1. fordsnake

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    The challenge was to take a derelict bike and give it a new life. Transform it into something besides a utilitarian rider but also one that's visually captivating! A worthy brethren of last years Mofaux; the Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon theme.

    This year I found myself again influenced by Jules Verne, but this time more inspired by Steampunk; a compilation of gears, cogs, and rivets!
    I wanted to build a fantasy bike that would leave an indelible imprint of faux mechanical workings, but adorned with the opulence of the decadent and pretentious Victorian period.
    Check out my journey: viewtopic.php?f=75&t=72050


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  2. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Congrats my friend on completing a Most Excellent time machine. It's way cooler than any old phone both.
    Party on, Dude!
     
  3. the12volt

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    Beautiful! Very well done!

    Cheers,
    Volt
     
  4. thebigorangecat

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    For how bizarre this bike is, I predict a winner! Nicely done!
     
  5. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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  6. Chips_Mahoy

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    Good God how do we compete against this!!?? :shock: :shock:
     
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  7. jats

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    You succeeded when I look at this bike I think of Vern and the nautalis! the steam punk is also there and the elements of the 2 are blended nicely :D Superior build and a great follow up for last year :!: :!: :!: :!:

    Troy
     
  8. MrLeghorn

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    Congrats! The bike turned out fantastic. :D
     
  9. josh_from_ga

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    Unless that phone booth is British... :wink:
    Just saying...
     
  10. pkh1974

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    What an awesome bike. Where's the flux capacitor?
     
  11. fordsnake

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    Thanks Sir King! Its TIME to blow off some STEAM and RECYCLE a little history! Most Excellent Dude!
     
  12. fordsnake

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    Thanks so much guys...I really appreciate the thumbs up!
     
  13. fordsnake

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    Stealth from view and under the copper tank pod is the control used to activate the time circuits. Pushing the second silver button on the top of the tank activates the pod to open like a clam, revealing a multiple display of meters showing the destination, present, and last-departed dates and times.
    After entering a target date, the cyclist must accelerate the bike to 22 miles per hour, which will ignite the flux capacitor and instantaneously send the bike and its rider to the target year and destination. Unfortunately the pod opening is malfunctioning…I’m still working out the glitches. :) :) :)
     
  14. fordsnake

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    I agree!
     
  15. fordsnake

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    Thanks so much...I really appreciate that you see the vision :wink:
     
  16. Funkme

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    Stunning!!!! I think I prefer this to last years winner...Very attractive to look at,in all directions... :D
     
  17. slowriderz

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    Such a nice creation! its hard to not just stare at it for hours. Some day I hope to have such vision and drive to step up to this level.
     
  18. King Zebba

    King Zebba

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    I really like this build. Lots to stare at. It would definitely win at a bike show. Cool! 8)
     
  19. fordsnake

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    Thanks Ms Funk...I'm too in awe of your build.
     
  20. SoonerCraft1958

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    Impressive!!!!!!
     

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