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Discussion in 'MBBO 2017 DISCUSSION' started by CRASH, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. RustyGold

    RustyGold

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    Whatever the cause... I'll keep my fingers crossed for the rebound...and I'll redouble my effort to get off my bum and participate :doh:

    Jason
     
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  2. Scribble

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    I've been doing this for five years since I was 16 years old, the only thing that holds me back is funds and space.
    Thats why my builds this year where super simple, and they where bikes that are already in my collection.
     
  3. RustyGold

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    I figured out that there are three things I need to get a project done. The three-legged stool of a) time b) money c) and motivation. I can usually swing one of those pretty easy...sometimes two...but, all three...very rarely.

    Jason
     
  4. 383Camino

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    I popped my build off cherry last winter in the anything-goes BO with my 24" Hollywood muscle bike. Had I known the MBBO was coming I might have saved it. :) I tend do car stuff in the summer and bikes in the winter; I have a 2006 Jaguar and '68 Stingray waiting in the wings for those long midwest winter nights. I'll try to be more active then but this BO just didn't jive with anything I had going!
     
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  5. GuitarlCarl

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    A little bit of it is motivation.
    Neither of the builds I have going are in my wheel house, and the one I haven't started doesn't really fit the category. It will get built at some point but do I want to cut it up and rush it into a build off I'm not feelin'?
    I'm also having a lot of remodeling work suck up my time so that I'm weary at the end of the day. I also picked up a part time job repairing guitars. So a lot of it is time. What was that third leg? Oh yeah cash. I'm always squeaking by so although I'd love to find a shifter for Ratimus, plan B is make do with what I have. I'm also missing Luke. I hope he's ok.

    Carl.
     
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  6. RustyGold

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    I'm definitely missing the, 'Luke Factor,' during this MBBO.

    Jason
     
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  7. biggraham

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    Personally, I am a little burnt out with the many build-off's. I think a stock restoration isn't really a build, and with past builds littering the yard, it's time to prioritize projects.
     
  8. Bike Bum

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    I should also mention, that for the longest time I thought MBBO stood for Mountain Bike Build Off and not Muscle Bike. Since I'm not a mountain bike person, I never checked in on this build off. Note to self, I'm an idiot!
     
  9. The Renaissance Man

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

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    I always think that even after knowing that it's not.:21:
     
  10. Chad T

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    Well that explains everything...:p
     
  11. Psycho Sammi

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    Stop I'm going to :20: . Facebutt isn't killing builds for me my job is don"t know about other people but I've gone from about 35 hours to 60 hours a week over the last 3 or 4 years. I'm not A fan of Facebutting maybe because old and not much of a hipster.
     
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  12. JNOACK

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    It's just a busy year I guess. I'm back to work and have a little baby at home. Bike building time has been very precious. I started 3 builds and I think I will get 2 done! Just haven't had as much time to post. I'm aiming for the deadline.
     
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  13. Troyminator

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    I'm pretty excited that with 27 entries, if I finish my bike, I should be able to at least place in the Top 30 for this buildoff.
    :dance2:
     
  14. The Renaissance Man

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

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    :thumbsup:
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  15. metalchewy

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    I too have been extra busy with work this year. I changed industries in my job and have been working on a project that keeps me moving.

    About the time MBBO started this year I broke my off road bomber. So I built one back up from two bikes, but have only ridden it once offroad since putting it together.

    A couple weeks ago I thought I might try to pull something together, but ended up breaking a seat stay before I got started.

    So, I figure winter build of some sort will be coming soon.... [​IMG][​IMG]

    Building..... Riding.....
     
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