Talk about all things Rat Rod Bikes.
It seems like there was one other person that was thinking of a sidecar. I lost track with all the smack!!
I don't think that any of ours will be the same.
myself (kingfish254)- old tandem donor frame - cannondale kiddie trailer for the base of the sidecar - salt flats theme
yoothgeye - wcc donor frames - Nannie McPhee military theme (guaranteed by a magic cane)
joker63 - unknown bad donor frame - Mary Poppins theme
Anyone else gonna build a sidecar??
Let us hear more about the non sidecar builds too!!!!
I know you're out there. Don't let us keep bogarting this thread!!
Here is some more sidecar inspiration for ya.
No starting early from me Brett (only a quick parts mock-up and some drawing). I had three different ideas running around in my head, which was causing my overactive mind to provide me with a lack of sleep . I tried a couple of different sets of wheels and tires on frames and have narrowed it down to the one.............I think .
I always tell my students to start off with concept drawings/sketches for projects, so I decided to follow my own advice. Anyone want to see it? Maybe not a good idea though, it's gonna be the bigger and tougher brother of the Bareknuckle Brawler and it'll probably scare some of you away!!........how's that for some Aussie smack talk?
That's pretty good smack talk excepting that you pointed out that it was smack talk. That takes away its smack talk value.
Either way, if you do have sketches, I'd like to see them. That could lead to more smack talk.
I tried being serious, but it was boring.
Mine wasn't smack talk since it was 100% true.
Check out my Build-Off bike: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster Klunker ☆
You didn't even put a smile on that time. Now we're talking smack.
I'll have to come up with something I'm actually going to build before I talk smack. Or it could be that I am so overcome with my own design capabilities than it amazes me too much to talk about it.
I tried being serious, but it was boring.
Let's see them bean! Your Brawler was a cool build last year. Watcha got planned this year?
I smell something and it definitely isn't what the Rock was cookin'!!!!!!
OK, you got me.........I posted that at around 5.00am our time and hadn't started my coffee yet...........brain was still asleep!! I won't give any warnings next time............or smilies .
Here's the first drawing. Micargi Puma frame. I saw the logo somewhere a few years ago (I think it had something to do with computer software/hardware?), and it reminded me of the Van Halen song "Atomic Punk", so that's what I'm gonna call this build.
The finished product may or may not look like this.
Is that enough HYPE for ya??..........Better get your "A" game on boys.
I like your theme Bean and I can hear Eddie cranking in my head now.
I could almost go that direction with my old tandem frame, but I am sticking with the bonneville stretch look.
I want to see how you get your spokes to curve like atoms???!!!!!!
Keep on typin' and hypin' about your build. I look forward to the competition!!
That frame reminds me of the Miele stretch that I sold my neighbor. It has 26x3 tires on it. When I was test riding it on Conferderate Memorial Day, I just couldn't pass up this photo op. - Rebel Without A Cause
it's all about the bikes, man. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50053
I was going to update my sig line, but I'm not seein' anything worth plagiarizing right now.
I'll let my bike do all the trash talking when it's done. With the plans I have for my build it is going to be very difficult for the rest of you to compete. I'm not just thinking outside the box, I'm thinking outside the galaxy. 2nd place is simply not an option. This bike will be EPIC!
Okay now that that is out of the way, let's just have a good build off and good luck to all.
You'll NEED all the luck you can get....Muah ha ha ha ha
It doesn't matter what I paid for it, it matters what it's WORTH. I never buy anything I will regret KEEPING.
I think I'm drawing inspiration from highboy roadsters and Deuce Coupes that really started the whole salt flat scene, going with a LSR theme. But I might not. I was contemplating a very different theme involving a Luxury Liner and a certain jolly old elf. But that's evolving in my head into more of a stretched cargo bike, so it's outside the RRBBO rules now. But maybe I'll work on it after this thing's done...
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Bravo Outskirt, I have no doubt it is going to be a great build off. I have only participated in the last 30 days of one of these and I have been stoked ever since!!!
Out of the box doesn't always win, but it is the out of the box stuff that we see from others that pushes us all to the limits.
I am constantly amazed by the creativity and craftsmanship on this site. I don't expect to be disappointed during BO7 and I hope to measure up to the comptetition!!!!
My goal for this comptetion is that it produces enough conversation fodder for me to sit down with any another RRBer for 5+ hours and talk about "did you see what xxx did" and "how bout what yyyy did"................
Last year it was Jake S. Who will it be this year!!!??????
Jawa, I am feeling you. If you look at my pre-RRBBO7 dream board, salt flats and dragster themes have been inspiring me for a while now. Ever since I found that Cannondale streamlined kiddie trailer last August, I have been thinking of a salt flats sidecar.
I look forward to seeing what's in that mind of yours. Good luck!
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