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    Wow that's looking mint! What'd you do to bring...

    Wow that's looking mint! What'd you do to bring the chain back?
  2. Thanks Jim. :lol:

    Thanks Jim. :lol:
  3. This sounds fun- although I also am questioning...

    This sounds fun- although I also am questioning my ability to do 122 miles..
  4. Wow, some really great looking builds here....

    Wow, some really great looking builds here. Awesome job done by everyone!
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    Yep- although with the feedback here we will...

    Yep- although with the feedback here we will likely make some minor changes.
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    Thank you Rob and lostarchitect for clearing this...

    Thank you Rob and lostarchitect for clearing this up for everyone. Yes, the contest involves honesty. No, we are not going to try to "prove" this or that. This is all for fun, guys! The major premise...
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    We'll update the rules shortly to include this...

    We'll update the rules shortly to include this situation.

    EDIT: acoffin beat me to the point that parts bin parts are not free.
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    The satisfaction of winning will be the primary...

    The satisfaction of winning will be the primary prize, most likely. But that might change!



    I don't see any reason for anonymity. I think the process will be more enjoyable for everyone if we...
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    Although it's true that someone out there might...

    Although it's true that someone out there might be able to come by all of that for free, the chances are quite slim. Not to mention that goes against the spirit of the contest, and I think we're all...
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    Nice job! I almost wish we had a snowstorm here...

    Nice job! I almost wish we had a snowstorm here instead of the pouring, freezing rain.
  11. Great job saving that! I'm looking forward to...

    Great job saving that! I'm looking forward to seeing how this progresses.
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    Neat! I believe the term used by mountain bikers...

    Neat! I believe the term used by mountain bikers is "dinglespeed." How quickly can you change gears?

    Now you just need to peel off that "1" in the "12 speed" decal... :p
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    No need to be anonymous. You can post progress in...

    No need to be anonymous. You can post progress in this thread, or even start your own build thread. It's all good.

    I think we will put in a mileage cap. A lot of us will be snowed in during the...
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    Sticky: Have: Vintage Brooks B72, very clean, no rips....

    Have:
    Vintage Brooks B72, very clean, no rips.
    ISO:
    Brooks B17 (or other road-type Brooks), vintage or otherwise, similar condition.
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    I like this idea, but interested to see what...

    I like this idea, but interested to see what others will say!
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    ^ Bob, are those SPD compatible?

    ^ Bob, are those SPD compatible?
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    Posted up some rules in a new thread!

    Posted up some rules in a new thread!
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    Velo-Cheapo Contest 2015 - Rules and Discussion

    Hello all,

    This is a follow-up to the original thread. These are the rules for the "Velo-Cheapo 2015" contest. The premise of the contest is to build a usable bike with a low budget.

    Each...
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    Having played bicycle polo, I fully agree with "mayhem" as the appropriate word for that.
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    The rules are in progress. We took a bit of a...

    The rules are in progress. We took a bit of a holiday leave but will be posting them soon- we're trying to incorporate what has been mentioned in this thread as best we can!
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    Emailed you

    Emailed you
  22. I could totally use one of those! Good idea..

    I could totally use one of those! Good idea..
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    I think we can definitely incorporate a lot of...

    I think we can definitely incorporate a lot of the well-liked elements of previous competitions. For certain, the bikes should be newly started projects, so everyone can see the progress from start...
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    Sounds like a fun ride! Bet you're glad you had...

    Sounds like a fun ride! Bet you're glad you had yesterday's weather and not today's. The 2 mile ride to school was enough for me!
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    Exactly- that's why I think net cost should only...

    Exactly- that's why I think net cost should only be one factor. Although, the name of the contest is "Velo Cheapo" and the winner last time cost $0, IIRC.



    I think pre-existing finds should be...
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