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Pick your top 3 favorite bikes

  • 001. #HOP - jrdann

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 002. 1/4 mEyel cReaper - '48 Hawthorne

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 003. 1959 Schwinn Rat Rod - schwinnmesa

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 004. 35 Silverking - kingrider

    Votes: 9 1.8%
  • 005. 76er - yoothgeye

    Votes: 9 1.8%
  • 006. 7 Day Wonder - longshort

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 007. Aluminati - imagearchy

    Votes: 58 11.8%
  • 008. American-PatriRat - expjawa

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 009. Bad Apple - pick

    Votes: 13 2.6%
  • 010. Backlash - muddy

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 011. Barefoot Delivery - slowerisbetter

    Votes: 54 11.0%
  • 012. Bareknuckle Brawler - bean

    Votes: 55 11.2%
  • 013. Beautiful Loser - sensor

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 014. Beer Run - kingfish254

    Votes: 10 2.0%
  • 015. Bellowing Yellow - Skipton

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 016. Black Tie-phoon Roadster - Hammond Eggz

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 017. Brown Sugar - motopsyco

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 018. Bully - bighit

    Votes: 45 9.2%
  • 019. BurberBee - NOC

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 020. Captain Slow - raskal13

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 021. Cheezy Board Tracker - snydur

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 022. Class Act - beatcad

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 023. Competitor - purple

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 024. Cooler Corona - Rodderz

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 025. Corsair - TENNESSEE

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 026. Crazy Horse - tin machine

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 027. Curved Odyssey - 28incher

    Votes: 62 12.6%
  • 028. Deluxe 6 Rat Racer - petrohead

    Votes: 124 25.3%
  • 029. Der Rod Baron - gowjobs

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 030. Devils Golden Fiddle - biker_km

    Votes: 11 2.2%
  • 031. Devistar9 - oxyjansen

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 032. DFC2420 - recycledbikez2

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 033. Drift Wood - erichitscar

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 034. Elginor - Ken Nighplay

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 035. Era Correct AMF Bmx - AMFjunky

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 036. Excelsior Deluxe - cman

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 037. Factory Hot Rod Schwinn - rusty513

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 038. Fairly Odd Lady - Rotton

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 039. Family Deuce - Family Deuce.5

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 040. Fat Rat - dangratsdan

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 041. Feelin' Blue - motorcitygearjammer

    Votes: 15 3.1%
  • 042. Fix This II - ratina

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 043. Flathead - mrflagman

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 044. Frightliner - tvc15

    Votes: 92 18.7%
  • 045. Gentleman's-Picnic - hewey

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 046. Go Away - garagegoon

    Votes: 26 5.3%
  • 047. God and Luck - Chunt

    Votes: 15 3.1%
  • 048. Goose Is Cooked - Oneuglybike

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 049. Green Machine - baalberry

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 050. Ground Zero - NLCTVWguy

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 051. Hangover Cure - druggedonions

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 052. Hard Luck - karfer67

    Votes: 27 5.5%
  • 053. Hoodoo Operator - LowpowerD

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 054. Hot Rod 'Liner - MplsCoaster

    Votes: 24 4.9%
  • 055. Hotrod Hobbyhorse - Strings_and_steam

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 056. I.N.B. - scrumblero

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 057. Indian Summer - MoranBros.Design

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 058. Jetflow Express - lobsterboyx

    Votes: 9 1.8%
  • 059. Jolene - gaskill

    Votes: 17 3.5%
  • 060. King Klunkster - subadrew

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 061. Key Lime Twist - vfr86

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 062. Kultured - thirstee

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 063. Lobotomy - Sum1

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 064. Longboard - PabloAntonio

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 065. M3 Final Derivation - Twisted Root

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 066. Maxximum Flow - texasbigjon

    Votes: 26 5.3%
  • 067. Maine Woods - ChrisMac

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 068. Mash Banger - Kuttnhack

    Votes: 42 8.6%
  • 069. Midnite Diamond - Tommy S.

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 070. Miss Rust Western Flyer - Craiggo

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 071. Muscle Beach Chopper(ette) - Dr. Tankenstein

    Votes: 11 2.2%
  • 072. Mutley - JoKeR63

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 073. My Slow Rodder - bones122

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 074. No Bull - Overlord6920

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 075. On a Wimh - ScurryMurray

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 076. Pack Rat - SSG

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 077. Pennysaver - nelvolks

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 078. Puerto Rican Barrio Burner - ichi bike

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 079. Rail Truck - Wildcat

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 080. Rats Alt - KOTA

    Votes: 41 8.4%
  • 081. Retro Rat-O - Jake Sensi

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 082. Retro Rocket - Bigcam59

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 083. RetroWreckTion - 2dawgs

    Votes: 7 1.4%
  • 084. Richard Petty Plymouth Tribute - badmuller

    Votes: 13 2.6%
  • 085. Rocket 88 - hooch

    Votes: 4 0.8%
  • 086. Rodeo Bike - rickpaulos

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 087. Roland - Rockit!

    Votes: 44 9.0%
  • 088. Rolly - axsepul

    Votes: 3 0.6%
  • 089. Ruf'n Rusty - jerrykr

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 090. Salt Flat Speedster - tatman

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 091. Scooby Snack - Smoopy's

    Votes: 29 5.9%
  • 092. Singlespeed Hotrod - herr_rudolf

    Votes: 15 3.1%
  • 093. Spaced Out Build - Flamer

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 094. Speed Liner - Sinner4

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • 095. Speed Demon - Double Nickle

    Votes: 94 19.1%
  • 096. Speed Racer - slow rider

    Votes: 5 1.0%
  • 097. Springliner - inshane64

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • 098. Strick 9 - Jalopy Jim

    Votes: 15 3.1%
  • 099. Tiger Blood - lucha_mike

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 100. Tucker's Spaceliner - socratesjpt

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 101. Tumbleweed - Brentley

    Votes: 2 0.4%
  • 102. Twisted Sister Flipped - PeterBuilt

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 103. Wise Guy Naptime - Gold Street Customs

    Votes: 9 1.8%
  • 104. Woody Henderson - Bendix

    Votes: 20 4.1%
  • 105. Yard Ornament - z-bikes

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • 106. Young American - SCHWINNRAY69

    Votes: 15 3.1%

  • Total voters
    491
  • Poll closed .

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Okay, someone fill me in. Did I miss the official annoucement of the end of voting?
I know that it is a given that Rat Racer 6 will win, but the other races are sill close.
Tonight's posts just sound like everything is finished.
I guess I am not ready for this love fest (and for some spoiled sports, whine fest) to end. :wink: :shock:
 
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Wow... I had to dismiss my class early tonight! :D
A total roller coaters ride for sure!

Petro- What can I say... just an awesome first class build- Hand tooled leather and all!
Double K- I'm really happy that you got second, that race was really close the whole time and YOU deserve it!
A tight race for 4,5,6... Everyone that entered was a winner in my book!
Thanks for all the support, ideas and comments, this was a BLAST!



Mental note for 2012: First and second were shot on a white seamless background :wink:
 

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bighit said:
Under the light blue pick your top three favorite bikes.

And are you calling me a spoiled sport :shock:
Bighit, Thanks for pointing that out. I see it now. I guess I was looking for the big official announcement to come. I guess that I am stuck at 10xth place. :p :p

Congrats to all of the top vote getters and especially to all of my fellow lower vote getters!
There are some amazing bikes that finished and a lot that didn't finish in time as well. Over 200 freaking bike builds!!!!!
What an AWESOME experience this has been! This is my first custom bike build and all I can say is WOW - Thanks for the support and comraderie and honor of building with some incredible people!!!!

Bighit, I don't remember if you were one of the few people I felt were whining about votes or not. I hope not, because you had an awesome build bike.



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Awesome job Petrohead.

It was great to be a part of this years build off and I think everyone who's riding their build off bike is a winner. Thanks to all those who were diggin on Mash Banger and backed it up with their vote. See ya all next year.

Hey Jake, QUE UP QUEEN'S WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS FOR US RATTER'S AND THEN LET FREDDY ROCK INTO BICYCLE... Cheers everybody and hold your head up high.
 

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Kuttnhack said:
Awesome job Petrohead.

It was great to be a part of this years build off and I think everyone who's riding their build off bike is a winner. Thanks to all those who were diggin on Mash Banger and backed it up with their vote. See ya all next year.

Hey Jake, QUE UP QUEEN'S WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS FOR US RATTER'S AND THEN LET FREDDY ROCK INTO BICYCLE... Cheers everybody and hold your head up high.
All hail to MASH BANGER!!!!!! My favorite build! with Scooby Snack a close second pulling at my muscle bike heart!
After reading your closing line, I can't get Argent's song out of my head.
Look past the groovy intro from John Denver on Midnight Special and enjoy this rock classic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j5JnQp0 ... re=related
 
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Congratulations to Petrohead on taking first. And a hearty well done to all who entered.

Now seeing that it's all over, I'd like you all to raise a glass and join me in an old Scottish toast.
"Here's to us! Who's like us? nobody!"

Cheers!
 
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I don't know the official way to do this; but here is my count and sort, assuming bikes with the same number of votes share a place. (sorry if I am breaking some forum etiquette I am unaware of)
Here are the unofficial results:

1st 028. Deluxe 6 Rat Racer - petrohead 124
2nd 095. Speed Demon - Double Nickle 94
3rd 044. Frightliner - tvc15 93
4th 027. Curved Odyssey - 28incher 62
5th 007. Aluminati - imagearchy 58
6th 012. Bareknuckle Brawler - bean 55
7th 011. Barefoot Delivery - slowerisbetter 54
8th 018. Bully - bighit 46
9th 087. Roland - Rockit! 44
10th 068. Mash Banger - Kuttnhack 42
11th 080. Rats Alt - KOTA 41
12th 091. Scooby Snack - Smoopy's 29
13th 046. Go Away - garagegoon 27
13th 052. Hard Luck - karfer67 27
13th 066. Maxximum Flow - texasbigjon 27
14th 054. Hot Rod 'Liner - MplsCoaster 24
15th 104. Woody Henderson - Bendix 20
16th 059. Jolene - gaskill 17
17th 041. Feelin' Blue - motorcitygearjammer 15
17th 047. God and Luck - Chunt 15
17th 092. Singlespeed Hotrod - herr_rudolf 15
17th 098. Strick 9 - Jalopy Jim 15
17th 106. Young American - SCHWINNRAY69 15
18th 009. Bad Apple - pick 13
18th 084. Richard Petty Plymouth Tribute - badmuller 13
19th 030. Devils Golden Fiddle - biker_km 11
19th 071. Muscle Beach Chopperette - Dr.Tankenstein 11
20th 014. Beer Run - kingfish254 10
21st 004. 35 Silverking - kingrider 9
21st 005. 76er - yoothgeye 9
21st 058. Jetflow Express - lobsterboyx 9
21st 103. Wise Guy Naptime - Gold Street Customs 9
22nd 020. Captain Slow - raskal13 8
22nd 040. Fat Rat - dangratsdan 8
22nd 056. I.N.B. - scrumblero 8
22nd 060. King Klunkster - subadrew 8
22nd 100. Tucker's Spaceliner - socratesjpt 8
22nd 102. Twisted Sister Flipped - PeterBuilt 8
22nd 105. Yard Ornament - z-bikes 8
23rd 015. Bellowing Yellow - Skipton 7
23rd 016. Black Tie-phoon Roadster - Hammond Eggz 7
23rd 017. Brown Sugar - motopsyco 7
23rd 029. Der Rod Baron - gowjobs 7
23rd 057. Indian Summer - MoranBros.Design 7
23rd 063. Lobotomy - Sum1 7
23rd 075. On a Wimh - ScurryMurray 7
23rd 083. RetroWreckTion - 2dawgs 7
24th 002. 1/4 mEyel cReaper - '48 Hawthorne 6
24th 008. American-PatriRat - expjawa 6
24th 019. BurberBee - NOC 6
24th 064. Longboard - PabloAntonio 6
24th 089. Ruf'n Rusty - jerrykr 6
24th 097. Springliner - inshane64 6
25th 003. 1959 Schwinn Rat Rod - schwinnmesa 5
25th 013. Beautiful Loser - sensor 5
25th 034. Elginor - Ken Nighplay 5
25th 051. Hangover Cure - druggedonions 5
25th 077. Pennysaver - nelvolks 5
25th 086. Rodeo Bike - rickpaulos 5
25th 090. Salt Flat Speedster - tatman 5
25th 096. Speed Racer - slow rider 5
26th 001. #HOP – jrdann 4
26th 026. Crazy Horse - tin machine 4
26th 033. Drift Wood - erichitscar 4
26th 042. Fix This II - ratina 4
26th 045. Gentleman's-Picnic - hewey 4
26th 053. Hoodoo Operator - LowpowerD 4
26th 062. Kultured - thirstee 4
26th 078. Puerto Rican Barrio Burner - ichi bike 4
26th 081. Retro Rat-O - Jake Sensi 4
26th 085. Rocket 88 - hooch 4
27th 023. Competitor - purple 3
27th 025. Corsair - TENNESSEE 3
27th 035. Era Correct AMF Bmx - AMFjunky 3
27th 037. Factory Hot Rod Schwinn - rusty513 3
27th 039. Family Deuce - Family Deuce.5 3
27th 076. Pack Rat - SSG 3
27th 088. Rolly - axsepul 3
28th 024. Cooler Corona - Rodderz 2
28th 031. Devistar9 - oxyjansen 2
28th 036. Excelsior Deluxe - cman 2
28th 043. Flathead - mrflagman 2
28th 049. Green Machine - baalberry 2
28th 067. Maine Woods - ChrisMac 2
28th 072. Mutley - JoKeR63 2
28th 082. Retro Rocket - Bigcam59 2
28th 093. Spaced Out Build - Flamer 2
28th 099. Tiger Blood - lucha_mike 2
28th 101. Tumbleweed - Brentley 2
29th 006. 7 Day Wonder - longshort 1
29th 010. Backlash - muddy 1
29th 021. Cheezy Board Tracker - snydur 1
29th 022. Class Act - beatcad 1
29th 032. DFC2420 - recycledbikez2 1
29th 038. Fairly Odd Lady - Rotton 1
29th 048. Goose Is Cooked - Oneuglybike 1
29th 050. Ground Zero - NLCTVWguy 1
29th 055. Hotrod Hobbyhorse - Strings_and_steam 1
29th 061. Key Lime Twist - vfr86 1
29th 065. M3 Final Derivation - Twisted Root 1
29th 069. Midnite Diamond - Tommy S. 1
29th 070. Miss Rust Western Flyer - Craiggo 1
29th 073. My Slow Rodder - bones122 1
29th 074. No Bull - Overlord6920 1
29th 079. Rail Truck - Wildcat 1
29th 094. Speed Liner - Sinner4 1
 
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Congratulations to all who entered RRBBO6.

I'm blown away with where Bareknuckle Brawler finished in the voting, I never expected it to finish as high as it did in the final results. Thank you to all who voted for, or commented on my bike throughout the build :D .

A very deserved win to Petrohead.....Awesome bike!!

For me Aluminati and Curved Odyssey were the surprise packages of the build off...both very unique and well built bikes. Mash Banger, Rats Alt, and Hard Luck were three of my favorites over the course of the build off, and I really thought they would be front runners.....shows how much I know :oops: .

I gotta say though, I'm a little disappointed with some members posts regarding their bikes not receiving the number of votes they thought they deserved :( . Nothing's a given when the results are decided by votes.

After all, in the whole scheme of things, it's only a silly little bike building contest :wink: .......sometimes we can lose sight of this.

I'm about to start on a couple of Schwinn OCC Stingray chops, and have also picked up a new Haro Thread Expert DJ frame, as well as a set of Marzocchi Bomber forks and most of the parts to put it all together......My LBS bought a heap of stuff at auction from a wholesaler, and are giving me a mega deal (approx half the price of a complete bike), so no rest for me after the build off :shock: . Oh yeah, I also have a bathroom to renovate!
 

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tvc15 said:
Wow... I had to dismiss my class early tonight! :D
A total roller coaters ride for sure!

Petro- What can I say... just an awesome first class build- Hand tooled leather and all!
Double K- I'm really happy that you got second, that race was really close the whole time and YOU deserve it!
A tight race for 4,5,6... Everyone that entered was a winner in my book!
Thanks for all the support, ideas and comments, this was a BLAST!



Mental note for 2012: First and second were shot on a white seamless background :wink:
Thanks man. It got crazy there at the end!
 

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Thanks for the tally Inshane64. I like your version better (because it puts me higher :mrgreen: ), but I don't think it works quite that way. Here is what I believe it will be.


1st 028. Deluxe 6 Rat Racer - petrohead 124
2nd 095. Speed Demon - Double Nickle 94
3rd 044. Frightliner - tvc15 93
4th 027. Curved Odyssey - 28incher 62
5th 007. Aluminati - imagearchy 58
6th 012. Bareknuckle Brawler - bean 55
7th 011. Barefoot Delivery - slowerisbetter 54
8th 018. Bully - bighit 46
9th 087. Roland - Rockit! 44
10th 068. Mash Banger - Kuttnhack 42
11th 080. Rats Alt - KOTA 41
12th 091. Scooby Snack - Smoopy's 29
13th 046. Go Away - garagegoon 27
13th 052. Hard Luck - karfer67 27
13th 066. Maxximum Flow - texasbigjon 27
16th 054. Hot Rod 'Liner - MplsCoaster 24
17th 104. Woody Henderson - Bendix 20
18th 059. Jolene - gaskill 17
19th 041. Feelin' Blue - motorcitygearjammer 15
19th 047. God and Luck - Chunt 15
19th 092. Singlespeed Hotrod - herr_rudolf 15
19th 098. Strick 9 - Jalopy Jim 15
19th 106. Young American - SCHWINNRAY69 15
24th 009. Bad Apple - pick 13
24th 084. Richard Petty Plymouth Tribute - badmuller 13
26th 030. Devils Golden Fiddle - biker_km 11
26th 071. Muscle Beach Chopperette - Dr.Tankenstein 11
28th 014. Beer Run - kingfish254 10
29st 004. 35 Silverking - kingrider 9
29st 005. 76er - yoothgeye 9
29st 058. Jetflow Express - lobsterboyx 9
29st 103. Wise Guy Naptime - Gold Street Customs 9
33nd 020. Captain Slow - raskal13 8
33nd 040. Fat Rat - dangratsdan 8
33nd 056. I.N.B. - scrumblero 8
33nd 060. King Klunkster - subadrew 8
33nd 100. Tucker's Spaceliner - socratesjpt 8
33nd 102. Twisted Sister Flipped - PeterBuilt 8
33nd 105. Yard Ornament - z-bikes 8
40rd 015. Bellowing Yellow - Skipton 7
40rd 016. Black Tie-phoon Roadster - Hammond Eggz 7
40rd 017. Brown Sugar - motopsyco 7
40rd 029. Der Rod Baron - gowjobs 7
40rd 057. Indian Summer - MoranBros.Design 7
40rd 063. Lobotomy - Sum1 7
40rd 075. On a Wimh - ScurryMurray 7
40rd 083. RetroWreckTion - 2dawgs 7
48th 002. 1/4 mEyel cReaper - '48 Hawthorne 6
48th 008. American-PatriRat - expjawa 6
48th 019. BurberBee - NOC 6
48th 064. Longboard - PabloAntonio 6
48th 089. Ruf'n Rusty - jerrykr 6
48th 097. Springliner - inshane64 6
54th 003. 1959 Schwinn Rat Rod - schwinnmesa 5
54th 013. Beautiful Loser - sensor 5
54th 034. Elginor - Ken Nighplay 5
54th 051. Hangover Cure - druggedonions 5
54th 077. Pennysaver - nelvolks 5
54th 086. Rodeo Bike - rickpaulos 5
54th 090. Salt Flat Speedster - tatman 5
54th 096. Speed Racer - slow rider 5
62th 001. #HOP – jrdann 4
62th 026. Crazy Horse - tin machine 4
62th 033. Drift Wood - erichitscar 4
62th 042. Fix This II - ratina 4
62th 045. Gentleman's-Picnic - hewey 4
62th 053. Hoodoo Operator - LowpowerD 4
62th 062. Kultured - thirstee 4
62th 078. Puerto Rican Barrio Burner - ichi bike 4
62th 081. Retro Rat-O - Jake Sensi 4
62th 085. Rocket 88 - hooch 4
72th 023. Competitor - purple 3
72th 025. Corsair - TENNESSEE 3
72th 035. Era Correct AMF Bmx - AMFjunky 3
72th 037. Factory Hot Rod Schwinn - rusty513 3
72th 039. Family Deuce - Family Deuce.5 3
72th 076. Pack Rat - SSG 3
72th 088. Rolly - axsepul 3
79th 024. Cooler Corona - Rodderz 2
79th 031. Devistar9 - oxyjansen 2
79th 036. Excelsior Deluxe - cman 2
79th 043. Flathead - mrflagman 2
79th 049. Green Machine - baalberry 2
79th 067. Maine Woods - ChrisMac 2
79th 072. Mutley - JoKeR63 2
79th 082. Retro Rocket - Bigcam59 2
79th 093. Spaced Out Build - Flamer 2
79th 099. Tiger Blood - lucha_mike 2
79th 101. Tumbleweed - Brentley 2
90th 006. 7 Day Wonder - longshort 1
90th 010. Backlash - muddy 1
90th 021. Cheezy Board Tracker - snydur 1
90th 022. Class Act - beatcad 1
90th 032. DFC2420 - recycledbikez2 1
90th 038. Fairly Odd Lady - Rotton 1
90th 048. Goose Is Cooked - Oneuglybike 1
90th 050. Ground Zero - NLCTVWguy 1
90th 055. Hotrod Hobbyhorse - Strings_and_steam 1
90th 061. Key Lime Twist - vfr86 1
90th 065. M3 Final Derivation - Twisted Root 1
90th 069. Midnite Diamond - Tommy S. 1
90th 070. Miss Rust Western Flyer - Craiggo 1
90th 073. My Slow Rodder - bones122 1
90th 074. No Bull - Overlord6920 1
90th 079. Rail Truck - Wildcat 1
90th 094. Speed Liner - Sinner4 1
 
kingfish254 said:
Thanks for the tally Inshane64. I like your version better (because it puts me higher :mrgreen: ), but I don't think it works quite that way. Here is what I believe it will be.
+1
Hahah, thanks inshane! But I've also counted the way Kingfish did: I've counted 18 bikes that ended up higher in ranks than mine so that makes my Singlespeed Hotrod numero 19th. And I'm honoured to share that rank with Motorcitygearjammer, Chunt, Jalopy Jim, and Schwinnray69.

Congrats to Petrohead!
Deluxe 6 Rat Racer was indeed my first choice too. 8)
 
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When I looked at Petrohead's post in the finished thread 8) it was obvious that he was going to place near the top. No surprise that he placed #1.
 
mrflagman said:
I found this quote from RatRod a while back and thought it was a good time to remind everyone what this site was about. I think he accomplished what he set out to do and maybe more. I like to see not only ratrods, but nice shiny bikes and everything in between.

RatRod wrote:
"My intentions when starting the site was to create a community of folks who enjoyed building and creating cool cruiser bikes with that hot rod look and feel. Middleweights and heavyweight bikes were what I had in mind as the basis for the projects that would be built. On the Schwinn forum many folks would refer to their bikes that were built from different pieces and parts as Rat Rods. Since it was a commonly recognized term I decided to go with that name and figured it would help the site's ratings in the search engines. Initially I wanted hotrodbikes.com, but a motorcycle company already owned that domain name. I also felt that Rat Rod was a good term becuase you instantly knew that the bikes on the site would not be nut and bolt resto jobs and it gave the place a little attitude.

Now over the past couple of years we have seen that the hobby isn't just limited to heavyweights and middleweight bikes. Some folks have managed to build cool rat rod bikes out of lightweight bikes and even out of cheap mountain bikes from Wal-Mart. I could be strict about it all and filter everything out that doesn't fit my definition, but who am I to stifle the movement. As long as you built it, looks cool and has that vintage style to it, we're good.

In regards to the build offs, they were started to increase traffic/activity on the site and give the members a semi-structured environment to build a cool bike. Personally I'd like to keep them very simple and not create a bunch of classes and rules. I think when stuff like this starts to get too complicated then the fun goes away quickly. I'd really like to eliminate the voting part of the build offs altogether. I think most folks would agree that the fun part is watching the build diaries and then seeing all of the finished bikes at the end. I guess the element of competition may drive some folks to push the envelope on their builds, but maybe there could be another incentive to voting like...your bike could end up in a calendar, poster or desktop wallpaper.

So my recommendation is, don't get too hung up on definitions and semantics. Just build cool bikes and have fun."
+1

This has to be summarized and put on a sort of an info- or homepage to let people know what this site is all about. I kind of miss an 'about-page on this site. And on the build-off rules page ofcourse.