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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:45 am 
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having acquired bike hoarder's 1996 fire mountain (the blue one with the dent), i've decided it shall become.....

PROJECT GHETTOBIKE

basically i'm going to see how cheaply i can build it

costs so far

1996 Fire Mountain frame - £12
heavy black rigid fork - swapped for a pint of doom bar
specialized stem, ART bar - £2 at the bristol bike jumble
deore disc hub on Alex rim - £1 at the bristol bike jumble cos the bearings are shot
cane creek S2 headset (found in my toolbox, could probably use new bearings but the cups are scabby on the outside so it goes on ghettobike!)
IRC notos XC tyres - using man-maths these are free because i replaced them with some i got for free
8 speed cassette - was in my toolbox so technically it's free

total costs for something that's starting to look like a bike £15 a pint...

pics later


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:49 pm 
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cce wrote:
having acquired bike hoarder's 1996 fire mountain (the blue one with the dent), i've decided it shall become.....

PROJECT GHETTOBIKE

basically i'm going to see how cheaply i can build it

costs so far

1996 Fire Mountain frame - £12
heavy black rigid fork - swapped for a pint of doom bar
specialized stem, ART bar - £2 at the bristol bike jumble
deore disc hub on Alex rim - £1 at the bristol bike jumble cos the bearings are shot
cane creek S2 headset (found in my toolbox, could probably use new bearings but the cups are scabby on the outside so it goes on ghettobike!)
IRC notos XC tyres - using man-maths these are free because i replaced them with some i got for free
8 speed cassette - was in my toolbox so technically it's free

total costs for something that's starting to look like a bike £15 a pint...

pics later


cool! i have a bike that only cost £2 to build! it is a heap of old tat tho.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:25 pm 
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cant beat a budget bike


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:09 pm 
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rear wheel is pinched from my kilauea, so ignore that. the rest of it owes me £15 so far....


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:12 pm 
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Thats such a nice blue on the FM 8)

I have a rear wheel if you want it, Its black and araya with DX or XT hub, yours if you want it dude. I will dig it out and let you know ,if you want it.....

I love bargain projects, I think you should name it Peter as its Blue and being made from odds and ends :lol:

Cheers

GM


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:14 pm 
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wheel sounds spot on matey, do you know if it takes 7 or 8 sprockets?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:17 pm 
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" Seven " :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:19 pm 
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lovely - can i swing by and pick it up on the weekend? anything you need atm i might have lying round by way of exchagne?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:26 pm 
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PM'd ya 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:45 pm 
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I live in the ghetto; the bikes parked around here don't look nearly that nice...so I take exception with this thread :evil:














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