Team Fat Chance / Yo Eddy / 1993

This Team Fat Chance is painted in the now famous ‘Aqua Fade’ paint scheme. It was offered as an option on the Team frames as an option to a single colour. Built with quad butted heat treated True Temper tubing. It boasted the most robust tire clearance at the time - allowing the rider to use the beefiest tire available. Chris Chance started building frames in 1977 - until 1982 he built only road frames. The first mountain bikes he built were fillet brazed - followed by an all TIG welded line up of quad butted, heat treated oversize tubes - living up to their name ‘Fat Chance’ - which was also a reference to the fat tire bikes that were gaining in popularity. This Yo Eddy is a prime example of the 1990’s race bikes - having just about every lightweight anodized part available at the time. 

Year: 1993 

Frame: Fat Chance / Team Yo Eddy 

Fork: Fat Chance / Segmented Crown 

Stem: Salsa / Pro Moto Roller 

Headset: Chris King / Gripnut 

Bottom Bracket: Grafton / ‘Speedcase’ Sealed Titanium 

Handlebar: Answer / HYPERLITE 

Shifters: Shimano XTR M900 

Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900 

Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR M900 

Brake Levers: Grafton / Speed Controllers 

Front Brake: Grafton / Speed Controllers 

Rear Brake: Grafton / Speed Controllers 

Crankset: Grafton / Joystix 

Chainrings: Kooka 

Pedals: Grafton / Speedtrap 

Hubs: Ringlé / Super Duper Bubba 

Rims: Mavic / M231 

Tires: Panaracer Smoke Classic/Dart 

Wheel QR: Ringlé / Holey Ti Stix 

Seatpost: Ringlé / Moby 

Saddle: Selle Italia / Flite Titanium 

Seatpost QR: Ringlé / Ti Stix 

Grips: Oury 

Chain: Shimano XTR M900 

Cogs: Ultimate Machine Co. Titanium 

Owner: Mike Berlin’s Mountain Bikes