1992 was such a tumultuous year. We all thought the new place on Linden St was going to be really good but none of us knew what Chris had to give in order to get it and it wound up being the death of FCC Somerville. Personally, I became a dad for the first time and my head was spinning from...
I know we used Dupont Imron paint but I have no idea what that code might be. Imron is probably part of Axalta Coating Systems now since Dupont spun off that business. Try looking at their website.
Good luck! She's an oldie but a goodie. Appears to be in decent shape
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Yes it appears that you have a 1992 medium Monster Fat! I'm sure I had my hands on it at some point in the manufacturing process. I forget who we got the knock-off forks from. It was an attempt to reduce the cost while maintaining the look.
Good luck with it!
For the record, this bike is a 19.5" Wicked. The 18" has a sloping top tube and the bottom of the top tube and top of the down tube touch at the head tube weld joints. The 19.5 has about a half-inch space. The head tube is longer
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Before my time obviously, I was running around Seabrook Station while it was under construction during those years. So glad I answered a little blind ad in the Boston Globe looking for a tubing welder in late 1986. I passed the audition 😆
The largest FAT frames produced were the 23" Fats and Wickeds in the late 80's and early 90's while I was there. These were produced in very small numbers compared to the smaller frames. I'm not aware of anything larger produced and it would have been custom. The 23's were sized for riders up to...
Was reading through this so I measured my box crown fork. It appears that you measured from the very top of the crown race. I measured mine in the same manner and it is 4.875" (4-7/8"). My Wicked is an 18" and the 16.5"s used the same head tube and forks. I would say that yours came...
Our pal Stinger has summed things up pretty well here. I wish I had more knowledge of forks but I wasn't involved much in the daily production. I concentrated on frames and welding development of new designs as well as day-to-day administration. The tear-drop gussets were added after some...
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139th Wicked of 1993. 19.5" frame color is "Leslie's Purple" Leslie worked in Somerville for a while (maybe a couple of years) mostly in finishing. She raced and the purple Imron was her color
I love that! Even though I welded many a FAT frame, I am not a purist by any means. If I had the funds and access to a shop again, I would do the same thing to my titanium frame and completely update it. Nice way to take a YO into the 21st century. Smart to add the bridge tube under the rear...
I'm not sure on this one. I didn't have anything to do with numbering. Somebody on this site has the old serial number records
That frame does have the old pressed in bottom bracket so it is an early YO
Just bought a ticket to NAHBS in Hartford for Saturday 2/17 and will be wandering around conducting surprise welding inspections! Actually excited to see some really cool stuff and people I haven't seen in quite some time.
Looking forward to it
Just found out about a bike party at Redbones BBQ restaurant in Somerville MA that is happening tonight June 6 and allegedly Chris Chance will be in attendance.
I'm going to try to make it in spite of the short notice. Will post photos and whatever else afterward.
If memory serves me, it was 20 years ago today that the power company entered 18 Linden Street, opened the main power box, yanked the fuses, and then padlocked the box; thus ending the run of Fat City Cycles in Somerville, Mass.
I had just finished welding a Slim Chance frame...
I will be 55 on 12-12-12
Was just thinking about how my ex-wife threw a surprise 30th birthday party for me and Chris and Wendyll showed up along with a bunch of the kids from the shop. My sisters hired a belly dancer to perform and she was awesome! I was completely shocked.
Just got back from a whirlwind tour of South Korea and China. Found a really cool velodrome in Changwon, Korea. It wasn't open, but I walked around it and took a couple of shots of myself outside of it.
The scooter drivers in China are absolutely crazy!! no regard for traffic laws...