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Fat Chance Shock-A-Billy

Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
edited September 2011 in Your mountain bikes
Picked this beauty up last night. A 1994 Fat Chance Shock-A-Billy in Aquafade, its sat in a garage for the past 12 years. Needs a fair bit of work as the frame paint work is pretty crazed, the front forks had lost their air and the seat post is pretty stuck in the frame!

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Chris King threaded headset:
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No wonder the gears did not work:
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Bought from BikeTrek in Ambleside:
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Going to have the frame and fork re-finished by Argos cycles along with new Fat Chance decals. I also need to track down a lot of period parts. Ideally looking for Ringle, Grafton and Cook anodized blue parts to really set if off.

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  • wilkij1975wilkij1975 Posts: 528
    Great find that! I love all the old retro stuff.
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    it's older than me...

    i like it though! it looks like it might be a bit of a pain to sort out :lol:
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Nice Fat

    If you're not on Retrobike.co.uk I'd get over there and get the parts to finish it off

    Hope the post can be removed easily, be a shame to FUBAR the post, although you'll be able to get another one
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  • wilkij1975wilkij1975 Posts: 528
    Yep, Retrobike is the place to go. I had a go at doing a 94 Lava Dome but didn't have the patience to find all the right bits. It looks like you have most of the bits you need though un-like me.
  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    Thanks guys.

    Yes i am already on Retrobike. Think the hardest bit will be waiting for the cranks and cantilever's etc that i want to come up for sale. Still its a waiting game and i am in no rush to get it finished.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    post up in the wanted and you may get lucky.
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  • PudseypPudseyp Posts: 3,514
    Love it...also love the Yo Eddy...been looking for a while but no joy... :(
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  • Here is a small update, its a huge collection of parts at the moment:
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    Frame and forks all set ready for refurbishment, just need to decide on if i leave the rear triangle polished or go like the one in picture below:
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  • I look forward to seeing this progress.

    I love some of those Retrobike forum projects, takes me right back there!
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  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Ive got a blue hope Ti front hub on Mavic I could be persuaded to part with....
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  • benpinnick wrote:
    Ive got a blue hope Ti front hub on Mavic I could be persuaded to part with....

    Thanks but the wheels are all sorted now.
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