MBBO#3 and 2015 Winter BO.

Discussion in 'BUILD CHALLENGES' started by LukeTheJoker, Apr 25, 2014.

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Are you likely to join either (or both) Build-Off's?

  1. Yes, I am likely to join the Muscle Bike BO!

    54.2%
  2. Yes, I am likely to join the Winter BO!

    72.9%
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  1. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    I have been asked recently about the possibility of timing on the next MBBO and WBO.
    Here are the dates I have been thinking:

    MuscleBike Build-Off#03 2014-15: September 1st 2014 to January 1st 2015.
    Winter Build-Off#02 2015: January 1st to April 1st 2015.

    Another question has been brought up about extra categories, since we have been running these extra build-offs the smaller two or three people build-offs have declined a little, so how about adding extra groupings to the Winter Build? We can have separate voting for each group and another vote for all entries all together to decide a "Grand Champion".

    Gravity bikes have been proposed by a member and I notice some interest in motorized builds too. Perhaps a scratch built class could also be added if there is enough interest. Let me know if there are other groups and maybe we can create a poll as we get closer to gauge interest.

    With the MuscleBike Build-Off, I have been asked if there can be a Custom modified/Scratch built class and a Rebuild/Restore class, maybe we can if we get the support, but I think it would also be good to run another vote with them all together for a "Grand Champion" the same as suggested for the WBO.

    Are there any other suggestions out there?

    Can we also get expressions of interest with the voting poll on this thread in either or both BO's to make sure the builders are there to make running them worthwhile? This is not a membership request, it is just to gauge interest!

    Thanks,

    Luke.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Bump for more people to notice!

    Luke.
     
  3. RainierBeer

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    I am most likely going to be building something in both. One question tho, what classifies a bike as a muscle bike? I plan on building a 20 in banana seat bike for my son, I assume that counts.....let me know.

    Thanks
     
  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Standard rules used the last two years has been:

    Must meet at least 2 of the following 3 criteria:
    1: Rear tire larger than the front. (wider or taller or both.)
    2: Banana seat.
    3: Ape hanger bars.

    :thumbsup:

    The advantage with having the rules that way is it allows for some choppers and dragbikes etc, to join in too! So for examples, a chopper with apes and a small front wheel is acceptable even without a banana seat, a dragbike would be ok with a narrow front, banana seat but low swept back bars instead of apes...

    You are of course welcome to do all 3 if you like... ;)

    Luke.
     
  5. RainierBeer

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    Awesome, my plan fits into those guidelines perfect then! I hope to be picking up the perfect candidate tomorrow!


    Thanks for the info Luke!
     
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  6. LukeTheJoker

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    Awesome! Glad to have you on board!

    Luke.
     
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  7. RainierBeer

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    Can't wait! If I get the bike I hope to use, keep your eye on the fresh finds/bike ID thread tomorrow/sunday!
     
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  8. GuitarlCarl

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    Yeah I got a funky frame to do something with...
    Come on MUSCLE BIKE BUILD!
    HeadBanger II is on the drawing board.

    Carl.
     
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    anyone thnking muscle bikes needs to buy that red flake manner from ichi
     
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  10. GuitarlCarl

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    I acquired a burlap bag full of leather scraps...
    I want a two pan banana in sad repair.

    Carl.
     
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  11. RainierBeer

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    I just picked this funky bike up for $30. I'm going to be building it for my son.

    [​IMG]

    I will be posting in the fresh finds and bike thread later on tonight about it as well.
     
  12. GuitarlCarl

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    It's gonna be tough to sit on your hands till September before you can get to buildin' on that road warrior....

    Carl.
     
  13. RainierBeer

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    It's going to be tough, but I'm pretty busy the next month so I won't have much time anyways.
     
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  14. LukeTheJoker

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    It will be worth it to wait, we always have a fun time, pretty informal compared to the big build-off...

    Luke.
     
  15. LukeTheJoker

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    Well that is the winner of the restore class decided, Smoopy's will be hard to beat Gentlemen... ;)

    Who is up for the challenge?

    Luke.
     
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    One more question, am I allowed to tear my disassemble my bike before the build off starts?

    Bryan
     
  17. LukeTheJoker

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    Yep, no worries, nothing different than building from collected parts.

    Luke.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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  19. Dr. Tankenstein

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    I said I'd never do another build-off (too stressful for me), but I might be down for so Muscle Bike BO
     
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  20. Wildcat

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    Put me down for both build offs. I'll have a place and a little money to build by then. I have a plan for the Muscle Bike build, but nothing yet for Winter, but there's plenty of time.
     
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