Fat Chance Titanium, No. #099T3M

I-ROBOT

Member
I do appreciate the kind words. It still means a lot that you all think so much of what a bunch of passionate college kids and bike nuts could turn out under the crappiest of conditions. And if I can make you all giggle a little about went on, then all the better!!
Warmest wishes
Scott
 

DocChill

Member
I do appreciate the kind words. It still means a lot that you all think so much of what a bunch of passionate college kids and bike nuts could turn out under the crappiest of conditions. And if I can make you all giggle a little about went on, then all the better!!!
Howdy Fatfans,

I recently identified, that the Fat-Chance-Team posted my classic "Baby" on Facebook + Instagram... thanks a lot for that ;). Unfortunately I have no social-media-account to say "Thank You".

Cheers :beer:,
Daniel

@Scott - ...it's great to have you and your FAT-stories here!
 

DocChill

Member
News from Fat Chance Bicycles...

...last week I got the new Blah blah blah shirt from Fat Chance Bicycles:

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It feels like to be back in the past... I got a smile on my face ;)!!!

Cheers,
Daniel
 
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DocChill

Member
Hi FATfans,

some more news about my 1993 Fat Chance Titanium -
recently I replaced the cockpit and some other details... maybe you like it 👋:

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The custom cable-routing has been added to the Salsa Moto ahead stem by Rudolf Pallesen, Norwid Cycles, Neuendorf b.E. in Germany.

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My dream came true... I really, really love the bike 🥰!

Cheers & best regards,
Daniel
 

Stingercut

Active member
There were a lot of titanium retro mountainbikes made from various manufacturers but these Somerville made ones are by far the prettiest and of course they are amazing to ride. There are so many details on them like the finest works of art. It reminds me of looking at a classic Formula 1 car up close in a paddock at Goodwood, they just always make your heart skip a beat.
 

DocChill

Member
There were a lot of titanium retro mountainbikes made from various manufacturers but these Somerville made ones are by far the prettiest and of course they are amazing to ride. There are so many details on them like the finest works of art. It reminds me of looking at a classic Formula 1 car up close in a paddock at Goodwood, they just always make your heart skip a beat.
...I see, that we've similar passions! Unique I love your comparison to a classic Formula 1 car... ;)(y)! I can really, really follow the "beat" you've specified:

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(Sorry for OT - but I have to do that!)

Nothing to explain, or?

Cheers & best regards,
Daniel
 

Stingercut

Active member
100%…. Master welded Maserati Birdcage, Porsche 917. The days before everything was made of CF. My late father built and raced cars in the early 60s. We had March race cars in the garage in the 70s at home. When he fired the engine up in 5 mins there would be 500 people, kids and dogs all trying to force their way into the garage to look 😂 Crazy fun times. I used to love watching him weld tubing and fix things. I guess I never grew up 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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DocChill

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100%…. Master welded Maserati Birdcage, Porsche 917. The days before everything was made of CF. My late father built and raced cars in the early 60s. We had March race cars in the garage in the 70s at home. When he fired the engine up in 5 mins there would be 500 people, kids and dogs all trying to force their way into the garage to look 😂 Crazy fun times. I used to love watching him weld tubing and fix things. I guess I never grew up 🤷🏻‍♂️
Fantastic :love:(y)!!! No wonder, that you've got gas in your blood!!! By the way... only eggcups can be made of carbonfiber - no doubt, mechanical art has to be made of steal, titanium, aluminium and soul... like bikes made by Chris Chance ;)(y)!

I grow up in a craftsman-family... cars (now old cars) were always a passion of my parents (they owned one of the first Audi Quattro, my mother still has got her 30 year old Porsche convertible). In the middle of the 90s my first car was a classic Mini Cooper, coloured in british racing green - I loved it and I'm a bit sad, that I sold it later. Today my fun car is again... a MINI ;)(y)! It's a second generation R56 Cooper S with very low mileage... small, deep, loud and fast... it's not a classic car, but makes fun to drive. If you go to a club or to the opera... you are always well dressed :cool:(y)! Every year I trie to go to AvD Oldtimer-Grand-Prix at Nürburgring (similar to the famous Goodwood Festival)...,


...always a great experience to relive classic race cars in action!

A great weekend to you -
cheers, Daniel
 

Stingercut

Active member
I totally get it 😁 Its still surprises me that i feel the same enthusiasm for FAT CHANCE bicycles after so many years. They just feel like they are ALIVE.
 

I-ROBOT

Member
I hope this damned pandemic ends soon and that I win the lottery so I can come to Europe again and meet up. That would be so much fun
Regards as always
Scott
 

DocChill

Member
I totally get it 😁 Its still surprises me that i feel the same enthusiasm for FAT CHANCE bicycles after so many years. They just feel like they are ALIVE.
...exactly what I think - FAT CHANCE bicycles forever ;)(y)!!!
I hope this damned pandemic ends soon and that I win the lottery so I can come to Europe again and meet up. That would be so much fun
Regards as always
Scott
...that would be absolutely fantastic - I'll keep my fingers crossed :giggle:(y)!!!
 

Stingercut

Active member
...exactly what I think - FAT CHANCE bicycles forever ;)(y)!!!

...that would be absolutely fantastic - I'll keep my fingers crossed :giggle:(y)!!!

The whiskies are on me 🥃🥃 🙋🏻‍♂️ It would be great to finally meet a FCC legend in the flesh. The stories would be epic…..CC promised to skip the pond a few years ago but alas it never happened. Wonderful to see his new creations. It will make a change from looking at your pics on my 89 FAT poster.
 

DocChill

Member
The whiskies are on me 🥃🥃 🙋🏻‍♂️ It would be great to finally meet a FCC legend in the flesh. The stories would be epic…..CC promised to skip the pond a few years ago but alas it never happened. Wonderful to see his new creations. It will make a change from looking at your pics on my 89 FAT poster.
...that sounds great! You can be sure that I'll be there too ;)(y)!!! I like Chris' new creations too... suitable to this thread please consider the following picture of the first Ti Yo Eddy from Chris' new shop:

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It has been taken at 2019 Downieville Classic before "this damned pandemic" :cool:(y)!

Cheers & best regards,
Daniel
 

Stingercut

Active member
...that sounds great! You can be sure that I'll be there too ;)(y)!!! I like Chris' new creations too... suitable to this thread please consider the following picture of the first Ti Yo Eddy from Chris' new shop:

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It has been taken at 2019 Downieville Classic before "this damned pandemic" :cool:(y)!

Cheers & best regards,
Daniel

Waaaaaaant 🥰😍 Its looks even better dirty 😋
 
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