WBO 2017 Jan 1st to April 1st: ANYTHING GOES INCLUDING BUILDS ALREADY STARTED!---GO!---



LukeTheJoker

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Alright, we have an empty 3 month time slot at the start of next year, we ran it as an anything goes build-off for a couple of years and switched it up to an offroad build-off last time, which seemed to go down well...

I have been reading through old build-off suggestions and one that keeps popping up is a build-off to finish off unfinished bikes, either from previous build-off's that were never finished or just builds that stopped somewhere along the way before getting completed.

A build-off specially for those builds could be great motivation to get them finished, and some of those builds could be spectacular if they finally got done!

EDIT: Going to run this as Anything Goes.

Rules:
1: Start a build thread in the new forum that will open up on the day and post your progress there as it happens.
2: Must be human powered. (Can have motor as well.)
3: Build cannot be finished at the time of the first post. (We want to see some progress happen!)
4: Must be in the finished area by the deadline to be eligible for voting.
5: Riding photo or video if rideability is questionable.
6: You must have fun.

Does not matter if builds are already started before the build-off, provided they are not a completely finished build.

Countdown clocks:

Start (Jan 1st 00:01am USA Central): https://countingdownto.com/countdown/rrb-wbo-2017-start-01-january-2017-countdown-clock

Finish (April 1st 11:59pm USA Central): https://countingdownto.com/countdown/rrb-wbo-2017-finish-countdown-clock

Luke.
 
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furyus

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Think I'm batting about .500 as build-offs go. Finished three out of six I believe, including bailing on BO11 this year. Only problem I have with this concept is I usually sell off one project to fund another, so all the bikes I didn't finish are gone. My lovely wife says I just like buying and selling!

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LukeTheJoker

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Oh man, I could finish my wife's bike that I put in the WBO 2 years ago and never finished! LOL Right before spring, so she's be happy!
Happy wife, happy life!

Luke.
 
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Hope you're going to finish The Outlaw..:)...this is a great idea.

Oh man, I could finish my wife's bike that I put in the WBO 2 years ago and never finished! LOL Right before spring, so she's be happy! Might I suggest "proving" the build with a link to the original build thread be a requirement?
CRASH leave the rule making to Luke. I'm sure everyone will post a link to the original build anyways.
 
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Think I'm batting about .500 as build-offs go. Finished three out of six I believe, including bailing on BO11 this year. Only problem I have with this concept is I usually sell off one project to fund another, so all the bikes I didn't finish are gone. My lovely wife says I just like buying and selling!

furyus
That's the beauty of having an anything goes build as an option. You can also enter anything else you'd like to.
 
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LukeTheJoker

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Might I suggest "proving" the build with a link to the original build thread be a requirement?
I'm not sure it is necessary to prove the build is half done, surely pictures of it as it currently stands would be all that was needed?

I might have not understood your point maybe? :39:

I'm not worried about whether or not they were originally in a build-off before, I am sure we have all had normal builds that have just stalled out due to outside factors.

Luke.
 

LukeTheJoker

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Hope you're going to finish The Outlaw..:)...this is a great idea..
Glad you like the idea Chad, not an original idea on my part, it has been floated for a few years on the site...

Yes, Outlaw is my aim... I also have Back40 which needs not much to finish, so I might try for two entries! :thumbsup:

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Glad you like the idea Chad, not an original idea on my part, it has been floated for a few years on the site...

Yes, Outlaw is my aim... I also have Back40 which needs not much to finish, so I might try for two entries! :thumbsup:

Luke.
Love to see the Back40 done Luke! That bike has a lot of promise!
 
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i would be in for a anything goes build , there is something i always wanted to build , not the typical bike :nod: might as well share the build in a buildoff