1983 Fat Chance 

Early example of a Fat Chance.  This one has the really nice box crown fork with Reynolds 531 fork blades.  The Grove Innovations Hammerhead is a one-piece bar and stem combo.  It attaches to the bike via a double wedge system.  The regular wedge goes into the fork steerer tube while the second wedge goes into the stem.  When the stem bolt is tightened it draws both wedges tight, neat system.  This particular bike has been pretty well used but it is tough to find the earlier Fat Chance bikes in any condition.

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Frame Cro-Moly
Fork Fat Chance box crown with Reynolds 531 blades
Rear Shock NA
Rims Ukai 26 x 1.75"
Hubs Sunshine sealed, nutted axles
Spokes Stainless Steel 3 cross (double twist on drive side rear)
Tires Schwinn Cruiser 26 x 2.125 (red)
Pedals Shimano PD-MX15
Crank Sugino AT
Chain Shimano
Rear Cogs Regina 6 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Fat City sealed
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT (deer head)
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT (deer head)
Shifters Shimano Deore XT (deer head)
Handlebars Grove Innovations Hammerhead
Stem Grove Innovations Hammerhead
Headset Specialized alloy
Brake set Shimano MC-70
Brake levers Shimano M700 (4 finger)
Saddle Avocet Touring I
Seat Post SR BMX LaPrade
Colors Black
Size 17"
Serial #   83124


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