Fat City Cycles Wicked Fat Chance 1988

The Wicked was introduced in the 1987 model year. It was a race ready bike, a lot more modern than the Kicker that was offered until this one came out. The geometry is made for fast fast racing, technical terrain and climbing. It was for sure no west coast bike, and until the Wicked Fat Chance came, the Fat City bikes was mainly an east coast thing. The bike was welded, not brazed, to save weight, and it had the latest drivetrain from Shimano, the all new 730 XT-series. Until 1989 the standard brake levers were Magura, but the rest was Shimano. Tubing is True Temper custom drawn triple butted 4130 Crome-Moly. 

Because of the paint I cannot read the serial on this, but the rear cantilever brake is typically 1988. In 1987 the Wicked Fat had a rear u-brake mounted under the chain stay. Although it’s hard to be certain since the bikes were offered with all sorts of options. The paint on this is original, but the decals have been replaced since the originals have a tendency to peel off.

The Build: 
Frame: Fat City Cycles
Fork: Fat City Cycles unicrown
Rims: Mavic Oxygen
Hubs: Shimano Deore XT 730
Tires: Tioga Farmer Johns Cousin
Pedals: Shimano XT M731
Crank: Shimano M730 XT
Chain: Shimano
Rear Cogs: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Fat City Cycles press fit
Front Derailleur: Shimano M730 XT
Rear Derailleur: Shimano M730XT
Shifters: Shimano M730 XT
Handlebars: Fat City Cycles True Temper T2
Grips: Grab On MT-2
Stem: Salsa Pro Moto
Headset: Shimano 600
Brake set: Shimano 730 XT
Brake levers: Magura Shorty
Saddle: Specialice Fat Chance
Seat Post: IRD 26.4
Paint: Black with blue and white splatter