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Fat Chance Yo Eddy...looking for assistance

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  1. buttychunkster

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    Hi monkeys

    Looking for some guidance...I came into posession of a Fat Chance Yo Eddy...the guy I bought it off bought it painted black by some freak. You can see the original paint job underneath ( kinda mauve/lilac/purple! )

    Firstly any suggestions for finding out the original color scheme and specs. Secondly anyone know of a product to strip the black coat off. Thirdly how bout somewhere to get the original stickers made up?

    Cheers
    And how do to all of you monkeys..havent been here in ages!
     

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  2. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

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    i have no idea how to answer your question. but post up pics when its done. theres a local here that has like 5 or of those bikes. and is a fanatic about them
     
  3. indieboy

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    if you strip the black you're going to strip the original paint job. there are a few places with original sticker kits laying around. i'd look on ebay. there's allllllllllllllllllllllllll sorts of fat city stuff on ebay that ppl have around. if you want to have it repainted you should contact the boys at IF specifically in the paint department and see what they have to say. for a long time they were repainted old fat's. call them monday and talk to matt or joe in the office. if they aren't there leave a message for the boys in paint. 617-666-3609
     
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    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    Kinda like this?

     
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    You could also throw a call to Ted Wojcik. I'm told a few years back he took over the warranty duties for Fat City frames (some kind of deal when that holding company that had fat city and serotta sold 'em), but I dont know all the details.
    Ted's a resourceful guy, and knows many of the original Fat City folks well.
    I'm sure with warranty duties, he has access to the paint and decals...I could be worng, but give him a call anyhow, he'll point you in the right direction.
    (603) 329- 8057
     
  7. buttychunkster

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    Kinda like this?


    yep kinda very much like that! what a great color! keep the replies comin cheers
     
  8. spincrazy

    spincrazy I love to climb

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    hi butty. long time. nice ride.
     
  9. buttychunkster

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    yes indeed...how goes it? It will be anice ride one day...at the moment its just a black frame with a Thompson seatpost seized in it! A work in progress you might say...been collecting some early XTR to deck it out...hows tricks
     
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    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I always did love that bike.
     
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    Call IF and ask to speak with Lloyd. We can help you out. Cheers
     
  12. buttychunkster

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    Cheers man...might flick an email...NZ to IF might cost a bit!

    Thanks
     
  13. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    what a find! we're you looking or was it dumb luck?
     
  14. spincrazy

    spincrazy I love to climb

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    Goes alright. I haven't ridden in ages. Times are a changing. Freelancing, scrapping by. Good of you to stop by. I'm not here much anymore either. You still living the good life in Kiwi land? Buddy of mine spent several months in Wellington. Loves it.
     
  15. indieboy

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    it might but you won't find to many other ppl who know what the hell they're doing with that bike, or even ppl who originally built it.
     
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    Chris Chance's ex-wife actually has all of the old stickers from practically every bike they ever made. I got a set from her about 5 months ago. The info is in my desk at work. I'll get it to you.

    The First Flight connection is a good one as well. Jeff Archer is the guy to talk to. He may have what you are looking for.
     
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    It will be time consuming, but wet sand the black of with 1000 grit all over, then use 2000 to shine up the original.
     
  18. buttychunkster

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    I hear ya! Its nice to have the ability to trace the history of a bike in these mass production days we live in isnt it? Buddy of mone spent some time with Lloyd, Tyler and co. Ill try and sort something out :)


    As for the dumb luck finding the eddy..it was pretty much. Some guy advertised and nobody wanted it! Got the complete bike for US$250 with a King Headset too.iut has been butchered tho with all kinds of crap components...still the heart of steel beats on!
     
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    PM Draco. I don't know if he checks the forums much, but his family owns 2 or 3 Fat Chance bikes and at least one is a Yo Eddie. I think I know exactly the paint scheme you're talking about, and they've got one.
     
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    That would be fantastic man..cheers!
     
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    indieboy Want fries with that?

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    who's your buddy? i race for them and spent some time up there as their shop bitch for the summer. odds are i know this person....
     
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    his name is Stu...he was there bout 3 years ago for a little while..was going to start working there but it was a bad time with 9/11 and so on so it was hard to get a work permit...hes still looking to get there at some stage...between us weve got 3 IFs ( and one Yo Eddy! )
     
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    indieboy Want fries with that?

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    i didn't know stu. if i'm not mistaken he was a painter for a while and left b/c of some health issues no?
     
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    he certainly has some issues alright but hes pretty healthy! nah hes a kiwi and an IF loving engineer type guy...
     
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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    As for the dumb luck finding the eddy..it was pretty much. Some guy advertised and nobody wanted it! Got the complete bike for US$250 with a King Headset too.iut has been butchered tho with all kinds of crap components...still the heart of steel beats on![/QUOTE]


    um...you suck :jealous:


    j/k damn what a steal...pun intended.

    you HAVE to post pics once you've got it lookin' all proper again
     
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    Hey Chris long time no see :nope:
    Welcome back. :cool:

    Have you checked around the local car painters?..... some of the higer end ones might be able to help you with the stripping back of the crap black paint. :)
     
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    Chuuuuuurr bro!

    AND Gidday...head to the North SHore andd find the nearest purple RX& driver witha metalic fade paint jon your recon!! haha

    get back to you soon hey..gottsa to go to work 2 hours up the coast
     
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    :eek: Holy crap!!!! were the hell you been?
     
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    Just leave it black.

    Black is the new................................................... black, don't ya know? :D
     
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    Hes been wandering the wilds for several years, now he's back to show us....

    The Light
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    The Way..... to the Pub? :dancing:
     
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    The way to the pub I think...I can only show you the Dark Side otherwise!

    Talllly ho!
     
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    :D

    You still on secretary Island?
     
  33. buttychunkster

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    Nah man Im in Franz Josef working on the kiwi team...tryin to break my knees!
     
  34. DaveW

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    Nice :)
    Sounds better than what a friend is doing...... hunting Didemo (sp) in the volcanic plateau.
     
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    Freakin didymo! Sick of hearing of it! Its all good down here...headin to Waipu for Xmas and so on......you still got your place at Parua? Send us an email...dont wanna clutter the RM server!
     
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    :think: I fail to see how that is a problem. :p
     
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    RALPH!! :D

    oh and who's Davem ? :confused:

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    damn i totally mispelt that. dave(doubleyou) that key doesnt seem to be (doubleyou)orking.
     
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    :think: Ton must have for gotten his Ritalin this morning...... :p


    DaveW!!!!! What up yo?