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The Horror: Junk Build, High-End-Hatchet job, Frankenbike Challenge Extravaganza

Old 12-31-23, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
I'm so glad this thread was resurrected. Last chance of the year, boys!

Still waiting to see Mad Honk 's and jdawginsc 's final form. I'd throw in pastorbobnlnh as well but I'm pretty sure his Cannondale crumbled into dust.

Let's finish strong!
Working on it. Might have to be Midnight International date line time...
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Old 01-01-24, 04:09 PM
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Too much real life to finish the Ochsner yesterday, But today was better. Stole a fixing bolt for the Huret rear mech that converts from French to Italian drop outs from a Duopar here in the shop. So that issue is solved. Now getting ready to cable it up. I will have to shave down a round button on a front mech to a flat one, and had a lucky find of an old Schwinn spare left over from a seat pack I picked up a few years back. I will be ready with the finished bike this evening. A break to watch the Rose Bowl with the number one and two powerhouses. Back later with final pictures. Smiles, MH

Bike is in the stand and ready for the cable work.

Old Schwinn cable for derailleurs.

New roll of cable housing ready to proceed.
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Game is over (B10 win) and I have finished the cable routing. Chain is in a degreaser solution to remove residue from previous use. Will install it tomorrow and do a quick shakedown run. Then it will be off to the trainer for my winter bike. I got all the colors and about ten countries for the build. And I did come close to the finish date, and I was pretty close. Zero points for the timeline DQ. Smiles, MH

All done and ready for the trainer after a chain install.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
You got it...right on the nail head. Temporarily delve into the absurd...!

Besides, what better way to judge the iconic frame(s) than with crapperific clothing! For fun and weirdness.

Hope that helps!
Think of it like dressing Gina Lollabrigida in a Newsies or Dickensian street urchin outfit!
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Originally Posted by Road Fan
Think of it like dressing Gina Lollabrigida in a Newsies or Dickensian street urchin outfit!
I think she could’ve pulled it off as a look...
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I would have loved to see it! Quite a few great actresses have done such roles, with varying success in masking their appearance.
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Partial failure: I did not make the deadline due to the flu, procrastination and sun spot activity rendering my ADD at paralysis level. DQ on arrival

Partial Success: I finished it, came hell or high water. And it came out nearly what I had envisioned. Minus the Swiss Weinmann brakes which were DOA. It is actually quite cool and perfectly rideable.

i will be doing a more permanent version (same color scheme which I think is fine for now and disguises the pedigree so I can actually ride the thing)...I promise it will be equally stomach churning.




It had Assos pedals but since I wish to sell those I figured I was disqualified anyhow and this makes it utilitarian.


My favorite DT in the whole world. Soviet XB3 shifters running a Cyclone RD, Huret FD, around a Lambert crankset on a Shimano Bb



Regina FW on a Samson Stratics sealed titanium hub with Mavic Ma 4o rims, Wheelsmith spokes and Serfas tires (a bit concerned about those)



Temporary Friko bars, Puch-SR stem (they need to go with the AD SLE I am trying to rehome), Bontrager tape, Cane Creek hoods and Czechoslovakian Favorit levers.


The mighty Gecko reflective Decal. Sort of a trademark for me on my painted frames.


Fixie wheels that actually came with the bike...hideous green pedals enhances everything!
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Fantastic, simply fantastic! While there were delays, it provided the opportunity for you and Mad Honk to be fashionably late, and given the nature of this thread, somehow still feels right on time.

Now that the Daves' submissions have been posted, shall we work on tallying up points to see who takes home the bacon (barcon?)?


It was a fine challenge and the the contestants all provided entries that were horrifying, yet revolting. I'm impressed. Perhaps most impressed with the level of detail that some applied to the number of countries represented, as that is no small feat.

I do think this could spawn other awful challenges in the future, like 'Ugliest bike competition' with a later poll to find the star winner, or maybe a 'You ride that?' Challenge where the ugliest bike ridden in person, in public (with proof) will win. So many fantastic ideas. For now, I think it will be up to USAZorro to take the helm with another rendition of his fabulous 'On the road again' Challenge, but something hideous, something awful, may still be brewing underneath the surface. I'm excited!
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Even though I am DQing myself...

Total now - 113

1. Paint: Green, black, orange, purple (12)
2. Custom paint (3)

3. Companies (2) and countries (3)
= 5 Czechoslovakia - Favorit levers
= 5 USSR - XB3 levers
= 5 West Germany - Friko bars
= 9 Japan - SR (stem), Shimano (600 BB), Suntour (Cyclone RD)
= 5 England - Lambert Crankset
= 9 France - Maurel (bell), Mavic rims, Huret FD
= 9 Italy - Modolo (brakes), Regina (FW), Campagnolo (headset)
= 5 Spain - ANSI seatpost
= 7 US - Sampson hubs, Kool stop pads
= 9 Taiwan- Cyclepro cable, Formula hub, Alex rims
= 25 China - Bontrager tape, Cane Creek hoods, Serfas tire, Maxxis tire, SRAM chain, saddle (cionelli), Jagwire cable/housing, BW water bottle cages, Kped pedals, Harifoger (Gecko), Camelbak (Podium WB)
= 5 Switzerland - ASSOS pedals,
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