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Velo-Cheapo contest, 2015?

Old 12-01-14, 08:07 PM
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So after I read the comments about maybe being able to make some money off the build when all is done. What about, at the builder's discretion, any profit from the builds go to your local food bank or the like? A little tie into the holiday season?
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Old 12-01-14, 08:47 PM
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Old 12-01-14, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
To me velo cheapo is more about creativity than simply building a bike out of parts that you acquired cheaply. Using materials not necessarily bike related, or making things from scratch, or finding discarded items that can be repurposed.
Certainly, the winner of the first contest in 2008 was very much about repurposing materials and high aesthetic achievement. It's quite a remarkable build:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ml#post7949574
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Old 12-01-14, 09:40 PM
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i think we should just talk about this for 8 or 10 more pages, then do nothing. Just an idea.
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Old 12-01-14, 09:49 PM
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Old 12-01-14, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
To me velo cheapo is more about creativity than simply building a bike out of parts that you acquired cheaply. Using materials not necessarily bike related, or making things from scratch, or finding discarded items that can be repurposed.
That's what I was trying to elude to. It's more than a bike made cheaply. It's gotta have that "it" factor for some reason, or a combination of a lot of reasons. Creativity counts.
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Old 12-01-14, 11:53 PM
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Old 12-04-14, 04:46 PM
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I have lots of ideas meandering around my head right now. Looking forward to trying at least one of them for this build. Preliminary rules yet?
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Old 12-04-14, 06:25 PM
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My input would be to not govern the fate of the bike at the end.
Having to sell it for $X or donate the money would dissuade myself, and others, from joining.

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Old 12-04-14, 07:09 PM
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My input would be to not govern the fate of the bike at the end.
Having to sell it for $X or donate the money would dissuade myself, and others, from joining.
Yes, let's not take the joy out of it by getting too bogged down in rules.
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Old 12-04-14, 11:26 PM
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How terrific and what a Christmas it will be! All the very best of wishes!
Thank you. Penny was born on the 30th. A healthy 8.7lbs girl. She's our first and also first granddaughter on both sides. Very exciting times.
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Old 12-05-14, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by osiris419 View Post
Thank you. Penny was born on the 30th. A healthy 8.7lbs girl. She's our first and also first granddaughter on both sides. Very exciting times.
Congrats! It'll be a small bike, then?
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^^ Thank you. I have a tricycle from the 1950's called a Garton Delivery Cycle that I found at a flea market that I'm going to restore for her.
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Old 12-05-14, 07:44 PM
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Looks like I'm in. I just picked up a bike today for $25 and the tires are good, so off to a good start. I'm just waiting for some rules to design around.
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Old 12-05-14, 07:51 PM
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To keep it topical, your local bike collective(assuming there is one near) would be a great place too.
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Old 12-06-14, 12:49 PM
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I am in as well. I found a $35 entry today.

OK. I bought this today from a very gracious lady (and a sailor too from what I saw beside her garage). I ripped the mattress saddle off as soon as I got home and installed as* killer on it that has been hanging around for a few years. I put on new cheapo alloy bars and brake levers that I've had on hand for years. The downtube shifters will stay for now. My wife said "That's a nice bike. Don't ask me to ride it today". Guess what? I'll ask her to try it tomorrow.




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Old 12-06-14, 02:44 PM
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I am in as well. I found a $35 entry today.
Nice find! You'll make money on that bike for sure.
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Old 12-06-14, 06:00 PM
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Rules?
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Old 12-06-14, 09:08 PM
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Rule #1 : Follow the rules.
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I went out and saw a 1995 Trek 700 step through for $30 - in Portland. Didn't buy cause I don't know the rules yet. It didn't "call" to me either. It was just ...meh.
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Has the contest started?
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Old 12-07-14, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen View Post
I went out and saw a 1995 Trek 700 step through for $30 - in Portland. Didn't buy cause I don't know the rules yet. It didn't "call" to me either. It was just ...meh.
Rule #3 : No meh.
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Old 12-07-14, 12:30 PM
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@nierner - so you're saying my standards are too high?
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@nierner - so you're saying my standards are too high?
No, that would translate to "Rule #3 : Meh."
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