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What to do with old frame??

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by JohnE, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    So...
    I have an old Jamis Dragon frame that is not holding a post up anymore, for some strange reason (See related thread if interested...yawn...). I am stripping whats good (Pretty much everything, Thomson stem and post, XO and X9 derailleurs, RF cranks, Rhino lite wheels and SD 7 brakes, Bomber fork) and am left with the quandry of what to do with the frame? Do I try to sell it as is on Egay? Put it in the recycling (HA! No pun intended...), put it on
    the curb? Any suggestions? Real or otherwise?

    Its just taking up space in the garage, and space is at a premium...
     

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  2. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    what size is it??? im looking for a project bike :monkeydance:
     
  3. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    what about drilling small holes through seat-tube and putting a cotter pin in to told the post?
     
  4. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    You could make into some interesting wall art.
     
  5. FreeRide-Junkie

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    I save frames that aren't worth anything. Hopefully I can have a bar in my house someday and they will play a role somehow...
     
  6. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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  7. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    Sounds like the beginning of some kid's dream bike to me. Possibly try a shim and smaller seatpost? If you can get a hold of a seatpost within .5 or so mm, maybe try that?
     
  8. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    That's what I was going to say. I save my old broken frames, so I can hang them on the wall or make something out of them.
     
  9. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    I have a frame at my parents house that this is going to happen to when I visit them in March.
     
  10. zahgurim

    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Make a bong, hippy.
     
  11. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Use it as a lawn ornament? Coat it in rust colored paint and hang bird feeders and plants on it?
     
  12. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    FTW!!

    It's a great feeling giving a less fortunate kid a bike.
     
  13. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    We do donation bikes, I could get you a tax write off from it. And It would get repaired and built up.
     
  14. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Aluminum would be really good for that...
     
  15. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    yeah I would donate it...a frame should be ridden not decorating some wall...ahh the injustice!!...D
     
  16. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Make a bong out of it and donate to some unfortunate hippy.
    They're easy too find so you won't even have to set a trap.






    Nah, on second thought, use the bike bong as bait to catch
    some hippies.

    You could then sell them to cosmetic companies for
    experimentation.

    That way you will be doing something about animal cruelty
    and improving the over all health and hygiene of your community.
     
  17. FriedRys

    FriedRys Monkey

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    HIPPIES HATE WATER
    (Lyrics:D. Nastasi / Music:D.Nastasi)

    I 'm just a man, but Dan's got a future with a fast picking hand,
    but my brother, my brother like my mother,
    they're livin' back in the dead head fad.
    Well don't be sad, they may be ugly but they aint that bad.
    their only faulter is that they hate water,
    and water is something that you gotta have.

    Hipies Hate Water, Hippies Hate Water,
    Hippies - Hippies - Hippies - Hate Water.

    One day I found myself driving myself around.
    Then I saw'em like a herd of sheep calling,
    "Gimme a ride to the Dead show man"
    Well don't be sad, they may be smelly but they aint that bad.
    their only faulter is that they hate water,
    and water is something that you gotta have.

    Hippies Hate Water, Hippies Hate Water,
    Hippies - Hippies - Hippies - Hate Water.
     
  18. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Turn it into a bong:thumb:
     
  19. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    put some scrap parts paint it weird colors and make it into a cycle speedway bike...thats what i did with my old gary fisher bike



     
  20. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Ahhh, donate it ftw...
    Dirty Mike, are you guys actively looking for stuff? It would give me an excuse to come down by you and look for a rack for the Subi...
     
  21. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    btw if anyone wants any of the parts in that pic let me know...all i want is the frame...you pay the shipping and you can have any of that stuff
     
  22. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    One of our old frames (Haro MX2) is wrapped in christmas lights in the garage - looks nice at night!
     
  23. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I'd donate it - or find a shim for it.

    If you think a 27.4mm seatpost would fit and not hurt the frame - I've got one and that could help you actually keep the bike for yourself if you are attached to it.