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Old 10-18-23, 02:24 PM
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It has arrived!

I was worried it had gone astray, but - no. It was waiting for me in my doorstep.





And here’s the reveal -




I am pushed for time so later tonight I will explore the BOC for goodies. It’s a better batch than the last time I played, though how much I can use is in question. Oddly enough, I think I have matches for some orphans in here …
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61
I was worried it had gone astray, but - no. It was waiting for me in my doorstep.





And here’s the reveal -




I am pushed for time so later tonight I will explore the BOC for goodies. It’s a better batch than the last time I played, though how much I can use is in question. Oddly enough, I think I have matches for some orphans in here …
Glad to see it arrived. I fell flat on my face with the tracking, sorry about that one. Real curious to see what you find.


Looks like the box was dropped on the corner. Hope the USPS representative did not need a trip to the emergency room!

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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
Glad to see it arrived. I fell flat on my face with the tracking, sorry about that one. Real curious to see what you find.


Looks like the box was dropped on the corner. Hope the USPS representative did not need a trip to the emergency room!
That damage looks like a spite drop.

Correction - looks like multiple drops.
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Going out soon, probably Friday …

I think I’ll need a new Priority Mail box before I send this on to @kansascity -

Here’s the haul, such as it is -




Not shown are a couple of borked items I removed to add more useful bits, including lots of small hardware items of types not present. The calipers match (sort of) some orphans in my stash, and it is hoped that the internals in the Normandy Sport hub will prove better than those in a wheelset currently awaiting reconditioning. The Simplex skewer will wind up on my favorite beater Gitane TdF fixed conversion.

There WERE some cool things in there, but nothing I can use, honestly. Oh, well, sometimes it’s the Box O’ Crap and other times it’s the Boxed Crapshoot.

kansas city, please PM me you address and I’ll get this on its way to you ….
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61
I think I’ll need a new Priority Mail box before I send this on to @kansascity -

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Pro tip, the box needs to be assembled around the liner, instead of putting the liner in the assembled box. Ask me how I know?

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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Pro tip, the box needs to be assembled around the liner, instead of putting the liner in the assembled box. Ask me how I know?

On examination this morning, I decided I can make this box work for at least one more trip ... with much packing tape!
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Having never played with this crap before, I was completely surprised at the quantity in the box. Lots of interesting pieces and I was worried that I would not be able to fit it all back in the box. The current list ends with me, so I believe the CrapMaster is looking for more players.

Box as opened

The pieces of greatest interest to me
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It's been almost a year since the Box 'O Crap made its presence know in my neck of the woods. In addition, my mailman has finally recovered from his hernia surgery from the last time he delivered it. Oh mighty Crapmaster, please add me to the list.
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It has been done! And just under the cut line for the BOC to once again go into Cold Storage for lack of player signed up. New players if you want to play sign up now. Smiles, CrapMaster Honk
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The crap has landed. I don’t think my mailman will ever speak to me again, but the box made it here.

the reveal:

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Originally Posted by kansascity
Having never played with this crap before, I was completely surprised at the quantity in the box. Lots of interesting pieces and I was worried that I would not be able to fit it all back in the box. The current list ends with me, so I believe the CrapMaster is looking for more players.

Box as opened

The pieces of greatest interest to me
Oooo. You took the Modolo Machs! Glad they are going to good use!
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The last recipient has now gotten the Exalted Box O' Crap and this session of the game will officially be over. The BOC shall come back here to middle Indiana and go into cold storage until we we have at least twelve players sign up to play. When I say cold storage it is literal because it will be stored here in frigid Indiana in the winter months. Once again please sign up to play the game if you are interested. The game is now officially on pause.... Smiles, CrapMaster Honk
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
The last recipient has now gotten the Exalted Box O' Crap and this session of the game will officially be over.
Thank you for your service!
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The BOC is in shipment back to middle Indiana for storage. Players can still sign on to play, but the BOC will be on hold until we get enough players to sign up. Smiles, CrapMaster Honk
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
The BOC is in shipment back to middle Indiana for storage. Players can still sign on to play, but the BOC will be on hold until we get enough players to sign up. Smiles, CrapMaster Honk
Hibernation, like our black bears. They should be tucking in around now.
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This thread has been going for a long time. I used to follow it for a time. In the days I traveled back to the states a time or two per year. Those days are gone, as are the days when I would have any use for more bicycle crap.
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As I now am in the new year and looking forward to the Wolf Moon celebrations, I am reminded that I need to bring this topic back to the first page. So once again asking for more players to sign up to play. Smiles, CrapMaster Honk
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If it's a new round, does that mean I can sign back up? If so please put me on the list!
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eeuuugh, and all,
There is no rule of a "one and done" with the Box O' Crap! You may request to play multiple times in each series. And so, I have added you to the list of players as we await the exalted BOC to come out of hibernation and start it's rounds again.
As always asking for players to sign up to play. Smiles, CrapMaster Honk
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I'm enjoying this vicariously. At this point, I'm doing my best to save money in most aspects of my life, and I don't wrench on bikes as much as I used to. Eventually, it's likely I'll get back in.

Yooze are lucky an old Viscount death fork won't fit in the box. MH, I missed a chance to install that fork you sent me, or rather, the bike coop was closed on the day I showed up. I'm not sure when I'll be able to go again. But thank you very much for your generosity.
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@noglider, AKA Tom,
That death fork will fit into the box if you do the right thing and cut it into about five pieces. I think the best thing the death fork can be used for is a bottle opener with some modification to the dropout to create a hook on the trailing side. Keep trying to get in and do the upgrade to the fork for the sake of your dental health. Smiles, CrapMaster Honk
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@Mad Honk,

I don't ride that bike much anyway. I'll replace the fork ASAP.

I think I sent you (or someone) a note that the replacement fork is much shorter than the original. It seems likely to make my head angle much steeper. Any opinions on that?
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Tom,
It fits a 700c wheel but should not affect your geometry, I'm sure there was enough head tube length. Smiles, MH
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Originally Posted by Mad Honk
@noglider, AKA Tom,
That death fork will fit into the box if you do the right thing and cut it into about five pieces. I think the best thing the death fork can be used for is a bottle opener with some modification to the dropout to create a hook on the trailing side. Keep trying to get in and do the upgrade to the fork for the sake of your dental health. Smiles, CrapMaster Honk
I was thinking pretty much the exact same thing. Great minds, and all that.
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It fits a 700c wheel but should not affect your geometry, I'm sure there was enough head tube length. Smiles, MH
I'm saying the distance from the fork crown to the fork tip is reduced. The steerer tube length looks adequate.
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