RRBBO-12 Winner's Prize

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  1. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    To continue the tradition of having the previous year's winner create the first place prize, I have the honor of building this year's award!

    The concept for the RRBBO12 'trophy' came to me at the very beginning of the build-off. However the final details would have to wait until we have the declared winner. After the first day of voting the cream is beginning to rise to the top and I am working on three separate ideas for the eventual winner! I can't wait to start on any one of them!

    Here's the trophy that @kingfish254 (RRBBO-10 winner) made for me last year...
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    I can hear the wheels turning way up here......
     
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    This is gonna be fun!!! I am so glad that we got this tradition rolling again!
     
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    I'm getting pumped about building the winners prize.

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    The winning bike will determine how it will be finished.
     
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    Based on the other stuff we have seen you build.....it's going to be a fenomaniol trophy!
    Bart
     
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    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    I have already started work on it but I haven't posted anything yet while the voting is still active.

    The first order of business was to remove the old paint.
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    A bicycle tire pump...
    Dude, that's a great idea.

    Carl.
     
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    Thanks, it gets better. ;)
     
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    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Congratulations to @bikewhorder and L'Angelo di Ferro for the landslide victory! Well done sir!:41:

    I will try to post some more build pics of your First Place 'Winners' Prize later today.
     
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    Thanks! Do i need to give a speech? Ha Ha. Thanks so much for all the votes and words of support. I gave it everything I had and I'm super excited to get this bike out of my head and into reality.
     
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    You can wait until you receive the prize for the speech.
     
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    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Look familiar?
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    This started as a 4'x 5/16" straight rod.
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    After cutting it into fourths and some additional persuasion with a hammer and a vice...
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    All cleaned up and ready to start.
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    Wow, did you bend those without having to jump up and down on them? Ha ha.

     
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    The MIG welding up to this point was done by me because it is solid rod and much harder for me to screw up.
    The rest of the welding was TIG and done by my cousin who is capable of welding the thin stuff without destroying it.:21:
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    More cereal box cardboard was used to cut out the little gusset.
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    One more pass with the scotch pad and then reassembled. It's getting there!
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    Hear me now and believe me later......................

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    Ah, I see what you did there!
    Forkin excellent!
     
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    Forkin' A...this will be coooool! :113:

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