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Old 09-21-23, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ascherer
The cable guide didn't spend much time in there
Merci, Beaucoup, Senor. (this was so much more fun when you could select fonts).
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Bitte por favor!
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The crap landed on my doorstep today.

My "haul". The partial front derailleur is going into the scrap metal bin to make room for the hopefully better crap I added to the box. I think I added the Huret spoke protector to the box a long time ago. All that's happened is it's slowly gotten damaged. I'll give it to my friend Billy for his ginormous stash. I think he has a Huret Jubilee-equipped Raleigh. Hopefully he can use it there. The allen keys will sit my workstand's wrench try, trying to attract the Park foldable set I usually keep there back from wherever they've gotten to recently.



Outgoing reveal:



I do have one request. I know people like restomods, but can we maybe keep stuff like external bottom brackets out of the BoC? Maybe just limit the contents to obviously vintage stuff? Thanks...
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If not porteur, what would be the appropriate bend? I saw something on Ben's Cycles that recommended VO Porteurs to use with those levers. I had the same thought about the "H" logo but I don't see any other markings.
I have no idea what kind of bars work with those levers. I just don't think I've ever seen brake levers with a bend like that, and if that bend is meant to work with porteur bars, that could explain it.
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Originally Posted by RichSPK
I have no idea what kind of bars work with those levers. I just don't think I've ever seen brake levers with a bend like that, and if that bend is meant to work with porteur bars, that could explain it.
https://velo-orange.blogspot.com/200...evers.html?m=1
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Thanks! That illustrates them nicely!
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It appears that Skip got the BOC in and out of his shop in record time. If not please advise me so as to keep the flow records correct. Thanks, CrapMaster Honk
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
It appears that Skip got the BOC in and out of his shop in record time. If not please advise me so as to keep the flow records correct. Thanks, CrapMaster Honk
Still sitting on my workbench, but I'll get it to the front door for our unfortunate letter carrier in the morning.
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Thanks, Skip. BTW how is that re-brazing job gong on the purple frame? Did you save it? Are pics in the builders thread? Smiles, CrapMaster Honk
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
Thanks, Skip. BTW how is that re-brazing job gong on the purple frame? Did you save it? Are pics in the builders thread? Smiles, CrapMaster Honk
Not yet. I only recently (within the past couple months) acquired some tubing to create the proposed patch. I still don't have a good way to turn the necessary sleeves (no lathe). I also need to pin the one seatstay. I might have to scrounge up a smallish square nail for that. The only ones I've ever come across (you know, for free, not purchased from McMaster-Carr or other big outfit) are big 'uns, salvaged from old framing lumber. Here's the current state of the frame. I also need to do a big more sanding to avoid generating noxious fumes...
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
The crap landed on my doorstep today.

Outgoing reveal:

Received the BO'C this afternoon. I didn't take an unveiling picture, since it looked just like the one above.
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Received the BO'C this afternoon. I didn't take an unveiling picture, since it looked just like the one above.
Good. At least nothing shifted around (much).
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From what I hear, this cargo ship of a box will be making its way to the universal 'cargo ship' docking station (aka home of the Huffy's, aka Le Grande HQ).

In a battle for the 'heavies', the Box o' Crap may finally have met its match.

I will do comparison weights between a recent pickup (Huffy related) and the Box o' Crap. Would a Huffy be found lacking (girth)? The Battle of Behemoths (box or bike?) will begin soon!
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The crap is in the mail, on its way to Colorado! I played a little Tetris and I think I was able to squeeze in more than I took out.

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Well, imagine my surprise when we got a small earthquake tonight. Super rare, since Colorado is not near any fault lines. Then I turn on the news,
and realize the epicenter is my house. The Box o Crap! It hath arrived!





I decide to be fashionable and meet planetary mass with planetary mass (i.e. bring the Huffente to pick it up). Well, that was just about the dumbest thing ever since the box is super heavy and Ive got other mail to get and there is zero logical way Im riding the bike with the box under my arm and its super awkward and precarious on the seat.



Nevertheless, we make it home (about 50 ft) with nary a disaster. I shall be tearing into it tonight.

So many projects! The Crapamount! The Jungle Junker Allez! The Ted Williams! Some other unmentionables!

Let the fun begin!


Also, I got those lovely acorn nuts from Mad Honk this evening as well, and just so you all dont think I only dabble in the doo doo, here is what they will be going on -





Its a bit of a hot mess right now, but a lovely 79 Trek 938 that will be getting rebuilt with the full Nuovo Record treatment. I know. How dare I spend time on so nice a bike. Dont worry, I plan to make up for it.

Mad Honk, thank you again.
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Just cracked it open


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I have rifled through it a bit, and one immediate take was this lovely guy




Reason Im so excited about this one is that it is a .833 diameter, and finding slightly longer stems with that Huffy diameter is tough; they dont grow on trees. It is an 80mm, which may not be considered long to many, but it sure is longer than the 50mm-or-so Jun stem on the Huffente, which will go a long way to not having the cockpit feel cramped. Im pretty sure that the bar clamp diameter is smaller than the bars, but that is how it was on the Jun as well, and a problem easily solved. There is plenty enough meat on that stem to open it up without fear of compromising the integrity. I had thought about doing that with a stem of 22.2 diameter - you know, carve it down to fit, but didnt really want to tempt fate.

Thank you to whomever threw this in! I dont know if 80mm is the ideal length for the Huffente, but Im excited to try it!
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
I have rifled through it a bit, and one immediate take was this lovely guy




Reason Im so excited about this one is that it is a .833 diameter, and finding slightly longer stems with that Huffy diameter is tough; they dont grow on trees. It is an 80mm, which may not be considered long to many, but it sure is longer than the 50mm-or-so Jun stem on the Huffente, which will go a long way to not having the cockpit feel cramped. Im pretty sure that the bar clamp diameter is smaller than the bars, but that is how it was on the Jun as well, and a problem easily solved. There is plenty enough meat on that stem to open it up without fear of compromising the integrity. I had thought about doing that with a stem of 22.2 diameter - you know, carve it down to fit, but didnt really want to tempt fate.

Thank you to whomever threw this in! I dont know if 80mm is the ideal length for the Huffente, but Im excited to try it!
You're welcome! I think that came off another Huffy and I thought it took a standard 25.4 handlebar. It was otherwise identical to the other SR Custom stems in the bin, so I marked it with a piece of tape so I wouldn't mix them up.
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Paging Piff ! Check your PMs - the box is looking for more driveways, walkways, and porches to crush!
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Looks like the box is holding up pretty well, barely noticed the bike sticker I added, looks like part of the box, the USPS B.O.C. addition.
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The crap is in the mail, on its way to Colorado! I played a little Tetris and I think I was able to squeeze in more than I took out.

The FD isn't strictly speaking C&V, so I'm glad it found a home relatively quickly.
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Originally Posted by Pompiere
The crap is in the mail, on its way to Colorado! I played a little Tetris and I think I was able to squeeze in more than I took out.

The brake levels didn't last long...
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Looks like Piff is taking out his turn this round, so on to rustystrings61 we go!
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Okay!

Here is the haul:



I fit even more into the box - @rustystrings61 is sure going to have a fun time unboxing it, and even more fun getting it back in.

I took out some not-as-interesting things, and put in some slightly-more-interesting things. I replaced some steel with aluminum, and some aluminum with steel, in all the good ways.

Believe it or not, it weighs even more now, both literally and figuratively (one day we'll know why). I would say it's mass tonnage rivals just about any Huffy! (okay, the Huffy still wins, but it was sweating!)





Great, now the warranty on my floor is voided!


The real question iswho can beat 29.8lbs? I sense a new challenge looming in the horizon

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And the boat anchor box of beauty is on its way to rustystrings61 !!
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