Get Smart! (X SmartBike DC)

Discussion in 'MBBO 2016 - FINISHED BIKES - CLASS 2' started by The Renaissance Man, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. The Renaissance Man

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    Well here we are again. I had sworn off of build competitions after spending way too much time on the Decoluxe in the last build-off, but at the last minute this unique little frame came up and I couldn't resist.

    Although I loved and rode muscle bikes as a kid, my bike interests are mostly ballooners these days. But I have to admit that it's been really fun wading back into the water with the SmartBike. Getting out and practicing wheelies takes me back to a simpler time!

    Thank you to everyone for making this forum a positive and encouraging place to hang out!

    HERE'S THE BUILD JOURNAL

    The starting point:

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    The finished bike:
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    The details:
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    Now let's ride!
     
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  2. The Renaissance Man

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    Stunning build !:41::113:
     
  4. metalchewy

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    The paint is awesome on this bike.

    Love that sissy bar setup. Works well in the video.

     
  5. furyus

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    Design and execution is so clean. Great eye for the frame. Wonderful bike.

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  6. LukeTheJoker

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    Awesome work TRM!
    The paint really pops in the light!

    Luke.
     
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    Your ability to turn everyday items into bicycle parts is remarkable, well done.
     
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    Nice work once again Ren Man! A very aesthetically pleasing build with a strong muscle bike vibe. Glad you decided to jump in. :thumbsup:
     
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    Wow! That looks fun as he11!
     
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    Awesome job on the wheelie bar integration and upcycling.
    I knew someone could make a great muscle bike from this bike whenever I picked it up on craigslist.
    Great work TRM!!!!
     
  12. Dr. Tankenstein

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    That kickstand is tricky McTrickster cool!

    You know what a sure sign of the apocalypse is?
    When you build a bike I don't drool over!




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  13. Chad T

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    Great looking bike. You really got me wanting a wheelie bar on something.

    Was great fun to watch you turn a rental bike frame and a folding chair into that.....awesome!!..:41::41::41:
     
  14. The Renaissance Man

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    Thanks everyone for all of the kind words!
     
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    I'm loving the paintjob.
     
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    Another sweet bike TRM.
     
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    Congrats on 7th place TRM!
    I thought you would be higher up the leader board to be honest...
    You scored one of my votes!

    Luke.
     
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    +1^^ class build:41:
     
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