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    1988 Team Fat Chance 

This frame was to have appeared on the cover of the 1989 Bicycle Guide buyer's guide but was switched to the black/white striped Fat at the last minute.  The frame was supposed to be signed by anyone who entered the Fat shop on the day it was getting ready for it's clear coat.  I will try and list the signatures below.  If anyone can correct the spelling or tell me who they are, that would be great.  Starting on the top tube and working around:

C. Chance: head man, Fat City     Scott Bengtson: Welder     

 Hoss Rogers: Painter     Bob Fulk: Racer       

HLW III: (Harry Wallis) frame finisher, facing and prep    

Daniel E. Denmen: Master machinist     Alison Kuby: Shipping    

Mike Pappaconstantine: creator of the "Yo Eddy" art work/racer    

 Matt Nemko: ?     Bill Keating: Welder    

Ron Andrews: racer and owner of King Cage    

 Rage Bunker: possible alias for Lloyd Graves      

Clam Blake: possible alias for Dave Blakney, later became Goat Bike 

    Arthur Lawrence: Racer/tubing machinist   

Reggie (Jackson): frame builder    Christopher Igleheart: framebuilder   

Eric Krauter: final assembly     Wendyll Behrend: then wife of Chris Chance

  Click on thumbnails below for larger images:        

1988 Fat   1988 Fat   1988 Fat   1988 Fat   1988 Fat

 

Frame Cro-Moly
Fork Fat Chance box crown style fork
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya RM 20 hard anodized
Hubs Shimano Deore XT 6 speed cassette
Spokes DT Stainless Steel 3 cross
Tires Panaracer Smoke
Pedals Shimano Deore XT
Crank Shimano Deore XT FC-M730
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Shimano cassette 6 speed
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge, press fit
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT 6 speed thumb shifters
Handlebars Alloy Nitto
Stem Tioga T-Bone
Headset Shimano Deore XT
Brake set Shimano Deore XT cantilevers
Brake levers Shimano Deore 4 finger
Saddle Vetta
Seat Post Suntour Superbe Pro
Colors Apple Green/Black fork and stays, contrasting cables stops
Size 18"
Serial #   B 01368

 

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