape.
[color=black]Now I am in the process of restoring it. I
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Old October 20th, 2006, 8:36 AM   #179
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I have a '99 Ti Fat that I had built in 1999. 9 spd XTR, Mavic Ceramic with Hugi hubs, Arch Supremes, Manitou XS Carbon, Thomson stem,seatpost, Time.



Year: 1999
Serial # TF M 1131
Size: M
Location: Ct.
Owner: Ben
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Old October 20th, 2006, 1:08 PM   #180
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Old October 26th, 2006, 3:34 PM   #181
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that 99 Fat Ti is very very sweet.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 8:38 AM   #182
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Thank's! It definitely is a keeper. I wonder how many Ti Fats were made?
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Old November 4th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #183
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Thank's! It definitely is a keeper. I wonder how many Ti Fats were made?
I was told that my Titanium Fat was made in December of 2000 as part of the final run of frames at the Serotta facility to "use up the materials" and the serial # is: TF ML 1176 and I know that I've seen one on ebay recently (in the past 6 mos.) that was about TF 1180, so assuming that they were consistent with the serial #s from the beginning (1992-3?) would that mean that they made about 1180 of them? That # seems high to me...Does anyone know for sure?

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Old November 5th, 2006, 3:46 PM   #184
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Hi,
I was looking around on the 'net last night for a set of Big One forks to begin restoring my Yo back to it's former glory, and discovered this group. Hurray. This one is the third Fat I owned, the first was a '87 Fat, the second a '91 Wicked. The first had an issue and was warranted, the second I sold to a friend, then bought the '92 YO Eddy. Great bikes! This one has been used as a commuter bike for the past few years, with a Currie Electrodrive assist. I now got a second wheel so I can take all the heavy electric stuff off and just enjoy the bike au naturel. It has a bizarre mix of components, mostly good stuff like Hugi hubs and Mavic wheels, XT derailurs, Avid v-brakes, Cook bros. cranks and bottom bracket, but it's also got some cheapo stuff like a Delta stem riser (since the frame is a bit too short for me). Next step for the bike is new decals and maybe down the road some of the forks... enough rambling, here's the specs:


Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy
Frame number: 91Y2ML
Year of manufacture: 1991
Frame size: M/L
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Original candy apple red/yellow decals. Repainted to Green/purple metallic. Repainted again to purple with pink polkas by Rody at Groovy CW. Also replaced seat tube due to rusting. Bike is like new again!
Location (city, state, country): Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Owner name: Morgan G
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Old November 13th, 2006, 10:47 AM   #185
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I've just joined the site guys - as i've recently become the proud owner of a "Wicked" ..... the frame number is 153W19 ...... but i have no idea of date of manufacture or place of manufacture - it's maroon in colour with original decals ..... is there anywhere i can find out the history ?

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Old November 13th, 2006, 10:54 AM   #186
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Welcome to the board mate! I've lived in Melrose (Borders) myself, so I know Scottish weather. I love it. You can determine the date of manufacture with this list on the internet:

http://www.firstflightbikes.com/fat.htm

Please post some pictures of your bike!

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Old December 9th, 2006, 10:02 AM   #187
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Hi guys , FANTASTIC SITE!!, been redirected from Retro bike.com, so here's my ride,
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Old December 12th, 2006, 6:46 PM   #188
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I've been registered at First Flight for a couple of years, but just recently found Fat Cogs. Lot's of cool FAT here!

Frame type: yo Yo YO!
Frame number: 710Y3ML
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: medium/large
Color: Kandy Wild Cherry (still in great condition)
Location: Pacific Northwest, U.S.A.
Owner name: Slice
Photo, if possible: (pending - see Mark's above in meantime - very similar)

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frame: 1" head tube (Dag Nabbit!) w/bottom-pull FD pulley & anti-chain suck posts
fork: Manitou III (completely shot)
group: XT-8 w/triggers & cantis
pedals: M747
hubs: White Industries
spokes: double butted (probably DT, don't recall specifics), silver
nipples: alloy, silver
rims: Campagnolo Mirox, silver
tires: WTB Velociraptors, 2.1
skewers: (don't recall brand - no lever, just allen fitting), silver
post: Syncros Gorilla, black
saddle: SDG
stem: Syncros Cattle Prod, silver
bar: Ritchey Force Lite, silver
grips: Yeti
ends: Answer Hyper Ends, silver

I'm the original owner. Last year I got back into road riding, and now I'm getting the itch to flog my Yo again!
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Old December 22nd, 2006, 10:42 PM   #189
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1991 Monster Fat
Size: Medium
Serial number - 332M1M
Location: San Marcos, CA.
one owner
original color: It was the pink color with lime green decals. As of '02 it has been yellow.
Purchased: Mountain Bikes Unlimited in Truckee CA. summer of '91. The fork is a WaltWorks fork put on in '06. It still sees regular action and performs as you would expect (like no other).
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Old January 14th, 2007, 1:27 PM   #190
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Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Buck Shaver
Frame number: 005B3XS
Year of manufacture:1993
Frame size:XS
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):Leslies Purple, will be repainted a different color, probably white.
Location (city, state, country): Watkinsville, GA, USA
Owner name: Eli

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Buck Shaver
Frame number: 163B4M
Year of manufacture:1994
Frame size:M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):Sapphire Blue
Location (city, state, country): Watkinsville, GA, USA
Owner name: Eli


I realized I had never registered my bucks so here they are. The blue medium was bought new old stock off of ebay in January of 2005 and built up first as a 1 x 7 and then as a singlespeed.

The xs is a recent ebay purchase that was a bit of a gamble as I described in another post. It was a nightmare as delivered. I am persistent though so I am sure it will end up nice after a thorough going over.
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Old February 1st, 2007, 6:58 PM   #191
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My beloved Yo purchased in the winter of '93 does not appear to have a serial number. In addition, the stickers were very easy to take off. Which I did not long after the first real scratch. I recall the frame size as a medium large. I spoke with Chris a couple times weighing the option of a custom Fat City but opted for the stock Yo. He and Wendell talked me into the Cosmic Dust Fade and I was pleasantly surprised with the choice.

Since my original purchase I had two other Yo's that I eventually sold. I do recall both having serial numbers since I published the numbers with the description when selling. But I never considered selling my first Yo and never looked for a serial number until recently.

Is this common for Yo's to lack serial numbers? Can anyone help me solve this problem and clear up my confusion? I will like to purchase a repro stick set from this site but have no serial number to record in the owners section.

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Old February 2nd, 2007, 12:10 PM   #192
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Thanks very much for the effort. Heiman

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.):Yo! eddy
Frame number: 184y19
Year of manufacture:1992?
Frame size: large
Color (original and repainted, if applicable)riginal hot pink, team colors, matte grey, wild tangerine
Location (city, state, country): Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico
Owner name: Heiman Russek
Photo, if possible: coming soon

I know we couldn't get everything made out there, but it would be nice to begin the effort to track where these beautiful frames are. I'll begin with my newly acquired Wicked...[/quote]
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 9:54 AM   #193
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Thanks very much for the effort. Heiman

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.):Yo! eddy
Frame number: 184y19
Year of manufacture:1992?
Frame size: large
Color (original and repainted, if applicable)riginal hot pink, team colors, matte grey, wild tangerine
Location (city, state, country): Puerto Vallarta, Jal. Mexico
Owner name: Heiman Russek
Photo, if possible: coming soon

I know we couldn't get everything made out there, but it would be nice to begin the effort to track where these beautiful frames are. I'll begin with my newly acquired Wicked...
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Your frame was built in '91 !!!!
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Old February 4th, 2007, 3:38 PM   #194
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Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo Eddy
Frame number:
??
Year of manufacture: 1990 I think
Frame size: L
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):
Original: Fluorescent Yellow with metallic blue fade; Repainted: Fluorescent Yellow with metallic blue fade
Location (city, state, country): Pennsylvania, USA
Owner name: elephant
Photo, if possible: Camera Phone!

These pics are from August 2006 or so. I bought a frame and fork back in 1990 directly from Fat when I worked in a bike shop. The bike was raced regularly for about two years and then sat for a while. I gave it to a co-worker about 8 years ago and I bought it back from him in the summer of 2006.

I have been gathering parts and rebuilding it since I got it back. The BB shell was replaced in November 2006 with a 68mm so now it accepts a standard BB. It also had some rust that was cleaned up and some chain suck that had a few spots that needed some silver put in them. I just ordered a WaltWorks fork to replace the long lost original rigid fork. The frame is currently waiting for the fork to show up to get new paint and decals. Should be done in March or April. I am trying to find the the old BB shell and check for a SN.

If you are interested in more info on the builder who installed the BB shell and touched up the frame or who shop that is doing the paint and decals you can PM me.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #195
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Nice bike... I just got a WaltWorks fork myself (on the Yellow Monster above). Functionally the fork is cool, but I was not impressed by the paint job at all. He claims he was in between painters.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 2:55 PM   #196
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Nice bike... I just got a WaltWorks fork myself (on the Yellow Monster above). Functionally the fork is cool, but I was not impressed by the paint job at all. He claims he was in between painters.
My frame and fork are not being painted by Walt. That is good news about fork. Walt seems to be a good person and has a good reputation as a builder. I will look more closely at your pics to see what my fork will look like.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 7:39 PM   #197
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FRAME TYPE: yo eddy
FRAME #: 086y4m
YEAR: 1994
SIZE: medium
COLOR (ORIGINIAL): grey
LOCATION: Va

FRAME TYPE: yo eddy
FRAME #: 888y1m
YEAR: 1991
SIZE: medium
COLOR (ORIGINAL): Green, I thought it was original but according to another forum this is not a stock 91 color. so re-painted at some point

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FRAME TYPE: yo eddy
FRAME #: yom1185
YEAR: 1996
SIZE: medium
COLOR(ORIGINAL): FATLANTA CUSTOM

I will try to post pictures, but for some reason have not had luck in doing so in the past.

Also does anyone know for sure if my 1994 yo eddy would need a suspension corrected fork or non suspension corrected? and 1 inch?
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Old February 10th, 2007, 5:20 PM   #198
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Frame ..monster
Number ..003m2m
Year ..between 91-93
Size..medium
Colour.. Was Purple Now Yellow
Location..staffordshire England
Name..paul Molesworth
Email ..monsterfatuk@aol.co.uk
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Old February 17th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #199
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Default 1989 Fat Chance

FRAME TYPE: Fat Chance
FRAME #: 04149F
YEAR: 1989 NOS w/ hangtag still attached
SIZE: 16.5"
COLOR (ORIGINIAL): grey w/ yellow lettering
LOCATION: CA
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Old February 24th, 2007, 11:53 AM   #200
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Frame type: Yo Eddy!
Frame number: 288Y07
Year of manufacture: 1989
Frame size: Medium
Color: Black (Original)
Location:VA (now) Purchased in Alaska
Owner name: Morgan

I have one of a matched set of fairly early Yo Eddies. The shop I co-founded, All Weather Sports in Fairbanks Alaska, was a big Fat City shop. When the Yo's were announced, Simon and I signed right up. But there are two things on ours I haven't seen on others:

1. On the segmented fork, I have campy drop-outs
2. per request, we have standard cable routing, not the 'guitar string' look. Fairbanks has dry summers, and winter riding doesn't gum the cables either, as the snow is very dry.

Both are black with the pink Yo! Eddy sticker set. In fact, it was looking for replacement stickers that led me to this site!

I'm riding it with a mix of old and new: new (er) XT with 8 spd gripshift, old diacompe 986 with full Ti kit, a threadless Mag 21 with Ti crown and a chris king headset for those times when I want to switch back to the orginal fork.

One of the best things about the Fats were the took extra-wide rims with ease. Back in the 80's, my biz partner Simon built special rims for a race called the iditabike - by hand welding two bontrager box profile rims together. This gave great snow floatation with a 44mm wide rim bed.

At first, we were concerned that they wouldnt' work in very many frames. However, the Fats took these rims without a hiccup, and a product was born. The hand welded rims gave way to the "Snow Cat" rim, which we still manufacture to this day. But I'm pretty sure the first testing of these oversized rims was actually on a Fat City.
Hi Morgan,

A friend uses a pair of your rims. They are laced up to WTB GG hubs and I am told it is the only pair like this in Holland. Nice wheels!



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