Build Off 11 TRENDS

The Renaissance Man

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Nov 24, 2012
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I've noticed a few trends in this year's build off. Some are obvious like bikes with tires or chains, those don't need to be posted.:wink1:
What else have you noticed? I'll start.
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CURVED SEAT TUBE ELGINS and also curved seat tubes customs.

When I chose my frame before the build off, I thought that I would be one of if not the only one with a curved seat tube Elgin. They only made these bikes for a few years around 1939 if what I've learned is true. I haven't counted, but there are several with the latest (and possibly the coolest) one joining in just yesterday!
 
Feb 1, 2011
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I've noticed a few trends in this year's build off. Some are obvious like bikes with tires or chains, those don't need to be posted.:wink1:
What else have you noticed? I'll start.
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CURVED SEAT TUBE ELGINS and also curved seat tubes customs.

When I chose my frame before the build off, I thought that I would be one of if not the only one with a curved seat tube Elgin. They only made these bikes for a few years around 1939 if what I've learned is true. I haven't counted, but there are several with the latest (and possibly the coolest) one joining in just yesterday!


I've got one of those myself that I may enter for fun....I've got to build it anyway!
 
Mar 26, 2012
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Maplewood, MN
I haven't been around the build forums more than a year, but this is the first time I've seen anyone but TRM using one of his convertible tanks......what do we have now, 3 or 4?
 
Aug 25, 2012
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Montréal Canada (Québec)
Cargo bikes! there are 3 or 4 in the works now :nod: its not allot , but considering we rarely even get 1 cycle truck in a buildoff it seems like a big number
 

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