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zukahn1 02-27-14 04:58 AM

Yeah it does look a little cheesy Huffesk, but trying to stay legit under $100 it's hard not to cut a few corners and have something with a decent shift group and wheels.

crank_addict 02-27-14 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by downtube42 (Post 16524183)
AMF Roadmaster

What a name! I like how it sounds and also reminds me of 'bowling alleys'.

Kobe 02-27-14 03:34 PM

AMF owned a lot of recreational stuff, they even owned Harley-Davidson for a while in the 70's.

noglider 02-27-14 03:37 PM

That Sekai does not look Huffyesque to me at all. If you end up with a bike with brifters for $100, I need to learn some things from you.

Sixty Fiver 02-27-14 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16533106)
That Sekai does not look Huffyesque to me at all. If you end up with a bike with brifters for $100, I need to learn some things from you.

I got a pair of 8 speed Shimano brifters for $15.00... :)

Just need to slap those on a Huffy for the win.

non-fixie 02-27-14 04:13 PM

I think I'm getting the hang of this clunker thing. Just brought these home:

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Grotefoto-8OWATAOX.jpg

Italuminium 02-27-14 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16533106)
That Sekai does not look Huffyesque to me at all. If you end up with a bike with brifters for $100, I need to learn some things from you.

It can be done, for sure. but a set of decent brifter cables is already pretty expensive, 40$ for Campagnolo at least. But then again, anybody that can pull a sub-100$ with ergopowers deserves a medal anyway.

Italuminium 02-27-14 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by non-fixie (Post 16533215)
I think I'm getting the hang of this clunker thing. Just brought these home:

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Grotefoto-8OWATAOX.jpg

these two beg for a drop bar conversion and a weight weenie program!

non-fixie 02-27-14 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Italuminium (Post 16533223)
these two beg for a drop bar conversion and a weight weenie program!

My thoughts exactly! Well, at least one of them. Probably the blue one.

downtube42 02-27-14 09:25 PM

In the game of low-budget race cars, there's sometimes a rule that anybody can buy anybody else's car for a set amount. Just to keep things relatively honest. I suppose it's too late to inject new rules now, but it's a thought for the next challenge.

Sixty Fiver 02-27-14 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Italuminium (Post 16533223)
these two beg for a drop bar conversion and a weight weenie program!

Worked for me...

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...restrocks2.JPG

crank_addict 02-27-14 11:54 PM

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^^^I've got to do one of those conversions! We'll since this topic is partially of sub $100 bikes, I picked this Twenty up for just a tad under $10, yes TEN dollars (incl. tax) from a Goodwill. New skins and pads bumped up the total cost and wifey is happy. NOTE: This was way before the contest started and in no way would you see me on it, let alone a 100k ride...lol.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=366395

non-fixie 02-28-14 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 16534010)

I know. Your bike was one of the reasons I've been on the lookout for something like that for quite a while.

Italuminium 02-28-14 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 16534010)
Worked for me...

That wonderful beast was exactly what I had in mind.

turky lurkey 02-28-14 06:34 AM

I've already had a whole thread about this bike, but oh well, here it is again. This 15 dollar purchase qualifies me for the clunker 100 contest and I should have no problem racking up some miles on this 1976 Kuwahara built American Flyer. Heck I could even track the mileage with the giant speedometer that came on the bike. Although I would have to put it back on, I already removed the speedometer, the big mirror and the kickstand and the bike instantly lost 3 lbs, down to a feather weight 31 lbs. I've got $60.00 in consumables on order for this one, and that should pretty well complete it. Now a $50.00 clucker challenge would be a real challenge and we would see some serious clunkage!

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/a...psfee4911e.jpg

OldsCOOL 02-28-14 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by turky lurkey (Post 16534596)
I've already had a whole thread about this bike, but oh well, here it is again. This 15 dollar purchase qualifies me for the clunker 100 contest and I should have no problem racking up some miles on this 1976 Kuwahara built American Flyer. Heck I could even track the mileage with the giant speedometer that came on the bike. Although I would have to put it back on, I already removed the speedometer, the big mirror and the kickstand and the bike instantly lost 3 lbs, down to a feather weight 31 lbs. I've got $60.00 in consumables on order for this one, and that should pretty well complete it. Now a $50.00 clucker challenge would be a real challenge and we would see some serious clunkage!

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/a...psfee4911e.jpg

I will concede. Turkey levers and stem shifters trump my David Lee Roth bar tape.

turky lurkey 02-28-14 07:04 AM

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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL (Post 16534625)
I will concede. Turkey levers and stem shifters trump my David Lee Roth bar tape.

! It even has steel wheels!

OldsCOOL 02-28-14 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by turky lurkey (Post 16534645)
! It even has steel wheels!

Dude, that's a winning hand

jish1969 02-28-14 07:18 AM

Only 8.6km on the Sierra so far, but I'm really gonna need the Buffalo weather to start cooperating...Wind chill is putting us in the -25 area today...

turky lurkey 02-28-14 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by jish1969 (Post 16534670)
Only 8.6km on the Sierra so far, but I'm really gonna need the Buffalo weather to start cooperating...Wind chill is putting us in the -25 area today...

Yikes! brutal

Sixty Fiver 02-28-14 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by turky lurkey (Post 16534676)
Yikes! brutal

To give you some perspective, Regina, Sk was -81 F with the wind chill last night.

Good god that is cold.

OldsCOOL 02-28-14 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by jish1969 (Post 16534670)
Only 8.6km on the Sierra so far, but I'm really gonna need the Buffalo weather to start cooperating...Wind chill is putting us in the -25 area today...

We were at -30F this morning, no wind. Dead calm.

noglider 02-28-14 10:29 AM

Sixty Fiver, what does that Twenty weigh?

zukahn1 02-28-14 12:59 PM

Well I finished the Sekai 400. Decent 700c wheels, 8speed Sora shifters, with Deore DX Dr's and Mafac brakes. Rides pretty nice and shifts good.
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/...ps72526096.jpg
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/...ps11894365.jpg
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/...psba439e12.jpg
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/...ps00130a90.jpg

I kept the build under $100 but spent way to much time on it about 10hours updating to somewhat modern. I could have done it as a classic friction 10 speed build in only a couple of hours.

turky lurkey 02-28-14 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by zukahn1 (Post 16535896)
Well I finished the Sekai 400. Decent 700c wheels, 8speed Sora shifters, with Deore DX Dr's and Mafac brakes. Rides pretty nice and shifts good.
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/...ps72526096.jpg
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/...ps11894365.jpg
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/...psba439e12.jpg
http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/...ps00130a90.jpg

I kept the build under $100 but spent way to much time on it about 10hours updating to somewhat modern. I could have done it as a classic friction 10 speed build in only a couple of hours.


That's a great looking bike! The thing with this contest is that many C&V'ers are so proficient at building nice quality bikes at low cost I have a feeling we aren't gonna see many bikes who's final condition could be considered clunky.
Good work on your Sekai!
BTW: awesome weather we are having here in the Springs today, I am sure it's the same in Denver. I hope you got a chance to put some miles on your new bike? I hope I can get out for 20 miles or so later.


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