The Pros Closet – 92 Slim Chance.

You may have seen a lot of a certain 1992 Slim Chance that’s owned by Pete Lopinto from The Pro’s Closet. Pete was kind enough to loan the bike to us for some photo shoots and media engagements at Sea Otter. In case you’re wondering what the background is on this fine example of a vintage Slim Chance we’ve re-published the original profile / photos of the bike which first appeared on the Pro’s Closet website here.

Name: Pete Lopinto

Position at TPC: Chief Evangelist

What you ride: 1992 Fat City Cycles Slim Chance

Why you ride it: I started at racing in 1992, at the age of 12, and I wanted to build a bike from that year to make my cycling career come full-circle. I always lusted after these bikes when I was a kid, but could never afford them or the parts that were spec’d on the top end bikes. Now I have it. Being an adult is great!

Fun facts about the bike: Not many people know Chis Chance actually made these road bikes and they have a cult following. It uses Columbus TSX tubing, which is cool because the inside of the tubes are rifled. Every part is correct for a 1992 build and the rims are a semi-rare sought after model, the Paris-Roubaix.

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Model: Slim Chance

Size: 54cm

Year: 1992

Frame Material: Columbus TSX Tubing

Fork: Columbus

Weight: 19.5lbs

Headset: Dura Ace 7400

Front Derailleur: Dura Ace 7402

Rear Derailleur: Dura Ace 7402

Brakes: Dura Ace 7402

Shifters: Dura Ace 7402 8 Speed

Levers: Dura Ace 7401

Crankset: Dura Ace 7402, 170mm, 39/52

Cassette: Mavic “Shark Tooth” 8 Speed Cassette

Bottom Bracket: Dura Ace 7400

Chain: Dura Ace HG 8 speed

Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia

Stem: Cinelli 1A

Seatpost: Dura Ace 7400 26.8

Saddle: Perforated Selle Italia Flite

Wheelset: Handbuilt Mavic Paris-Roubaix Tubular Rims With Mavic 571/2 Hubs // Mavic Skewers

Tires: Challenge Strada (These are not period correct because we are building this bike to ride)

**** Built w/ NOS Shimano Dura Ace Housing & Cables

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