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Junk It?
« on: April 23, 2011, 11:40:47 am »
Bits and piece here, I've scrapped a couple of bike in my time and hoarded the parts!

Now I need the room, what do you reckon should be junked?

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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 11:43:31 am »
Looks like the start of a nice well-stocked parts bin to me.  Pretty much all stuff I'd keep, except maybe the single flat pedal (is there a story there?).  If you just stuff it all in a suitably-sized cardboard box, will it really take that much space?
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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 11:48:30 am »
The other pedal is under the other pedal!  ;D

And your quite right, it won't. Just needs a sturdier box I suppose! The last one fell apart!

I'm loathed to throw stuff away but I thought hey ho, needs to be done. I thought I'd get the support I need to junk it. And well, you've just failed!  ;D
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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 12:07:05 pm »
I would probably junk the cable inners, but keep the rest (but I would keep just one inner, they are useful for poking stuff with).

You can guarantee that if you junked everything, within 48 hours you would think "I will just fit X to the Y bike, sh*t no I can't, I junked it"
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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 01:40:15 pm »
The flip-flops  ;)
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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 01:47:10 pm »
The flip-flops  ;)
Bazinga!

Personally, I'd junk the cable inners (liable to be knackered anyway) and any suspect-looking outer cable, as well as anything remotely sprocket-shaped unless it's a singlespeed freewheel or fixed sprocket. And the chain, unless its new.

With all the bits left over you'll have the makings of a 'pub bike' for when a suitable frame turns up :)

Re: Junk It?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 01:49:15 pm »
Cable inners? You mean the cables!!

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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2011, 01:51:01 pm »
Cable inners? You mean the cables!!
Yes.
The cable sleeves (outers) look to be in decent nick so should be worth keeping.

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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 02:27:05 pm »
Bin the cantis, the plastic brake levers, the incomplete wheel reflector and the hub (you're never going to build it up). The plastic grip shifters probably aren't the worth the space they take up either.

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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011, 11:10:24 am »
...what do you reckon should be junked?

TV. ;)

Parts are always useful for pub bike, and you shouldn't be slumped on the sofa watching, anyway ;D
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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2011, 11:30:22 am »
As soon as you chuck it out you will need it
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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2011, 02:02:37 pm »
I think most forumites would consider that a very small collection ;)

But if something has to go......  If well-worn: the sprockets, chain, hub and pedals.  I would also junk the wheel reflector, but only because I don't like them!
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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2011, 09:25:23 pm »
As soon as you chuck it out you will need it

That is my experience (not only of bike parts)  ;)

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Re: Junk It?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2011, 10:04:06 pm »
I'd use the chain to keep a saddle secure.

But I would keep the lot as I know they could help keep someone n the road.