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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Shock-a-Billy on ebay - questions

So, the Shock-a-Billy on ebay (item 7231793623), does the derailleur hanger look hammered beyond repair to anybody? It looks pretty bent inward and also looks to be made of alloy so straightening would probably be outta the question, right? I confess I don't know alot about them so I guess my next question would be is the hanger replaceable or will one have to find a machinist then a frame builder to get this up and riding again? Also could anyone shed a little light on the sizing of these bikes? The seller thinks it is a M/L but others think it's a M, the seat tube measures 17-1/2" c-c as he states. Bike looks like it's gonna need alot of TLC, even w/o any derailleur hanger issues, and I just want to be sure it's a "do-able" project.

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Old April 6th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #2
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That bike is ****ed! The guy didn't even bother hosing it off! What a ***. I wouldn't even consider buying that thing as a project bike. Just a headache!
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Old April 6th, 2006, 7:34 AM   #3
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Ok, first and LAST warning. Taunts, name-calling and using unnecessary language towards people you don't even know isn't needed here. There's no reason for it.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 2:33 PM   #4
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That bike is ****ed! The guy didn't even bother hosing it off! What a ***. I wouldn't even consider buying that thing as a project bike. Just a headache!
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I'd love to have a Billy, SS it and get rid of all the suspension. Turn and attach a nice pieces of exotic hardwood in place of the rear shock and front elastomers.

I'd be my statement on how to make a full suspension bike last as long as a rigid bike.

If that were a large or XL, I might be tempted.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 1:17 AM   #5
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Sorry Doug!
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Old April 8th, 2006, 6:02 PM   #7
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The hanger is steel and non replaceable with out frame work. As long as the threads have not been egged it is repairable, I seriously doubt this is the case after reading the sellers comments. If I were to place a bid I would keep in mind that he hanger needs to be replaced and painted by a competent frame builder.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 9:48 AM   #8
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The hanger is steel and non replaceable with out frame work. As long as the threads have not been egged it is repairable, I seriously doubt this is the case after reading the sellers comments. If I were to place a bid I would keep in mind that he hanger needs to be replaced and painted by a competent frame builder.

Ok maybe I am nuts but it seems to me like that billy has an amp rear end. Which would have been aluminum. And along those lines the easiest way to fix it would be to wholesale a rear end off an amp donor bike...
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Old April 30th, 2006, 6:13 PM   #9
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Default It's raining Billies on eBay...

another one showed up this past week

it's a medium but in much better condition than the last one that appeared

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

it's in CO and the guy seems to be pretty cool.

too small for me but in less than 5 hours it looks like it's going to sell for less than $1000!

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