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Frankenbike #3
« on: December 02, 2009, 08:28:47 AM »
I think it is about time for another Frankenbike.

Here is the scoop. My #1 riding partner has fallen on hard times. They have cut his hours dramatically at work and he just found out that he will have to rebuild the engine in his truck. He has a newborn at home to make matters worse (will post pics of baby soon  ;D ). I'm sure this is a very common story these days but I have no shame since I may be forced to go without a riding buddy, at least for the last minute non-planned after work rides that keep me from getting getting over 200lbs again. Some of you in the know may ask, why he just doesn't borrow one of my 14 bikes? He is directly between a small and med frame (like 17") and has tried my bikes only to find out they are pretty big on him. He currently has a 16.5" frame that is for sale on here.

What I'm looking for is a hardtail frame hanging in someones garage just cause they can't see the point of tossing it. Very cheap hardtail or FS frame will be considered as well.No way I'm gonna specify a FS frame like we did with Krunnch as that was sort of a nightmare and is a lot to ask for someone who doesn't support the trails like Krunnch does. What I can promise is that he will join the Swamp club and take part in a little trail maintenance. I see it as a good way to attract someone to the club as well as clean out your overflowing parts bin. Kinda makes me sick cause within the last year or so I've sold two 17" hardtail frames.

If you see right through me as far as this being a totally self serving Frankenbike, I ask that you save your insults for PM's only. Don't blast me with posts as that hurts my feelings :'(
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 08:35:30 AM »
I dont have many spare parts, but I have some grips and cheap flat pedals.. maybe a set of decent tires...

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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 08:45:04 AM »
I think it is about time for another Frankenbike.

You sure you're up for this?  After the logistical nightmare that the last one was?
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 09:00:45 AM »
I have that sanded Raleigh hardtail frame...not sure the size? How tall is he? Inseam?
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 10:37:09 AM »
He is like 5'8 or something. I'm sure he can't ride something that you can/could ride. My med's are big for him. This is Mike btw Krunnch.
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 10:38:29 AM »
Hm - I will look at the Raleigh tonight. Get some measurements and report back.
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 11:33:38 AM »
I have a Marzochi Air Fork that I will donate to your friend. I will take some pics of it tonight, and measure the steerer tube. It's just sitting in my garage. I also have an XT rear der. and some cranks, front der. and seat post... I'll make a list brother.
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 12:36:09 PM »
How about someone doing a frankenbuy for me?  I just need some rims, tires, and cassette to buy cheap, plus someone to buy my 29er.

I promise that I will do trail work too!   ;D

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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 02:01:18 PM »
I have a Marzochi Air Fork that I will donate to your friend. I will take some pics of it tonight, and measure the steerer tube. It's just sitting in my garage. I also have an XT rear der. and some cranks, front der. and seat post... I'll make a list brother.

Damn  kilte, gonna have to give you first dibs on the VT if you keep this up. Or are you playing a evil trick on us :)
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 02:30:47 PM »
Frame=Needed
Shifters=Needed (9sp X Triple preferred but 8sp may be more practical)
Crankset=Kiltedranger
Fork=Kiltedranger
Rear Derailleur=Kiltedranger
Front Derailleur= Kiltedranger (clamp size unknown)
Seatpost=Kiltedranger (size unknown)
Stem=Catman via Robsquared (120mm X 25.4 clamp)
Handlebars=Needed (I have some horrible ones if need be)
Brakes=Needed (prefer disc but rim is more available in peoples parts bin)
Brake Levers=Needed (if mech disc or rim)
Wheelset=Needed
Pedals=Darrinw2001
Headset=Needed
Headset Spacers=Catman
Shifter Cables=Catman
Rotors=Needed
Grips=Darrinw2001
Seatpost Clamp=Needed (size unknown)
Cassette=Needed
Disc Brake Adapters=Needed (unknown type)
Bottom Bracket=Needed (unknown type & spindle length)
Chain=Needed (9sp preferred)
Chain Pin=Catman (if shimano,KMC or Sram)
Tires=Darrinw2001? or Catman (rough shape but will get him by)
Tubes=Needed (probably presta but waiting on wheelset to know for sure)
Brake Cables=Needed (if mech disc or rim)
Cable end caps=Catman
Shifter and Brake Housing ferrules=Catman
Shifter cable housing=Needed
Brake cable housing=Needed (if necessary)


Did I miss anything?
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2009, 02:40:45 PM »
I have a Marzochi Air Fork that I will donate to your friend. I will take some pics of it tonight, and measure the steerer tube. It's just sitting in my garage. I also have an XT rear der. and some cranks, front der. and seat post... I'll make a list brother.

Damn  kilte, gonna have to give you first dibs on the VT if you keep this up. Or are you playing a evil trick on us :)

Absolutely not Brother. I have tons of parts, that I am not using. All are in good shape too. I even have a front / rear rim, disc hubs. I will make a list tonight.
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2009, 02:48:25 PM »
I can probably help with the handlebar...riser or flat?  I think I have at least one football, um, I mean wheel that can go to the build.  I will go through my parts in the next couple of days to see what else I might have.
 
EDIT - I also have a bunch of tires in various conditions that you can take your pick of.
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2009, 04:26:05 PM »
If need be, I may just try to find a deal on a uber cheap Sette hardtail. I've seen them going for like $69 in the past.
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2009, 04:41:20 PM »
cheap Sette hardtail.

That's definitely another option.  Don had a sette rekken that he built up.  You might want to ask him how it rode.  It was a nice looking frame, flat black and stealthy looking.
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Re: Frankenbike #3
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2009, 05:50:23 PM »
cheap Sette hardtail.

That's definitely another option.  Don had a sette rekken that he built up.  You might want to ask him how it rode.  It was a nice looking frame, flat black and stealthy looking.

Paul (skinman) also bought a rekken frame for his son... $89..

 

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