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a couple of frames that are hanging around.

The black one is a very early NOS Monster Fat, actually a Wicked frame with different decals and destined to be built up with lesser parts. Has a unicrown fork too.
The Yo is a 2000 M/L in Chameleon Green Metallica.

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Wm. L. said:
Urban Monster (and Burley puller). Note use of home made chain rings, small freewheel and short cage XT from pre-micro drive era. Current incarnation is 2 rings in front and riser bars to best accommodate toddler transport. I got the 10th Anniversary fork and repaint when the 10ths came out, and it remains one of the sweetest bikes I've owned in 40+ years of riding. I love it more than my Yo, Chris road frame and Shocka. I can't seem to wear out the Bullseye, XT and Dura-Ace stuff.
home made chainrings? wow, I'm impressed.
Very nice bike.
 

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Hey Jerry,
Do you have Russ's website or phone Number? I've got a brand new Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer, but it's just plain black, and I was planning on having the old goat team paint job done on it this year. To have Russ himself do it would be absolutely knockout. Thanks for any info, looking forward to seeing your yo!


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I want to be you (if this is you). Covered in Fat, oooohoohoohohohhhhhh
he dudes

besides all the fat frames....did you notice.....the tatoo?....it says....FATCITY...I call this total dedication ! :)

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fat chance guy said:
Not coming from a roadie background, I don't have a good frame of reference for road bikes. I have a very nice Masi Team 3V of the same vintage as the Slim, and prefer the ride of the Fat. Of course I have the lowly unicrown fork, not the beautiful Yo road fork.
The Yo road fork rides super smooth. It looks nice, and smooths out bumps like they weren't there. It's definitely the best riding road bike that I've owned, and I can't think of any other bikes that I've test ridden that I'd prefer.

Like you, I have a Masi - an '80 GC set up as a fixie. It's nice but the Fat is nicer - I prefer the out of the saddle climbing on the Fat.
 

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Yes, steel forks can ride like butter. Its amazing how much movement you can get out of them. Some of the best riding road forks that Ive ever ridden have been steel. Much smoother than the carbon forks in my experience. Ive got an old De Rosa Professional that has a very smooth ride. Mostly due to the nice steel fork I would say. The worst riding forks in my opinion or those radical aero carbon forks. No give whatsoever. They feel like a jack hammer. Theres a certain Look carbon fork that rides pretty good, I think its the slightly older HSC 1, the model with curved legs. I found one to put on my current road bike. I rode the newer HSC 4 and it was noticably harsher. Other than that I dont have a lot of experience on carbon forks. If youre not racing, steel makes an awesome road fork. Even with its quite large weight penalty over carbon.
 

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Theres a certain Look carbon fork that rides pretty good, I think its the slightly older HSC 1, the model with curved legs. I found one to put on my current road bike. I rode the newer HSC 4 and it was noticably harsher. Other than that I dont have a lot of experience on carbon forks. If youre not racing, steel makes an awesome road fork. Even with its quite large weight penalty over carbon.
I was thinking about switching to the HSC-2 (straight blade version of the HSC-1) in order to save a bit of weight, but the ride is just too nice with the Yo fork. According to the Fat City catalog, the Yo fork only weights 1.25 pounds (although I've not confirmed this myself), so the weight penalty is only about a 1/2 pound compared to an all-carbon fork, plus the additional weight of the threaded set-up (which might be an additional 1/4 pound). Since my chances of winning the TDF this year are pretty minimal I'll stick with the fork that I've got and have a slightly heavier, but smooth ride. ;)
 

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flyingsuperpetis said:
Hey Jerry,
Do you have Russ's website or phone Number? I've got a brand new Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer, but it's just plain black, and I was planning on having the old goat team paint job done on it this year. To have Russ himself do it would be absolutely knockout. Thanks for any info, looking forward to seeing your yo!


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I sent you his snail mail address a phone number. He does not have a PC nor a website.

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cycleshark, phatlizard showed me a picture of that crazy FAT collector with the chest tattoo a while back. Would you be able to scan in a copy of the picture onto this thread please?

That two tone green fade Yo eddy above is one of my all time faves :D

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I had to share my ride with you guys

Team Fat Chance Yo Eddy. It has all the latest components. White Brothers VT1.3 fork, King headset, Thompson stem/post, SRAM X.7 drivetrain, Hayes disc brakes, etc, etc.

The pic quality is lousy b/c I used the lowest setting possible (VGA) on my digital camera
 

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DavefromNY. I dont know if you appreciate how rare you Yo eddy is? While some of the purist FAT heads only consider pre 94/ serrotta frames as FAT. you have one of the very rare disk mounted yo eddys! pretty certain as you're on this thread that you wont be interested in selling! But if you are let me know 1st :D

ride with pride dude ;)

ta

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Rasta Fat

Just recently got my Yo back after selling it to a friend back in 1998. I bought a Litespeed Tellico that I like but after a few months I realized I loved my Fat. Its a 1990 that I bought used in 92 and had repainted at the Fat factory.
Talked to Wendyll a couple of days ago about a new fork which hopefully will be coming my way in a month or two, then hopefully a White Ind. hub to make the single speed complete.





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FAT Colors?

Hey, FAT-fans! Can anyone point me to an on-line source for a Fat color chart? I found the color names, but I'd like to put a picture with them in my head. I am especially interested in the chameleon colors. These are the Yo color names I have found:

Sapphire Fade
Sapphire Blue
Sapphire Purple
Chameleon Metallica
Chameleon Green
Chameleon Bronze
Black
Arrest Me Red

If anyone knows the paint color codes as well, I'd be thrilled. I am going to order an IF 29er Deluxe this summer, and I would LOVE to get them to reproduce a classic Fat color. (If they will do it!) I drooled over the Fat bikes for years as a kid.
 

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My new Fat...

here it is a 95 yo. I just have to repair the frame damage and build it up. I'm hoping someone can confirm the color for me? Also, I plan on using a rigid for, does this frame require a suspesion corrected fork?.
 

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Yo Eddy

J Ro said:
here it is a 95 yo. I just have to repair the frame damage and build it up. I'm hoping someone can confirm the color for me? Also, I plan on using a rigid for, does this frame require a suspesion corrected fork?.
I am not certain from your photograph whether the bike is blue or a blue/purple fade. The blue is called Sapphire Blue and the fade is called Sapphire Fade. There was also a Sapphire Purple offered. There is a lovely color picture of a Yo Eddy in Sapphire Fade in the 95 catalog.
And yes, your bike was built with suspension corrected geometry.

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........ i have never riden this one

Shame on you! If it were a marriage you'd be done for abuse :D

That along with grello to blue fade is my fave fat colour scheme.

If you ever wish to ditch the frameset let me know. It seems such a shame to turn it in to garage jewelery.
 

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I had a similiar conversation with webby some time ago. we could easily have 10 Yos each in different classic FAT paint jobs :D

good work, keep it up people :)

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Adding picture here of the 1992 Yo Eddy...

SS Jerry said:
I just shipped out my 1992 Team Yo Eddy to Air Art for custom paint. Since it is now my wifes bike, it will become pink with long purple fade. Hope to post picturs of it next month, should turn out nice. Russ painted for Mountain Goat back in the day.

Soon... very soon....

JS

Just wanted to add this picture here to keep it in the proper thread.

JS

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