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Rat,Horrible or just too heavy,but its MINE and i like it
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Author:  johntomjoe [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Rat,Horrible or just too heavy,but its MINE and i like it

Seeing as my activator 2 has roused such an interest (good or bad)
has anyone else got any crappy or embarrassing bikes on file to share with us mortals?
I dont pretend (or care) to know much about modern bikes,suspension, brakes etc,gears is gears and brakes is brakes :lol:
Being brought up with choppers ,grifters and the good old fs1es and my puch grand prix s, i prefer the easy way to work on bikes.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... b9af08f96d

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Author:  johntomjoe [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:18 pm ]
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the beast that caused it all!

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Author:  johntomjoe [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:21 pm ]
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the next project?

NOT MY BIKE IN PHOTO!

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Author:  johntomjoe [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:24 pm ]
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and found a use for the two chopper frames!

AGAIN NOT MY BIKE IN PHOTO

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Author:  velomaniac [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:36 pm ]
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Applause for your unashamed eccentricity :D

Up here in MacRetroland i have today proposed a build your own Klunker and ride it down a hill. A klunker must not be a purpose built mtb but a road oriented bike beefed up for off road use.
You sir seem a perfect candidate competitor for our madness :lol:

Author:  johntomjoe [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:23 pm ]
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mmm maybe this one with some chunky wheels thin tyres tho cos of space
no suspension tho ...take it like a man

not like this one for the nancy boys ....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trek-9000-TC3 ... 6304011302

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:25 pm ]
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You got legs and tyres filled with air for suspension!

Author:  johntomjoe [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:35 pm ]
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bugger my photo wont load,basically its a 1988 raleigh merlin big frame
convert to mtb hard tail?

Author:  johntomjoe [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:43 pm ]
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its the bare frame and wheels



and vaseline IS easier to use !

Author:  cyfa2809 [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:01 pm ]
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:lol: :lol:

Author:  johntomjoe [ Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:33 pm ]
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its gonna be a single speed with whatever bits i can get cheap

amberwalls came today

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Author:  johntomjoe [ Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:35 pm ]
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had to fit thin tyre to try it out,

went on another ten mile hike

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Author:  johntomjoe [ Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:44 pm ]
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velomaniac wrote:
Applause for your unashamed eccentricity :D

Up here in MacRetroland i have today proposed a build your own Klunker and ride it down a hill. A klunker must not be a purpose built mtb but a road oriented bike beefed up for off road use.
You sir seem a perfect candidate competitor for our madness :lol:


im looking round for a road bike frame at mo so i can build a klunker
and will keep you posted

By the way excuse my old ignorance but are Suntour XC or X-1 componentry...... gears? like i said im not clued up on technical names etc,if it needs fixing it gets what i can blag or borrow from spares bikes

Author:  velomaniac [ Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:27 pm ]
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Suntour XC and X-1 are groupsets, that is groups of bike components in a series which would include front and rear deralier gear mechs, thumbshifter, brake levers, brakes, chainset, hubs etc.
From the Shimano stable you have groupsets like LX, STX-RC, XT,XTR,Acera-X, Alivio, Altus etc

Keep an eye out in MacRetro's MacKlunker thread for our crazy builds. Mine will be based on a Raleigh Twenty shopper bike :lol:

Author:  johntomjoe [ Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:34 am ]
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oh right ,thanks for that,i have suntor bl on my carlton


maybe use this as a klunker?

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Author:  Dickyboy [ Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:39 pm ]
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Someone else found a use for two chopper frames too :shock:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Excellent-Ral ... 1058wt_882

Author:  johntomjoe [ Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:08 pm ]
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Wow,nice price! Seen this before, I think it was the chopper website

Author:  velomaniac [ Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:11 pm ]
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Love the orange folder bike, I think its a Kettler, German sports good brand, the rear brake mount is very weird :lol:

Author:  mountainbikerjohnnyb [ Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:15 pm ]
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heres my beast, great for going down the shops on

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Author:  velomaniac [ Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:41 pm ]
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Surely that cant be comfortable unless you have very long arms and very short legs............your not a Gibbon are you :?

Author:  jamabikes [ Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:18 pm ]
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gt ;)

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Author:  johntomjoe [ Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:36 pm ]
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velomaniac wrote:
Surely that cant be comfortable unless you have very long arms and very short legs............your not a Gibbon are you :?


i was surprised how comfy the Schwinn Stingray was (simiar to this)

Author:  mountainbikerjohnnyb [ Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:31 pm ]
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velomaniac wrote:
Surely that cant be comfortable unless you have very long arms and very short legs............your not a Gibbon are you :?


its not bad bit weird at firsts, the seatpost was longer untill it bent and had to be chopped down

Author:  johntomjoe [ Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:25 pm ]
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almost there,gotta descide on pedals,recover a bigger seat and make grips

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Author:  velomaniac [ Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:57 pm ]
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Get that chain tensioned up, a BMX halflink chain would help for that perfect chain tension :wink:

Author:  johntomjoe [ Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:19 pm ]
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yeh i noticed that after,and got my eye on a half link chain (when funds agree!) :D
i have just scrounged some leather but im not sure if its too light for the seat and grips?

also ....pictures to follow,i have a ladies lightweight falcon and a heavier raleigh road bikes....ideal projects for klunkers?

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Author:  johntomjoe [ Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:45 pm ]
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first nightime ride

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Author:  johntomjoe [ Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:47 pm ]
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and another

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Author:  johntomjoe [ Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:14 pm ]
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this weeks ride!

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Author:  johntomjoe [ Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:15 pm ]
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ready for home

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Author:  velomaniac [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:51 pm ]
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Your at the other end of a time portal I'll bet :lol:

Bet you've got long hair, wear flares and still eat Tudor Crisps :wink:

Author:  johntomjoe [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:19 pm ]
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I am stuck in the 70's ,wish I had long hair but its grey ,like my bikes!
The flares are in my mind and when I'm on the grifter its like on with me mates and their choppers out on a ride ,usually from shoreham. To Brighton fishing !

Author:  johntomjoe [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:34 pm ]
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tudor crisps mmmmm
blue riband and proper size curly wurlys :D

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Author:  oldschool [ Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:51 pm ]
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[quote="johntomjoe"]tudor crisps mmmmm
blue riband and proper size curly wurlys :D[/quote] bloody hell :P :shock:

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