Found this great example of a '85 Fat Chance trials bike on the Second Spin Cycles site. Pics courtesy of Second Spin Cycles. I knew Fat City sold trials bikes during the '80s - with one of my early Fat catalogs listing a trials frame - but have never actually seen one. Cool looking bike, especially that fork - sweet.
During the mountain bike formative years, observed trials was touted to be the next big thing, though that never occurred. I was under the illusion of being sort of a trials rider back in the day and entered a few events on my '86 Fat Chance. Great era and fun times.
Later, I picked up a used Ibis Trials Comp and then fully discovered trials rider I'm not. If interested, prior babbling about observed trials and Ibis pics from a previous post - click here - for Internet transportation device.
Cool to see a Fat trails rig, even if only in photo form. If you're into vintage mountain bikes, Second Spin Cycles is worth a visit. Dude puts out some nice restorations.