Restored Classic Wicked Fat Chance to be Given Away as Part of Bike Collective Fundraiser
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 2, 2022) — Salt Lake City-based Rob Freeze is the man behind the Oldshovel YouTube channel, and to fans and bicycle industry cognoscenti, he is widely known for his painstaking and thorough bike restoration videos, oftentimes breathing new life into vintage and/or historically significant pieces of road and mountain bike history. The Oldshovel channel currently has 182,000 subscribers, and several individual videos have morethan 1 million views each.
Rob also happens to be a big fan and supporter of Utah’s Bicycle Collective, a 501c3 nonprofit made upof 4 community bike shops with locations in Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden, and St. George.
As part of a fundraiser to help the Bicycle Collective’s efforts to raise money for their NEW HUB, Rob recently restored a vintage Wicked Fat Chance mountain bike, then donated it back to the Bicycle Collective to be offered up in an opportunity drawing. Rob rescued this bike from the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective where it had an uncertain future, due to a seized seat post. No spoiler alerts here, you will have to watch the video to see how Rob stuck with the build, unstuck the seat post, and even staged a reunion with its original builder, Chris Chance at the Sea Otter Classic.
Watch the video:
From now until June 30, 2022, you can purchase opportunity drawing tickets for $10 each, with all proceeds going directly to the current capital campaign to raise money for the construction of the NEW HUB, the future center of operations for the entire Bicycle Collective that will be built in the Central Ninth district of Salt Lake City.
The Bicycle Collective is a group of nonprofit bike shops that refurbish donated bicycles and put them into the hands of those in need — focusing on children, newly resettled refugees and immigrants, individuals experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, individuals recovering from substance abuse, and low-to-moderate income households.
Learn about The Bicycle Collective’s Mission and Impact:
The Bicycle Collective is seeking to build a new hub that will be significantly larger than our current location and specifically designed to house multiple operations simultaneously—sales, service, recycling, volunteering, bikes and parts storage, educational programming—in a sustainably-built, energy efficient space designed to be welcoming and encourage collaboration. This flagship location in the heart of Salt Lake City’s Central Ninth District will allow us to deepen our impact in the communities we serve. To date, through the generosity of supporters listed below, we have raised $2.6 of the $4.5 million needed to break ground.
Learn More about the Bicycle Collective’s New Hub:
Wicked Fat Chance Photo Gallery by John Shafer, photo-john.net