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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:12 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Its only very recently that 'old bikes' have started going for more than £100 :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:40 am 
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Bitd one of my workmates decided to see how cheaply he could build a decent bike for. He managed to do it for £10 and that was using a Cannondale frame he found at the dump. It had a snapped chainstay and the paint was flaking off (like they used to). He had the frame re-welded and polished up which was the £10 cost. Everything else he got out of the bin. Took him about a year to do, but he managed it!

I bumped in to him the other day and asked him about the bike and he said he's still got it!


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What do you mean? Dr Kestonian thinks I've built all my bikes for under £100 ...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:39 am 
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Easier with single-speeds - I've got a SS mtb that is coming in at around £60 (can't get wheels any cheaper or it would be a lot less) and a fixed that cost just over £100 in total. You can also factor in money you get back from selling the geared bits.

In fact I get more fun out of seeing how good something can be with minimal outlay (then again I am from Yorkshire).

Don't repaint, just touch up with smoothrite!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:44 am 
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and t cut it to within an inch of its life :D


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:32 pm 
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I have very low standards and would ride any bike in a public place so a sub £100 build is childishly easy.

Sub £25 build is more of a challenge, I won shonkiest bike at SSUK08 on such a steed that still managed a lap of the Drumlanrig race circuit :D

You need to define the parameters of such a build to decide its ease.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:33 pm 
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If it wasnt for the likes of us bumping up the prices of old \ retro bikes then this task would be easy.

If you could all stop buying any Pace bits or Litespeeds ill soon sort myself a sub £100 build :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:56 pm 
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but thats the point yeah lightspeed and pace are right up there but
building a sub £100 bike that looks nice and weighs considerably less
than most sub £400 bikes on the market today i feel is quite a result
and built from bits most of us prob have lying around in the shed!
desperate times and all that . . .. . .... . . . . :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:03 pm 
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Bought not built - the wife's Hahanna. £80 a couple of years back from the 2nd bike section outside Leisure Lakes in Daventry.

And yeah, she's short... :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:19 pm 
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£17 inc paint and bar tape.


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