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Old 04-24-11, 03:34 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-24-11, 03:36 PM   #2
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those lugs look pretty cool, i smell hi ten
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Old 04-24-11, 03:37 PM   #3
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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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Cranks, no
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From the surface corrosion, it really looks like the frame is made out of hi ten....

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Old 04-24-11, 06:38 PM   #8
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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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^ 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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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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