- Aug 31, 2009
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- Historic Savannah
I'm lucky enough that it's very affluent around these parts and people dispose of some good bikes. Also helps that our local rental bike market is in the hundreds or maybe thousands and all of those companies have spares and junkers for daysI’ve never succeded in a ‘no buy’ build, but, I don’t have quote the inventory of some of y’all.
Keep up the work, but easy enough to heal well.
Don't even want to look in these parts most we have one scrapper for every 10 people. Nothing is left.I'm lucky enough that it's very affluent around these parts and people dispose of some good bikes. Also helps that our local rental bike market is in the hundreds or maybe thousands and all of those companies have spares and junkers for days
That's how our NC city used to be. Like vultures circling in their stake bed trucks. And then they would always leave an absolute mess out of everything they did leave behind. More then once they knocked over the cans or tore open bags pulling out scrap and then we would get angry letters from the HOA or the trash serviceIngola is right. Scrappers are magic in our town. On any day, you can leave a piece of metal, an oven, a mower, a bike, whatever, at the curb, and it will vanish within the hour. I've had stuff picked before I even got back inside the house. "Curb find" bikes are like a miracle.
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No frame "mods" other than cutting off tabs and maybe drilling a few holes. In the spirit of Class 1 it'll be as close to factory as possibleCap’n! You’re doing an aluminum bicycle! And you’re going to mod the frame huh? Awesome!
I was hoping to see one in the RRBBO. So far I haven’t run across one I want to build. Even at a silly high price & you won’t often find any free junk bicycles around here.
People are asking $50 for a junk bicycle with rotten tires, and $35 for a bare frame from a Chinese ladies cruiser bike that sells brand-new for just over $100.
I paid $100 for a junk steel bicycle just because it had quality aluminum wheels & a Sturmey hub. 5 years ago it would’ve sold for $20 max.
The guy knew what he was selling too. It’s a pretty savvy market around here. With a flat valley the size of Nebraska & 355 days of sunshine per year, it’s pretty much Bicyclefornia in the San Joaquin.
With 10 times as many cars on the roads as bicycles though, it’s not safe on many of the major city boulevards.
Staying here in the massive Clovis suburbs, it is bicycle heaven, as far as riding conditions.
I said I had something planned for that area. I never said I was going to add a tube. And if I did do that I would have to figure out a way to do it without welding as that would move this from class 1 to class 2 so I do not intend to do thatOk, we can communicate or just play with the language…BUT:
Are you going to add a top tube? I thought I read something earlier about that conversion.