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Old October 11th, 2006, 8:06 AM   #1
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Default New project: 14" Wicked

Recently purchased in Germany: a 14" Wicked Fat Chance from 1992 in Violet Metallic. It is in such perfect condition that I would call it NOS. It came with the original fork, but I will be built up with suspension. It's not for me (too small), but for a friend of mine with who I road race on sunday morning. He wanted to buy a Mountainbike in his size and we found this one.
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Marzocchi BAM Z2 forks (thanks Geoff), Kalloy (or other) post, SLR XP seat, Salsa bars, stem & skewers, Deore XT gruppo, Mavic X717 rims, Conti tires, Crank Bros pedals, Gripshift shifters, Cane Creek headset and brakes. All the parts will be black. Suggestions welcome!
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 6:21 AM   #2
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That's nice. Please post picks as you build it up.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 7:44 AM   #3
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Really great you're helping your friend out with such a great ride! Also nice you are able to do so.

I am also asked for bike advice very often.... , but mostly they show me a 2006 offering with shiny alloy frame, crap fork & discs and xt rear mech (so it is xt built... ) for too cheap to be true and ask what my thoughts are. I than ask them to quit, as they make me throw up
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 9:15 PM   #4
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Really great you're helping your friend out with such a great ride! Also nice you are able to do so.

I am also asked for bike advice very often.... , but mostly they show me a 2006 offering with shiny alloy frame, crap fork & discs and xt rear mech (so it is xt built... ) for too cheap to be true and ask what my thoughts are. I than ask them to quit, as they make me throw up
hehe. Melvin you crack me up.
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Old December 17th, 2006, 6:41 AM   #5
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Almost there.... headset needs to be pressed in and the BB needs a spacer. The original fork is for sale by the way. The stem is on its way, this one is just temporary.

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Old December 30th, 2006, 5:21 AM   #6
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Well, here she is......

(only the fork nead a new coat of paint)



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Old December 31st, 2006, 12:21 PM   #7
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Looks nice! I can tell it's a 14" I've never seen so much seatpost!
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Old December 31st, 2006, 1:05 PM   #8
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Hi Spikes,

You with all your FATs make Dutch trails (woods) a nicer place. You should get subsidy

You (your friend) will opt for forks painted to match??
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