Been lurking around long enough thought I should contribute something by at least posting my ride… Hopefully give others some thrifty insight or at least a snigger.
Been through quite a few bikes but this has to be one of the most fun to ride.
Basically built out of Hard Rubbish scavegings from my or the surrounding streets that I stumbled upon. I live in prahran, I have found many fun items when i’ve been lucky without trying…
Frame: Avanti Crmo “Sprint” frame, previous owner has lightened the frame by removing the letters “spri” other mods include general neglect & authentic patina. I only scraped the rust bubble in the 3rd pic & treated it to some rust-converter
Seatpost: Some Aluminium post with Lightweight Oxidisation modification to negate the need of a bolt.
(I found it like that, luckily it’s the right height with a slim saddle)
Seat: Ripped in the corner
Bars: Off some children’s tag along bike, Nice pitted chrome.
Stem: As above, though aluminium & only pitting on the bolts.
Lever" Some MX bmx lever knock off
Headset: What ever was on it when i found it, including ill-fitting rubber dust-cap
Cranks: Shimano Exage 172.5 (i think, low enough to scrape if you time hard cornering incorrectly).
Chainring: Shimano Exage 39t 3/32" Biopace goodness though not oval enough to screw with chain tension
Chain: 1/8" Off some old Repco Excercise bike
Pedals: VP 99c + $5 postage ebay
Wheels: 36H 700c Wobler Rims off an old Repco?
Rear hub is off above mentioned excersise bike which was originally laced to a 27" rim with those air resistant fan things… i relaced it using the same spokes & spaced appropriately with 4 washers
The hub is chrome, heavyish & stamped [sic] “MJS”
Cog: 14t what was on it (it does not budge, even after riding ages with straps, skids without a lockring)
Additional features include overall rust, pitting on aluminium fork, removal of 4ish spokes from the rear wheel when they gave way when I decided to see if the tyres could handle 110PSI, still not replaced to save weight.