*MBBO/ORBO* - So, who's in and for what category??

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Since I can't make a thread, I'll post this here.
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this isn't the bike I'll be building. I'm not allowed to. But it is the story behind it. This was the first rat I built. Didn't know it at the time, all I wanted was an old customized thing. So I stole my wife's brother's bike from when he was a kid. It is an old AllPro canti. Was metallic red, faded to a super cool tone, almost like coppertone. Threw some BMX rubber and a BMX seat on and started rolling. The setup lasted less than an hour. My weight was too much for the seatpost, became a stuck layback and I was in trouble for wrecking a family heirloom that nobody wanted. She took it, painted it, bought a seat and sissy, and now it's art. I'll be making a new attempt, but since this way didn't work, I'm reversing. Instead of turning a muscle into a BMX, I'll be turning a BMX into muscle
 
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Since I can't make a thread, I'll post this here.
View attachment 176547this isn't the bike I'll be building. I'm not allowed to. But it is the story behind it. This was the first rat I built. Didn't know it at the time, all I wanted was an old customized thing. So I stole my wife's brother's bike from when he was a kid. It is an old AllPro canti. Was metallic red, faded to a super cool tone, almost like coppertone. Threw some BMX rubber and a BMX seat on and started rolling. The setup lasted less than an hour. My weight was too much for the seatpost, became a stuck layback and I was in trouble for wrecking a family heirloom that nobody wanted. She took it, painted it, bought a seat and sissy, and now it's art. I'll be making a new attempt, but since this way didn't work, I'm reversing. Instead of turning a muscle into a BMX, I'll be turning a BMX into muscle
Is it blacked out because your wife intends to add something colorful?
 
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I was going to practice doing splatter style paint for my upcoming bike, using this little frame. The plan went south as the wife wanted hippie style.
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That's okay, she will be the one riding it. My offroad bike probably won't have bright colors, just some splatters, maybe.
 

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Nothing earth shattering.happening today with my ORBO build. Will post up at lunchtime when that forum may be enabled.
Working on it

Need @Angie for that though
 
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Looking to enter the ORBO this year. Took about two years off from bikes due to real life stuff. I had considered three possible frames to start.
First is a 59 Schwinn Corvette:
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Second is a Worksman INB:
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Third is a Summit Workhorse that is rolling to the scene as we speak.
I think the Schwinn is out considering how low the bottom bracket is compared to the Worksman. I will probably wait to decide after seeing how the Worksman and the Workhorse stack up head to head.
 

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Looking to enter the ORBO this year. Took about two years off from bikes due to real life stuff. I had considered three possible frames to start.
First is a 59 Schwinn Corvette: View attachment 176592

Second is a Worksman INB:
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Third is a Summit Workhorse that is rolling to the scene as we speak.
I think the Schwinn is out considering how low the bottom bracket is compared to the Worksman. I will probably wait to decide after seeing how the Worksman and the Workhorse stack up head to head.
Worksman is always a cool choice. Summit workhorses with their Schwinn straight bar look is also really cool. Not sure which is heavier though. Either will get your bike that excite looks .
 

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