VOTE HERE!!!! - FINISHED BIKE PHOTOS BELOW POLL

PICK YOUR FAVORITE BIKES

  • 01. 13 Dayzz by Blackout

    Votes: 28 12.1%
  • 02. 1313 Munster Rode by Jake Sensi

    Votes: 7 3.0%
  • 03. 39-40 ELGIN Sports Model No (1)3 by MazdaFlyer

    Votes: 30 13.0%
  • 04. 52 Pickup by handyandy1100

    Votes: 11 4.8%
  • 05. All In by ADRNLN

    Votes: 14 6.1%
  • 06. Ankle Biter by kingsting

    Votes: 19 8.2%
  • 07. Aztec Jaguar by GuitarlCarl

    Votes: 22 9.5%
  • 08. Back In(B) The Day by hammer mechanic

    Votes: 29 12.6%
  • 09. Bayou Bengal by N.Kildare1718

    Votes: 19 8.2%
  • 10. BeltMX by BDC

    Votes: 6 2.6%
  • 11. Big Boy BMX by horsefarmer

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • 12. Black Cat 13 by SkyknightJohn

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • 13. Blackheart︎ by Glen

    Votes: 36 15.6%
  • 14. Cheep Teena by LBCJ

    Votes: 24 10.4%
  • 15. coke hauler 88 huffy coca cola promo bike by heartlandcruisers

    Votes: 5 2.2%
  • 16. Double Trouble Fire Road Cruiser by rev106

    Votes: 11 4.8%
  • 17. DR. CHOPPENSTEIN by benjimanactivate

    Votes: 21 9.1%
  • 18. EC RIDER by cjperry81

    Votes: 14 6.1%
  • 19. Edward Teacher by yoothgeye

    Votes: 35 15.2%
  • 20. El Green Go 1968 Schwinn Panther by Missing Link

    Votes: 12 5.2%
  • 21. Empty Promise by Skipton

    Votes: 16 6.9%
  • 22. Fiasco by irzouts

    Votes: 27 11.7%
  • 23. Firestone Featherweight by Yooperman

    Votes: 10 4.3%
  • 24. Firme Tricla by chepe13

    Votes: 9 3.9%
  • 25. Fisher CR-7 Ground-Up Restoration by OddJob

    Votes: 12 5.2%
  • 26. Five Points by Dizzle Problems

    Votes: 18 7.8%
  • 27. Garry The Leprechaun Strandie by bleedingfingers

    Votes: 14 6.1%
  • 28. Gemello-Yellow by DRayK

    Votes: 20 8.7%
  • 29. Green Irish by rickpaulos

    Votes: 6 2.6%
  • 30. H.R.T. by KJV

    Votes: 16 6.9%
  • 31. Holeshot What... Me Worry? - Trek CNC Rail Checkered Chopper by kingfish254

    Votes: 46 19.9%
  • 32. Insert Witty Title Here by PorkchopSanwich

    Votes: 6 2.6%
  • 33. J. C. Special by MONARKofSoCal

    Votes: 77 33.3%
  • 34. King RayKing by Alan Griffin

    Votes: 6 2.6%
  • 35. Lucky 13 by Scribble

    Votes: 30 13.0%
  • 36. Meet the SlankSpeed, a neoretro spacecowboy style klunker mtb by O’Curren Metal Farm

    Votes: 30 13.0%
  • 37. Model 78. by HuffnPuff

    Votes: 12 5.2%
  • 38. NIMH-ROD by brokentail5863

    Votes: 18 7.8%
  • 39. Old Money Boy by Todd Stone

    Votes: 8 3.5%
  • 40. One To Five 1967 Sears Spyder 5-speed by CRASH

    Votes: 15 6.5%
  • 41. Pastiche by SSG

    Votes: 25 10.8%
  • 42. Proyalty01 by Christopher Mullen

    Votes: 7 3.0%
  • 43. Q U O I S E by The Renaissance Man

    Votes: 91 39.4%
  • 44. Rad Alert! by SoulGarageOH

    Votes: 4 1.7%
  • 45. Rat Tracker by Rat Track

    Votes: 41 17.7%
  • 46. Ratillac by Falstaff

    Votes: 37 16.0%
  • 47. RATLINER by karfer67

    Votes: 57 24.7%
  • 48. RAW DEAL by Rat Rod

    Votes: 11 4.8%
  • 49. Rincon Brewery Factory Team Edition by thebigorangecat

    Votes: 13 5.6%
  • 50. Rocketman aka Skyhawk by CannonCam

    Votes: 11 4.8%
  • 51. Roll change by Brian macumber

    Votes: 10 4.3%
  • 52. ROYALE by Donniebikes55

    Votes: 46 19.9%
  • 53. Rusty by bub

    Votes: 8 3.5%
  • 54. SIMPATICO by Funkme

    Votes: 61 26.4%
  • 55. Skylark by G-Matt

    Votes: 65 28.1%
  • 56. Slammed Rat by OneHorsePower

    Votes: 33 14.3%
  • 57. STYLISH TRASH by Reallybigtim

    Votes: 22 9.5%
  • 58. Symbiot E-Bike by Nepali

    Votes: 3 1.3%
  • 59. The EggBeater by SwissGuy

    Votes: 7 3.0%
  • 60. The Grey Goose by mongo5959

    Votes: 6 2.6%
  • 61. The Moonlight by Starnger

    Votes: 12 5.2%
  • 62. THICK as a BRICK by Toeslider

    Votes: 20 8.7%
  • 63. Timeliner by idiotboy

    Votes: 23 10.0%
  • 64. Tycoon: 1962 Schwinn Typhoon 27.5er Conversion by gowjobs

    Votes: 19 8.2%

  • Total voters
    231
  • Poll closed .
Jul 24, 2012
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What I’m looking for is a gallery and voting booth containing the top 5 finishers in each of the 13 build offs. So a 65 bike list where people vote one which if the 65 bikes was the best ever built up to this point.

One builder could theoretically have a bike in there 13 times. But it’s about what the members believe is the best bike ever. So for example RM has 3 titles under his belt, but how would people rank his builds against each other as well as other winners and or top 5 finishers.

The builder would be irrevelvant in this vote. Best bike of all time (of all he build offs). I think it would just be cool to see based on people’s preferences and personal tastes which bikes would make the top 10
 
What I’m looking for is a gallery and voting booth containing the top 5 finishers in each of the 13 build offs. So a 65 bike list where people vote one which if the 65 bikes was the best ever built up to this point.

One builder could theoretically have a bike in there 13 times. But it’s about what the members believe is the best bike ever. So for example RM has 3 titles under his belt, but how would people rank his builds against each other as well as other winners and or top 5 finishers.

The builder would be irrevelvant in this vote. Best bike of all time (of all he build offs). I think it would just be cool to see based on people’s preferences and personal tastes which bikes would make the top 10
There would be more than 65 because of build off 2 and build off 8.

Strangely, the poll for BO2 seems to be still open. It has ‘Cast Your Vote’ and ‘View Results’ buttons visible at the bottom. I didn’t touch the ‘Cast Your Vote’ one but clicked the ‘View Results’ button to see the results and going by those results, there is a tie for 3rd place and a three-way tie for 5th place giving a total of 7 ‘leaders’.

BO8 had 2 classes, ‘Traditional’ and ‘Anything Goes’, so 5 leaders from each would be 10.

But yes, doing it the way you suggest for ‘bikes only’ would simply be a matter of listing the bike photos with a number for each image and members vote for the one they like.

I think there’s a limit though on how many images can be placed in a single post, so the images would have to be placed over a few posts. And I’m not sure if us mere mortals have the privileges to create a poll with so many entries, or if only moderators can do that?

It would be good to do but I’ve already found a problem. After going through the ‘finished’ threads for the top five in build off 3, I can’t find any images of the 5th place bike. So the main problem would be finding images if the link to the image happens to be broken.

As @kingfish254 says, a lot of work.
 
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So... just for fun I did one. :)

What I did was go back over all the build offs and list the top ten for each. I started with the latest and worked back to build off 1. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the top ten for build off 1, only the top 5.

With the list compiled, I awarded points for each placing… 10 points for 1st down to 1 point for 10th place.

Some members have been in the top ten numerous times so I added their points up and decided that members scoring 10 or more would be inducted into the (unofficial) ‘Rat Rod Bikes Build Off Hall of Fame’.

Here they are...

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Column A is the builder and column B is the total of points scored from their placings over the last 13 build offs.

There now... wasn't that fun :happy:

Glen.

PS: That was just the main build offs. It doesn't include the other ones.
Hey @Glen , how long is the list? Can't see the whole thing in the photo...
 

The Renaissance Man

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The list has 105 members on it. So that's 105 people that have placed in the top ten over all the main build offs.
That's a more interesting stat to me. Pretty cool that over 100 people have been in the top ten throughout all of the build-offs.

Now I wonder how many people in total have finished in all of the build-offs combined. Kind of like baseball stats, there are endless ways to analyze these poles.:nerd:
 

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It would be awesome if BO14 puts us over 1000 completed Build Off bikes!!!!
I think the completion rate has historically been around 55% so that would indicate that there have been close to 1700 build off builds attempted.
 
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Jan 2, 2012
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You could have a 2-4 part voting,eg: if there are over 200 bikes in the top 10 for all build offs(mmb and wbo included).
Place 50 bikes or so in each section.
People vote for 1 bike only in each section.
You could then take the top5-10 and place in another voting poll.
And again people get 1 vote.
Then you would get the top 10 all time RAT ROD BIKES Builds...
 
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If we were putting together an 'RRB BO Hall of Fame'...maybe initially populate it with all the #1 finishers of the completed BOs. Then, periodically (weekly, monthly, quarterly?) compile a poll of the next-ups (the highest finisher in each build off not currently in the HoF)...and then vote one of them in. To keep it special, I would think quarterly. That would be 2-4 auto inductees (depending on how many BOs a year, or if whether all BOs feed in to the HoF) and then 4 voted in yearly...6-8 new inductees yearly.

I think Glen captured the method for Builder rankings...except maybe spread it out some. As Kingfish mentioned, TRM's three firsts is pretty monumental. maybe 1st=20pts, 2nd=12pts, 3rd=8pts...and then 4-10 step down 1 each place from there (10th=1pt). Maybe that's too radical...but some kind of exponential gain for the top 3 or 5 places.

Jason
 
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If we were putting together an 'RRB BO Hall of Fame'...maybe initially populate it with all the #1 finishers of the completed BOs. Then, periodically (weekly, monthly, quarterly?) compile a poll of the next-ups (the highest finisher in each build off not currently in the HoF)...and then vote one of them in. To keep it special, I would think quarterly. That would be 2-4 auto inductees (depending on how many BOs a year, or if whether all BOs feed in to the HoF) and then 4 voted in yearly...6-8 new inductees yearly.

Jason
That's a good way of doing a Hall of Fame I reckon.

This would be the list of initial inductees:

First place getters from Build Offs 1 to 13 (number of wins in [])

Raised by Robots [1]
karfer67 [2]
MonsterMetal [1]
bighit [1]
petrohead [1]
fordsnake [2]
LukeTheJoker [1]
The Renaissance Man [3]
kingfish254 [1]
bikewhorder [1]

I've gone ahead and compiled a list of 'top fives' in all the 13 Build Offs in anticipation of doing some kind of poll, so perhaps, if this Hall of Fame thing goes ahead, that list can be used. It was a fair bit of work so would be silly for someone else to have to repeat what I've done.

Glen.
 
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That's a good way of doing a Hall of Fame I reckon.

This would be the list of initial inductees:

First place getters from Build Offs 1 to 13 (number of wins in [])

Raised by Robots [1]
karfer67 [2]
MonsterMetal [1]
bighit [1]
petrohead [1]
fordsnake [2]
LukeTheJoker [1]
The Renaissance Man [3]
kingfish254 [1]
bikewhorder [1]

I've gone ahead and compiled a list of 'top fives' in all the 13 Build Offs in anticipation of doing some kind of poll, so perhaps, if this Hall of Fame thing goes ahead, that list can be used. It was a fair bit of work so would be silly for someone else to have to repeat what I've done.

Glen.
Maybe I am a bit slow and bad with math.
We have had 13 buil-offs with 14 ist places? Did 2 come in first on one of the build-offs:39:(scratching my head emoji)
 
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