Post Your Final Thoughts

Discussion in 'CLASS 1 BUILD OFF 14 VOTING BOOTH' started by The Renaissance Man, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. handyandy1100

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    How about fake birds attached to bikes?

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  4. MazdaFlyer

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    Should have animated my pirate bird.
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  5. handyandy1100

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    OH RATS!
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    Okay...I take it back...please resume the hate and discontent. The recent posts are for the birds :grin:.
     
  8. OddJob

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    Ride videos are not required Adam. It's just something that a lot of us like to see, as it's kind of the final step in a build. The bike rides as intended, and is being enjoyed by the rider.

    Please don't tell us that your very RaT-isfying build is frozen solid with rust and won't move an inch!
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    Just kidding!
     
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    Mines a basic build and I can't currently ride a bike but if videos become required hopefully I'll be back in shape or I'll video a friend riding it
     
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  10. OddJob

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    While I agree with much of what you have quoted here Ed, I'm not sure how that relates to the discussion about a build off bicycle being 'pedal powered' or not?

    All of what I read in this is referring to the rat rod in an automotive sense, not bicycles. While we certainly adopt those design and 'look' characteristics, we are building bikes; and the actual definition of a bicycle is what I was contending.
    bi·cy·cle
    /ˈbīsək(ə)l/
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    1. a vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars
     
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    The thread here is/was about Final Thoughts. The riding stuff and pedaling is just one of the thoughts not the primary focus.
    The definition has to do with what’s makes it a rat rod for me. The characteristics transfer, you might want to read it again.


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    My final thoughts

    I built a kool bike and I’ve put over 50 miles on it so far. It’s also the coolest green ross bike with miss match wheels in the build off ;)
     
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    Ahh Man, I mixed up the 100 grit with my lint free micro fiber polish cloth.


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    OK, I can clear this up ,,
    Here: is a a Rat Rod
    Car, & a Rat Rod Bicycle.. 105081_dd55871ac490e4d86226a3835499a820.jpg now: you get the picture ?:emo:,:bigboss: IMG_20190909_183430624~3.jpg
     
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    I know my bike is more of a restomod than a rat rod. My initial thoughts were to leave it rusty, but like the tin man in the Wizard of Oz, it spoke to me, "Oil can, oil can, four ought steel wool, four ought steel wool." And then I was addicted to finding 50 year old chrome.

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    Awesome license plate! And I agree, I dig both of those rat rods in the photo! :grin:
     
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    So Streamliner and Volo should be on a different forum? I disagree.
    Methinks this should be more a celebration of people building bikes that fall outside of the junk hawked at the big "W". People can express themselves in shiny ways or in rusty hues.
    Someday I hope to enter a build off. I got my eyes on a frame, and it's shiny as heck. If it's against the rules, I'm still building it!
     
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    This should be the Build Off motto!
     
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    Quoting himself...how gauche.
     
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