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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stinkyboy, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    All right monkies, here's the deal: Since most of you have extra bike parts laying around your place collecting dust, why not put them to good use? Combine these parts into a complete bike, (there's bike mechanics here who could do the build right?) throw some RM stickers on it, and give the bike to someone who can't afford a bike.

    I'll start.

    I have a brand new take off Truvativ low riser bar & stem to throw in.
     
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  2. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    Didn't we do this once and Stoney steal the bike and then wreck it?
     
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  3. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Stoney's out.
     
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  4. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    great idea!

    And while a monkey who's deserving would be a great recipient, what about selling said bike on ebay and donating the proceeds to a charity that helps buy helmets for kids or something?
     
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  5. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Absolutley! Yea, I didn't mean give it to somebody who just broke their frame on a 25 foot drop. A less fortunate kid(s) indeed.
     
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    That's an AWESOME idea!!!
     
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  7. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    I've got a 1996 Trek Y-11 frame and a rear rim-brake wheel that is taking up space. Needs an uncut fork, but I ain't ever going to use it again and I doubt anyone will ever buy them. I really don't want to/ can't afford to pay shipping though.

    (Is this your punishment from the RM gods?)

    edit: did this happen before? all those ninja posts are making me feel worried.
     
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  8. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I have a bunch of misc. stuff kicking around my house. I'll post it when I get home tonight.

    Great idea :thumb:
     
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    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    i have a pair of abused but still solid LX cranks. may have a chainring or 2 lying around.
     
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  10. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Stinkyboy's got a heart, and with Christmas, Kwanzaa (and that Jewish holiday) coming up, what better time?
     
  11. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i definitely have a box of stuff i could dig through. stuff like:

    old xt bottom brackets
    several left-side shifters (gripshift; i never broke the left one)
    old suntour cranks
    old 737 pedals?
    saddles galore
    probably a seat post or two
     
  12. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Who's gonna step up and do the build? This time of year, it would prolly be a better gift in the South or the West.
     
  13. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Maybe the charity of choice has a pay-pal account, so the funds go directly from the sale to the charity? Or were you thinking of donating the bike directly to said charity?

    I'll look for parts when I get home. Fortunately for me, my work allows me to UPS for free :)
     
  14. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    there's gotta be a bike shop wrench on this board who would volunteer, no?
     
  15. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I was thinking it would be cool to see pix of a kid with an ear to ear smile on his face cruising a new ride. Whatever is cool with me, but I don't want to see the bike/money end up is some asshat's hands...
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    brilliant idea!

    Kinda like adopt-a-small-cyclist thingy.
     
  17. partsbara

    partsbara Turbo Monkey

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    i ve got a few pieces of cr@p laying around...

    make it an 06 project (mid year) and i ll build the beast...

    good call stinky
     
  18. JRB

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    I'm in for the saddle, some Deore shifters, and some v-brakes.

    If you want a 13 inch frame, I'm in for that.
     
  19. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    I have new RF cranks that I never got around to using.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Prolly a good call for a youngster.

    If no one else wants to/can be the "hub" for these parts to be sent to, I could be, and have my LBS do the build.
     
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    Nice!

    Very cool of you!
     
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    I might have a disc front wheel and some other random parts, ie.. seatposts, brakes, etc,...
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    OK monkies, if you're serious about this, PM me and I'll give ya an address to send the parts, and I'll and post progress pix. Sounds like we have to figure out if we're going disc or rim brakes. A matching wheelset would be nice aesthetically...

    Also, we'll need a kids helmet, and any other gear that parents with kids who have grown out of might have lying about, and maybe even a small RM jersey???

    Edit: And prolly a decent lock too.
     
  24. Konabumm

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    I just build a bike out of old parts I'm just waiting to find someone to give it too. I have a few kids in the hood that I would like to give it too but the bike is still a little big for them
     
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    I'll post a picture of it tomorrow and if anyone knows of someone that needs and deserves it I'll send it. Maybe a secret Christmas gift to a deserving kid?
     
  26. Echo

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    Could you keep the first post of the thread updated with what parts are currently promised, and what is still needed? That would help for people like me who are too lazy to go through the whole thread to find out if anything I have is needed.
     
  27. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I bet we could build more than one too. I got a box full of misc stuff too and a rear wheel.
     
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    Definitely.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    One for every state? That would be killer, and make for a great photo thread.

    Oh, and one for Canada too. Anyone have an old Super Monster laying around?


    :think:
     
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    I have both front and rear wheels (rim brakes) (pretty much brand new)
     
  31. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Who are you and what have you done to Stinkyboy? :think:

     
  32. Mike B.

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    I've got lots of parts kicking around and I could do the assembly for a northeast based project bike. Let me know what is needed.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    I'm putting you down for some Chris King hubs...
     
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    I have a Small Schwinn Mesa Frame I'd be willing to contribute
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Chris King. That's rich. I've got a bunch of crap - I'll try to scare up the stuff that might actually be useful.
     
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    PM me peeps...
     
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    I have an extra 27.2 post that's new