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    hamcycles.com hamfoh's Avatar
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    Worth Building Up?

    Saw this Araya frame on CL and immediately thought 'build up'. Assuming those chips and markings are just paint, thoughts?





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    those lugs look pretty cool, i smell hi ten
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    id ride it. after making it a fixed gear

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    sure bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngandcurious View Post
    those lugs look pretty cool, i smell hi ten
    ah you're probably right. going to be heavy as hell huh

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    cottered?
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    thats good to know, thanks for sharing that :)
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    I Like to Bike youngandcurious's Avatar
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    Cranks, no
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeetow View Post
    id ride it. after making it a fixed gear

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    From the surface corrosion, it really looks like the frame is made out of hi ten....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sebster View Post
    cottered?
    Nope.

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    That looks like a pretty low end bike.As far as Hi-Ten,there are different grades,just like cro-mo.15G electro forged schwinns are anchors.So are many low end taiwanese frames from the end of the bike boom.My hi-ten shogun frame on the other hand weighs the same as my columbus tenax le tour luxe and the moto mirage i had weighed the same as my 4130 pake.

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    It's a low end bike, and in rather rough shape. I'd pay maybe $25 for it. Build it up into a cheap SS if you want, but don't bother with a new wheelset to make it FG.
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    Throw it into the nearest body of water.

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    ^ but remove the bar end shifters first
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    Quote Originally Posted by frantik View Post
    ^ but remove the bar end shifters first
    and send them to me, this is a single speed and fixed forum, and luckily I am licensed to dispose of those dangerous articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    and send them to me, this is a single speed and fixed forum, and luckily I am licensed to dispose of those dangerous articles.
    Araya really?

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    If I saw it at the dump, I'd probably grab it... Rummage sale for $20, probably not.
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