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    Mission Impossible

    I want to thank all the local jerks who made me give up on trying to get a serious answer,
    i really feel sorry for people who enjoy mocking others on the Internet ,

    hope you feel better about yourself.

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    Here we go again....aka Jeep Bike Build...

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    I really wish you all the luck in the world on this, but I don't think I have anything positive to contribute at the moment. Please keep us up to date on your progress.

    :-)

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    Idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by p08757 View Post
    Here we go again....aka Jeep Bike Build...

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    I really wish you all the luck in the world on this, but I don't think I have anything positive to contribute at the moment. Please keep us up to date on your progress.

    :-)
    Well this Jeep Bike Build is too much for me, i was thinking about fitting cool looking transmission and brakes... not a super rebuild like this jeep bike thing

    EDIT: Jeep Bike Build is a joke thread.. I'm kinda serious, shouldn't be that hard to make an old bike look cool again

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    Well, unfortunately, there is a difference between old and cheap. That frame/bike is cheap. It is difficult to upgrade things to make it "competative" when it has things like a freewheel vs. freehub (so you wouldn't be able to find a decent cassette for that) and a threaded headset. That's just getting started. I hate to tell you, but you are on the wrong side of the argument....

    edit: there isn't anything on that frame worth saving, and the frame its self is horrible. even if you wanted to hang all new modern components, you couldn't. That frame wouldn't support it (wrong standards, no disc mounts, 1" headtube, oh and don't push that frame hard on a trail or you will probably shear that headtube).

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    Mission Impossible

    Freewheel huh?
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    Just like the OP. I am in a very similar situation.

    I'm a Bio medical Fission engineering student.
    I'd like to prove the world wrong and convert this tank:


    Into something competitive in today's military. Like one of these Decepticon robots:



    I'm a student so I can only afford about $24.95.

    I've already bought some new stickers to put on the completed robot.

    What else do you all think I need to change?

    Thanks for your patience.

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    Fire is required to adequately destroy it so that it can never be used again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick2cents View Post
    Well, unfortunately, there is a difference between old and cheap. That frame/bike is cheap. It is difficult to upgrade things to make it "competative" when it has things like a freewheel vs. freehub (so you wouldn't be able to find a decent cassette for that) and a threaded headset. That's just getting started. I hate to tell you, but you are on the wrong side of the argument....

    edit: there isn't anything on that frame worth saving, and the frame its self is horrible. even if you wanted to hang all new modern components, you couldn't. That frame wouldn't support it (wrong standards, no disc mounts, 1" headtube, oh and don't push that frame hard on a trail or you will probably shear that headtube).
    So you saying it isn't worth it?

    I was open minded about this,
    It has the proper "holes" where they are needed. so what's the problem?
    the freewheel standard ?
    And try to explain it right, because I'm asking seriously.

    And if you saying that this frame is a total loss, what should I look for on a second handed frame..
    because all I'm hearing is : freehub and disc brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelscott View Post




    This ^^^ should be sent to me as soon as humanly possible.

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    Trolling: the act of dragging fishing lures behind a boat while the boat travels at a slow speed in the hope of getting a bite.
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    Mission Impossible

    Go for it. Should be fun and you may end up with a nice ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babajista View Post
    So you saying it isn't worth it?

    I was open minded about this,
    It has the proper "holes" where they are needed. so what's the problem?
    the freewheel standard ?
    And try to explain it right, because I'm asking seriously.

    And if you saying that this frame is a total loss, what should I look for on a second handed frame..
    because all I'm hearing is : freehub and disc brakes
    You need more than proper holes. The problem is that it would be very expensive and not worth the effort to modernize that bike. Not just because your wheel only takes freewheels. Even if you kept the v brakes (no, you don't need disc brakes), in addition to your new crankset, you would need new shifters, derailleurs, and a new rear wheel.

    Your best bet is to stay with the 7 speed and just replace what you have to if you are dead set on riding that bike. That way you won't have to get an entire drivetrain (not transmission). When you start breaking down the costs of things like shifters, derailleurs, chains, cranksets, wheelsets, it just doesn't make any sense to ride a very very low end bike.

    The good news is you can keep the bars, stem, seatpost, saddle and kickstand should you decide to use your graduate studies to engineer this to work.

    My advice: donate that bike, get a used bike. Look for a 9 speed, at least. Finding something in the $500 range is doable.

    edit: oops. Looks like you edited your first post and gave up. In any case, GOOD LUCK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babajista View Post
    I want to thank all the local jerks who made me give up on trying to get a serious answer,
    i really feel sorry for people who enjoy mocking others on the Internet ,

    hope you feel better about yourself.

    you can delete this thread


    Hey Nancy, if all it takes is a couple of posts to make you give up I have suspicion that you will be an EPIC failure in everything that you attempt. Good luck, don't get your skirt wrinkled.

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    Mission Impossible

    A job well done. Quitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelscott View Post
    Just like the OP. I am in a very similar situation.

    I'm a Bio medical Fission engineering student.

    What else do you all think I need to change?

    Thanks for your patience.
    Your holes need to line up.
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    Mission Impossible

    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Your holes need to line up.
    They can't just simply "line up", they must be "proper holes".

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    I get a kick out of the OP's edit line at the bottom of his initial post. It reads as follows:
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    I missed all the fun. Damn!
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    So, I need advice on something too... If I add all these:


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    What do I get?!?
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    Blahahaha, ^^

    Umm, one happy chick, true love, smothered, ugly kids, or any of the above.
    Round and round we go

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    Mission Impossible

    Haven't you guys learned yet on posts like this to ALWAYS quote the OP so that future generations can benefit in case the OP edits or removes their post out of embarassment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    ...What do I get?!?
    you get laid...


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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Freewheel huh?
    To add something positive to this thread:

    This link will explain things about freewheel and freehubs.... Freewheel or Cassette?

    If I were you I would start poking around sites like sheldonbrown.com and learning all you can if you are really interested in wrenching on your own bike(s).

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