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Old 05-07-21, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
i agree. i will sacrifice my comfort in the spirit of The Challenge!

and having the bike thrift store nearby is both a blessing and a curse. never know what will show up, difficult to stay away. fortunately they are only open two days a week right now, so it makes it easier to budget the amount of time i spend going there.
This will be interesting. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
Narhay Along the lines of dweenk’s questioning, this Peugeot came with a non-stock Shimano 105 rear derailleur. It works fine but looks so out of place. I have a Campy 980 derailleur that would look so much better. I assume I would have to account for the 980 value..or maybe not?!?!? Remind me again.. How does this bribery thing work?
I think a 980 and a 105 probably have similar value so if one "sold" to a bin in another room somewhere the swap could cancel itself out.
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Now that's a skinny tire! It'll be like riding on $3 razor blades.
Wish I had $3 razor blades for my Peugeot!
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Originally Posted by Narhay
I think a 980 and a 105 probably have similar value so if one "sold" to a bin in another room somewhere the swap could cancel itself out.
Man...these rules are confusing!
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
Man...these rules are confusing!
I think the issue is I don't really care as long as you're having fun and there isn't egregious excess.

If you sell the 105 or you know the value of the 980 then add it up. But if adding it makes you like the bike that much more and ride it then .
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Originally Posted by Narhay
I think the issue is I don't really care as long as you're having fun and there isn't egregious excess.

If you sell the 105 or you know the value of the 980 then add it up. But if adding it makes you like the bike that much more and ride it then .
I know. I just honestly enjoy watching the rules change as the thread progresses...it's what makes these such a good fun read, and you a great moderator of the challenge! Life is too serious to make clunkers serious as well!
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
I know. I just honestly enjoy watching the rules change as the thread progresses...it's what makes these such a good fun read, and you a great moderator of the challenge! Life is too serious to make clunkers serious as well!
Good, good. Flattery. Two bonus points for jdawginsc
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Hey wait a minute @Narhay, I can flatter twice as much as jdawginsc with half as much sincerity..
That has to count for something..
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Today I started cleaning the headset of solidified grease.



Pancho assisted in soaking the bearings and race.
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
Hey wait a minute @Narhay, I can flatter twice as much as jdawginsc with half as much sincerity..
That has to count for something..
Two points
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Originally Posted by Narhay
Good, good. Flattery. Two bonus points for jdawginsc
whoop whoop...it’ll make up for my disappointment of a clunker...
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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
Today I started cleaning the headset of solidified grease.


Pancho assisted in soaking the bearings and race.
I really like these old Peugeots. The maroon with the chrome fork is a great color scheme. There are two very similar beaters for sale locally, it's hard to say no.

Took my Schwinn to my favorite bike shop, they were kind enough to take the kick stand out with the special tool. I'm glad I didn't try to force it.

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Although the mismatched wheels on my France Sport could be made serviceable, I really dislike them, so when I found out that the going rate in the local classifieds for old steel-rimmed wheels is €3, I decided to replace them with a matching set. Rusty spokes and rims, and the tires are several decades past their ride-by date, but the they hold air, the hubs spin freely and they are a matching pair.



And I spent some time with vinegar and a wire brush to clean up the mounting hardware for the fenders:

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I think I've found a candidate bike for this year's challenge, and I'm pretty excited about it.

Way back in 2017, I "organized" a small group of BF members to ride the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway, culminating with lunch at the Black Iron Grill in Vernonia. While we were at the Grill, this bike caught our attention.



Later, I looked back at some pictures I had taken from another ride that ended there the previous year, and, sure enough, the same Takara was on the rack in those pictures too. I've been back several times since then, as recently as two weeks ago with @gugie and @Insidious C., and the Takara is always there. Needless to say, it has captured my attention.

Fast forward to this Wednesday, I was fishing around Craigslist looking for a bike that was worthy of this esteemed competition, and I thought about the Takara. Then I went to the ridewithgps route planner, and I discovered that the most obvious route from my house to Vernonia plus a loop around Lake Vernonia and then back to the Black Iron Grill comes out to exactly 100 kilometers. That can't be coincidence, right? It had to be the Universe telling me this was the bike for the Clunker 100 Challenge.

So, I sent off a message to the Grill, asking what the story was with the bike and telling them about my idea to restore it, offering to return it to their bike rack when I was done. I got a reply earlier today. It turns out the owner of the Grill bought this bike new in 1978 and is open to allowing me to "play a part in this bicycle's story." I'm going out tomorrow to talk to them about it.

How does one account for a borrowed bike when making a budget?
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I think this might be the entry. $40 as disassembled...


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My budget’s gonna take a hit once I figure out how much I paid for the A’me hoods some ten years ago. One polished lever, one to go.

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I paid $15.99/pr fourteen years ago. My remaining budget is $84.01.


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Originally Posted by Andy_K
I think I've found a candidate bike for this year's challenge, and I'm pretty excited about it.

Way back in 2017, I "organized" a small group of BF members to ride the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway, culminating with lunch at the Black Iron Grill in Vernonia. While we were at the Grill, this bike caught our attention.



Later, I looked back at some pictures I had taken from another ride that ended there the previous year, and, sure enough, the same Takara was on the rack in those pictures too. I've been back several times since then, as recently as two weeks ago with @gugie and @Insidious C., and the Takara is always there. Needless to say, it has captured my attention.

Fast forward to this Wednesday, I was fishing around Craigslist looking for a bike that was worthy of this esteemed competition, and I thought about the Takara. Then I went to the ridewithgps route planner, and I discovered that the most obvious route from my house to Vernonia plus a loop around Lake Vernonia and then back to the Black Iron Grill comes out to exactly 100 kilometers. That can't be coincidence, right? It had to be the Universe telling me this was the bike for the Clunker 100 Challenge.

So, I sent off a message to the Grill, asking what the story was with the bike and telling them about my idea to restore it, offering to return it to their bike rack when I was done. I got a reply earlier today. It turns out the owner of the Grill bought this bike new in 1978 and is open to allowing me to "play a part in this bicycle's story." I'm going out tomorrow to talk to them about it.

How does one account for a borrowed bike when making a budget?
That's awesome, Andy! Maybe I could lend out some of my projects and see what they look like when returned? Hmmm.

If anyone needs a bike to enter in the Clunker 100 Challenge, I happen to have a 22.5" 1975 Chimo Criterium (frame, fork and whatever parts I can locate) that I would like outa my garage. Chrome is pretty nice and 99.5% of paint is stripped (read: must paint it). Zero rust. If someone wants to enter it in the Challenge you are welcome to it. Rumor is they have a high BB so it might be a nice 650b candidate?
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
I think I've found a candidate bike for this year's challenge, and I'm pretty excited about it.

Way back in 2017, I "organized" a small group of BF members to ride the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway, culminating with lunch at the Black Iron Grill in Vernonia. While we were at the Grill, this bike caught our attention.



Later, I looked back at some pictures I had taken from another ride that ended there the previous year, and, sure enough, the same Takara was on the rack in those pictures too. I've been back several times since then, as recently as two weeks ago with @gugie and @Insidious C., and the Takara is always there. Needless to say, it has captured my attention.

Fast forward to this Wednesday, I was fishing around Craigslist looking for a bike that was worthy of this esteemed competition, and I thought about the Takara. Then I went to the ridewithgps route planner, and I discovered that the most obvious route from my house to Vernonia plus a loop around Lake Vernonia and then back to the Black Iron Grill comes out to exactly 100 kilometers. That can't be coincidence, right? It had to be the Universe telling me this was the bike for the Clunker 100 Challenge.

So, I sent off a message to the Grill, asking what the story was with the bike and telling them about my idea to restore it, offering to return it to their bike rack when I was done. I got a reply earlier today. It turns out the owner of the Grill bought this bike new in 1978 and is open to allowing me to "play a part in this bicycle's story." I'm going out tomorrow to talk to them about it.

How does one account for a borrowed bike when making a budget?
$100. Can't spend a penny more.
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That's awesome, Andy! Maybe I could lend out some of my projects and see what they look like when returned? Hmmm.
You know, I'm always trying to figure out a way to get to play with different bikes without spending too much or filling up my garage. I don't really want to start a repair business, but maybe once in a while I could talk people into letting me riding their bike for a while after overhauling it.
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Originally Posted by Narhay
$100. Can't spend a penny more.
Of course. I meant do I need to assign a value to a bike that someone is going to give me with the understanding that I'll give it back when I'm done with it?
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
Of course. I meant do I need to assign a value to a bike that someone is going to give me with the understanding that I'll give it back when I'm done with it?
I was trying to be funny and ascribing a $100 value to the free bike .

I think $0 is a good start.
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you guys are really kickin ass and i feel like a noob in comparison, but it is my first run with this..

I cleaned my chrome, and changed the front tire.
Finally bought my parts. New derailleur, and some kind of crappy but good lookin' plastic fenders.
Sadly, the newer looking tube that came with the rim i bought during the week is busted, the valve got cut by the rim..
I am now at 65$ US. I still need to deal with the back wheel, but i am picking up a rear rim that looks to be off a slightly newer Peugeot for 20 bucks, with a Schwalbe tire on it, tomorrow. For the Challenge, that's all ill be using. (unless i can fit repairing my rim in the budget, i did just clean all the rust off..)


broken cog, and the springs are not anywhere near as tight as they should be


this thing is all sorts of messed up... ill try to save it but im not sure i even should

before photo of the wheel..

progress.

It's like a whole new bike?!?

Handle bars cleaned up miiint, and that's a used but much less likely to kill me tire. the old tire was so bad it actually fell appart when i tried to remove it..
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Originally Posted by Narhay
I was trying to be funny and ascribing a $100 value to the free bike .
Oh.
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Originally Posted by Narhay
I was trying to be funny and ascribing a $100 value to the free bike .

I think $0 is a good start.
Hey, that first gen Cyclone rear derailleur is worth $70 min. on eBay right now.
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I picked up the Takara. In the four years since the previous photo I posted, it hasn't changed much except, ironically, the lock is gone.



The grill owner says it's actually been there for 10 years and they had started to wonder why nobody had taken it. It had become a sort of good luck charm for them. I hope letting me borrow it won't mess that up. More detail picks later.
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