Pretty sure that's a 1992 Yo Eddy. The "77" is most likely "Y2". There should be another digit indicating the size, either an "M" or "S", for example the serial is probably 854Y2M.
The fork is not original. Not sure if the paint is original; the D+D sticker would be correct but if it is original than why would the non-Fat fork match the paint. Nice color!
You have a 1985 Fat Chance Kicker.
That's in awesome condition, is that the original paint?
3X toptube mounted cables with seattube roller?
Something's not stirring the kool aide.
I'll let those who have been there and done that give their expert opinions.....my gut instinct tells me that it's a 85 and has been reworked with top tube routing added (pulley insert on seat tube as well), and a repaint by D&D probably in the early 90's when top tube routing was all the rage.
Still a very nice frame and certainly worthy of a build up.
Looking for some help ID'ing this frame and Forks. I was thinking it was a 1990/1991 Wicked but the Serial number 85477 seems to indicate an earlier bike than that but. Any help/ comments would be much appreciated.
OK I will give this a shot. I believe the serial number to be an '85 as stamped. I'm not sure how the BB was modified to accept threads. The press-in BBs had a lot reamed out so somebody must have pressed in (or brazed in) some type of threaded insert. Dean Dodson (of D&D fame) worked as a painter at FCC Somerville until he suffered kidney failure and wound up getting a transplant from his father who had passed away suddenly. If I remember correctly, he went back to California after recovering from the transplant. I think he had D&D going already before he came out to Somerville to work for Chris and then he just went back to it.
The welding on the frame tubes and dropouts appear to be vintage Gary Helfrich. The rear brake mounts are the old single-hole Shimano mounts that we used to weld the corners and insides (I hated those effing things)
The frame was obviously modified (possibly at FCC and painted by Dean) but more likely done in CA. It is possible that some repair was needed such as replacing a dented top tube or a rusted seat tube.
The fork is not an FCC fork. We never used brake mounts like that (with the stamping, and crooked!!!) and we never left open vent holes in fork tubes. Our unicrowns had welded dropouts and those are brazed (hence the vent holes)
So, most likely it really is an '85 Kicker with regular Fat Chance geometry - 69 degree head angle and 2" rake fork (have no idea what THAT fork has for geometry)
Best of Luck
The serial number is odd. It could possibly be one of the Yo Eddy Prototype bikes built in late '89
I would be shocked if this bike was an '85; the tubing diameter, geometry & all of the frame details look like a '90s FCC product not an '80s. I have the serial number book from '85 & there is a bike in there with this exact serial but there are no indications of a threaded bottom bracket or anything out of norm. This SN book also has a section in the back of frames sent back for repair & this bike is not listed. If the BB shell was later swapped out for a threaded one than someone would have had to re-stamp the serial?
What size is this frame in inches? Any idea what size seatpost fits in the seat tube? This will clear up a lot of the confusion
By the way I am specualting allot based upon what my gut is telling me but if I am way off than hey, I was way off. Thanks so much for sharing this unusual bike!
Who else has a gut feeling on what this bike is? By the way I don't think that anyone has any doubt that this is a Fat Chance of sorts.
The seatpost is 26.2MM