This 1987 Fat City Cycles Wicked Fat Chance arrived 2018 in my collection, sold by one of the greatest Fat Chance fans I know. After an immediate attempt to build it close to the catalogue (I got the bill and `88 catalogue with it), here a picture from that and the bill
The frame set, beauty as is, brought also very nice Fat Chance and True Temper parts with it. have a look
.... I wasn´t convinced, then some other projects piqued my interest much more. So I decided to sell it again - didn`t work. So it parked in the workshop and it waited quite patient until a key moment, when I saw this build: I thought, wow, maybe I`ll give it a try again with a bit more custom approach.
more details on Bjoernars Fuck´n Fat can be see here - www.vintagemtbscandinavia.com/1988-fat-city-cycles-fuck-n-fat-chance-v-00708w
At the same time I saw this stem on facebook and the plan started to become clearer.
Since I built the very patina`ed Steve Potts CCR (link), I´m quite equipped with anti rust measures and extra rust prevention. So did I with the frame
There was also a heavy clean of the actually stuck head set, which ended up in smooth bearings, et voila, just dirt:)
By accident, as it usual in classic MTBs :), I found a great combination of IRD brakes. An IRD Progressive U-Brake and an IRD Switch back for the front.
I never mounted the Switchback before, so these manuals became quite helpful. And, imho, they are close to icon for this innovative period of bicyling.
A friend of mine told me, Rod Moses (founder Interloc Racing Design) produced three different length of the U-Brake. Mine seemed to be the one with the longer arms, this is the reason, why I had to change from the plan using Shimano Bio-Pace to newer SG chain wheels.
1987 Fat Chance Wicked - True Temper
|Fork||1987 Fat Chance Wicked - True Temper|
Salsa Pro Moto Splatter
Interloc Racing Design IRD Switchback & Progressive U-Brake
Shimano XT 730
|Brake Levers||Dia Compe 283|
Cooks Bros Racing
|Pedals||Shimano XT 730|
|Bottum Bracket||Fat Chance|
|Derailleur||Shimano XT 730|
|Wheels||XT 730 + Mavic MA 40 MB|
|Tyres||Specialized Ground Control Black Max 1.95|