Fat City Cycles Frame Registry

Doug Carter

Moderator
Staff member
Hey all, while I know of the chart of frame numbers on list over at First Flight Bikes (if you haven't seen Jeff's pages yet, check them out, there is some cool MTB history there), I am planning on assembling a comprehensive database and registry of Fats all over the world. Until I can get something a bit more self-supportive, I'd like this thread to be a collection of Fats.

Here's what we'd like from you for the registry...

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.):
Frame number:
Year of manufacture:
Frame size:
Color (original and repainted, if applicable):
Location (city, state, country):
Owner name:
Photo, if possible:


I know we couldn't get everything made out there, but it would be nice to begin the effort to track where these beautiful frames are. I'll begin with my newly acquired Wicked...
 

Doug Carter

Moderator
Staff member
1992 Wicked Lite

Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Wicked Lite
Frame number: 338W38
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: 18"
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Charcoal Grey Metallic
Location (city, state, country): St. Charles, Illinois, U.S.
Owner name: Doug Carter

Photo, if possible:
 

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scant

New member
scants fat ti

Frame type FAT CHANCE TITANIUM
Frame number: TFM1125
Year of manufacture: 99
Frame size: M
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): POLISHED
Location (city, state, country): WALES, GB
Owner name: SCANT
Photo, if possible: SORRY!
 

Will

New member
Frame type: Fat Chance Titanium
Frame number: 034T4ML
Year of manufacture: 1994(?)
Frame size: M/L
Color: Bead Blasted
Location: Bristol,U.K
Owner name:Will


Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: Yo ML 355
Year of manufacture:1995(?)
Frame size:M/L
Color:Chameleon Metallica
Location:Bristol, U.K
Owner name:Will

Will
 

rick

New member
Frame Type; Slim Chance
Serial Number: (can't read it)
Year: ?
Size: 60cm
Color: Team Violet
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: 8213
Year: 1982
Size: 18"
Color: Black
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Wicked Lite
Serial Number: none
Year: 1994
Size: 21"
Color: Cosmic Dust Fade
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Buck Shaver
Serial Number: 185B4M
Year: 1994
Size: Medium
Color: Black
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Shock-a-Billy
Serial Number: AMP TEC 1
Year: ?
Size: Medium?
Color: Team Violet
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick
 

rick

New member
serial numbers...

I have (and have seen) quite a few bikes on which it is difficult/impossible to read the serial number (because of the paint). Have others had the same experience?
Any one else have a frame without a serial number?
 

mainlyfats

Member
My mountain bikes and Chris Chance

I have a 1990 Team Comp. Originally Wild Cherry, it was repainted "bridesmaid purple" powder coat when purchased and then sable in the mid 90's. It has been pretty stable as a one-speed for about 5 years. This winter it will get an eccentric BB, paint and the cable guides removed. It'll be Phil Wood central.
Serial 024C09

Just finished this 1987 Fat Chance, original color, original almost everything. 18spd Deore with a u-brake. I rebuilt the wheels, put on new chainrings, a chain, grips, a seat, NOS Xtra Hite Hite-Rite, tires and cartridge bearings all round. Derailleur hanger still needs to be aligned and I could use a new rear derailleur.
Serial 87971

1977 Chris Chance (sorry, this is already somewhere on the site, but I wanted them all together). Slim Chance decals because it was refinished at the Factory in the early 90's. 120mm spacing and above BB cable guides, with hand-cut lugs. Full Campy Nuovo Record (I took the Barcons off), except for the aero levers. I rebuilt the wheels and put a Phil Wood BB in.
No serial # (purportedly one of the first three demo bikes Chris made after leaving Witcomb USA and started out on his own).
 

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Mountain Goat

New member
First Flight is a great site and an excellent place to purchase some really cool retro stuff at realistic prices I highly recommend visiting the site.

Here's my list of beauties in no particluar order:

Frame type: Slim Chance
Frame number: C20548
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: 58cm
Color: Kandy Wild Cherry
Location: Northampton UK
Owner name: Brian

Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: YOL 2045
Year of manufacture: 1996 (? I think)
Frame size: Large
Color : Chameleon Green (matching Big One Forks)
Location :Northampton UK
Owner name: Brian

Frame type: Wicked
Frame number: 87472
Year of manufacture: 1988
Frame size: Large
Color : Sovereign Blue (yellow Forks)
Location :Northampton UK
Owner name: Brian

Frame type: Shock A Billy
Frame number: SBM 028
Year of manufacture: 1996
Frame size: Medium / Large
Color : Chameleon Green (matching Judy XC forks)
Location :Northampton UK
Owner name: Brian

Frame type: Fat Ti
Frame number: TFM 1018
Year of manufacture: 1998 (? I think)
Frame size: Medium
Color : Brushed Ti (yellow Judy XC forks)
Location :Northampton UK
Owner name: Brian
 

rick

New member
a few more...

Frame Type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: 86848
Year: 1986
Size: 19.5"
Color: Fluorescent Lime Green
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: can't read
Year: 87-88?
Size 19"
Color: Black
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Wicked Fat Chance
Serial Number: 528W09
Year: 1990
Size: 19.5"
Color: Red
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Monster Fat
Serial Number: 197M1
Year: 1991
Size: Large
Color: Black
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Monster Fat
Serial Number: OX2M3XS
Year: 1993
Size: XS (12")
Color: Teal/Black fade
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Yo Betty
Serial Number: YB 10 065
Year: 2000
Size: XS (10")
Color: Rasberry Ice
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Team Comp
Serial Number: 05949TC
Year: 1990?
Size: 19.5"
Color: Yellow (re-paint)
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Fat Chance
Serial Number: can't read
Year: 87-88?
Size: 21"
Color: Black w/yellow
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Wicked Fat Chance
Serial Number: 04869W
Year: 1989
Size: 19.5"
Color: Fluorescent Orange
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Yo Eddy
Serial Number: YO ML 2547
Year: 2000
Size: M/L
Color: Chameleon Metallica
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Monster Fat (Wicked frame)
Serial Number: 14008W
Year: 1988
Size: 19.5"
Color: Black
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
Owner: Rick

Frame Type: Wicked Fat Chance
Serial Number: 736W08
Year: 1990
Size: 18"
Color: Blue (repaint)
Location: Morganton, NC, USA
 

rick

New member
Doug,

Yes and yes...with 4 daughters.
But there are other folks out there who have the sickness worse than I do...
 

Doug Carter

Moderator
Staff member
The database is coming along nicely, guys. Starting with the list from Jeff at First Flight Bikes (thanks Jeff), we have converted the chart to an Excel spreadsheet, and added a couple of different fields, with the option to sort. My wife and computer nerd Kim is developing a registry for the site to allow anyone to add to supply the information to the registry themselves, as well as sort by frame number, frame style, location, and a few other things.

Keep 'em coming!



doug
 

rick

New member
Scant,

If you ever get the chance to come to our part of the world, drive right by Morganton and go straight to First Flight in Statesville (about 50 miles distant).
They have bikes gathering dust in the corners and back rooms that are much better than almost anything that I have accumulated.

rick
 

Yo Eddy!

New member
Frame type: Yo Eddy
Frame number: YOM1075
Year of manufacture: 1995
Frame size: M
Color: Aquamarine fade
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Owner name: Melvin Wals
Photo: can be seen in Melvin
 

VTwoods

New member
Frame type: Yo Eddy Team
Frame number: YOM2042
Year of manufacture: 1998??
Frame size: M
Color: Green fade
Location: Burlington, VT
Owner name: Nick Hinge
Photo: none yet
 

yo' djblu

New member
Frame type: yo eddy!
Frame number: 373y4sm
Year of manufacture: 1994
Frame size: s/m
Color: sapphire fade
Location: cherry hill nj
Owner name:kat
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tatchance

New member
Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Yo' Eddy!
Frame number: 113Y4M
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: M
Color (original): Team Violet with matching MAG21 shox
Location: St. Louis, MO USA
Owner name: Kyle Bova
Photo, if possible:
 
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marc

New member
Frame type: fat chance yo eddy
Frame number: 018y2m
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: m
Color: candy wild cherry
Location: germany
Owner name: marc

Frame type: 10th anniversary fat
Frame number: 178a2ml
Year of manufacture: 1992
Frame size: m/l
Color: violet/silver
Location: germany
Owner name: marc

Frame type: fat chance titanium
frame number: 224t3sm
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: s/m
Color: titanium
Location: germany
Owner name: marc

Frame type: fat chance
Frame number: 04149f
Year of manufacture: 1989
Frame size: 16.5"
Color: grey
Location: germany
Owner name: marc

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Marc996

New member
Frame type: Fat Chance Yo Eddy !
Frame number: 688Y3ML
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: ML
Color: Aquafade
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Owner name: Marc
 
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