█★█ starsNbars █★█ 38 Hawthorne Twin Bar 5 Bar ☠ - Red White and RUST - Finished in a Tie for 7th

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  1. Kroozerdave

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    Savannah's tourist people should be calling soon to award you 'proudest resident and best internet drawcard award'.
    As always a bike that reflects your willingness to feel the change from original idea and run with the flow.

    Always entertaining to see the various options offered and see the many descions that make up a final build.
     
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  2. marius.suiram

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    awesome build Brian !!!
     
  3. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Thanks Bum, it was fun to figure this one out. I always post tons of photos. It's fun riding around finding places and it's easier to post them than not.
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    The devil is in the details with me. Glad that you get as much of a kick out of starsNbars as I do. She's a beaut to ride too. I definitely put more rides on this build during the build off than any other build of mine. Thanks for the props!
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    It took me a while to go through all of the photos last night. You never know what you are going to run across in Savannah and while I was over near the Roundhouse, the train was making a run, so I quickly switched to video mode and continued on with a walkaround of the bike.
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    It's no secret that I love my town and I love big vacations. Well, in Savannah, it's always like a vacation. There is a reason we had 13 million tourists last year (our pop. is less than 300K).
    You are right that I had to adjust my thinking on this one early on. I tried many ways to make the girder fork or superstrut fork work, but it was fighting me and not feeling right. In the end I can't imagine coming up with a cooler fork than the JC Girvins Beehive.
    I always try to keep it fun because in the end we are just a bunch of grown men (and women) playing with kids bikes.
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Thanks man! Your bars, kickstand, and jeweled tag definitely help me out. Thanks again for the very cool parts!
     
  8. white_cross

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    Great build and awesome photography
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Thanks man! I have one of those 40 megapixel Nokia camera phones and I have been very please with how it works.
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    It such a relief to be finished with the build. Thanks to all of the builders that continue to make this such a fun event to participate in!!!! All of the pressure is off now, but the voting is shaping up to be a nailbiter in a few groupings so far. No real surprises for the top vote getters this year. We had a super strong field of bikes this year! It's gonna be a long fun week seeing where the votes fall after the dust settles. CONGRATS AND THANKS TO EVERYONE!!!! I am PROUD to be an RRBer with you all.
     
  11. ilikebikes

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    Ive seen better bikes...no where! That bike is SHA-WEET! :praise: I like the way you "rustified" the shifter housing! :113:
     
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  12. Black Top Roller

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    As I said before,sweet build and that Mad Max fork:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: and the striping,you got a vote from me!!,now lets talk about that seat:grin:!!Well deserved KingFish!!
     
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    Thank you very much my trading friend!!! I can't remember if I bought that shifter from you or it was one of our many trades, but I am sure glad I got it from you. I love the way it looks on the seat tube and it shifts the Nexus 3 perfectly. My past couple of builds have been mostly sourced from RRB members and it a blast to take a wide variety of parts from other chefs and mix up some Kingfish RRB Stew with them!!
     
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    I'm honored to have garnered your vote BTP!!!! I have to say that I am pretty proud of my JC Girvins Beehive Springer. I don't know if I would ever sell this seat. I can picture me passing away in a nursing home with my starsNbars and Flexy seat pans hanging on the wall next to my bedpan :21:
     
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    Be sure (in your old age) you can remeber which ones for sittin' and which ones for pissin' LOL!
     
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    Here are a few more pics from my first ride after finishing starsNbars
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  17. The Renaissance Man

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    Lots of great pics! I really like this one...
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    and the giant flag wall is also cool. :cool2:
     
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    That reflection pic is Queenfish's fave as well. It was fun to take my bike outside of downtown for a change. I really enjoyed going to Fort Pulaski too. It's on the way out to Tybee Island and I hadn't been there in forever. Glad you liked the photos.

    I went for another ride yesterday and snapped up these shots.
    Pulaski Monument on Monterey Square
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    Wright Square (named after my ancestor and last Colonial Governor of Georgia)
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    Button Gwinnett's grave in the Colonial Cemetary (Declaration of Independence signor who died early so his signature is one of the most valuable in the world)
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    Fordsnake (Carlton) and I hit it off back when he jumped on the RRB scene in BO7. Tonight I finally got to meet the man behind the builds. I am out in Cali on business and he drove down to meet up and talk bikes and life. We had a great time discussing our mutual experiences on RRB and talked about not only our own builds but also about the build offs and other builds. Just as I expected Carlton is one cool dude! It's always cool to meet up with RRBers! So far I have had 5 RRbers travel to Savannah and see me and I have travelled to Philly, San Francisco, Jacksonville FL, Woodbine GA, and Kiev Ukraine to meet up with 6 other RRbers! I'll be in Philly next week to catch up with my old friend Jake next week. What an awesome topper to a great build off!!!!

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  20. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool!

    Luke.
     
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