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    Part of the charm of this challenge is that there's such a huge amount of possible outcomes. People build neighborhood runarounds, fun roadies and SSMTB's already and everybody is having a lot of fun doing it, apparently.

    Just run what you brung, post a pic of the finished bike, a strava (or whatever you use) ride report and a build list with some numbers and dollar signs, as close to the financial truth as your conscience and sportsmanship allows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
    What, exactly, is the difference between 'parts bin' and 'junk pile'?
    It's a matter of chronology. When you trip over the "parts bin" you are left with a "junk pile." If your wife tells you to clean up the pile of junk on the cellar floor, you put it in the parts bin. When you trip over it, the cycle repeats.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyb View Post
    ...As mentioned, the litmus test should be would you care if it was left in the rain cabled to a fence next to a bus stop for a week?...
    As mentioned, i'm building this bike for my son. I'm just hoping if he does leave it in the rain next to a bus stop for a week, that he takes care to cable it to a fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailmix View Post
    In my opinion, my bike will never win because it took little to no effort on my part to get it roadworthy. That isn't going to stop me from playing.
    That's the spirit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    (..) as close to the (...) truth as your conscience and sportsmanship allows.
    That should work ...

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    I'd consider picking up this "schwing mountain bike" to participate... but it might be too exciting.
    If someone can pour a Guinness with a cycle instead of a shamrock on top, I'll update my profile pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    Cool score, the tires even match. The thing I really don't like about these early MTB's are those ridiculously upward-pointed stems, I fixed that with a road bike stem and riser bars for my own build. Other than that, it looks good to go!
    It has a near- new set of Serfas Drifters and the bike has been recently serviced. I need to fiddle with the rear shifter, it seems to be sticking. I hated those upright stems back then but now they seem "vintage".

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    Quote Originally Posted by echo victor View Post
    I'd consider picking up this "schwing mountain bike" to participate... but it might be too exciting.
    Looks like a good candidate.

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    The seat post is now out!

    Wow that was a royal pain in the butt!

    Paint damage on seat tube, seatcluster and bottom bracket area.
    But at least the frame isn't useless now.

    If anybody else wants to remove a seatpost via caustic soda here is my advice.
    After soaking it with occasional top up and leaving all night it didn't do much.
    So the best thing to do is to add more solution every minute or so and keep the reaction fierce.
    This method took about 45 mins to an hour to get it out.

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    Congrats! And thanks for the tips.


    Quote Originally Posted by Daveyates View Post
    The seat post is now out!

    Wow that was a royal pain in the butt!

    Paint damage on seat tube, seatcluster and bottom bracket area.
    But at least the frame isn't useless now.

    If anybody else wants to remove a seatpost via caustic soda here is my advice.
    After soaking it with occasional top up and leaving all night it didn't do much.
    So the best thing to do is to add more solution every minute or so and keep the reaction fierce.
    This method took about 45 mins to an hour to get it out.
    Klunker King wannabe

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    If you can sacrifice the seat post, a reciprocating saw is cleaner and faster, plus no paint damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
    Congrats! And thanks for the tips.
    Cheers, on a plus side at least it's looking more like a clunker lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    If you can sacrifice the seat post, a reciprocating saw is cleaner and faster, plus no paint damage.
    That sounds like a very good idea, but not so much in my hands.
    I'm afraid i'd most likely go straight through the frame with one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
    That should work ...
    That's the spirit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narhay View Post
    The C&V Clunker 100 Challenge. The hunt, the build, the slog.

    Edit: although they are very nice, this game is not to show off your past finds. This is to find and build something new specifically for this purpose.
    I'm in. I found this frameset last week, a 1938 Humber Sports sport version for $5 at a salvage yard, has bent forks and a bent downtube and toptube. Frameset consists of frame, forks with headset, stem and bars, grips, chainring with cranks and pedals, headlight mount-bracket, seat and seatpost. The frame has the original guidewheel for the shifter cable, clamp-on bracket for the front cable sheath stop at the front of the toptube, clamp-on front mount for a chainguard, and frame-welded pump mounts. I'll build it out with restored paint (no full strip since I need to protect the original faint gold script on TT, DT and ST), 26 inch wheels, 3-speed S/A hub, handlebar shifter, caliper brakes, fenders, chainguard, headlight, taillight, magneto, and frame tire pump, all "period-correct style", not one new part.

    I haven't touched the frame except to take off the seat and seatpost to remove an old chain-lock left on the frame, so I could see the serial number clearly. Here's my starting point:


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    Quote Originally Posted by jj1091 View Post
    I'm in. I found this frameset last week, a 1938 Humber Sports sport version for $5 at a salvage yard, has bent forks and a bent downtube and toptube. Frameset consists of frame, forks with headset, stem and bars, grips, chainring with cranks and pedals, headlight mount-bracket, seat and seatpost. The frame has the original guidewheel for the shifter cable, clamp-on bracket for the front cable sheath stop at the front of the toptube, clamp-on front mount for a chainguard, and frame-welded pump mounts. I'll build it out with restored paint (no full strip since I need to protect the original faint gold script on TT, DT and ST), 26 inch wheels, 3-speed S/A hub, handlebar shifter, caliper brakes, fenders, chainguard, headlight, taillight, magneto, and frame tire pump, all "period-correct style", not one new part.

    I haven't touched the frame except to take off the seat and seatpost to remove an old chain-lock left on the frame, so I could see the serial number clearly. Here's my starting point:


    DSCF1797.jpgDSCF1810.jpgDSCF1804.jpgDSCF1807.jpgDSCF1796.jpg
    Perfect for this challenge, nice find

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveyates View Post
    Perfect for this challenge, nice find
    Thanks, I started to up the ante and say I could do it in 14 days for half the $100 and I'd ride it to Texas and back from Florida in 30 days, but I hate to make other people look bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echo victor View Post
    I'd consider picking up this "schwing mountain bike" to participate... but it might be too exciting.


    Also - I'm in. Schwinn LeTour en-route.
    Last edited by kunsunoke; 02-22-14 at 07:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunsunoke View Post

    Also - I'm in. Schwinn LeTour en-route.
    hehe, Wayne's World is just too funny. Love Mike Myers.

    Oh, and here's a little progress shot. Got some Fat Franks in the mail, and they fit great.


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    Made some headway today.

    I spent most of the morning upside down in my parts bin, and actually found a chain ring bolt for the rather obscure Thun crank set:



    The warm glowing feeling that came with that find subsided quickly when I started cleaning the derailers. Both have literally been chewed up. I tried to bend the FD in some sort of usable shape, but then noticed light shining through where it shouldn't:



    The RD is even worse:




    Another dive to the bottom of the parts bin yielded this pair of 300 Exage derailers. In dire need of some lubrication, but at least they're in one piece. How much would these set me back?



    Slowly but surely the Atala is beginning to look like a bicycle again:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jj1091 View Post
    That fork looks bent to me and do the two tubes merging into the head tube, but what do I know about 75 year old bikes? You should have gone all out like me and spent $10.00!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    That fork looks bent to me and do the two tubes merging into the head tube, but what do I know about 75 year old bikes? You should have gone all out like me and spent $10.00!
    It is bent, so is the TT and DT, not bad, fixable, it's why I let it sit where I found it for a month before I picked it up, needed to research how to unbend things, and also why I chose this frame for this challenge, the difficulty of the challenge will add to my bike-building skills. Next up is learning how to weld.

    But, I thought I'd put that info in the post, here. I'd actually put the info in the C & V thread where the other guy was looking to identify an unknown frame, I recognized his immediately, he has the same bike, except all-equipped, maybe one year difference in the manufacture. We compared notes and pics, and I have a ready resource. Mine has graphics he couldn't see and a good headbadge decal, his graphics were all gone, but he had all the period-correct components.

    Good catch.

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    Despite already having too many projects (and bikes), I really wanted to take this challenge. After perusing my local CL, I despaired of finding my $10 dream clunker. And then I remembered! Last year I bought a truly clunkeriffic beast from Goodwill for $15; I only wanted the rack and the crankset and so stripped it down and stuck it in the back of the basement (where all things go to die in my house). I just tossed the frame in the stand and decided that if I could free the bottom bracket, this would be my entry. Having success, I present the Lee World Mountain Sport, formerly with 18 speeds.



    This is as I bought it in April of last year. Just about everything on it was junk, so I'll probably only be using the crankset, headset and bottom bracket. The rest will be up to my parts bin and the used section at the co-op.

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    Quote Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post

    Another dive to the bottom of the parts bin yielded this pair of 300 Exage derailers. In dire need of some lubrication, but at least they're in one piece. How much would these set me back?


    I think a fair price would be 51 euros each.
    Which one ya gonna pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveyates View Post
    I think a fair price would be 51 euros each.
    Which one ya gonna pick?
    I guess that was to be expected.

    I'll be happy to sell them to you at that price, btw. I'll even pay for the shipping. Where do I send them?

    In these parts, €51 buys you a complete Campy NR set:



    I think $15 for the pair is more realistic.
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    If complete and unbent, those Exage derailleurs would be asking $12 a pair at a swap meet, you'd offer six, then settle for nine. That's about €6.50 or so, I think.
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