BEER RUN Blog photo of me riding BEER RUN in Costume

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  1. kingfish254

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    Re: BEER RUN - Knock off hub caps made from SURPRISE beer cans

    Jake, Tell them thanks. Are they Beer Drinkers or heck Raisers? or both? - Cue up that lil' ol' band from Texas.
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    Re: BEER RUN - Knock off hub caps made from SURPRISE beer cans

    I got a buzz ,just looking at it :shock:
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    Jake, Tell them thanks. Are they Beer Drinkers or h*** Raisers? or both? - Cue up that lil' ol' band from Texas.[/quote]
    H##@ RAISERS. THEY'RE TOO YOUNG TO DRINK. HOW ABOUT ZZ TOPS " I NEED YOU TONIGHT" SONG. MY ALL TIME FAVORITE. BILLY AND ANGUS BABY!! NOW YA TALKIN'...NOW GET TA BUILDIN'!! PEACE
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    after looking at this build all i want to do is skate a half pipe and drink a beer good job king
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    Re: BEER RUN - COLD BEER tag sign + More Lighting

    Went ot Michael's craft store last night for ideas. Came away stoked.
    First I found these cool poster LEDs (20 lights with 2AA controller for $8). They are actually quite bright.
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    Then I found a tin that looked about the right size for a bike tag. I then got the idea to drill holes as if it was an old bulb sign and then light it from behind. So I picked up some red and white/silver translucent velum.

    Drilled and painted the tin
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    Mounted the velum and lights inside.
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    Here is video of the working flashing sign in the dark.
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    I also put a strand of these lights in my tank bottle.
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    Here is a video
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    And lastly, I wrapped up the Billy Beer light. I needed to attached the glass lens to the reflector. I taped the two with scotch tape and then stretch a cross section of tube over the joint. I am pleased how clean it came out.
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    Re: BEER RUN - COLD BEER tag sign + More Lighting

    hey wheres the keg with a tap? :D looking good i was thinking this bike is going to be heavy but then i realized u used a lot of aluminum cans. :mrgreen:
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    Re: BEER RUN - COLD BEER tag sign + More Lighting

    If I had 24" 3 speed, I could have used a tap handle as the stick shift. Maybe have a custom keg trailer behind it. Not enough time.

    It really isn't that heavy, or at least you don't realize it after a few cold beers. :p

    I did toy with putting the fat 20's on again and using some apes I found, but this is a fun bike to ride as it is. I am getting very near completion.

    I am really looking forward to riding this in our big Labor Day weekend night ride around Savannah. We are also having our Craft Brew Festival that weekend. Maybe I can get some freebies by trying to pimp my bike to the promoters as an advertising tool. :lol: :lol: 8)
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    "Maybe I can get some freebies by trying to pimp my bike to the promoters as an advertising tool."

    I'll drink to that!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: You've got some great ideas! I think I need to go to the hobby store! 8)
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    Re: BEER RUN - COLD BEER tag sign + More Lighting

    That's what I like about you kingfish, you are always thinking. The bike is getting so crazy over the top. It's like you started with a secret wort and brewed up a summerbrew masterpiece. Of course using all the finest hops, wheat and barley money could buy. Hard to find words for this one and I like it. Fun to see this bike staring in the Bud Light Here We Go commercials.
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    Re: BEER RUN - COLD BEER tag sign + More Lighting

    Thanks for the compliments guys. I mounted the COLD BEER sign and also utilized another White Rascal beer can under the board to hold the battery pack for my bottle tank lights.

    Just when I think I am finished I think of something else. I need some tunes, so I am thinking about cutting up some cheap powered speakers and mounting them in a beer can sort of like a Skull Candy Pipe.

    I agree that I have gone over the top with some of this build, but at least I haven't made handlebar propellers like this.
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :p :p :p . I saw this at a yard sale this weekend and had to pop a pic of it.
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Stereo

    I still have some tweeking to do, but it looks like the beer can stereo is going to work.
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    After a little deconstrcution, Dremel and grinder work on the plastic here we go.
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    Mocked up on bike. You can also see the White Rascal beer can holder for my bottle tank lights.
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    Installed the COLD BEER sign
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Stereo

    OK wait... so this is a beer themed build? OK, I think I can see it.












    :mrgreen:
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Stereo

    I am glad you were able to pick up on that. I was afraid that it was toooo subtle and that people wouldn't get it. :p :p :lol: :lol:

    This has been a fun bike build. I don't mind having the bike that people laugh at each time I add something else. :wink:
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    I'm not laughing, I think it's all great, hard for me to qualify, especially since I don't really drink alcohol, but I don't think a beer themed bike can ever be over the top, but if someone did a cola theme bike I think it could go to far, but everything you add to this one just makes me smile.
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Stereo

    This build is awesome. And it makes me thirsty! It's only 9:15 am here though.... :roll:
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    It's 5 O'Clock somewhere!! Cheers!
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    According to my watch, there's plenty of time left in this build.
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Stereo

    With the popularity of beer pong, you really need Solo cup and ping pong ball dispensers on your bike.
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    That would be a cool accessory. The ball dispenser could mount in the seat post hole. :mrgreen:

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