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Huffy + Campagnolo Super Record = The Ultimate C&V Sacrilege build

Old 05-21-23, 02:58 PM
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What a lovely, beautiful day for a Le Grande and hacksaw to meet.

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Originally Posted by cudak888
Cut the seat tube flush with the top tube and braze on some seatlug ear clamps

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Coming back to this...

If it saves us weight, I'm down for this for Le Grande build 2.0, Starvation Diet Edition.


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I don't know about shortening the seat tube, since the slot needs to be long enough to allow the inward flex to meed the OD of the seatpost tightly.

I even had to extend the stock clamp slot downward about 8mm (using a 1/8" carbide in my Dremel) on my otherwise-stock PH501 frame because the seatpost was constantly slipping down even with the bolt heavily tightened.

No more slipping now:
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I'm pretty sure that's what angle grinders are for
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Got some good progess on the bike money pit waste-my-life-away project, but since it is almost midnight, I'll post up some pictures tomorrow. Got the seatpost height sorted, as well as the seatpost clamp.

Oh okay I'll throw up just a few pics! Don't say I don't love you all







Now, before you ask: yes, the bike is in the house.


No, I'm not sleeping on the couch...yet

I know, I know...the seatpost looks 'too short'. But there is a good 2-3" below the seat-tube cluster. Also, with how little is exposed above, I'm not concerned. Remember, that seat tube is T-H-I-C-K haha

I know I know I know...the two-tone ano doesn't work. I wanted to ensure my seat height was good so this is just a dry fit. I'll use the ano strip that I got and take care of those small bits soon.

Also, I ground away quite a bit of that seatpost clamp, just enough to be 'slightly uncomfortable'. Which is perfect,because everything else about this build can be described as 'slightly uncomfortable'.


I would have liked to get to the cable guide, but that will have to wait until tomorrow or the next day. As well as the derailleur hanger. As well as the brake adapter.

But besides those items, there really isn't that much more to fab up. After that, it will be assembly time.

The bike ride is in 2 weeks.

My goal is to get this bike ridable by this coming weekend. It is a lofty goal, but I'd like some time before the ride to run through mechanical and make sure we are dialed in.

Can't go meeting expectations by bringing a broken Huffy!!
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I hope you're going to GoPro all the reactions to this fine machine at the ride and post a vid on YouTube for us.
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
I hope you're going to GoPro all the reactions to this fine machine at the ride and post a vid on YouTube for us.
I suspect this will get more people stirred up than the whole "2JZ in a Dodge Charger" bit

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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
I hope you're going to GoPro all the reactions to this fine machine at the ride and post a vid on YouTube for us.
Couldn't agree more. This is the main -- nay, the only -- reason I'm continuing to waste my time following this ill-begotten mis-adventure.
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Anyone got a GoPro I can borrow? Happy to film and post it. Just don't have a GoPro.

Would return of course!
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Someone get that man a GoPro. Failing that it would still be appropriate to shove your phone in their faces to record their dismay. LeGrand owners are known to be aggressive like that.
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Originally Posted by Maxey
LeGrand owners are known to be aggressive like that.
That's those Aerowind and Techtra guys - really pushy and in your face. Us LeGrande owners are more of the refined, scholarly type.
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The LeGrande is officially registered for the Concours d'Elegance at the Eddy Rando event on June 4. Gonna be a hoot lol

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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
The LeGrande is officially registered for the Concours d'Elegance at the Eddy Rando event on June 4. Gonna be a hoot lol
"Darn it, did we get another joker who thinks that POS in the rafters is a museum piece?"

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Originally Posted by cudak888
"Darn it, did we get another joker who thinks that POS in the rafters is a museum piece?"

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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
The LeGrande is officially registered for the Concours d'Elegance at the Eddy Rando event on June 4. Gonna be a hoot lol

Dis gonna be good!

Wish I was close enough to wrangle the popcorn concession.
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
Yes
"Put the Huffy back."
*CRASH*
"Uh, we have a bit of a problem."
"Don't tell me you put it in the rafters again. I told you, no roof can support a Huffy."




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Originally Posted by cudak888
"Darn it, did we get another joker who thinks that POS in the rafters is a museum piece?"

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Yes
Or, more in line with the Le Grande's sorta-French-sounding name: "Mais oui!"
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Originally Posted by Hondo6
Or, more in line with the Le Grande's sorta-French-sounding name: "Mais oui!"
Yes, this bike is very much oui.

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Originally Posted by cudak888
Yes, this bike is very much oui.

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Non, mon ami - en français, ce serait "Ce vélo est très pipi".

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Originally Posted by cudak888
"Put the Huffy back."
*CRASH*
"Uh, we have a bit of a problem."
"Don't tell me you put it in the rafters again. I told you, no roof can support a Huffy."




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On the upside, if we are putting it in rafters, it means we are this guy


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Originally Posted by Hondo6
Dis gonna be good!

Wish I was close enough to wrangle the popcorn concession.
Oh you betcha! Only thing better would be the rotten tomato stand!!

Edit: Forgot to include the tar and feather booth.

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[QUOTE=AdventureManCO;22898535]On the upside, if we are putting it in rafters, it means we are this guy

Or, the Huffy Chucker sbarner
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
On the upside, if we are putting it in rafters, it means we are this guy


Given the nature of this project, I was thinking more along the lines of this guy:
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
The LeGrande is officially registered for the Concours d'Elegance at the Eddy Rando event on June 4. Gonna be a hoot lol

The suspense is killing me. How long will it take for them to read it in disbelief, twice, then reject your entry??!
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Originally Posted by nlerner
Given the nature of this project, I was thinking more along the lines of this guy:

Or this guy:


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