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    That guy from the Chi Chitown_Mike's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pompiere View Post
    The way the snow is piled up around here, it will be 100 days before the first garage sales start.
    Same here.

    I want in on the challenge....but the work bonus usually doesn't come in until late March. I might watch this one this year, so far I like the contenders!
    Looking forward to my winter commuting adventure.....

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    What would REALLY make things fair is to make it a 'claiming race'. We get to claim anyone's clunker for only $100 at the end of this contest. No removal of parts before the sale, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
    What would REALLY make things fair is to make it a 'claiming race'. We get to claim anyone's clunker for only $100 at the end of this contest. No removal of parts before the sale, either.
    Great idea, I'm in!

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    ^^^^ ah ha.... wagering clunkers sort of like racing for 'pink slips'. Now that changes things for the up and up.

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    My goodness...you people really like to complicate things.

    Let's keep this as simple as possible:

    -No, you cannot sell a $100 bike for a profit and buy another with the proceeds.

    -Many of you will end up with $100 clunkers in the end but a few of you will find $100 gems. The $100 is a firm budget. You get points for finding nice bikes but you'll also get points for POS bikes. It's up to you. $100 total, C&V bike. It has to survive 100km. Find, build and ride within 100 days.

    -No, your find from 3 years ago you've already built up does not count. The hunt and build are 2 of the 3 caveats of this game.

    -No, you can't rent a bike.

    -If you have to spend 3 paragraphs justifying why your bike may fit here...it doesn't.

    -Swapping parts around is OK but it comes out of your total budget.

    -The bike is yours to do with as you please at the end. Give it away, trash it, sell it, keep riding. I don't particularly care.

    - The bike should be classified as C&V. If you were post it here and someone says..."Hey, you might get better feedback if you go to the (MTB/Road) forum" then it doesn't count. I'm thinking pre-1990 road bikes and because MTB are newer...maybe 1995 and earlier. If in doubt, go older. There is no definition of true C&V but use your best judgment.

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    Order summary
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    Nashbar Rim Strips
    Item No. NS-RS1-M
    2 $3.99
    $2.39
    $4.78
    Nashbar Diamond Grips
    Item No. NS-DG
    1 $12.99
    $7.79
    $7.79
    Nashbar 26x2.1-2.5 Schrader MTB Tube
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    2 $5.99
    $3.59
    $7.18
    Ritchey Logic Speedmax Beta Comp Mountain Tire
    Item No. YT-CSB-2.0
    2 $34.99
    $15.99
    $31.98

    Subtotal $51.73
    Shipping $7.99
    Shipping Discount -$7.99
    Tax $0.00
    TOTAL $51.73
    Today You Saved -$7.99


    This puts my total cost at $82.26 so far...
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    I'm in. There's a Mennonite bike shop that has a "scrap" pile out back. I'm sure I can find something in there. This should be a recently acquired bike/frame/whatever. That should help level the field a little
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    Here's my official entry.............purchased at the Goodwill for $39.99 as shown on the saddle and still untouched.


    "Stay thirsty my friends"

    "Give a man a beer and he wastes an hour. Teach a man to brew and he wastes a lifetime."

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    Ooh, turkey levers and stem shifters. Very nice. And that chain. What's going on there?

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    I'll toss my hat in the ring if anyone has a 23" frame you'd like to trade for a 19” one. I have three to choose from, including a mixte. Or a 17" step through.

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    Well If I have to go buy another bike, I'm out.

    The basement is full enough of projects I need to finish.
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    The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.

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    "While anyone who wishes to participate is encouraged to follow the spirit of the game and go out and get a new bicycle, an untouched project waiting in the shed is ok, too."

    Quote Originally Posted by redneckwes View Post
    Well If I have to go buy another bike, I'm out.

    The basement is full enough of projects I need to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
    "While anyone who wishes to participate is encouraged to follow the spirit of the game and go out and get a new bicycle, an untouched project waiting in the shed is ok, too."
    That I can handle, all I did to the Concorde is air up the tires and oil the chain.

    I highly doubt It could make it 60 miles in it's current condition. The tires had 0psi and still looked full, they might be a little dried out..
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    The last two bikes on my list are a 50's Lenton Grand Prix and a '64 Raleigh Record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r0ckh0und View Post
    Here's my official entry.............purchased at the Goodwill for $39.99 as shown on the saddle and still untouched.

    Nice score and if you resell that flickstand might wash the bottom line to zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
    Nice score and if you resell that flickstand might wash the bottom line to zero.
    Good to know...............I've probably tossed more than a couple of those.
    "Stay thirsty my friends"

    "Give a man a beer and he wastes an hour. Teach a man to brew and he wastes a lifetime."

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    Got it.
    SPD's are ok but don't give full points.

    I just purchased a Diamondback 21 speed mountain bike, with newer Michelin semi street tires for $50.
    Altus RD, 21 speeds. I pick it up tonight. The guy was cleaning out his garage and wanted to simply get rid of it.
    I looked at it and it was in good shape, and looked like everything worked. Truthfully-I would have bought that bike before buying some POS Wallmart bike.

    I will clean up and tune up the bike for elbow grease and white lithium grease - $0.
    Next week the ice and snow should be melted to the point to get in 100 km.

    Where to get a broke in Brooks for $10???????

    The best part - I can donate it to one of my grandkids after the 100k!

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    My $13 goodwill bike. I changed out the flatbar and added a front brake from the junk box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjames1452 View Post
    Where to get a broke in Brooks for $10???????
    I was with rhm once, and we went into a bike shop with a lot of old beater parts. He came out with two usable leather saddles for $10. Neither was a Brooks, but for $10 your @$$ can't be picky.

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    I've got the perfect candidate guys... too bad the skies came down as soon as I got it home. Portentous? pics tomorrow!
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

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    Narhay, I've had a frame set lying around a long time. Is that allowed?

    The frame is too big for me to ride. Is there a substitute for riding it, such as selling it and making sure the new owner rides it 100 km?
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    I've got a Shogun 100 sitting in the basement in "as found" condition. Paid 20 bucks for it. Pictures when I get some time, but you can see the back wheel in this shot, furthest one back on the right. I'm in!


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    I fully understood the rules from the opening post..........pretty clear.

    Now for my stupid questions..........................Bonus points for going full budget and still having a legit clunker?

    ...........................Leave it unlocked in a public place and it doesn't get stolen?
    Last edited by r0ckh0und; 02-14-14 at 10:50 AM.
    "Stay thirsty my friends"

    "Give a man a beer and he wastes an hour. Teach a man to brew and he wastes a lifetime."

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    Unused frameset is fine. Too big might mean it would be best to find something else for this particular competition. If you sell it to someone else and it is the right size for them then direct them over here.

    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Narhay, I've had a frame set lying around a long time. Is that allowed?

    The frame is too big for me to ride. Is there a substitute for riding it, such as selling it and making sure the new owner rides it 100 km?

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    Polished and waxed the frame, freed the freewheel and chain, BB and headset overhauled, bullhorn bars polished right up, although the quill was pretty rusty, new brake cables and housing installed, cleaned and lubed the wheels, tightened up some spokes.
    I havent touched the shifter cables yet, but AI just took it for a spin and they progress nicely after some lube. I have 17 bucks and some change remaining, and new tires, tubes, strips and grips on the way from Nashbar.
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    Update:
    r0ckh0und has offered me a 23" frame and I've accepted it, so I'll offer either of my 19” men's frames, and a 17" lady's, to anyone who wants one (i.e. for this challenge, or not). You pay shipping, but I can ship cheap. PM for details.

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