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Old 02-27-14, 04:58 AM   #276
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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.
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AMF owned a lot of recreational stuff, they even owned Harley-Davidson for a while in the 70's.
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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.
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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.
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I think I'm getting the hang of this clunker thing. Just brought these home:

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

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

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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.

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Worked for me...

I know. Your bike was one of the reasons I've been on the lookout for something like that for quite a while.
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Worked for me...
That wonderful beast was exactly what I had in mind.
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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!


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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!

I will concede. Turkey levers and stem shifters trump my David Lee Roth bar tape.
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I will concede. Turkey levers and stem shifters trump my David Lee Roth bar tape.
! It even has steel wheels!
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! It even has steel wheels!
Dude, that's a winning hand
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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...
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Yikes! brutal
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To give you some perspective, Regina, Sk was -81 F with the wind chill last night.

Good god that is cold.
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We were at -30F this morning, no wind. Dead calm.
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Sixty Fiver, what does that Twenty weigh?
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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.





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.
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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.





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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