April 19, 2015
Chris Chance was on hand at the Sea Otter to show off his near to production bikes – which includes much of the forum-based ‘constructive criticism’ after revealing his original Kickstarter campaign.
The 2015 Yo Eddy will feature a new, straight head tube (rather than the unpopular conical design) and some neat touches, like zip-tie cable stops, a bolt-on front mech boss and some shaped and machined chainstays – especially in the crank clearance area. Having previously never said he’d have a shaped (or dented) chainstay, Chance has had to go against his principles in the name of actually fitting a modern sized tyre in there. Another trademark Fat Chance thing to go by the way are the bullet chainstay ends, due to the newly enlarged dropouts that’ll take the thru-axle.
Chris is very excited to be back in the bike trade and, with a full initial order book, looks forward in getting the first frames made at their Californian frame shop they’re using.
The Mk2 (or three, if you count the original back in the day) Yo Eddy looks very smart and we imagine it’ll make many new owners very happy.
More pics in the gallery below…