STEAM BOY

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 7 FINISHED BIKES' started by 54shadow, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. 54shadow

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    Way back in May, I dipped my little toe ... foot, into the ring of the "Build Off" for the first time. I knew from the start, that I was going up against some tough competition of the veteran builders here. Armed with a hack saw, a box of tools, plumbing tools and a soldering iron, I went at it. Started out with this ten-dollar bike the wife picked up at a garage sale.
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    Next, to pick a theme. "Steam Punk," creations have always caught my eye, so, why not give it a try, had all this plumbing junk laying around any way. The last two weeks, was burning the midnight oil, as I suspect a lot of other builders were doing. It was a hoot to take part in this build off and seeing the other bikes take shape over the months. So, without any further ado, here is the "STEAMBOY."
    PLUS: A walk-around video, includes an illuminated shot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVGsZaoiSaU
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  2. dogdart

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    I like it , I think there's just enough do-dads too look C 8) 8) L , yet still be something to actually ride :D
     
  3. tvc15

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    Steam punk meets cyber punk. This build is crazy cool.
     
  4. Gold Street Customs

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    Nice job , turned junk into art, great ideas here,looks great!!!!
     
  5. kingfish254

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    That is one cool piece of rolling doodaddyness!!!!
    Bravo!
    congRATs!!!
     
  6. mitchelangelo

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    Yeah that is a cool transformation of Mtn bike to industrial RAttiness !! Nice work on the details
     
  7. 54shadow

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    Oh, I have been riding it. When I stop at the lights, I pretend to fiddle with the knobs and such, gets looks from the cagers.
     
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    I try to LED the way.
     
  9. 54shadow

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    Good enough to hang in the "Loo-vre?"
     
  10. 54shadow

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    Thanks! Too bad I could not find any "Cogswell Cogs" or "Spacely Sprockets."
     
  11. 54shadow

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    One mountain bike and it was, full steam ahead!
     
  12. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    You nailed it!!!!

    Bike looks fantastic! :mrgreen:
     
  13. FatBoy

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    Great use of a MTB..I like how you made something modern look antique!!! 8) :mrgreen:
     
  14. EastOfEastLos

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    Very unique and original ideas on your build. A really cool facelift and transformation from the original intention of the bike!
     
  15. Bicyclerick

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    Looks good Bob.
     
  16. 54shadow

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    Yep, there are a few nails in there somewhere. Thanks for the comment.
     
  17. 54shadow

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    Thanks, Rick! Still have those American made bike hauling racks in stock?
     
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    Being that I AM an antique, I just tapped into my inner antique.
     
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    Yep, this is steamin' all over the map.
     
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    Thanks, Peat! Couldn't afford gold, so, copper is a guy's best friend.
     

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