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  1. LukeTheJoker

    We bought a 100+ year old stone cottage!

    Going to branch this off from my "Moving to the MAD MAX locale" thread and dedicate this thread to the property we just bought and are going to fix up. http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/moving-to-the-mad-max-locale.109593/ Long story short, we moved to remote Broken Hill in...
  2. LukeTheJoker

    MBBO/WBO 2019/2020 Class 2 VOTING!

    If you have not been following along on the build-off, please check the finished threads as there are lots of little details you might miss: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?forums/mbbo-wbo-2019-finished-class-2-bikes.187/ Bikes are in the order they were entered to the finished...
  3. LukeTheJoker

    MBBO/WBO 2019/2020 Class 1 VOTING!

    If you have not been following along on the build-off, please check the finished threads as there are lots of little details you might miss: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?forums/mbbo-wbo-2019-finished-class-1-bikes.186/ Bikes are in the order they were entered to the finished...
  4. LukeTheJoker

    Thread lockdown at finish.

    Just a reminder to everyone that after the finish time: https://countingdownto.com/?c=2853093 The finished threads will get locked down until the voting threads are assembled and posted. Please remember to have the first pic in your finished thread as the pic you want for voting. A link to...
  5. LukeTheJoker

    WBO/MBBO 2019-2020 Oct 1st start.

    Off season build-off is on again! Combined MBBO (Muscle Bike Build-Off) and WBO. (Winter Build-Off) Class 1 as per usual MBBO: The 2 out 3 rule: Must meet at least 2 of the following 3 options: 1: Rear tire larger than the front. (Wider or taller or both.) 2: Banana seat. 3: Muscle bike...
  6. LukeTheJoker

    Moving to the MAD MAX locale!

    OK, as some may know by now, my wife and I decided to undertake a move to take advantage of a situation that offered us free rent for a year, that involved a move interstate, an 11 hour drive in two cars and a trailer. What I didn't say was where we were moving to... We moved to the area of...
  7. LukeTheJoker

    BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - HIGHLIGHT THREAD.

    I have a feeling this build-off might be a big one and hard to keep up with all the builds, so how about we bring back the Highlight threads? You know the drill, see something cool? Post it here, please tag the builder and leave a link to the thread. Don't post your own stuff!
  8. LukeTheJoker

    BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 2 - HIGHLIGHT THREAD.

    I have a feeling this build-off might be a big one and hard to keep up with all the builds, so how about we bring back the Highlight threads? You know the drill, see something cool? Post it here, please tag the builder and leave a link to the thread. Don't post your own stuff!
  9. LukeTheJoker

    LITTLE TOAD! RRBBO#14 Class 2. I'm out. :(

    So I don't have a title yet obviously, but a name may come to me at some point. I do have a pile of parts and some lengths of steel tube... More as it happens...
  10. LukeTheJoker

    Modern MOOSEGOOSE build. FRAME 2!

    As most long term members will know, I love large frame 20" bikes, minivelos and BMX... Obviously the holy grail bike in that style is the late 70's to early 80's Mongoose Moosegoose: :inlove: Of course they are rare now and if you can find them, very expensive! Which made me decide to...
  11. LukeTheJoker

    MooseGoose and Huffy Pro Thunder Max, chasing measurements and angles if anyone has one.

    Hey all, I would like to build a modern version of a Mongoose Moosegoose and one of the Huffy Pro Thunder Max, so just chasing measurements and angles if anyone has access to one? Luke.
  12. LukeTheJoker

    MBBO#07 CLASS 2 VOTING BOOTH.

    If you have not been following along on the build-off, please check the finished threads as there are lots of little details you might miss: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?forums/mbbo-2018-finished-bikes-class-2.172/ Bikes are in the order they were entered to the finished thread...
  13. LukeTheJoker

    MBBO#07 CLASS 1 VOTING BOOTH.

    If you have not been following along on the build-off, please check the finished threads as there are lots of little details you might miss: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?forums/mbbo-2018-finished-bikes-class-1.171/ Bikes are in the order they were entered to the finished thread...
  14. LukeTheJoker

    BROOKS SADDLES (still) ON SALE!

    Hey all, just wanted to share something with you... I was trying to bid on some used Brooks saddles on eBay today and kept getting beaten even though my bids were decent... Pretty bummed out I tried the usual places where secondhand things are sold (Facebook marketplace, Gumtree etc.) and came...
  15. LukeTheJoker

    Frankly my Deere, I don't give a John! (Tractor Trike. MBBO Class 2)

    Sorry for the late start on my build, I had some design issues I couldn't work out for a while and then just when I sorted them and started work we had a big storm take out our internet for a week or so... This is the pic I posted back in the MBBO ideas thread before it started: The basic...
  16. LukeTheJoker

    Flickr issue for long term members.

    Hey all, just letting any long term members who used Flickr before direct uploading came along that now is the time to get you photos downloaded and update any old threads. Here is an excerpt of an email I received today: This probably will not be an issue for most people who used it unless...
  17. LukeTheJoker

    Anyone ever laced M/C rims to bike hubs?

    Hey all, just been thinking recently about running some 19" motorcycle tires and rims but laced to standard bike hubs, reason being that where I live there are lots of those goathead thorns and I hate getting punctures. (Yes, I know there are ways to get around it involving slime and self...
  18. LukeTheJoker

    MBBO#07 Rules and guidelines.

    Muscle Bike Build-Off rules: 2 classes as before, voted individually: Class 1: Only for rebuilt and refurbished original muscle bikes or accurate reproductions of an original muscle bike in their original sizes. Period correct accessories are encouraged. Class 2: The 2 out 3 rule: Must meet...
  19. LukeTheJoker

    MBBO#07 Rules and guidelines.

    Muscle Bike Build-Off rules: 2 classes as before, voted individually: Class 1: Only for rebuilt and refurbished original muscle bikes or accurate reproductions of an original muscle bike in their original sizes. Period correct accessories are encouraged. Class 2: The 2 out 3 rule: Must meet...
  20. LukeTheJoker

    MBBO#07 is happening! OCT 1st 2018 to Feb 1st 2019.

    MBBO#7 2018-19: 4 months this time, October 1st 2018 to Feb 1st 2019. Same rules as last year as they worked well: Class 1: Only for rebuilt and refurbished original muscle bikes or accurate reproductions of an original muscle bike in their original sizes. Period correct accessories are...