BEER RUN Blog photo of me riding BEER RUN in Costume

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  1. kingfish254

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    Re: BEER RUN - Radical Change - Opinions Needed

    So tell me, is this a change for the good or a change for the bad?

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    Re: BEER RUN - Radical Change - Opinions Needed

    personally....i like the orignal version,but with the baby apehangers you have on the second version.in the end you gotta trust your gut instinct most of all! :D you have taken beer bikes to a new level.
     
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    I gotta tell ya. I LIKE them both (big help, eh). The NEW version is kinda "freaky"!....I like freaky. :lol: Besides. Why would you listen to a guy (karfer), that is about to win his third RRBBO? :lol:
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Radical Change - Opinions Needed

    build what you like man but i'll throw a couple pennies in the koi pond ... i like the apes and the backrest combo
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Radical Change - Opinions Needed

    I'll play with it more.

    FORKS
    I am pretty certain I like the new forks better. I plan to wrap them like I did the chainguard. I think that will give a little continuity to the bike (plus it allows me to put more beer cans on the bike.

    BARS
    As much as I like the red reverse bulls, I think I like the apes better.

    BACKREST
    This really changes the lines of the bike dramatically and it is definitely a little "freaky". As freaky as it is, I think I like it. It might even be taller than Scooby Snack's (but NO SEAT or seat back could be as cool as his!!!).

    WHEELS
    The 20s are looking cool and it does give the bike an edgier, but freaky look. It is still a toss up for me between the 20s and the 24s. I even tried 24 in the back and 20 in the front, but that really didn't work because it would have been chrome rim back and black rim front.

    Keep the comments coming in. I really do appreciate the honest feedback. Sometimes it helps to see things through other's eyes.
     
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    BILLY BEER!!!!!!! HAHA :lol:
     
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    IMO I LIKE THE FIRST BETTER. NUFF SAID PEACE
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Radical Change - Opinions Needed

    I like the second.but without the backrest.
    But I also like the first....good luck! :D
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Radical Change - Opinions Needed

    +1 bike looks great either way :wink:
     
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    Hey Kingfish,

    Make sure you do what you want to do.
    I didn't think I would, but I like the 20" better with the apes and back board
    Edgier, as you say

    Don't think too about it too much and go with your gut feeling.

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    Go with whatever turns you on! I like them all. BTW looks like there's a little kid peeing in your pond in the background! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Funny you should say that. Growing up, my brother and I always called him "Pee Boy" when my grandparents had him in a bird bath. When I hooked him up in our koi pond, it was the first time he took a leak in 30 years and he hasn't stopped peeing since.
     
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    Thanks for all of the feedback.
    I still don't know what I want to do.
    I like the old look, but I also like the challenge of making a backrest out of a skateboard.
    I guess we will find out after I play around more tomorrow.
    If the 5 liter keg makes it, I may become a cooler on the back of the rack.
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Radical Change - Nasty Drunk

    Well here goes nothing. It's going to be a long day.
    Still undecided on the wheels (and may have another option on those).
    But I am going with the edgier stance of the apes, forks, and backrest.
    The edgier look is changing this from a casual run to the beer store bike into a Nasty Drunk (but I am keeping the old name).
    I just hope the 5 liter keg gets here!
    Wish me luck
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    LUNCH BREAK

    Found a couple of items at yard sales this morning for future builds without even thinking abut BEER RUN.
    Chandelier tube mount that I thought would be a cool shifter one day and a car steering wheel.

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    Well, after seeing the parts and pulling BEER RUN out, I decided to play around a bit.

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    And then with the skateboard backrest
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    I even borrowed some 26x3 tires and rims from a friend stretch rde, but unfortunately, they just won't fit on this frame without major work.
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Nasty Drunk DUI Steering

    OK ... I'm Happy you finally have a PBR can on this build .... Though that steering wheel was from left field .. didn't see that coming....
    My Opinion... if you go with Apes or Steering Wheel , you almost need to do the backrest.....
    CRAZY Build I'm digging it ....
     
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    I liked how the bike looked on page 11
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Nasty Drunk DUI Steering

    I liked that bike too, but after after mocking up the steering wheel and backrest I reverted back to childhood.
    The BEER RUN with the low bars was a great bike for a 50 year old man to go to the beer store.
    I am now channeling the 15 year old me that had outgrown his Sears Screamer 2 with the 26" fork and 16" front wheel.
    This is the bike he would want me to build. A wacky version of a muscle bike.
    Pics to follow soon.
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Nasty Drunk DUI Steering

    You got that 5 litre keg in and you DRANK it, didn't ya?


    Seriously, I kinda like it! If you look at the pic, you can see what will bring this all together nicely. The backrest and the front forks and either the steering column and wheel, or apes all at the same angle, with the seat tube. Your eyes focus on the parallel lines perfectly. GET GOING! :lol:
     
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    Kota, I was just looking at the new photos and telling my wife the exact same thing.
    Pics following next.
     

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