Couldn't find a thread directly related to beaters. You know, those cheap bikes/builds that have taken you miles and expect nothing in return. Here's mine. Ebay Equipe frame/fork for $79. No name wheels with tubes and tires for just over $100. Almost everything Nashbar - bars, stem, brakes, saddle and pedals. No name crank and seatpost. Bags from China. Spent too much on bar wrap. I love it, fits great, and it owes me nothing.
Probably could have bought cheaper but what fun is that?