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Chris Chance to re-launch Fat Chance at NAHBS

Published January 9, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BRAIN) — Chris Chance, who has taken a multi-year hiatus from the bike industry, is returning in March, when he will show a new line of Yo Eddy Team Fat Chance frames at the 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show here.

Chance let it be known at the 2014 Interbike show that he would be resurrecting his bike company, which was founded in 1982 and shut down in the late 1990s after several ownership changes and relocations. Chance, known as a leader of the East Coast style of mountain bike design, relocated to Marin County, California, after the company shut down. He's been making a living as a Shiatsu practitioner.

Each of the new Fat Chance bicycles will be made by hand in Marin County. The first round of Yo Eddy Team frames will be a limited offering, available for pre-sale via a Kickstarter campaign this month. Dealer availability will follow, Chance said.

"I have been out of the bike scene for what seems like a long time," Chance said. "So much has changed during my hiatus, but most of what I love about bikes is still alive and well ... My excitement is growing every day as the resurrection of Fat Chance Bicycles progresses and NAHBS will be the perfect venue to relaunch the brand."

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