☆★☆ "BIG JIM" ☆★☆ RRB-BO#8 A.G. 2013 (1ST PLACE.)

LukeTheJoker

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Thanks Steve and the guys who organise this and give up thier time to help out! it was wonderful to be a part of the build-off!

The bike was built while travelling around Australia, 7,000 miles so far and still a fair way from home, the extra challenge of building on the road from a trailer was interesting, and probably not something I would do again, although the results I am very happy with!!! :D

Build thread: viewtopic.php?f=76&t=72017


This pic below I would like used for the voting-thread please! :D




Some others:
















I hope this happens in 50-100 years time, long after I am gone, someone finds it stowed away in an old barn full of relics!




Older pics:









Hoping to get out tomorrow and get some riding pics and videos! :mrgreen:


Edit: Video links below!

Car-park figure 8's (rideabilty evidence!): http://youtu.be/IWiLRD4-SNo

Klunker slide attempt, before I realised that the brake would not lock the back wheel and I didn't want to spend the night in hospital!: http://youtu.be/jD4ielS6Ncc

Downhill on dirt. i.e. "I want to get off!": http://youtu.be/K-SQA6jZPrQ

Father-In-Law complains about length: http://youtu.be/2NS9DJf3IF8


Luke.
 
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My hat's off to ya Luke. I don't see how anyone could ever confuse you with being anything but an Aussie. You folks down under have style. Nice job mate! I love it. :mrgreen:
 
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Sorry I did not chime in earlier, I was just checking out your build... This thing is fricken amazing, I mean it... WOW!
 
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LukeTheJoker

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tvc15 said:
Sorry I did not chime in earlier, I was just checking out your build... This thing is fricken amazing, I mean it... WOW!
Thanks Tvc15! :D


King Zebba said:
You did a Great job Luke. It was fun watching you build it. Cool! 8)
Thanks KingZebba! It was an honour to be in the same build-off as you!


New pics up the top now! :wink:

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8)

I LOVE the new pics!! Wow man that thing is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Awesome background choice too, looks like a great place to hang out for inspiration :shock:


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Brother Luke, it's been an amazing journey following this build and your travels.
BRAVO on an amazing build and story.
The only think missing is the FTW look on your face as you discover your barn find!
 

LukeTheJoker

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kingfish254 said:
Brother Luke, it's been an amazing journey following this build and your travels.
BRAVO on an amazing build and story.
The only think missing is the FTW look on your face as you discover your barn find!
:D Should have thought of that! Thanks for your support along the huge build process!


Ichoptop said:
how does it ride?
Surprisingly good Chop! I honestly thought at the start of the build it would be more an "art" piece due to the wide and flat tires causing steering issues, but it is actually not bad, the turning circle is HUGE due to the length, but once you get the hang of it, it is actually a pretty decent ride, geared fairly low so hills are achievable even! I will try get some videos up tomorrow...


slowriderz said:
off the charts cool!!! 8) 8) congrats man. great work
Thanks Slowriderz!


Luke.
 
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I was wondering does it even fit into a bicycle catagory??? :mrgreen: That thang is massive. :shock:MONSTER BIKE :shock: Well done Luke.Has been a excellent build from the start to finish...
I see lots of goodies in that barn... :wink:
 
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Can't believe I missed your final work, :oops: WELL DONE!!
Really like the way it's such a huge bike but you built it to have a lightness
The orange wheels really pop! The fat tires are awesome! Great stance 8) 8)
 
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