Welcome to Fat City Cycles!
“Fat City Cycles” was an American bicycle manufacturing company. Chris Chance began building frames in 1977. It was started by Chris Chance in 1982. The company was financed amongst others by his wife Wendyll's family.
“Fat City Cycles” was one of the early builders of mountain bikes on the East Coast of the United States. 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 Glens Falls, New York. The holding company moved the Fat City equipment to Glens Falls. Many of the employees left behind went on to start “Independent Fabrication”.
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 website www.fatcogs.com, the club of Fat fans everywhere.
Below is a list of some of the bicycles that Fat City Cycles offered:
• Buck Shaver (1994 - 1999),
• Monster Fat (1991-1993),
• Shock á Billy (1994-1999),
• Titanium (1993-1999),
• Wicked (1990 - 1999),
• Yo Betty and
• Yo Eddy (1991-1999);
…live slow, ride fast, think FAT!