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Old 07-06-18, 04:09 PM
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Math looks fair to me. Ride On! Don
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Looks like Non-fixie is on the way to a classy clunker. Don
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Dismantled the bike yesterday evening, to see what's what. The parts all seemed to be in reasonable nick, but beneath them was a frame that needs a lot of TLC:

... and Shimano drop-outs further fuel my suspicion of it being a Belgian frame:



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Belgian Mystery frame? Sounds like a Job for Hercule Poiriot
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Bike Secured, $80, so some wiggle room but not much, based on CL ad it had a tune up sometime in the last year so I will hopefully be good for 100k, tires, chain, cables and housing look OK at first glance.

It is, I believe, a 1990 Bianchi Ibex, lugged steel mountain bike, and if I like the ride it may end up as a keeper as I have been looking for a lugged steel MTB.

I am going to call him Barney.(in person that Blue paint looks Purple)

If any Bianchi experts (@BianchiGirl?) want to chime in I would love some info. I know its made in Taiwan, Suntour components, top tube derailleur and rear brake cable runs. no suspension. mismatched wheels, tires and tubes (presta and Shrader) 7 speeds, trigger shifters


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Looks like Non-fixie is on the way to a classy clunker. Don
Raising the bar, are we?

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Does This Qualify

I bought a Nishiki at Play it Again Sports for $40 plus tax for the Suntour Barcons The seat tube is janked.


The components are not great, but they work.

If I sell the Barcons, I will have very little in the bike.

Someone gave me a Bianchi frame and fork.
if I use the components from the Fuji on the Bianchi, find a used saddle that doesn't kill my butt, get a used pair if stem shifters, that will give me plenty of budget for tires and tubes. LBS may have good used ones....I'll see.

Legal? I think net, I can have $50 in this thing.
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Originally Posted by Bicycle Addict View Post
So as I see it I have a few options.
1) Trek 800 MTB Free of the side off the road, had a broken rear axle that I replaced out of a junk wheel(now disposed of)
2) Ladies frame Unmarked, Free off the side of the road, frame, wheels, handlebar, no brakes or shifters, derailleurs
3) Milazo(NZ Marquee) Estay MTB bought off a NZ Auction site for $10NZ, needs tyres,tubes,cables,pads and a gd clean
4)Carlton Corsa 5 bought for $10NZ with another bike that I sold for $20, Carlton wheels had rusted out completely, long story short I only have frame and fork headset etc, I did re tap B.B. threads to 24tpi though
5)Giant Butte MTB $10 off a NZ auction site, needs tyres,tubes,cables,chain,BB

There maybe more, well I also might get another . . .just for the challenge of course
Did I miss a loophole in the rules about getting multiple bikes for $100 and riding each of them to accumulate the 100 km?
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Last year:

"Special Dispensations" for rules conflicts were given. Ask the "ClunkMeister", Narhay.

A few entered more than 1 Clunker, but each was ridden (or at least attempted) 100 Kilometers
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Did I miss a loophole in the rules about getting multiple bikes for $100 and riding each of them to accumulate the 100 km?
😂I am undecided as to what I would enter . . .*pauses typing to bring up latest listings on a local auction site.
@Narhay, when is close off date for entry?
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I don't think the bar can be any lower, can only be raised. We have seen your rides, so looking forward to the Completed Clunker. Don
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I don't think the bar can be any lower, can only be raised. We have seen your rides, so looking forward to the Completed Clunker. Don
Yeah, yeah. Easy for you to say, with your beautiful, nearly new, burnt orange Gitane mixte. That is such a lovely frame ...

I need to think of something quickly.
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Yesterday, I rode the Gitane around town, followed same route in the evening with the PKN10, then a late night Raleigh Superbe ride with its Dynohub lighting. While all were pleasant experiences, and while a PK10 is faster/nimbler, my Gypsy Lady is closer to it than the Raleigh's SUV feel. Don
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😂I am undecided as to what I would enter . . .*pauses typing to bring up latest listings on a local auction site.
@Narhay, when is close off date for entry?
If I may be so bold...... I'm pretty sure it's Day 100 but ya' better get up early. Put the computer and bag on, zipper broke on the bag when I tried to close it. I have another bag from a bike I bought a couple years ago so I'm going to swap them out and call it even if no one objects.
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If I may be so bold...... I'm pretty sure it's Day 100 but ya' better get up early. Put the computer and bag on, zipper broke on the bag when I tried to close it. I have another bag from a bike I bought a couple years ago so I'm going to swap them out and call it even if no one objects.
correct. the last day is day 100. I have not done the math to determine which day that actually is...mostly because last year one of you clunkees posted it for me
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July 3, 2018 + 100 days is Oct 11, 2018 says my computer.

Can I ask if the 100km requirement is cumulative? So would 10km a day for 10 days qualify? Or is it 100km all in one shot?
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correct. the last day is day 100. I have not done the math to determine which day that actually is...mostly because last year one of you clunkees posted it for me
Ok, so 100 days from initial post date? Awesome. I just got a parts lot with a late 80s NZ marquee MTB frame fork, $10 NZD for 5 “bikes” farames etc
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Let's Raise The Bar Ends A Notch Higher, Shall We?

Oh Great and Powerful @Narhay, from the Grand Land of Ca-Na-Da, may I humbly enter the most awesome Clunker Challenge?

I chanced across this FB Marketplace listing a few weeks ago, maybe six hours after it had been posted.

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Sold
Project bike needs rebuilt
Wilmington, NC · over a week ago ·
$50Early years falcon bike


Brand
Falcon
Report
Seller Information
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Joined Facebook in 2010
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Share"

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I almost passed it by. But, wheels in a wheelbarrow? C'mon. Those skewer nuts looked interesting, and the tires looked like sew ups, so I clicked and found these two pictures.




I'd missed out on a pair of Suntour barends here (in C&V Sales) a few weeks before, offered for $30+shipping, the pedals looked tasty, there appeared to be a tubing decal on the seat tube and the fork, and from the head tube it looked to be my size. I messaged the seller, offered to PayPal the $50, (which was deemed unnecessary by the seller who subsequently held it for me), and picked it up about a week before this Challenge was announced. (It was my Birthday present to myself, which was a day before this Challenge was issued. (I really have to treat myself better?))

It's definitely C&V, It cost me $50. And no less authority than @randyjawa has qualified a somewhat similar Falcon with stamped dropouts as a "clunker":
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The OP's Falcon is close to entry level quality. I recently sold a near identical Falcon to a fellow in California ...but my bike was in much better condition...
My Falcon has stamped dropouts. <sad faced emoji> (None of my bikes sport stamped dropouts. Why did they put stamped dropouts on this bike? How much could they have possibly saved?) I had been planning to turn this ~1972 Falcon into a SS/Fixie, as it has stamped dropouts and a weird claw hanger, only one braze on found so far, and I don't have a SS/Fixie. It's very flat here, and I don't shift often. My current beater, a 1996 Trek 2120, is a dead and lifeless rider and hurting my shoulders with its rude aluminum forks. My LeMond Le Vanquer (sic) needs a cleaning, so using it as a beater again has to wait until I feel like cleaning it again. Cleaning is my least favorite part of this "hobby". I get all obsessive and persnickety and use toothpicks to dislodge every grain of crap. A C&V bike may only be original once, but there is no limit on how many times it can be as "clean as new"?)

This Challenge would give me a reason to put significant miles on this bike before I convert it. It seems to be essentially original, with the obvious exception of the brake levers, bar tape, cable housing, saddle, and perhaps tires. (The rear spokes and rim may be more recent as well.) I'm not sure it's been ridden, ever. I think someone thought about riding it in the mid eighties, botched the glue job on the tubulars, and said "the hell with it!" There is no wear on the rims or freewheel, and the dropouts, the stamped dropouts, are essentially unmarred.

I've never participated in a Clunker Challenge before, and some of the entries are indeed impressive!

One question. Does tubular glue count against my budget? (It's kind of like grease, except stickier?)

Thank you, Great and Powerful @Narhay of the Grand Land of Ca-Na-Da!
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July 3, 2018 + 100 days is Oct 11, 2018 says my computer.

Can I ask if the 100km requirement is cumulative? So would 10km a day for 10 days qualify? Or is it 100km all in one shot?
October 11 it is.

100km total in as many short or long rides as you would like.
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Oh Great and Powerful @Narhay, from the Grand Land of Ca-Na-Da, may I humbly enter the most awesome Clunker Challenge?

I chanced across this FB Marketplace listing a few weeks ago, maybe six hours after it had been posted.

"Marketplace

Bicycles
Sold
Project bike needs rebuilt
Wilmington, NC · over a week ago ·
$50Early years falcon bike


Brand
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Report
Seller Information
(redacted)
Joined Facebook in 2010
Message Again
Save
Share"

Paired with this photo:

I almost passed it by. But, wheels in a wheelbarrow? C'mon. Those skewer nuts looked interesting, and the tires looked like sew ups, so I clicked and found these two pictures.




I'd missed out on a pair of Suntour barends here (in C&V Sales) a few weeks before, offered for $30+shipping, the pedals looked tasty, there appeared to be a tubing decal on the seat tube and the fork, and from the head tube it looked to be my size. I messaged the seller, offered to PayPal the $50, (which was deemed unnecessary by the seller who subsequently held it for me), and picked it up about a week before this Challenge was announced. (It was my Birthday present to myself, which was a day before this Challenge was issued. (I really have to treat myself better?))

It's definitely C&V, It cost me $50. And no less authority than @randyjawa has qualified a somewhat similar Falcon with stamped dropouts as a "clunker":

My Falcon has stamped dropouts. <sad faced emoji> (None of my bikes sport stamped dropouts. Why did they put stamped dropouts on this bike? How much could they have possibly saved?) I had been planning to turn this ~1972 Falcon into a SS/Fixie, as it has stamped dropouts and a weird claw hanger, only one braze on found so far, and I don't have a SS/Fixie. It's very flat here, and I don't shift often. My current beater, a 1996 Trek 2120, is a dead and lifeless rider and hurting my shoulders with its rude aluminum forks. My LeMond Le Vanquer (sic) needs a cleaning, so using it as a beater again has to wait until I feel like cleaning it again. Cleaning is my least favorite part of this "hobby". I get all obsessive and persnickety and use toothpicks to dislodge every grain of crap. A C&V bike may only be original once, but there is no limit on how many times it can be as "clean as new"?)

This Challenge would give me a reason to put significant miles on this bike before I convert it. It seems to be essentially original, with the obvious exception of the brake levers, bar tape, cable housing, saddle, and perhaps tires. (The rear spokes and rim may be more recent as well.) I'm not sure it's been ridden, ever. I think someone thought about riding it in the mid eighties, botched the glue job on the tubulars, and said "the hell with it!" There is no wear on the rims or freewheel, and the dropouts, the stamped dropouts, are essentially unmarred.

I've never participated in a Clunker Challenge before, and some of the entries are indeed impressive!

One question. Does tubular glue count against my budget? (It's kind of like grease, except stickier?)

Thank you, Great and Powerful @Narhay of the Grand Land of Ca-Na-Da!

If you run out of budget due to the $3 glue you may subtract ir then. I don't think we have had tubulars in this challenge before...
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Frame??

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that looks pretty nice really- could not be that low on the order with the nice suntour components.
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The "Bird" is still in the herd, he's collecting dust on my trainer at the moment. I may pull him off and throw a set of 27 X 1-3/8" gumwall knobbies and a vintage rear rack on him and start using him for errands. Between his "svelte" 45 lbs. and the added resistance of the knobbies it should make running to the post office or store a good workout.

Is that frame strong enough to survive 100k? 😄
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If you run out of budget due to the $3 glue you may subtract ir then. I don't think we have had tubulars in this challenge before...

​​​​​​​I had sewups on my red Falcon in last year's challenge.
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I had sewups on my red Falcon in last year's challenge.
​​​​​​​I stand corrected.

Did you count your glue or tape?
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If you run out of budget due to the $3 glue you may subtract ir then. I don't think we have had tubulars in this challenge before...
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​​​​​​​I stand corrected.

Did you count your glue or tape?
I didn't redo the glue, I ended up swapping the set for some clinchers.




For this year's challenge I have yet to find the right canidate.
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