- Jun 26, 2009
- Reaction score
- Dallas, GA
+1 !Fireproof said:A BIG congrats to Petrohead! 8)
bighit said:Under the light blue pick your top three favorite bikes.
And are you calling me a spoiled sport :shock:
Kuttnhack said:Awesome job Petrohead.
It was great to be a part of this years build off and I think everyone who's riding their build off bike is a winner. Thanks to all those who were diggin on Mash Banger and backed it up with their vote. See ya all next year.
Hey Jake, QUE UP QUEEN'S WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS FOR US RATTER'S AND THEN LET FREDDY ROCK INTO BICYCLE... Cheers everybody and hold your head up high.
Thanks man. It got crazy there at the end!tvc15 said:Wow... I had to dismiss my class early tonight!
A total roller coaters ride for sure!
Petro- What can I say... just an awesome first class build- Hand tooled leather and all!
Double K- I'm really happy that you got second, that race was really close the whole time and YOU deserve it!
A tight race for 4,5,6... Everyone that entered was a winner in my book!
Thanks for all the support, ideas and comments, this was a BLAST!
Mental note for 2012: First and second were shot on a white seamless background :wink:
kingfish254 said:Thanks for the tally Inshane64. I like your version better (because it puts me higher :mrgreen: ), but I don't think it works quite that way. Here is what I believe it will be.
mrflagman said:I found this quote from RatRod a while back and thought it was a good time to remind everyone what this site was about. I think he accomplished what he set out to do and maybe more. I like to see not only ratrods, but nice shiny bikes and everything in between.
"My intentions when starting the site was to create a community of folks who enjoyed building and creating cool cruiser bikes with that hot rod look and feel. Middleweights and heavyweight bikes were what I had in mind as the basis for the projects that would be built. On the Schwinn forum many folks would refer to their bikes that were built from different pieces and parts as Rat Rods. Since it was a commonly recognized term I decided to go with that name and figured it would help the site's ratings in the search engines. Initially I wanted hotrodbikes.com, but a motorcycle company already owned that domain name. I also felt that Rat Rod was a good term becuase you instantly knew that the bikes on the site would not be nut and bolt resto jobs and it gave the place a little attitude.
Now over the past couple of years we have seen that the hobby isn't just limited to heavyweights and middleweight bikes. Some folks have managed to build cool rat rod bikes out of lightweight bikes and even out of cheap mountain bikes from Wal-Mart. I could be strict about it all and filter everything out that doesn't fit my definition, but who am I to stifle the movement. As long as you built it, looks cool and has that vintage style to it, we're good.
In regards to the build offs, they were started to increase traffic/activity on the site and give the members a semi-structured environment to build a cool bike. Personally I'd like to keep them very simple and not create a bunch of classes and rules. I think when stuff like this starts to get too complicated then the fun goes away quickly. I'd really like to eliminate the voting part of the build offs altogether. I think most folks would agree that the fun part is watching the build diaries and then seeing all of the finished bikes at the end. I guess the element of competition may drive some folks to push the envelope on their builds, but maybe there could be another incentive to voting like...your bike could end up in a calendar, poster or desktop wallpaper.
So my recommendation is, don't get too hung up on definitions and semantics. Just build cool bikes and have fun."