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Old 07-03-18, 01:24 PM
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C&V Clunker Challenge 100 #4

Past iterations

2014: C&V Clunker 100 Challenge
2016: C&V Clunker Challenge 100
2017: C&V Clunker Challenge 100 #3

You have 100 days starting today, July 3, 2018 to complete the following:

- $100USD (or local equivalent) firm budget to purchase a C&V bicycle and get it back on the road. This $100 includes initial bicycle purchase and all consumables/parts to make it go again. You may have to cut corners but this is all part of the fun. That wal-mart saddle just might have to be your hatchet if you spent all your money on new tires. Your time, tools, cleaning supplies, gas/transit to go get it and grease are free. If you are buying new or used, record that price. If you are using something you already have and know what you paid, use that price. If you can't remember, use the fair market value of the item. If in doubt, ask. Shipping is a cost to be factored in. While anyone who wishes to participate is encouraged to follow the spirit of the game and go out and get a new bicycle, an untouched project waiting in the shed is ok, too.

- Swapping one part out for another does not cancel out the value added to the bicycle. As found = purchase price. adding items costs money.

' New rule: if you sell a part you remove from the bike, you may add the sale price to your budget. You actually have to find a real buyer for your ****e to gain a few sheckles.

- Keep a detailed list and updated before, during and after pictures in this thread on your purchases and progress. We fiend for this sort of thing.

- A minimum of 100km ridden on your new bike. Take photos of the rebuild and of the bicycle in the places you go and post them here. Perhaps you'll have a newfound admiration for stem shifters and solid axles. Or maybe you'll hate everyone after five minutes on the bike and keep using Photobucket to share photos.

- Arbitrary style and value points. You'll get style points for both the nicest finds/builds AND the bikes that make us say "That thing actually survived 100km?". Going as cheap and crummy as possible is a badge of honour. Bonus points for using a real POS in as-found condition (flipped bars, rusted cables, saddle at a 45 degree angle, etc.) and preserving the integrity of the previous owner's ingenuity and mechanical skills.

Judging: Bribery and flattery is acceptable and encouraged. If anyone actually has too much free time and bribes me I will post contents of bike related packages for others to covet and oggle. Note I still havent chosen winners from last year. Who knew twin toddlers were so much work?

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Old 07-03-18, 01:27 PM
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New for this year:

https://www.strava.com/clubs/candv

Join the C&V strava club and track your rides. Post here too for those that don't use strava.
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Old 07-03-18, 02:06 PM
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Now we begin, Thanks for doing it again @Narhay,

I have a bike i was gonna use but i will see what rusted POS i can find, or anything else that catches my fancy!
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NOOOOOOO!!!! Just as the size of my bike collection was getting to somewhere-near-sane-territory!!!!!
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NOOOOOOO!!!! Just as the size of my bike collection was getting to somewhere-near-sane-territory!!!!!
What, down to double digits now?
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What, down to double digits now?
Looks like nineteen (I had to count) including my wife's bike she hasn't ridden. And a couple loose frames. One of which I picked up as a mostly complete bike for $30 and, now that I think about it, is an excellent choice for building a clun...

CURSE YOU, NARHAAAAYYYYY!!!!

Edit: Okay, I'm off the hook. I just remembered I already spent $69 for a Nashbar carbon fork for the thing, and I don't have any 'free' handlebars, shifters or saddle I can live with to pull from my collection. So making the $100 mark is clearly not doable on this bike. Also, this is the wrong season for me to attempt it. I barely have the patience to fill the tires of the bikes I have ready to ride
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Crap. I finished all my projects (except a pricy one.) I'm out of frames, and there's nothing going on locally right now. Grrr. Hope something shows up because I would love to participate... I really want to build a super cheap gravel type ride I could use maybe to commute to my new job on.
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Time to start lookin'
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I have been thinking on this, and realized I have two (2!) options for this build. Both have drawbacks.



Option 1: 1975 Gitane Gran Sport. Purchase Price $30.
Is this a Gitane Interclub?
The thread has lost all the pictures because google sucks as a hosting site. I don't think I took very many before I shoved it into the crawlspace, and I'm not getting it out again until it's time to build it. Did not come with the seatpost or wheels in ad. Or those extra cables.
The intention for this one was to build a gravel path / touring type bike to go on slow kid trailer-toting rides on the tow path.
I've been slowly accumulating parts, such as $5 700x38 nashbar randonneur tires... $10 rando bars and $15 seat & post from the co-op. I think, it's hard to remember exactly what I paid for those.
It's going to be hard to justify some of the things I was planning on putting on this bike with the 'fair market' valuation, because I've been thinking on this one for a while, and not tracking expenses. Also this was going to be my "try 650b" bike, but the wheels alone would blow the challenge budget.
As part of the parts acquisition for this build I picked up...


Option 2: 1974 Montgomery Wards "Open Road" 5-speed $25.
Cheap Montgomery Ward bicycle
Purchased for the pletscher rack and fenders (aluminum!) for the Gitane.
This is more in spirit of the competition, but I'm not going to have anywhere NEAR $100 into it. In fact, I've already spent all that I am going to on this build, so I can go ahead and break it down:
Bike- $25 (Facebook)
Tires - $20 (Facebook)
Tubes - $10 (Walmart)
Brake Pads - $3.45 (Walmart)
Bell - up for vote (Facebook)
Grips - up for vote (Facebook)
Handlebar - $0
Total: $60 ish.

Bell and rubber grips came in a big box of supplies off Facebook including 2 handlebar bags, 4 seat packs, pedals, pedal adaptors, reflectors, squeaky horns, blinky lights, and about 2 lbs of nicotine residue.
Handlebar I traded the scrap guy an Ikea floor lamp for as he was driving by my alley. 5 years ago.

The real challenge with the monkey wards will be riding it 100 km.
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Cool, I'm ready, still have the Fuji Royale II I picked up this winter for $50 and haven't touched it since I brought it home. I have the next 5 days off so I'll get started on it, shouldn't really need too much. It's a size too small but I'll work around that. I was needing some inspiration to get back on a bike, haven't done any riding to speak of since early May. I'll rob the bottle cages and computer off Big Bird


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I'm so glad you got this thead up and running @Narhay. I got your PM but saw you started this thread before I saw it and I'm glad I did.

I've got a Fuji S10-S that I'll be throwing into the mix unless I can find a REALLY crappy bike to participate with. I have 120mi to commute next week, so this is just in time. Gonna have some fun with this.

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Here is the project. Early 80's(?) Schwinn Voyager rescued from the trash.
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Cool, I'm ready, still have the Fuji Royale II I picked up this winter for $50 and haven't touched it since I brought it home. I have the next 5 days off so I'll get started on it, shouldn't really need too much. It's a size too small but I'll work around that. I was needing some inspiration to get back on a bike, haven't done any riding to speak of since early May. I'll rob the bottle cages and computer off Big Bird


This looks like a sweet bike!
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This looks like a sweet bike!
Thanks. It is in pretty darn good shape, I almost feel like I'm cheating but after suffering through Big Bird last year I can live with that LOL. This one is SOOO much lighter!!!!
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i just snagged something but it was $80 does not leave much room to play with. maybe have to go check some dumpsters. o wait- last tuesday i found a bike in the trash and left it at a friends place. hmmm. it was one of those "fixie" frames that were sold all about. but it seemed half way decent.. and starting at free is good.
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i just snagged something but it was $80 does not leave much room to play with. maybe have to go check some dumpsters. o wait- last tuesday i found a bike in the trash and left it at a friends place. hmmm. it was one of those "fixie" frames that were sold all about. but it seemed half way decent.. and starting at free is good.
Ugh, I pulled one of those Walmart fixies out of a river only to find that every component was broken and the thing was a boat anchor even after all the water drained out. Free tires.
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Monkey wards it is. Potential flip to challenge bike then flip. This thing is cherry. Like it rolled out of a showroom and into a shed. I have been working on it one week already, so I'll take that week off the end.

​​​​​​All original condition including one missing wheel bearing ball and all original touchup paint where the factory spray didn't cover the inside of the fork.

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I bought this Huffy a while back but never did anything with it. Maybe its time has come.



$5 Huffy Techtra
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I bought this Huffy a while back but never did anything with it. Maybe its time has come.



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I'll follow this! :-) I love seeing what you guys do to those old/bad/scruffy bicycles.


Btw, I recently bought a 1964 Gazelle Sport Populair. Not a sport bike, just 'single speed' with a reverse-type brake. Black and heavy.

Does that count? Or does the bike has to be 'sporty' in any way?
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Great!
I have just picked up a few cheapies, will load some photos in 2 days when back from Holiday, While on holiday I have picked up 4 bikes that I had previously purchased, funny as I have just had a clean out of bikes I bought for parts only to be taking another 4 home!
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I think I'm in... with this. I first need to talk "time framing" with my partner in crimes against doing-sane-things and bike builds. I don't know if he can invest the amount of time it's going to take.

So far, we've pulled the headset and seat post, just to see if they would budge. I guess that could be construed as fudging on the rules, or at least the spirit, but we will see how the judges rule on it, and take whatever penalties are levied upon us. But not without complaining about the injustice.

Identified as a Raleigh Record, dating from somewhere after the dawn of time, but before 1972.



It's blue, and once resembled a bicycle.

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Any weird threading or part sizing on an early 70's Raleigh Record?
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Hopefully I'm in.......got a bid in on a Raleigh Pursuit on eBay at the moment.
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