Tuesday, December 13, 2011

1989 Fat Chance Wicked

Finally got around to rebuilding the 89 Fat Chance Wicked, one of two Wickeds I'm currently working on.  The build remains largely unchanged from it's original state with the exception of removing the home made handlebar and replacing the Bullseye cranks which will go on another Fat Chance project in the works.  This bike really represents a typical mid to late 80s rig.  Slightly relaxed angles compared to the Yo Eddy frame (didn't come out until next year) and the Team Comp, maybe not as pretty as some Ritcheys of the same era but a very nice bike nevertheless.

The bike build is also very typical of the time period, 7-spd Shimano XT drivetrain complete with classic thumbshifters, massive Magura brake levers, Suntour Self Energizing rear brakes, American Classic QRs, 3TTT Pro-Compe bar and Specialized forged crank and specialized ring (slightly newer vintage than the bike) are just some of who's who on this bike.

For the new Fat Chance fans out there you really need to make your way to Fat Cogs the premier Fat Chance online community forum to read up on these bikes and see what they are all about.

For my part this bike needs a bit of shakedown and a final tuneup and then it's onto it's slightly older brother.

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