ORBO 2016 VOTING THREAD!



Pick your favorite OFF-ROAD bikes!

  • 1: SkiTrap by @Falstaff

    Votes: 15 23.4%
  • 2: The Budget Klunker by @Rat Rod

    Votes: 10 15.6%
  • 3: Plan 9 from outer space by @us56456712

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • 4: Mesa Büggie by @OddJob

    Votes: 29 45.3%
  • 5: HD Klunker by @aka_locojoe

    Votes: 3 4.7%
  • 6: Mister Schwinnster by @ind-chuckz

    Votes: 20 31.3%
  • 7: Mini-Klunk by @Wildcat

    Votes: 6 9.4%
  • 8: KlunkFast by @bikedudeomaha

    Votes: 6 9.4%
  • 9: Massif build by @blown240

    Votes: 12 18.8%
  • 10: Bomber '40 Special by @metalchewy

    Votes: 27 42.2%
  • 11: The Flunker by @Vonpotter

    Votes: 23 35.9%
  • 12: Dead Metal by @GuitarlCarl

    Votes: 14 21.9%
  • 13: Overland Bomber by @KJV

    Votes: 6 9.4%
  • 14: Grizzly by @joel.romeo.79

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • 15: Ajax by @deorman

    Votes: 13 20.3%
  • 16: '38 Shelby Klunkinator by @Bigcam59

    Votes: 19 29.7%
  • 17: Klunkerbolt by @Roadie64

    Votes: 11 17.2%
  • 18: Eurorat by @nosferatu1381

    Votes: 6 9.4%
  • 19: KLUNK THIS! by @hammer mechanic

    Votes: 27 42.2%
  • 20: Heavy Duti Rocket by @horsefarmer

    Votes: 5 7.8%
  • 21: Hanter the Elite Beast by @Psycho Sammi

    Votes: 10 15.6%
  • 22: Green Lantern by @moleman

    Votes: 17 26.6%
  • 23: One Bad AMFer by @Georgeediii

    Votes: 31 48.4%
  • 24: Jane by @Danny Lopez

    Votes: 14 21.9%
  • 25: The Sportsman by @jamesdart

    Votes: 24 37.5%
  • 26: MasterSports/CyclePro Revamp by @LukeTheJoker

    Votes: 11 17.2%
  • 27: White Trasher (aka Dirty White Boy) by @MONARKofSoCal

    Votes: 6 9.4%

  • Total voters
    64
  • Poll closed .

The Renaissance Man

__CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)
Nov 24, 2012
8,208
19,700
The Tropics of Alabama
Lots of great bikes in this competition, congrats to everyone. I ended up voting for 9 bikes.

Normally I'm not a fan of overly processed photos, but the photo by @metalchewy looks very cool. The composition is also a big part of the appeal for me. It actually helped to win over one of my votes. (Cool bike too).
 
Jul 1, 2014
2,331
4,967
Las Vegas Area
I am an off-road bike rider at heart. Spent 14 seasons on the Midwest regional mountain bike racing circuit and sponsored races and events for 10 of those. Edited a couple of mt bike magazines and newsletters. But the sheer joy of building and riding this klunker of mine is hard to beat ! @jamesdart , I hear ya. I have already built two klunkers in the past 8 months and I can feel another one coming on.....it's in our blood....:crazy:
Sounds like you had a lot of fun then and with this build. Thats so cool! I enjoyed it thoroughly as well.

Keep us posted! Maybe we should have a sub-group of klunker builders.... :nod: I think there might be a few candidates in this build off forum.
Will post a thread once I pull the parts together and do a mocked up ride.

An Off Road Builds sub group, Thats not a bad idea. I had a lot of fun with this build and feel at home with the stance and feel of the off road ride. I plan to make a few more at least.

I Have a good start on my God daughters 70s Rollfast bomber as well.

Still Looking for that right idea for something fun in build off eleven.


Building... riding...
 
  • Like
Reactions: GuitarlCarl
Jul 1, 2014
2,331
4,967
Las Vegas Area
Lots of great bikes in this competition, congrats to everyone. I ended up voting for 9 bikes.
....
Thanks Renaissance Man!

I voted for more than 10. It was way to hard to pick just a few. Too many met my perfect ride criteria...

Thanks @GuitarCarl as well for the kind comments. You got one of mine as well!

Building... riding...
 
Apr 1, 2014
3,948
5,238
66
Wisconsin
Keep us posted! Maybe we should have a sub-group of klunker builders.... :nod: I think there might be a few candidates in this build off forum.
Maybe RatRod would consider adding a category under "Other Bikes" for Klunkers?
I don't really know why, but I find myself fascinated by the heavy duty Mountain bike and BMX parts I find at swaps thinking "Boy would that look cool on a klunker"....
 
Mar 26, 2012
8,209
16,264
Maplewood, MN
Maybe RatRod would consider adding a category under "Other Bikes" for Klunkers?
I don't really know why, but I find myself fascinated by the heavy duty Mountain bike and BMX parts I find at swaps thinking "Boy would that look cool on a klunker"....
That sounds like a good idea HF! Maybe I will send him a message and ask how those categories get set up. If so...I expect we can count on you for membership in the "Things that go Klunk in the Woods" club? :grin:
 

kingfish254

CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF!
Aug 31, 2009
28,135
26,619
Historic Savannah
www.ratrodbikes.com

LukeTheJoker

Moderator
Nov 17, 2012
21,371
18,192
Broken Hill, Australia
www.ratrodbikes.com
Votes are going well!
All the builds are getting votes, I really like the 'vote for as many as you like' set up, allows for more appreciation of the work involved to be shown!

Luke.
 
Mar 26, 2012
8,209
16,264
Maplewood, MN
Yes! @horsefarmer ^ that is good news! I just started the first thread for the "Klunkers" part of the forum. If we all start our threads with the word "klunker" in front of it, they might be easier to find when we are looking for like-minded builders and ideas. Just a suggestion.

Let's see those pics of your projects and some of those really creative ideas that popped up during the ORBO! Including ride videos of your klunkers and building techniques...... Rat on!
 
Apr 18, 2015
7,021
10,583
central ohio
This was definitely a fun build off, it was really hard to vote without just voting for everyone. I just voted for the bikes I would ride and put in my collection.
Congrats to everyone, still some voting time ; and a couple are really close. Should be down to the wire on this one.
 

LukeTheJoker

Moderator
Nov 17, 2012
21,371
18,192
Broken Hill, Australia
www.ratrodbikes.com
Voting is over!

Here is the top 10!

1: One Bad AMFer by @Georgeediii -31 votes.

2: Mesa Büggie by @OddJob -29 votes.
=3:
Bomber '40 Special by @metalchewy -27 votes.
=3: KLUNK THIS! by @hammer mechanic -27 votes.
5: The Sportsman by @jamesdart -24 votes.
6: The Flunker by @Vonpotter -23 votes.
7: Mister Schwinnster by @ind-chuckz -20 votes.
8: '38 Shelby Klunkinator by @Bigcam59 -19 votes.
9: Green Lantern by @moleman -17 votes.
10: SkiTrap by @Falstaff -15 votes.

Congrats to everyone, it was a great build-off!

Luke.