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Old 01-15-11, 08:45 PM
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Hodge Podge Bikes

You ever look at your all your parts and decide to build up a new bike just because? Well I got the urge this morning to build something from my parts. It's a no holds barred since it's got new stuff, old stuff, American stuff, Japanese, Italian. I won't kid you as it's not the prettiest. I'm was debating on the frame but it's in pretty good condition compared to the World Sport I was going to use. Plus it already had the shifters, derailleurs and cables already mounted so that was big selling point. Well after further ado...
the Raleigh Technium
Shimano SIS derailleurs
Campy low flange hubs w/Mavic GP4 tubulars
FSA Compact carbon cranks
cheapo plastic molded in toe clip pedals
Concor saddle
EighthInch track bars(that's right...track bars!)
Cinelli stem
Dia-Compe aero levers
miss match Campy calipers
and the topper....a Pedro's bottle cage!







I tried a saddle San Marco Selle saddle but that didn't do it for me

The brake cables were even new that I found out in the garage. The things you don't even know you have! It's completely rideable besides glueing on tubulars and finish coloring the side walls black cause my sharpie ran out. The gumwalls just don't do it for this bike. I wasn't sure about the track bars but they feel decent and were the only bars I had that fit in the Cinelli stem. Love it or hate it...it was fun to do on a Saturday. I think this fills in my void of having a bike mostly from the 80's. I know the cranks are a bit over the edge but the original Sakae's didn't have any chainring and I didn't have a good bottom bracket for any square tapered cranks.
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Old 01-15-11, 08:53 PM
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That thing must be light.
Here's one that I built a while back. I called it Berty Bott's Every Flavor bike. There's parts from 13 different counties starting with the Swiss frame. I forget all what else. It was too small for me (thus the goofy handlebars) so I sold it this spring.

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Until I came here I thought that was the only way to build a bike.
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Old 01-15-11, 09:02 PM
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I thought I was going to have to buy something to finish it but it was absolutely free! Finding those cables saved my life! I still have enough parts to probably build something else but that definitely won't be pretty. lol.
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looks great how does it ride? nothing wrong with Hodge Podge bikes. some of the best riders I knew in the Boston area rode Hodge Podge or Franken bikes. and for our team, 10Sdp Drive or Cdale gave us frames but you should have seen the 'kits' we put on them
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that technium is a mess. (i love it)
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I had some NR shifter and a Record RD I was going to put on it but that dang Shimano stuff worked good. I'll be able to put a notch on having a 80's bike with indexed shifting to my collection.
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