BEER RUN - Holy Cow! 28th out of 106!! Thanks!!!!!

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  1. kingfish254

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

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    Well I finished my first build in time (30 days). I think I did pretty well especially since I didn't start until July 2nd.
    This has been a total blast from start to finish. Thanks for all of the support from everyone!!! It wouldn't have been as fun without you.

    You can see the build journal here (viewtopic.php?f=55&t=42349 )

    I hope you enjoy my bike and find it vote worthy. It is a blast to ride. I can't wait to see if I can use it to gain free entry into this years Craft Brew Fest. There are at least 80 different pieces of beer parts on this bike. One of the funnest parts was building the flashing COLD BEER sign. Be sure to watch the UPDATED video at this link ( http://youtu.be/c2_3XqKZTSk )

    It was also cool incorporating a MP3 speaker set into the confines of a beer can. That is it hanging under the seat from old pull tabs.

    Here is what I started with. A 1978 Schwinn Typhoon,
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    And here is what I ended with 30 days later.
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    I hope the bike speaks for itself and I hope it makes you smile, because it sure gets a lot of smiles when I ride it.
    I don't have any fancy camera or photography skills or pretty models (other than my headbadge).

    Here are my photos. Enjoy!

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    “Of all my favorite things to do,
    The utmost is to have a brew.
    My love grows for my foamy friend,
    With each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
    Beer’s so frothy, smooth and cold–
    It’s paradise–pure liquid gold.
    Yes, beer means many things to me…
    That’s all for now, I gotta pee!”
     
  2. MplsCoaster

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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    Hey Kingfish,

    OVER THE TOP!!!
    Really fun bike!
    It's makin' me smile, Thanks

    Congrats
     
  3. kingfish254

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

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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    Here are the photos of the custom Rat Rod Bikes Build Off Sampler Six Pack that was part of this build.
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    Along with my beer the BEER RUN Longtail Longshot Lager
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    Cheers!
     
  4. KOTA

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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    WILD! You have the biggest imagination here!... I just got one thing to say: HIC-UP (burp).
     
  5. tvc15

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    Crazy, this bike is off the hook! nice effects and details all around!
     
  6. kingfish254

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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    Man, Photobucket is horrible for video hosting. I may have to try YouTube or something. The video of my lights and flashing COLD BEER sign doesn't play so well on Photobucket.
     
  7. tvc15

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    post it on you tube and provide the link...
     
  8. Elmer

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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    I remember, back in the seventies. We were all good democrats, Jimmy Carter was president, we ate peanuts out of the shell & drank Billy Beer.
     
  9. yoothgeye

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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    So if I remember correctly from your build thread, this was supposed to be a beer themed bike correct?




    Great work man, Looks scary to ride with that high wheel.
     
  10. nelvolks

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    Very cool bike. I would definately ride that around my neighborhood!
     
  11. kingfish254

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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    Thanks everyone!
    I just updated the video of the lighting. It is now posted on YouTube at http://youtu.be/c2_3XqKZTSk .
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    how can you look at this bike without smiling! :D there has been beer themed bikes before,but yours is definitly the most extreme. congratulations! 8)
     
  13. Bendix

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    I'm thirsty............ :mrgreen:
     
  14. kingfish254

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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    Think of it as if Amy Winehouse and Charlie Sheen did an EXTREME MAKEOVER of an old Schwinn. :p :p
     
  15. MarksA-C

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    So I take it you like beer a little bit? :roll: :D
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    Doesn't everyone?????!!!!!
     
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    +1 great job!!
     
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    I was wrong about the handle bars instead of the steering wheel it looks great !!!!
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - The Corruption of a Cruiser

    It's funny you should say that Smoop, I was talking with my friend that makes cargo trikes in Philly (http://www.haleytrikes.com) and he said the same thing about this bike and Savannah. He said it made him miss Savannah. He built the prototype of his first Haley Trike in our courtyard when he was helping us restore our 1873 house.
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - New Belgium's new Fat Tire Bike

    You guys will be happy to know that I just signed a deal with New Belgium Brewery and BEER RUN will be their newest Fat Tire bike.

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