The Great Frankenbike DIY Competition

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Greg T
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The Great Frankenbike DIY Competition

Postby Greg T » Thu Aug 25, 2011 09:45 am

This got me thinking

The Yellow Peril

I'm working on a Project bike and have great fun failing to understand some rudimentary concepts in Fizzicks and technology (there is a NO in technology - this should be warning.....)...

anyway....

The yellow peril got me thinking.....

We should have a Frankenbike competition.....

A price limit on bit and pieces and if you have bits and pieces lying around then we'll have a tarriff for the "going rate...."

we'll need interest . . . and rules . . .

i'll kick off . . . .

200 bike vouchers limit all in - deduction in points somehow for breaching bike voucher ceiling . . . .

Going rates required

Frame
Forks
Wheels
Tyres
Rims
Spokes
Hubs
Caliper back
Caliper front
Brake levers
Deraill-e-oooer rear
Deraill-e-oooer front
shifters
cabling
cable outers
bars
bar tape
seat post
saddle
herman safety lollipop
Bandages
Bottom Bracket


maybe some prizes for:

Best "I biffed it" story of ******* up
Best "bargain kit" found
Best looking bike
Worst looking bike

I'm in

I have my eye on this . . . .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONIC-fixed-l ... 23139af8e8

arf . . . .

I'm thinking that the frame needs to come in under 75 quid if it's stripped bare . . .
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Postby UndercoverElephant » Thu Aug 25, 2011 09:51 am

Ah go on, I'm in too.

If your start frame is broken, is its value effectively zero? :twisted:

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Postby clarkey cat » Thu Aug 25, 2011 09:53 am

can't see the missus being happy about this... but sod it. I need something to keep at the station anyway.

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Postby Greg T » Thu Aug 25, 2011 09:54 am

There may well be a lot of lying involved in the "going rate" and "just hanging around" space . . .

I'm thinking a swept 'tache bar pub cruiser will be my attempt . . . .

hmmmmmm

Edited to add

There are some freaky big frames on ebay - honestly who rides 60cm . . . .

Also

Bagsy

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0652188892
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Postby UndercoverElephant » Thu Aug 25, 2011 09:57 am

I have a broken steel frame which I plan on "mending" with carbon-fibre and bamboo. I reckon that'll make a lovely TT bike. :shock:

GregT wrote:There are some freaky big frames on ebay - honestly who rides 60cm . . . .


The Orbea is a 61 cm, Hobbit boy.
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Postby Gussio » Thu Aug 25, 2011 09:58 am

I'm 90% there with an old Austrian-made Puch that had been abandoned. Now works, albeit with a stuck seatpost, original 27 1/4 rear wheel and a recycled Fulcrum Racing 7 on the front. Cost £82.83 all in, though I suspect that a new seatpost will need to be purchased. Suicide levers removed and replaced and a new seat added.

How do you post pictures on here?

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Postby clarkey cat » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:04 am

Greg T - I bought some cruiser bars, brake levers and grips with the same intention a few weeks ago but decided to convert the SS to FG instead (and keep with the drops). You're welcome to them at bargain price to get the ball rolling.

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Postby rjsterry » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:05 am

UndercoverElephant wrote:I have a broken steel frame which I plan on "mending" with carbon-fibre and bamboo. I reckon that'll make a lovely TT bike. :shock:

GregT wrote:There are some freaky big frames on ebay - honestly who rides 60cm . . . .


The Orbea is a 61 cm, Hobbit boy.


Even my Giant is a 58cm and I'm only 5'9". Horizontal top tube frames do 'appear' to be larger than they actually are, I think.
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Postby Kieran_Burns » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:05 am

I've got an old Carrera Gryphon frame, virtually complete - just needs a wheel and chain I think!. Might be two wheels now as I think I've been robbing spokes from the one left....
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Postby Sketchley » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:08 am

I already have from the Sirius Comp

Carbon v-brake compatible Front Fork
Stem, Flat Bars, Shifters, Brakes, Grips
Seat Post & clamp
Saddle
Front Mech
Tiagra Rear Mech
Chain and Cassette
Tripple Chain Ring
Bottom Bracket and Headset
pair of v-brakes and new pads
panniers and rack

From the Genesis I have brand new Pair of Shimano RS10 wheels Tyres and Tubes.

All I need is a v-brake compatible frame that take 700c wheels, road hubs and rack / mudguard mounts, mudguards and a new cable set and winter commuter / load carrier is ready to be built.

I would also consider a swap on wheels for something a bit stronger if any would like to make me an offer.
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Postby Greg T » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:12 am

rjsterry wrote:Even my Giant is a 58cm and I'm only 5'9". Horizontal top tube frames do 'appear' to be larger than they actually are, I think.


Jaysus . . .

I'm a massive 5'10" and ride a 52 Cannondale . . . .

Weird

Clarkey - - - I'm going to consider you kind cruiser bar offer . . .

The "LOOK" is very important and there's a lot of me ******* things up to go before I actually start worrying about why the handlebars are 9.46th inch square thread . . . . .

I'm already bidding on a MTB frame and suddenly realise I have no idea how cantilever brakes work . . feck feck feck

EDITED TO ADD

Wheel building!!!!!

Double points if you actually build / re-build the FRONT wheel yourself (IF YOU DON'T ALREADY KNOW HOW!!!!)

no points for the back wheel - dishing is impossible surely
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Postby UndercoverElephant » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:14 am

Greg T wrote:I have no idea how cantilever brakes work . . feck feck feck


I can help here: you pull on the handle thingy and the wheel stops.

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Postby ride_whenever » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:15 am

I shall submit my mates zombie bike:

Image

£75 with newer tyres than that photo.

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Postby Greg T » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:16 am

UndercoverElephant wrote:
Greg T wrote:I have no idea how cantilever brakes work . . feck feck feck


I can help here: you pull on the handle thingy and the wheel stops.


Ah...

So this is the where the tech help desk starts . .

We should have a prize for best/worst piece of techno advice . . . . . .

pictures of skinned knuckles are worth points
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Postby Greg T » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:17 am

ride_whenever wrote:I shall submit my mates zombie bike:

Image



I can't help thinking it's not Frankenough . . .

maybe tassles on the bar ends?
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Postby rubertoe » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:17 am

There is a trek something or other lying around in the Bike shed at work - one wheel - been therfor 2 years - i am gonna have it away when i leave this job in 6 weeks

Will be a good starter - and 0 bike vouchers :twisted:
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Postby FoldingJoe » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:19 am

Greg T wrote:
rjsterry wrote:Even my Giant is a 58cm and I'm only 5'9". Horizontal top tube frames do 'appear' to be larger than they actually are, I think.


Jaysus . . .

I'm a massive 5'10" and ride a 52 Cannondale . . . .

Weird

Clarkey - - - I'm going to consider you kind cruiser bar offer . . .

The "LOOK" is very important and there's a lot of me ******* things up to go before I actually start worrying about why the handlebars are 9.46th inch square thread . . . . .

I'm already bidding on a MTB frame and suddenly realise I have no idea how cantilever brakes work . . feck feck feck

EDITED TO ADD

Wheel building!!!!!

Double points if you actually build / re-build the FRONT wheel yourself (IF YOU DON'T ALREADY KNOW HOW!!!!)

no points for the back wheel - dishing is impossible surely


I'm 5'10" and ride a 52" Ribble. Must be like me Greg; short legs, long body!!
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Postby FoldingJoe » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:21 am

Greg T wrote:
UndercoverElephant wrote:
Greg T wrote:I have no idea how cantilever brakes work . . feck feck feck


I can help here: you pull on the handle thingy and the wheel stops.


Ah...

So this is the where the tech help desk starts . .

We should have a prize for best/worst piece of techno advice . . . . . .

pictures of skinned knuckles are worth points


Best techno advice should be labelled Fraken-sense!!

I'll get my coat!!! :roll:
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Postby dhope » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:25 am

FoldingJoe wrote:
Greg T wrote:
rjsterry wrote:Even my Giant is a 58cm and I'm only 5'9". Horizontal top tube frames do 'appear' to be larger than they actually are, I think.


Jaysus . . .

I'm a massive 5'10" and ride a 52 Cannondale . . . .

Weird

Clarkey - - - I'm going to consider you kind cruiser bar offer . . .

The "LOOK" is very important and there's a lot of me ******* things up to go before I actually start worrying about why the handlebars are 9.46th inch square thread . . . . .

I'm already bidding on a MTB frame and suddenly realise I have no idea how cantilever brakes work . . feck feck feck

EDITED TO ADD

Wheel building!!!!!

Double points if you actually build / re-build the FRONT wheel yourself (IF YOU DON'T ALREADY KNOW HOW!!!!)

no points for the back wheel - dishing is impossible surely


I'm 5'10" and ride a 52" Ribble. Must be like me Greg; short legs, long body!!


Dunno, 52" is pretty huge.
I'm 5'10" and my Boardman is 58cm I think, Langster too.
Langster is 58 too. They might both be marginally too big to be honest - Langster was cheap and Boardman was Halfords advice before I knew anything.
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Postby FoldingJoe » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:29 am

dhope wrote:
FoldingJoe wrote:
Greg T wrote:
rjsterry wrote:Even my Giant is a 58cm and I'm only 5'9". Horizontal top tube frames do 'appear' to be larger than they actually are, I think.


Jaysus . . .

I'm a massive 5'10" and ride a 52 Cannondale . . . .

Weird

Clarkey - - - I'm going to consider you kind cruiser bar offer . . .

The "LOOK" is very important and there's a lot of me ******* things up to go before I actually start worrying about why the handlebars are 9.46th inch square thread . . . . .

I'm already bidding on a MTB frame and suddenly realise I have no idea how cantilever brakes work . . feck feck feck

EDITED TO ADD

Wheel building!!!!!

Double points if you actually build / re-build the FRONT wheel yourself (IF YOU DON'T ALREADY KNOW HOW!!!!)

no points for the back wheel - dishing is impossible surely


I'm 5'10" and ride a 52" Ribble. Must be like me Greg; short legs, long body!!


Dunno, 52" is pretty huge.
I'm 5'10" and my Boardman is 58cm I think, Langster too.
Langster is 58 too. They might both be marginally too big to be honest - Langster was cheap and Boardman was Halfords advice before I knew anything.


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