Fat City Cycles Frame Registry

TheWheel

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Frame type (Yo!, Wicked, etc.): Wicked Lite
Frame number: 193W39
Year of manufacture: 1993
Frame size: 19"
Color (original and repainted, if applicable): Original "Leslie's Purple"
Location (city, state, country): Northampton, MA USA
Owner name: Matt
 

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J.S.

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Frame type : Wicked
Frame number: 10358 W
Year of manufacture: Late 1988
Frame size: 19.5
Color: Original Fat City custom grello and decal graphics under clear coat (except head tube decal)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Owner name: J.S.


On October 23rd 1989 I purchased this Fat Chance new from The Wild Rose Bike & Ski Shop located in the Avenues of Salt Lake City, Utah, then I drove to the schoolyard with my little brother to ride it around a bit and he took pictures with a disposable camera, the 4th photo is a digitized versions that event, so it's not all that great.
As I recall this frame was a special order and it was refused because it was made with the under the chainstay U Brake configuration, then Tim (owner of The Wild Rose) acquired the frame and built it up as he saw fit.


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Original owner (me, J.S.) day 1 with the Wicked - October 23 1989. Inaugural test ride around the school yard.

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Insurance photo taken around 1994.

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colker

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Frame type : Wicked
Frame number: 10358 W
Year of manufacture: Late 1988
Frame size: 19.5
Color: Original Fat City custom grello and decal graphics under clear coat (except head tube decal)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Owner name: J.S.


On October 23rd 1989 I purchased this Fat Chance new from The Wild Rose Bike & Ski Shop located in the Avenues of Salt Lake City, Utah, then I drove to the schoolyard with my little brother to ride it around a bit and he took pictures with a disposable camera, the 4th photo is a digitized versions that event, so it's not all that great.
As I recall this frame was a special order and it was refused because it was made with the under the chainstay U Brake configuration, then Tim (owner of The Wild Rose) acquired the frame and built it up as he saw fit.


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Original owner (me, J.S.) day 1 with the Wicked - October 23 1989. Inaugural test ride around the school yard.

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Insurance photo taken around 1994.

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Wicked chainstays are stiffer than seatstays so you get better breaking
 

J.S.

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Wicked chainstays are stiffer than seatstays so you get better breaking
Yeah I never had any issue with the chainstay U brake, in fact I like it but I've always been a fair weather rider so I've never had the mud issues that I think gave the U brake a bad reputation.
 
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