Depends if you can find a spare Worksman or heavy-duti frame somewhere?Hmmmmm Should I???
I've never really thought about the effect of the traffic on the website...
I guess I take some things for granted.
I'd never want to do anything to harm this site.
It's one of my favorite places on the web...
So I'll have to just get used to 3 months and then relax...
3 months and then relax... 3 months and then relax...
Timeframe is locked down to January 1st to April 1st 2016.
Official start time can be found here: https://countingdownto.com/countdown/orbo-start-countdown-clock
Official finish time can be found here: https://countingdownto.com/countdown/orbo-finish-time-countdown-clock
Rules as per usual except the type of bike is limited to:
-BMX suitable for an adult to ride, can be set up for park/race/dirt/tricks whatever...
-Klunker/Bomber/Hybrid/MTB... (anywhere from period correct early single speed coaster brake Bomber/Klunker to current carbon frame, hydraulic disc, full suspension Mountain bike)
This is not a build-off for your everyday cruiser, perfect restoration, or your ride to the shops bikes... This is for bikes that are meant to be ridden hard and fast, jumped, skidded and abused!
1. Start a new post and use the bike name as the post "Subject/Title."
2. Keep a running journal in your thread about your build showing the steps you are taking. Please don't just build away and expect to jump in at the last second with a finished bike, you can enter at any time before the deadline, but the build must not be finished when you enter.
3. Bike must be built within the dates specified. It must not be started before the start date.
4. Must include progress and finished photos (all in one thread please)
5. Bike must be ridable.
We are pretty free apart from that, you can enter multiple builds if you feel you can complete them in the three months.
Start your threads here with (ORBO) at the start of the title, when the MBBO is finished voting it will move to the archives and the ORBO will move to a new thread group.
One last comment that I always add because it is important:
Please keep comments light-hearted and positive, this is a fun build-off, if you start causing trouble you might just get removed...
I am sure some will vote on that criteria, but this is not a Klunker only build-off the focus is on all Off Road builds.I'm kind of curious if the general tone of this build is to maintain the spirit of the original movement by using cruiser frames and cheap components (especially what would have been available back then, or else what's the point) with little to no effort in the looks department?
That's my plan if I can track down the right frame, looking for an old Schwinn with straight down tube.Funny story, I didn't know that this buildoff existed until 30 minutes ago. I have also been mentally envisioning a klunker build because of an abundance of prewar and postwar frames being in my way, in addition to a front drum brake wheel sitting around. I'm kind of curious if the general tone of this build is to maintain the spirit of the original movement by using cruiser frames and cheap components (especially what would have been available back then, or else what's the point) with little to no effort in the looks department?