Fat City Cycles
|Fate||Bought by a Holding Company and Closed|
|Key people||Chris Chance|
|Products||Mountain, Cyclocross and Road Bicycles|
Fat City Cycles was an American bicycle manufacturing company. Fat City was started by Chris Chance in 1982. Fat City Cycles was one of the early builders of mountain bikes on the East Coast of the United States. When Fat City moved from Somerville, Massachusetts to South Glens Falls, New York, many of the employees left behind went on to start Independent Fabrication.
History of Fat City Cycles
Chris Chance began building frames in 1977. The company was financed amongst others by his wife Wendyll's family. Chance built his first mountain bike frame in 1982, The Fat Chance.
Fat City Cycles closed its doors in Somerville in October 1994, when it was sold to a holding company which had acquired another bike company (Serotta) in South Glens Falls, New York. The holding company moved the Fat City equipment to South Glens Falls. Few employees remained with the company after the move.
Fans and enthusiasts of the now-defunct Fat City Cycles and Fat Chance bicycles from around the world now share their bikes, stories and love of the brand at the web site Fat Cogs, or the Fat Chance Owners Group — the club of Fat fans everywhere.
Below is a list of some of the bicycles that Fat City Cycles offered.
|Fat Chance||Chro-mo steel||Mountain bike|
|Fat Chance with 24" Rear Wheel||Mountain bike|
|Team Comp ||Mountain bike|
|Monster Fat||1991||1993||Chro-mo steel||Mountain bike|
|Slim Chance||Chro-mo steel||Road bike|
|Shock A Billy Full||1994||Chro-mo steel||Full suspension
|Yo Eddy||1991||1999||Chro-mo steel||Mountain bike|
|Yo Betty||Chro-mo steel||Mountain bike|
|Buck Shaver||1994||Chro-mo steel||Mountain bike|
|Wicked Fat Chance||1987||Chro-mo steel||Mountain bike|
|Fat F*ck'n Chance|
|Flaming Sea Cycles||1980|
- Fat Chance Museum
- The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame - Hall of Fame Inductees
- Independent Fabrication
- 1983 Fat Chance
- 1987 Fat Chance w/ 24" rear wheel
- 1991 Monster Fat
- 1992 Slim Chance
- 1994 Fat Chance Shock A Billy
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