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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:11 pm 
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i have a task!
to build a bike that can keep up three days riding on the south downs challange!

the hard bit!!- to make a competitive bike for £50!!!!!
i have some halo rims to get me started and a good tool kit!!!

any unwanted parts that can be let to go cheap please let me know

i need to prove u dont have to buy a meta to be a good rider!!!!

HELP ME PEOPLE!!!!!!!
can it be done! will post pics of build as it get dones and hopefully the subsequent riding!!

advice is much appreciated to help me get the best quality for the cash


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:18 pm 
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whats the criteria ?

does it have to be a complete build or can you buy something complete for £50 ?

can you "buy" your best mates £2000 bike and happen to sell it back to him for the same £50 :lol:

does it exclude people who work in shops as trade disount is a bit of an unfair advantage

id throw those halos away

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0280992364

and leaves some money for weed


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:22 pm 
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Why don't you use all the stuff your selling?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:33 pm 
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kaiser wrote:
Why don't you use all the stuff your selling?

You reading my mind? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:40 pm 
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it has to be a complete build
criteria is that i dont use anything i own so far
all has to be obtained with a budget of 50

south downs are fairly rolling so a xc type build would do

not worried about weight
has to be a reliable build to last a fulkl 3days of riding (more than i will last ha ha)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:42 pm 
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oh and it has to be a build i cant buy complete
i need to build the best i can for the 50
i can only buy two items off one seller at the most

i think that covers the rules


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:49 pm 
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rigid singlespeed ?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:06 pm 
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got a dawes the edge 19inch frame if thts any good to you [653 tubing]


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:36 pm 
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So whats the story behind this challenge..? Something official that we can all join in with? :|


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