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Old 07-01-21, 02:57 PM
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Wife's unoffical entry

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Now that she passed the 100 Kilometer mark, we need a picture of the bike. Even if she is an honorary Clunker rider, we all like pics. Don

Wife has only gone 28 miles so far. The important part of this is I was able to fit the bike to her so she could ride comfortably. When we get our age, any kind of activity is a very good thing. Our regular riding roads are roughly paved and hilly so this bike is very appropriate for her.

In taking the photo, I realized the bike is a Trek 850 Mountain XC Track. [I corrected the original post.] I don't know the year. I also noticed, I switched to thumb shifters that were in my parts box. This bike was a very lucky find and in great shape. Who would have guessed she would take up bicycling at 70 years old.


A large benefit for me is that riding with her keeps me in my Zone 2 heart rate range. I can do my interval rides by myself.

Thanks again! I've enjoyed lurking over the last year.
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Old 07-01-21, 04:15 PM
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Looks like a perfect bike to rack up the miles. With old age, I have learned to appreciate fat tires and slowly switched all my bikes over to the biggest tires that will fit. Keep posting, you will reach 100 km quickly, 28 mi is almost halfway. Sorry I misread your prior post as she had done 70 miles! Don
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So after days of rain, my bad fortune with cars pushed me to get Bumblebeena on the road...

$40 initial purchase.
$13.48 cables, because I donít want to die.
$7.89 saddle...switched this in for the 13.76 Selle Italia Q-Tip or what ever it is even the yellow looked cool. Had to save money.
$14.00 Gatorskins...I used a mixture of BS and sound accounting for the value on these...I got it with a lot that included 5 fixie pizza delivery bikes with rims and tires, and then handed these off with a few other suspect fixie tires...all for $75.00. I think I may be too generous, but thought Iíd be fair...and it was a nice round number. Andy wanted me too enter more bikes to reduce the cost...I decided to reduce the cost since my knees canít handle 6 challenges!
$0.48 reclaimed black handlebar tape...itís actually cool feeling. Cost pulled from my buttocks..
10.00 Look pedals. Used the full cost of an add on lot to a previous purchase. Bought tools, got two garbage bags full of niceties. Could have used all black SPDs from the same lot...thought Iíd try the Look...reserving the right to switch out but they felt pretty good. Had to figure out the took Delta cleats...
$0.60 bee stickies. Pricing for 10 in case they fall off or I need some to plug some rust...
$86.45


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OK, I think it's kind of funny, but I just bought a Tri-A this weekend at a garage sale... Very similar to yours but not sure I can compete on the $86 price tag. might be a good challenge though..

I may just have to try.. I'll take stock this weekend and see what I can do.
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Originally Posted by habes78023 View Post
OK, I think it's kind of funny, but I just bought a Tri-A this weekend at a garage sale... Very similar to yours but not sure I can compete on the $86 price tag. might be a good challenge though..

I may just have to try.. I'll take stock this weekend and see what I can do.
i have more bumblebee stickers if needed...Also some red ladybug ones as well...

Let me know...! Hee hee...
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Bianchi Sport SS
As purchased:



The numbers:

(Image because the table I pasted in showed up as nonsene in preview.)

As ready to ride:


As on the trail:



I cleared 54 miles in one day on this, so halfway there. It's fun, but the stem is much too long and 23mm tires were not great on the damp-ish gravel trail. The blue paint is quite lovely, I don't think these pictures do it justice.

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Finally managed to get around to finishing the 760. jdawginsc thanks for correcting me, all I needed was a 7mm allen key to get the cranks off. No real surprises this time around thank goodness; English-threaded bottom bracket was dry but in good condition. In the spirit of being as cheap as possible I reused some old bar tape from yet another project that I sold. I swapped the freewheel from another wheel I had on hand as well since the old one was making a funny noise, plus the gearing is more hill-friendly.
I mounted some additional bits I either already had on hand or bought from Craigslist and the co-op.

Sorry for the bad photo quality, all the photos were taken at night. Avocet racing saddle was $5 from the co-op; leather (?) was starting to come off the bottom, hopefully it will hold out by the end of this challenge. The Avocet saddle is also shorter than the one that came with the bike which is helpful since the seatpost won't go any lower.

A freebie. I hope it doesn't look too tacky on an already purple frame.

Another freebie. It came off an old touring bike that I sold to a friend. Interior is crumbling and the stitching is starting to fray, but the exterior is still solid.

A Cateye Mity 3, one of my favorite bike computers. Bought off Craigslist for $5 after some haggling. Replaced the battery for $4.64.

The bike is finally complete. Not too bad looking from the distance.
Aside from that nasty incident with the freewheel everything went OK. A quick spin around the block revealed no massive flaws, although the cranks did need a bit of tightening; I'll probably have to keep the 7mm allen key with me at all times. The ride quality was surprising, I was not expecting the 760 to be so comfortable, considering the tight geometry and thin tires. It oddly doesn't encourage hard riding compared to my Miyata 1000, but maybe a ride on some twisties will change my mind. I hope to get some more time to ride, but summer courses and strong winds in the Bay Area are preventing me from doing too much.
So far, including the cost of the bike, I'm $64.64 in, which really isn't too bad as this will be a keeper. That gives me plenty of wiggle room in case something happens. I'm pretty happy with how things have turned out, all things considered.

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on past 100 km!!

I finished the challenge but the bike continues rolling on. I brought Magenta with me to Edisto and rode down to the vacation rental office yesterday.




On the way back I swung over to the sandy dirt road closest to the marsh side. It was a classic 23 mm tire fail, but there was a handy paved bike trail that saved me. This was the reward -




Iím now at 131 km and hope to get in a lot more soon. Total expense jumped to $66.96 when I splurged on a new chain to quiet the chatter - I think what was probably the original 6-speed U-glide chain was too wide for the 7-speed cassette. The generic KMC chain helps.

I know - mid-grade bike built to a price point that has led a hard life. Itís still a whopping lot of fun to ride.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
i have more bumblebee stickers if needed...Also some red ladybug ones as well...

Let me know...! Hee hee...
Went garage sailing this past weekend (two weekends ago now) since the weather was too hot to do much else. Ended up finding some bike components at one sale and then this Nishiki as they were packing away the final sale I went to.

Ended up with it for $60. Didnít have this challenge in mind but have enjoyed being a fly on the wall seeing everyone else post about their finds and work, and when I saw jdawginsc had the twin to this one on the East coast, I knew I better jump in.


As found, only added some air in the tubes I definitely appreciate the newer tires, that will make this sub 100 challenge much more doable.

Full shimano 600

No bumblebee stickers needed, but might up the style some.
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Bumblebeena approves! She is happy to see her twin, and is willing to share stickers if you change your mind...sheís a bit jealous about seeing operational pedals with dust caps...

Originally Posted by habes78023 View Post
Went garage sailing this past weekend (two weekends ago now) since the weather was too hot to do much else. Ended up finding some bike components at one sale and then this Nishiki as they were packing away the final sale I went to.

Ended up with it for $60. Didnít have this challenge in mind but have enjoyed being a fly on the wall seeing everyone else post about their finds and work, and when I saw jdawginsc had the twin to this one on the East coast, I knew I better jump in.


As found, only added some air in the tubes I definitely appreciate the newer tires, that will make this sub 100 challenge much more doable.

Full shimano 600

No bumblebee stickers needed, but might up the style some.
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I've been on the east coast for a few weeks away from my bikes, but I was back in Beaverton today before heading the the Oregon Coast. I took my Gios out for a ride, and used the occasion to document something I've known for a while about the color I ended up painting the Takara. I didn't mean to do this, but from the first sample spray it was a clear match for patina-laden Gios Blue.

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Amazing match Andy. Don
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Amazing match Andy. Don
Yeah, it's kind of funny that with all the threads about matching Gios Blue I did it by accident.

Are you planning to join the Beaverton-Vernonia Clunker ride on July 24?
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Yeah, it's kind of funny that with all the threads about matching Gios Blue I did it by accident.

Are you planning to join the Beaverton-Vernonia Clunker ride on July 24?
Unsure at this point, nothing on the calendar but wife mentioned getting togethers with 2 different sets of old friends EOM with no set date yet, so I'm still a maybe for Vernonia. Don
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I finally did it, I went out for a ride on the 760. I didn't get to fully exploit the Trek's capabilities as I was riding with some friends who hadn't ridden in quite some time, but the ride was fun nonetheless. The 12-mile jaunt went without incident, so my wallet needn't worry yet. The 760 handled the course with aplomb, it was comfortable over the cracks and gaps in the road despite the narrow tires, yet danced eagerly around corners. It doesn't rival my Miyata's comfort, but the more nervous handling is a welcome change of pace.
The only real disappointment was the Campagnolo drivetrain. The Campy shifters shifted very smoothly, but the derailleurs themselves baulked when changing gear. I suppose I've been spoiled by Shimano and Suntour. I hope to report more as I continue riding.

Not many pics, just needed proof of my outing. Nothing has gone wrong...yet.
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I haven't had the time to do much riding, was really busy with work, and then went out of town on a 2+ week long family vacation. I'm back now, with a few modifications to the bike and adjustments to the the $$ total invested to date.

I didn't receive any kind of financial deferment ruling on my safer tires & tubes (see post 313 and 326), so I just added them in at "full price". With that, I was pushing the boundaries of the $100 budget, so, (get ready for some funky math and stuff....)

Monetary total, in post 313:
$85.56 total expenses (including the spare tube installed today, mentioned above, but not including what fantastic Narhay has to say about the necessary replacement tires/tubes)
+$6.42 replacement tires

+$4.28 tubes for the replacement tires
Total = $96.26

BUT WAIT!

I removed, and sold the Dura Ace brake levers on ebay for $75. After fees and shipping, the remaining $$ from the sale was $58.78
According to the rules, "- 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."
So:
$96.26 Previous total
-$58.78 money from brake lever sale
New total = $37.48

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!!!!
So, now I had a bike with no brake levers, and the poor condition handlebar tape removed. Whatever to do?
In preparation for the planned post-Clunker Challenge sale of the bike, I went to eBay and purchased a set of era-correct Shimano 600 brake levers to go with the rest of the 600 components on the bike. They came with cable guides and cables, no hoods.
I used the cable guides that came with the brake lever purchase, as the guides that were on the bike were too short, because they were aero routed, and the new levers are non-aero.
I trimmed the rear cable that came with the brake levers, and used it for the front cable.
I took a good used cable out of my parts stash, and used it for the rear brake cable. I'll claim $1 for this.
I had pair of old, used brake lever hoods in my parts stash. I'll claim $5 for those.
I had used bar tape that I took off a bike I sold a few years ago. I'll claim $5 for that.

Purchase price of the brake levers, cables, guides: $32.09
1 used brake cable: $1
Pair brake hoods: $5
Used bar tape: $5
Total for these parts: $43.09

So, after all that hot air:
$96.26 Previous total
-$58.78 money from brake lever sale
+$43.09 brake levers and other misc parts

= $80.57, the new $$ balance on the bike, as pictured below.


I'll be able to get the remaining Clunker miles in beginning this weekend, after I get caught up with some work I missed while on vacation.





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<sigh>

Fine. I'll toss some parts at this heap and try to get the miles in.




Be prepared for failure - either on the 'toss parts' step or actually riding it 62 miles.

It's a Raleigh Eclipse hybrid from the early 90's that I picked off of a trash heap by the side of the road several years ago. Going to be a single speed build with a BMX flavor.

Wish me luck.
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With my publicist @Andy_K pimping a 100km ride from Col d'Kaylor to Vernonia, I figgered it was time to enter the insane asylum of the Clunker Challenge. His ride is next weekend, so I figured it might be a good idea to start wrenching.

My selection is a 1976 Raleigh Super Course, picked up 2 years ago for $50 with the idea it would become a 1X townie/grocery getter bike. It's one of the rarer ones with a derailleur hanger rather than a claw. A little ratty when I picked it up, and almost nothing OEM for parts except for the main bearings, both of which are greased with something more like epoxy vs, well, grease.



52-48 TA crankset, SunTour VGT rear derailleur, Campy shifters, mismash of other parts. The B17 saddle is torn and shot, the BB and HS bearings are either full of not quite fully cured epoxy or th grease is less than most excellent.

Tear down showed the non-drive side crankarm was some Sugino thing. At least the brakes are maybe original.

First issue to resolve, this frame has Huret rear dropouts. I guess Nigel grabbed some from the Super Tourer/Competition bins and torched them in place. Problem: 4 o'clock derailleur stop, made for some Huret derailleurs. Jubilees are nice, but pricey, and I've done several conversions, brazing in some brass stock, filing it to a standard 7 o'clock stop position:



Frame cleaned up kinda ok, this will be a patina build.
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First issue to resolve, this frame has Huret rear dropouts. I guess Nigel grabbed some from the Super Tourer/Competition bins and torched them in place. Problem: 4 o'clock derailleur stop, made for some Huret derailleurs.
Well, that would explain the angle of the derailleur in the picture. Do you think the previous owner rode it like that?
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Well, that would explain the angle of the derailleur in the picture. Do you think the previous owner rode it like that?
There's all sorts of goofy going on with this bike. The seat post was flipped around backwards with the saddle slammed down close to the top tube. If you look at the pic, the B17 is pretty far forward. I think whoever rode it had way too big of a bike, at least in it's last permutation. SunTour was a common upgrade BITD, this one obviously done by someone who had more ambition than ability.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
I've been on the east coast for a few weeks away from my bikes, but I was back in Beaverton today before heading the the Oregon Coast. I took my Gios out for a ride, and used the occasion to document something I've known for a while about the color I ended up painting the Takara. I didn't mean to do this, but from the first sample spray it was a clear match for patina-laden Gios Blue.

Wow , amazing match ... would you mind sharing what brand/name color code of paint you used and did you use red primer ?
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Wow , amazing match ... would you mind sharing what brand/name color code of paint you used and did you use red primer ?
It's Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Gloss Deep Blue (https://www.rustoleum.com/product-ca...%20Deep%20Blue). I used their standard grey primer.
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It's Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Gloss Deep Blue (https://www.rustoleum.com/product-ca...%20Deep%20Blue). I used their standard grey primer.
Thanks , looks amazing ! Is the finish gloss or did you use a clear top coat ?
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Thanks , looks amazing ! Is the finish gloss or did you use a clear top coat ?
Gloss finish — I did some sanding and used Maguire’s polish, but no top coat.
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Old 07-19-21, 10:17 AM
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I hit 395 km today on Magenta the '88 Centurion LeMans, after riding the bike all over Edisto Beach for two weeks. I keep having interesting realizations about the bike, things like, "this Vetta saddle is a lot more comfortable than I expected it to be," and "these 15-year-old 23 mm Continentals aren't bad!" and even, "if I only had this one bike to ride, I could probably make it work." We don't say that last one out loud, though, for obvious reasons. Anyway, I fell into a routine of getting out on the road before 7:00 and doing a couple of loops around the perimeter, with the occasional errand hop, including a run across the causeway for a copy of the Sunday Post & Courier. The salt air wasn't the kindest thing for the old bike, but it's clearly been exposed to the stuff before, and still survives and runs smoothly.

I know where I can buy a front wheel that would give me matching rims and almost matching hubs; I could probably find a deal somewhere on 28 mm tires; I could even pull it all back apart and properly buff and polish and touch it up and make it more presentable. But, why? It combines ratty looks and rust and mismatched cranks and wheels with a still-surprisingly nice ride quality, and at $66.96, its cost-to-fun ratio is really, really excellent. There's a lot to be said and savored about a bike that one keeps mechanically smooth and ignores the cosmetics.

Anyway, here are some pix -


I saw deer every day I rode

Jungle Road park

Beach Access 37

Fort Road had hardpack and could be ridden on 23s

When the roads get really sandy, I’m hoofing it with the deer

Back home, pausing in Hodges

Yesterday morning’s road score - I’m used to seeing stuff squashed on the road, but finding a squash on the pavement is a new one for me

So, a successful Clunker season, with TWO down, and both nice enough bikes that are likely keepers, right? What more could I possibly want?

Well, this one surfaced nearby, and I'm thinking long and hard about it - do I go get it, do I mothball it for next time or do I try my best to get through repairs and 100 km in the remaining time? And why is 1988 the magic year for new bike acquisitions?

1988 Specialized Sirrus for $65 obo ... an hour away from here ... o, temptation!

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Got in a short take a break from work/post-lunch/hot & humid/before it starts dumping rain again ride on the revamped I PLEAD THE FILTH. Brakes and levers felt good, handlebar tape feels better than the old tape, but wow, I really dislike this vinyl type tape. Too slippery for my tastes.
The chain dropped in a parking lot, so after I put it back on, I actually added some greasy filth to the bike, hooray!
From post 356, previous cumulative total: 31.7 miles / 51km.
Today's ride: 5.1 miles, 8.2km.
New cumulative totalL 36.8 miles / 59.2km
....slowly inching closer to the 100km mark (and actually looking forward to being done with the challenge, I have other bikes I want to be riding)......



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