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    1985 Fat Chance 

Nice clean early Fat Chance bike.  My guess is that this was a later 1984 bike with early 1985 parts.  The serial number starts with a "4" whereas all the other 1984 Fats we have seen start with "84".  The components were introduced in lat 1984 for the upcoming 1985 model year.  The welds are nice and tight with a fillet brazed fork.  Typical Fat City features such as the small seat stay gusset, press in bottom bracket with locking collars, BMX sized seat post and "bullet" stays are all present on this bike.  Originally ordered by Claudia Nix, of Liberty Cycles, and we purchased it from the second owner, Cynthia Lewis.

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Frame Cro-Moly
Fork Fillet brazed Cro-Moly
Rear Shock NA
Rims Saturne X22
Hubs Bullseye with Campagnolo quick releases
Spokes Stainless Steel 3 cross
Tires Tioga Farmer John's Cousin
Pedals Suntour XC
Crank Shimano FC-6206 w/ Biopace rings
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Suntour 6 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Press fit sealed cartridge bearing with locking collars
Front Derailleur Suntour XC
Rear Derailleur Suntour XC
Shifters Suntour XC Power Ratchet thumb shifters
Handlebars Specialized alloy riser
Stem Suntour XC V
Headset Tange
Brake set Suntour roller can rear, Shimano Deore XT front cantilever
Brake levers Magura
Saddle Avocet
Seat Post SR fluted BMX
Colors Metallic green
Size 16"
Serial #   4163

 

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