[BOB] iBOB cheapskate bike build challenge
4/6/2011 11:58:16 AM
On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Jimmy Livengood
> Makes me want to have a $300 iBob bike build challenge.
> Put together a nice bike in the style of your choosing. Craigslist,
> ebay, recycled bike parts shops, whatever. Nothing currently owned by
> you can be used. Saddle, pedals, and labor do not count toward $500
I'm not sure if $300 or $500 is the target, but I'll start with an
example I built up a year or so ago.
Mid-80s Peugeot PH-8. It's an oddity that I couldn't find in any of
the online catalog scans, but the little paper sticker on the stay
said "PH-8". It had the standard European market fenders, lights
(internal wiring!), sidewall dynamo and rear rack, but 27x1-1/8" tires
on steel rims and those awful suicide brake levers. My guess is that
it was probably manufactured for AAFES, and sold to a soldier who
eventually brought it back to the States. $25 at Goodwill.
From my parts bin: The original front wheel from my Surly LHT,
imitation B&M headlight, a cheapie riveted triple crank and matching
FD, clamp on down tube shifters, some old MTB brake levers, a Weinman
750 front caliper and two 700c wheelchair tires (labeled 700x38 but
Purchased new: A machine built 700c wheel with freewheel hub (reused
the Peugeot's freewheel), $35 plus shipping. New chain, about $10.
Wald North Road bars, about $15. Foam grips, about $5. Total: $65,
plus whatever I spent on shipping. Say $15. So, $80.
Grand total: About $105. Pics here:
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Re: [BOB] Re: iBOB cheapskate bike build challenge [PATRICK MOORE] [4/7/2011 9:01:42 AM]
[BOB] iBOB cheapskate bike build challenge [Scott Loveless] [4/6/2011 11:58:16 AM]
Re: [BOB] iBOB cheapskate bike build challenge [PATRICK MOORE] [4/7/2011 8:59:08 AM]
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