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  1. LBCJ

    Build Off 15 Prize Pool

    This is awesome! Thanks Kingfish! It will be displayed prominently. And congrats again on the win!
  2. LBCJ

    Build Off 15 Prize Pool

    Man, this week was crazy! When I voted all three bikes were neck and neck in the low 40s, and they all crept up together! I think we had a lot of the same voters! Before I even started my build I was watching both of these and knew that they would be contenders. I am honored to be in the mix...
  3. LBCJ

    Build Off 15 Prize Pool

    This is awesome! Thank you Kingfish! I just posted yesterday how I got a 5th place prize from you in the past. I am honored to be on the podium and in the running with all these great bikes. Thanks to all for a welcome distraction this summer.
  4. LBCJ

    Previous years RRBO top 3 winners

    Who else still thinks #11 was the most stacked year of all time. SKs and M00N discs everywhere! I was humbled to eek out a 5th spot with my Shelby and get my flamed skull from Kingfish! Still displaying it proudly!
  5. LBCJ

    BO15 DURALIUS - 1936 Wards Hawthorne- Done. BOTH Of Them!

    Thanks man! I’ve had a copper and cream theme in mind for years, but it was more paint based. This all came to me because I picked up the ladies frame cheap. I had been riding mine in a BMX/street fighter style for a few years and was ready to do something cool and matchy with both of them. Then...
  6. LBCJ

    DURALIUS- 1936 Wards Hawthorne

    Much appreciated! That’s exactly what I was going for. Kind of an elevated rat rod!
  7. LBCJ

    DURALIUS- 1936 Wards Hawthorne

    I just want to thank everyone for all the compliments and likes the last couple days. Means a lot to this guy. Especially since I'm mostly just a lurker the other 8 months out of the year. It seems like this might be a record number of finished bikes, too. Awesome! I'm glad this little niche of...
  8. LBCJ

    DURALIUS- 1936 Wards Hawthorne

    That’s a huge compliment coming from one of the veterans of the board! Thank you
  9. LBCJ

    BO15 DURALIUS - 1936 Wards Hawthorne- Done. BOTH Of Them!

    Thanks man, dig yours too! Lots of cool ones and it feels like more finished bikes than most years.
  10. LBCJ

    BO15 DURALIUS - 1936 Wards Hawthorne- Done. BOTH Of Them!

    Thank you! It’s always nice to get compliments from the veterans of this site. You’ve seen it all! It’s funny, I always find frames relatively cheap and search high and low for some of the original parts. So then when it’s done, it looks like I took a perfectly good complete bike and “ruined”...
  11. LBCJ

    BO15 DURALIUS - 1936 Wards Hawthorne- Done. BOTH Of Them!

    Thank you! The half-link chains are readily available on most of the BMX sites. I needed three to do two bikes. Nothing else that I could find had a decent copper color. And I looked for a long time!
  12. LBCJ

    BO15 PINK PANTHER - Close, but no cigar.

    Sorry to hear it. I missed my first build off due to a crashed computer, and I made this one by about 40 minutes, so I haven’t really learned anything. Cool bike, been wanting to do some sort of low rider chopper for a while.
  13. LBCJ

    BO15 DURALIUS - 1936 Wards Hawthorne- Done. BOTH Of Them!

    Thanks man. I’d been planning and collecting parts for a while, but it still ended up being a fight to the finish! I’m really happy with the results.
  14. LBCJ

    BO15 DURALIUS - 1936 Wards Hawthorne- Done. BOTH Of Them!

    Yep, I did a his and hers! We’re only voting on the Men’s version, of course, but I wanted the wife, LBCV, to enjoy one as well. Both are 1936 Wards Hawthorne Duraliums with Silver King struts, deco stems, and accessory drilled chain guards. Hope you all enjoyed the thread and thank you for your...
  15. LBCJ

    BO15 DURALIUS - 1936 Wards Hawthorne- Done. BOTH Of Them!

    That’s it. ✅ Done! I really dig the way it looks. Detail shots here. Some more final shots below.
  16. LBCJ

    BO15 DURALIUS - 1936 Wards Hawthorne- Done. BOTH Of Them!

    Last couple odds and ends and chain guard mounted. Now to get them out of the garage and down to the beach for final shots. This was happening less than two hours before deadline.
  17. LBCJ

    DURALIUS- 1936 Wards Hawthorne

    As I’ve mentioned, I was going for a part deco, part euro, part board track, and all rat rod creation. There is no paint on the bikes except some copper to cover the red stripe on the hub! Polished aluminum, polished steel, fresh copper! Both bikes were cobbled together from 9 different...
  18. LBCJ

    DURALIUS- 1936 Wards Hawthorne

    That’s right, there’s two! I made a bunch of hints along the way but nobody caught on. Just to be clear, this is not two entries, only the men’s bike is up for the vote. The Ladies bike is simply a prop or doodad! Detail shots in the next post. Thank you for looking! Build thread here...
  19. LBCJ

    BO15 DURALIUS - 1936 Wards Hawthorne- Done. BOTH Of Them!

    Before and stripping of the chain guard. The one I’m using actually looked worse than the other one. This is the only big job left, followed by about 10 odds and ends, a final polish, and finding a place to shoot. Then I have to get it all unloaded by 7, my time! I know your main photo is locked...
  20. LBCJ

    BO15 DURALIUS - 1936 Wards Hawthorne- Done. BOTH Of Them!

    Blew apart the pedals I’m using. Polished them up as much as possible and used new stainless and copper hardware.