Elgin mutt

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 11 FINISHED BIKES' started by idiotboy, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. idiotboy

    idiotboy

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    I think it's time to call this one done, my plan was to take a bunch of parts of different bikes that I thought were cool on their own and make them into a bike. I also wanted to leave the original paint on all the parts, this is what I came up with [​IMG] got up early Saturday to get some miles on it and take some pictures before the temperature and humidity went up, first a family portrait with my other 2 build off bikes [​IMG] some random detail shots behind the shed [​IMG] .[​IMG] .[​IMG] .[​IMG] .[​IMG] .[​IMG] .[​IMG] .[​IMG] .[​IMG] then rode it around town for a couple hours looking for good backdrops, found a small bridge but the sun was kinda too much [​IMG] .[​IMG] then down the bike path [​IMG] at the end of the bike path is the old railroad station [​IMG] back in the old days and now [​IMG] and up close [​IMG] my LBS is on the bike path, couldn't resist stopping to look at this thing [​IMG] but sadly it's not for sale, they use it for running errands so off to the old lumber yard [​IMG] the paved bike path ends in town but the old railroad bed goes on, I like to get a few off road test miles to check for rattles and creaks and stuff like that, found this old stone wall in the woods... [​IMG] .[​IMG] .[​IMG] it's been a fun build and I'm happy with how it came out, hope you guys like it too :) thanks to everyone here for the kind words, advice and inspiration!
     
  2. KJV

    KJV

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    Very Nice.
     
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  3. Scribble

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    This is one of my favorite builds this year, good job.
     
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  4. bikedudeomaha

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    nice build, looks great!
     
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  5. OddJob

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    Nice mix of cool parts, you accomplished your goal! I like that second to last pic by the stonewall in the woods. Very vintage look....
     
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  6. Falstaff

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    Well done, being able to mix favorite parts means it's a keeper.
     
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  7. A.S.BOLTNUT

    A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Good lookin ride !

    ~ Rafael ~
     
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  8. G-Matt

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    Nice job way to mix the parts up came out great . Now all you need the do is ride the heck out of it and enjoy it . Show it off with pride
     
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  9. OneHorsePower

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    Very nice build! :113:
     
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  10. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Good job! The bell lever is such a fun idea!
     
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