LaidBack - TransWorld Motobike Rat - Patinafication & Details - 85 Years

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1400!

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It's cool that it landed on exactly 1400 for the screen shot.:cool:
RM: Thanks for posting the exact screen shot in time. BO#14, 14K, 14,000 views, cool stuff, more than happy to see it happen.
Even if we get no votes, I’ll treasure the 14K views milestone. I appreciate the comments, suggestions, critiques and the views this thread has received. Thanks for following along!
*Now finish those other bikes.
Since it's a detail shot, I'll nitpick the details: 14 thousand!
I’m slow this morning it took me a while to catch your drift. Good eye! Thanks.


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Tried the photo thing again on Sunday the 8th...need to get a camera and use my tripod in future. Hauled the bike back to park and rode about a half mile to photo spot.

New litter of pigs at state fair on Monday the 9th. They had just had lunch and were taking a nap.

No bicycles allowed on fairgrounds...lots of strollers and mobility scooters though.

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After sorting through the build journals and final voting photos I made an OK/maybe list, from that I made a short list. I finally cast votes fo 6 ClassI Bikes and 3 ClassII bikes. It was a hard task.
My selection considerations were based on a post that I made in the “Final Thoughts” thread. As I stated there, it was my based on my opinions as to what this forum is about for me. I never said it should apply to anyone else. Build what you like, ride what you build. Believe what you believe, but just chill. Laid-Back is a good thing.
Finally, I didn’t call anyone out, I just shared a personal opinion as others have in the same thread. I guess some take issues with free speech and expression of personal ideas. No regrets, no apologies in order.
Anyway after contemplating the supposed controversy of expressing a “Final Thought”, I decided I’d pull together a compilation of my past build off projects and post in the Gallery forum. You will find a variety of styles there, even some free thinking stuff. It’s not all Laid-Back for me.

https://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/ed’s-bicycle-alley-builds.109564/
 
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Well now that it’s all over everyone has some time to reflect. I even started work on another personal project.

I appreciate my 14K+ view for this build thread.
I appreciate Machine Age Victim’s Award for Mechanical Excellence.
I appreciate those 25 who cast a vote my way, 9th place I believe is my best showing over the 10 Build Off Entries I’ve built.
I appreciate the “Likes” and comments posted during the build and especially the comment by @horsefarmer in the “Post Your Final Thoughts” thread.
I appreciate the efforts by those management types who keep this forum going.
Rules or no rules I don’t regret the post I made referencing a style I try to follow with my Build projects.
I personally appreciate being the lone force in the design, reconstructing, documenting and photographing this old bike, I do better work on my own.
Always found the team approach frustrating.



Next personal project:

https://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/gravel-grinder-motobike-1930.109583/




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