MBBO#04 CLASS 1 VOTING BOOTH.

Discussion in 'MBBO 2015 DISCUSSION' started by LukeTheJoker, Jan 2, 2016.

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Pick your favorite bikes!

Poll closed Jan 9, 2016.
  1. 1: Shelby Flyer Woody by @OddJob

    15 vote(s)
    11.9%
  2. 2: Huffy Longshot by @scotleycrue

    44 vote(s)
    34.9%
  3. 3: Fritz Fifty Krate Done Right by @Scribble

    12 vote(s)
    9.5%
  4. 4: Purple Haze by @ratrodzrcool

    10 vote(s)
    7.9%
  5. 5: Cheap Thrill by @ChicagoMuscle Guy

    11 vote(s)
    8.7%
  6. 6: The Wraith by @ChicagoMuscle Guy

    10 vote(s)
    7.9%
  7. 7: Craigslist find Spyder 500 by @sdframe

    12 vote(s)
    9.5%
  8. 8: '67 Huffy "The Musclepunk" by @Chad T

    42 vote(s)
    33.3%
  9. 9: Mr Meaner by @G-Matt

    12 vote(s)
    9.5%
  10. 10: InViolet by @metalchewy

    12 vote(s)
    9.5%
  11. 11: STORMTROOPER by @Falstaff

    19 vote(s)
    15.1%
  12. 12: grr-RAT-ified by @GuitarlCarl

    12 vote(s)
    9.5%
  13. 13: WHEEL'N in the years by @Old Scool

    43 vote(s)
    34.1%
  14. 14: BigRed by @bikedudeomaha

    7 vote(s)
    5.6%
  15. 15: Unauthorized Cinnamon by @roadwarrior

    19 vote(s)
    15.1%
  16. 16: Deutsch Muscle Fahrrad by @roadwarrior

    17 vote(s)
    13.5%
  17. 17: Schwinn Lil'-Krate Midget Sting Ray by @Smoopy's

    21 vote(s)
    16.7%
  18. 18: FURY by @Wildcat

    22 vote(s)
    17.5%
  19. 19: Hooligan by @brett4christ

    14 vote(s)
    11.1%
  20. 20: Metrorat No.22 by @Endlesschain

    8 vote(s)
    6.3%
  21. 21: CycleDelic by @GuitarlCarl

    25 vote(s)
    19.8%
  22. 22: SixtyNine Spyder by @CRASH

    32 vote(s)
    25.4%
  23. 23: X FACTOR by @ratrodz

    57 vote(s)
    45.2%
  24. 24: Breakdown Beatnik by @brett4christ

    17 vote(s)
    13.5%
  25. 25: TorRed (68 Typhoon) by @metalchewy

    17 vote(s)
    13.5%
  26. 26: THE WAR PIG by @Jake Sensi

    15 vote(s)
    11.9%
  27. 27: Ross Apollo Delorean Style by @BScubed

    30 vote(s)
    23.8%
  28. 28: Grape Ape 24" Schwinn Mega-Ray by @greenephantom

    12 vote(s)
    9.5%
  29. 29: The Raven by @ANGRYJOE

    8 vote(s)
    6.3%
  30. 30: Super Slingshot by @CRASH

    32 vote(s)
    25.4%
  31. 31: Corvette Stingray aka 'Big boy muscle' by @Big Ape

    24 vote(s)
    19.0%
  32. 32: FeDeRaL OffEnSe by @Smoopy's

    39 vote(s)
    31.0%
  33. 33: 1968 Huffy Rail Custom by @Fat Lip

    18 vote(s)
    14.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CRASH

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    The timing of my comments was poor. As mentioned, this would have better discussed after the voting. So I apologize for kicking over the stone too early.
     
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  2. OddJob

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    CRASH, apology accepted. I still maintain that this is the best bike forum community on the internet! Bar none! Our ability to critique and not criticize, advise without admonishing, and contribute without condescending to each other's builds is far and above what I have seen and experienced on every other site I have visited / participated in. Keep up the good work guys and gals and...Rat On!
     
  3. The Renaissance Man

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    ...And some grown men playing with women's bikes. :blush: :rofl:
     
  4. Chad T

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    Wow look at all this! Love a good crap storm..:21:

    The only thing you did wrong was build way too nice of a bike for your first build off..:21::21: ..The bike you built would be a top contender in any build off on here in my opinion. Great job. You should be very proud. It's a beautiful bike with beautifully done photos. A real home run in any category.


    Oh no these muscle bikes are serious business to the real muscle punks.:D

    But it is a tight and protective community and that's one of the things that draws me to them.

    Most of what goes on with the scene is not online at all. I'm just lucky enough to have a close friend who is way high up the chain in the muscle punk hierarchy.

    There are actually very few builders this year that I would consider real muscle bike guys and I am not one of them.
     
  5. LukeTheJoker

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    More than happy to refine the rules for next year, but as mentioned earlier, lets leave it until after the voting is closed. :thumbsup:

    Love this forum!

    Luke.
     
  6. GuitarlCarl

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    Well I have figured out a few things about these online competitions...:soapbox:
    Take a great photo, ( I didn't follow my own advice, doing a little work such as cropping and color correction makes a BIG difference )
    Being friendly helps but only a little, being unfriendly hurts your standings a lot :39:.
    Take a great photo, ( we can't ride em' or touch em' the photo is all we've got to go on )
    The type of bike doesn't matter as much as you think it would...
    Take a great photo, ( shrubbery distracts, blending in with the :eek: backround or being too far away doesn't help either )
    Build what you want, it's your bike and after the competition is over, you still have the bike.
    Take a great photo, ( It really does make a difference, cute is good if not over done, tough is always good :cool2: )
    If you're not doing this for yourself, who are you doing it for? ;)
    Take a great photo, ( this is pretty much the most important thing, many voters haven't been following your build. Even if they did, that doesn't mean votes, I actually had the second most views and replies this year :nerd: )

    Carl. :crazy:
     
  7. ANGRYJOE

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    I'd be remiss if I only voted for my boys bike...what a great line up! So many fantastic bikes. I scrolled thru the bikes trying to pick a favorite and I just can't. Great work everyone, really...just fantastic stuff.
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    :thumbsup:
     
  9. OddJob

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    Carl, I was close behind in views, 4th overall (and actually 2nd right up to the deadline). My bike is the first one on the voting thread, which you would think everyone viewing this thread would see, unless the ones logging on after day one or two only looked at the ones receiving the highest number of votes; which is entirely possible.

    And, I completely concur with you about the PHOTO being very, very important. I had a friend with a high res digital camera do a photo shoot with me for a Sunday afternoon in October on the beautiful Mississippi River and downtown Minneapolis, MN. She took about 40 pictures to choose from, and in my final build thread I posted a few. Trying to be as objective as possible, I believe my photo on the voting thread is in the top 5 overall, if not the top 3.

    Your build and mine fall into what I call the "artistic" category. (primarily your Cycledelic build)
    We both had creative designs and incorporated them into what I would term boundary breaking builds. We didn't follow the protocol of a "muscle bike build", and therefore didn't receive votes from the traditionalist muscle bike builders here. But, if we count views during the build and after, we are among the leaders of the pack. People found our builds interesting, new ideas, and somewhat enticing. They just didn't vote for us.
     
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  10. GuitarlCarl

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    I'm adding the total votes of both my bikes together...
    Haha, still doesn't put me in first but I did move up a few slots.

    Merle. :crazy:
     
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    Photos are important, but for me I honestly lost interest in my build all together. That's why my pics were taken in my driveway, I did go to the theatre but they had no star wars props. So what you see is what you get, but apparently there are a few star wars geeks here.

    I'll definitely have better pics for my next build off attempt.
     
  12. kingfish254

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    Fountains!
    We need more pics in front of fountains!
    :happy:
    I have never been able to determine any secret recipe for votes. Just build a cool bike and have fun riding it.
     
  13. ratrodzrcool

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    Well i like it!!!

    Sent from my LG-LS995 using Tapatalk
     
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  14. The Renaissance Man

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    ...Should've been offset by celebrity name dropping though. :rolleyes: :D
     
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    As a self-proclaimed traditionalist, I can say you are wrong.
     
  16. KJV

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    That's 1 Tough Ride :thumbsup:
    True Muscle: dropD BADd.:cool2:
    :41:
     
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    a good picture says it all,and as always I start playing around editing too much which can distract from the whole purpose of taking a good picture mostly unedited,took awhile not to overdo my main pic this year but still couldnt help it,I am glad people are open to recieve advice about this issue,the only issue I really have with a picture is a non drive side picture,really grinds my gears for some reason
     
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    as for voting I voted on 2 in class 2,and I voted on 8 bikes for class 1,it was hard to vote this year for me,it came down to what I would personally have in my house if it was big enough,sadly its not,so the garage will do,very diverse selection to choose from I voted very soon after the voting started so no ones comments swayed or distracted me not that they would,I voted with an open mind and didnt go by what I would call a muscle bike look,some I voted on were basic and clean,what I call a "bare bike" and some I voted on were detailed to the max with a heap of bolt on's overall I enjoyed this buildoff,wish I could have followed more of the builds and commented on more posts,my apologies as I saw some great ideas and comments but didnt have time to add or reply
     
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  19. LukeTheJoker

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    That really bugs me too, sometimes even if I really like a bike, I will simply not vote for it for that exact reason...

    Luke.
     
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    Voting is over!

    Here are your winners!

    First place with 57 votes: X FACTOR by @ratrodz
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    Second place with 44 votes: Huffy Longshot by @scotleycrue
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    Third place with 43 votes: WHEEL'N in the years by @Old Scool
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    Congrats Guys! :thumbsup:

    Luke.
     

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