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    Bontrager rolled Mavic MA2’s 36h 1980’s

    I’ve had these in my stash from the late 80’s. Brontrager took a 700c wheel (40h) then cut and rolled it down to 26”/36h. Includes the DT spokes (with spoke prep!) that I planned to use (for Suntour GreaseGuard hubs, IIRC). $50 + shipping and they are yours. Located in Western NJ.
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    21" wicked preferably 91-92

    What’s your budget?
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    What made the Team Comps much more expensive? How much better then a Wicked were they? Scott?

    Scott - I worked at Mark's Bike Shop in VA during the late 80's. We sold every manner of high-end MTB, wheels, etc. I really tried to like other brands, but Fat City was the only ride that resonated with me. Legend.
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    What made the Team Comps much more expensive? How much better then a Wicked were they? Scott?

    Clarification: My comment on buckled HT/DT/TT junctures was generally directed at lightweight tubing of the era, not specifically the TC & WL.
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    What made the Team Comps much more expensive? How much better then a Wicked were they? Scott?

    In my mind at least! And while I saw firsthand the appeal of the TC & WL, they were far from the average high-end build and a very specific segment. I'm a smooth rider, although I am big and do take risks. The lighter tubing draws and thinner walls were never in my radar. I can't tell you how...
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    1989 Wicked VS 1991 - different geo?

    Yes, yes, yes. I love all of this stuff! The Fat City era was such a great time to be alive!
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    1989 Wicked VS 1991 - different geo?

    Here is the '89 catalog spec page. And Somerville, MA is always the correct answer!
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    1989 Wicked VS 1991 - different geo?

    But, ‘89 was still Somerville MA. I have an ‘89 catalog if you want me to look anything up.
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    Rare Vintage Fat Chance MTB w/ Deore XT, Bullseye

    I would consider selling my custom, WTB-dripped '89 Wicked, but not at today's prices.
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    Rare Vintage Fat Chance MTB w/ Deore XT, Bullseye

    I was going to say what's so special about black with a white fork! Harlequin!!!
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    80s Posters

    I have not figured out how to lay them flat for a photo :rolleyes: So please accept my recently re-discovered 1989 catalog.
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    80s Posters

    I've got a poster stash that hasn't been unrolled in 34 years. I'll see if I can flatten and photo one....
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    1989 Wicked Fat Chance

    Yeah, that one gets meticulously cleaned after every ride - I'm running low on spare drivetrain parts :ROFLMAO:. The bar you see is 1st Generation Merlin Ti, but with a WTB decal. I do have another Merlin Ti, but not selling any MTB stuff.
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    1989 Wicked Fat Chance

    Thinking of putting Ritchey Duro Tires back on for that old school look...
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    Fat City Cycles Frame Registry

    Easily solved for the better (seatstay) location ;)
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    1989 Wicked Fat Chance

    Old school rides are not like modern bikes. The forward position of that era, along with the Wicked's geometry, benefited from a foot/pedal connection. BITD I remember putting Shimano DX pedals on this very bike, hitting a few trail runs, then putting the clips right back on. Every other bike I...
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    1989 Wicked Rims

    Our shop (Mark's Bike Shop) did mostly custom wheels on bike of this level. Vantage were really hot at that time, and it was the tail end of the de facto Araya-RM-Series.
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