Welded in US by Chris Chance, equipped with IRD, Salsa and Mavic
When I saw this FAT Chance Team Comp the first time, I was flashed from the Box Crown fork, signed frame and simple, but astonishing paint job. On top there was the super rare set up of
double roller cam mounts as well as G.P Wilsen drop puts. last but not least, beautiful gussets, like a stability arrow on the front angle of steerer and down tube.
I told the previous owner to be ready when he is to sell it.
some month later, this parcel arrived, number 1030 build in 1989, Team Comp
later after a post on social media I got this picture, the version of the second last version, black decal. I was told this bike was hanging years in a shop in California, before the initial owner bought it and owned it for decades. The Mavic decals got added later, same as the signature of Chris Chance, which was added on a FAT aniversary meeting in far later. Def worth to mention the build which attracted me from Martin/Secondspin, second picture (see more details on that build here: http://www.secondspincyclesblog.com/2019/08/fat-chance-team-comp.html
To be honest, it took me two builds to complete my version. Main reason was a missing very small part, one cable hanger of an IRD Rotary brake and black Mavic RD - didnt simply want to copy the Gao build from Martin. So I build the bike with a more hybrid approach of Mavic and WTB. here some impressions.
after a few montth I got this cable hanger and changed the build to the inital plan, set up the roller cam brakes with IRD Rotary brakes. I also added the missing Mavic parts, like the Simplex shifter, Gao post and pedals
|Frame||Fat Chance Team Comp 103009FC|
|Fork||Fat City Cycles Box Crown|
Sales Pro Moto
|Bar||Merlin Salsa Ti|
Chris King No Logo
|Shifter||Mavic / Simplex|
|Brake Levers||Dia Comp 189|
|Crank||Mavic Gao 637 + Mavic Gao Chain Wheels|
|Bottum Bracket||Press Fit Ti|
|Wheels||Mavic Gao / Mavic MA 40|
|Tyres||Specialized Team Master|
|Seat Post||Mavic Gao|