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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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    Quote Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
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    What a name! I like how it sounds and also reminds me of 'bowling alleys'.

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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.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    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:

    Klunker King wannabe

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    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.
    Klunker King wannabe

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    these two beg for a drop bar conversion and a weight weenie program!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    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.
    Klunker King wannabe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
    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.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    I will concede. Turkey levers and stem shifters trump my David Lee Roth bar tape.
    ! It even has steel wheels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
    ! It even has steel wheels!
    Dude, that's a winning hand
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jish1969 View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
    Yikes! brutal
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jish1969 View Post
    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.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Sixty Fiver, what does that Twenty weigh?
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
    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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