ELGIN DECOLUXE COMES OUT ON TOP

Elgin Decoluxe

We had some pretty tight competition in the 11th Annual Rat Rod Bikes Build Off, but in the end there was one winner….”Elgin Decoluxe” built by forum member Jim Henderson of TRM Convertible Tanks. As always, Jim is meticulous when it comes to all aspects of his builds. Whether it’s the vision for the bike, the fabrication or the documentation of the build, Jim always puts every ounce of his being into his creations and it really pays off.

Here’s what Jim started with….yes really.

Elgin Decoluxe

Jim is the owner of TRM Convertible Tanks which specializes in building a custom molded Spaceliner tanks that can convert a ladies bike into a men’s bike. He’s used one of his tanks on his last two build off entries and we even wrote a story a few months ago about his tanks and how they are made. There were also a couple of other entries in this year’s build off that included his tank.

Elgin Decoluxe

Jim had many people following his build journal during the competition and there was always great anticipation in waiting for his next entry. It’s always fun to see what new idea he came up with next and everyone loves the innovative thinking that goes into his bikes. Some of this innovation has led to inspiration for future products that may show up soon.

ELGIN DECOLUXE

He had some tough competition this year by beating out the next three bikes in line that all used Mooneyes Moon Disc wheel covers. There’s just something about those discs on a bike that gets everyone’s attention. Fortunately for Jim, enough forum members cast their votes his way and he managed to come out on top!

We look forward to seeing what new builds and products Jim comes up with in the future! Click here to see his full build journal.

Elgin Decoluxe

Elgin Decoluxe

Elgin Decoluxe

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5 Comments on "ELGIN DECOLUXE COMES OUT ON TOP"

  1. As always it was as much fun being a part of the the whole community of builders as it was wrenching on my own bike. If you’ve never participated in one of these build offs in the past, I would encourage you to jump in on the next one that comes along! There’s a place for everyone to bring what you’ve got and enjoy the comradery from all of the builders. Whether you spend way too many hours building (like I did) or piece together your spare parts on the weekends, everyone receives equal respect and encouragement and the prize in the end is a cool bike that you ‘built not bought’! -Jim Henderson

  2. Vern Stanley | August 25, 2016 at 4:24 pm |

    Very nice bike!
    How much do those custom tanks cost?
    Thanks.

  3. Hey there, I was wondering if anyone can help me identify this rear rack? Saw it on ebay and was wondering what kind it was or if any one knew where to get one?

    Thanks kindly!

  4. Great article Steve and great build Jim!

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