WINTER BUILD OFF PRIZE THREAD!

Mar 5, 2014
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Two. Sinister Splurge and my 20's Elgin. Two multi-speeds, and a couple of kickback/autos I believe from looking at the finished thread..
 
Mar 5, 2014
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I have a vintage sachs-Torpedo 3 gear hub,thats what the suicide shifter is for...
OOPS! Missed it when I saw the wheels & hub you planned to strip. My bad! If I had paid closer attention to your final wheels, I would have seen your early Sachs 3111, a very much unseen and under-appreciated bicycle hub. It may have even affected my voting if I saw it! :blush:
The Schwinn Austria SA is still up for grabs! The race for 3rd for the 3spd is between 3 now!!! Thanks funk.
 
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Jan 2, 2012
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OOPS! Missed it when I saw the wheels & hub you planned to strip. My bad! If I had paid closer attention to your final wheels, I would have seen your early Sachs 3111, a very much unseen and under-appreciated bicycle hub. It may have even affected my voting if I saw it! :blush:
The Schwinn Austria SA is still up for grabs! The race for 3rd for the 3spd is between 3 now!!! Thanks funk.
You see threads get overlooked sometimes...I miss a lot also,it's hard when you are building.
I like those old hubs,they just keep going.
 
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Mar 26, 2012
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Winners for these prizes have been contacted and they will be on the way soon!
Congrats to everyone for an awesome build off.:thumbsup:

Barn Rod by @@Psycho Sammi, has won Best Rusty Rat Rod Bike. This was picked by my girlfriend and myself. And this is the prize.


Reasonable facsimile thereof by @@us56456712, has won for Last Place Prize.
Giving him a brake! I am sure he will put this to use on his next build.
 
I got the booby prize brake lever in todays mail. I would like to use it for my BOTEN bike as I am contemplating the use of a front brake. If I use the bars I want then the booby prize won't fit because these old bars are too wide, I spread a stem. Makes fitting grips a challenge too. I will probably have to use a motorcycle lever. If I find better bars I will use those, perhaps bars from a 1980 mountain bike would give me the look I am after.

This would work for the booby prize but I don't care for the alloy look, I like chrome for the build I am thinking about, but that might change to.


Bars I got (too big a diameter for my booby prize).

Thinking about using either one of my Bendix red bands or a Bendix manual 2 speed if I can build one out of the 2 and half ones I have left over from building one for my friend. The axles I have are not real good so we will see about the 2 speed. I re tapped one and the other is a little bent and has rusty pitted threads and would have to be straightened and re taped. I was gong to try and built this over the winter but never got around to more than cleaning and re taping the one axle. I got a dirty feeling that the axes are not usable. I have both the available rear cogs; 18 and 19 tooth and want to use the 19.
 
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I got the booby prize brake lever in todays mail. I would like to use it for my BOTEN bike as I am contemplating the use of a front brake. If I use the bars I want then the booby prize won't fit because these old bars are too wide, I spread a stem. Makes fitting grips a challenge too. I will probably have to use a motorcycle lever. If I find better bars I will use those, perhaps bars from a 1980 mountain bike would give me the look I am after.

This would work for the booby prize but I don't care for the alloy look, I like chrome for the build I am thinking about, but that might change to.


Bars I got (too big a diameter for my booby prize).

Thinking about using either one of my Bendix red bands or a Bendix manual 2 speed if I can build one out of the 2 and half ones I have left over from building one for my friend. The axles I have are not real good so we will see about the 2 speed. I re tapped one and the other is a little bent and has rusty pitted threads and would have to be straightened and re taped. I was gong to try and built this over the winter but never got around to more than cleaning and re taping the one axle. I got a dirty feeling that the axes are not usable. I have both the available rear cogs; 18 and 19 tooth and want to use the 19.
There is always another bike to put it on down the road.:)
 
Jan 2, 2012
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I've got more squadron decals. So... the winner will get an assortment of U.S. Navy F/A-18 squadron "Zappers". Like this...

A sack of decals arrived today.
Excellent!!!! Now Ineed to think of a build I can apply them to...
Thanx a mill Mike.
Will post a pic with all the swag and bike when they arrive...
 
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