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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!

Chris King threaded headset:
No wonder the gears did not work:
Bought from BikeTrek in Ambleside:
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.


  • 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 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
  • 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.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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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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    If the world was flat, I wouldn't be riding !
  • Here is a small update, its a huge collection of parts at the moment:
    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:
  • I look forward to seeing this progress.

    I love some of those Retrobike forum projects, takes me right back there!
    2011 Cannondale Trail SL 29er HERE
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Ive got a blue hope Ti front hub on Mavic I could be persuaded to part with....
    A Flock of Birds
    + some other bikes.
  • 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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