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  • 01. "1940 Columbia" by Rudy Rude

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 02. "57 Speed Creep" by 48 Hawthorne

    Votes: 8 1.5%
  • 03. "Archie Klunker" by GTCOMA

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 04. "Ben Davis" by NOC

    Votes: 8 1.5%
  • 05. "Beyond Thunderdome" by Chain Reaction

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 06. "Black American" by blackphantom

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 07. "Black and Wild" by garagegoon

    Votes: 41 7.9%
  • 08. "Blue Eliminator" by Weekend Fun

    Votes: 10 1.9%
  • 09. "Blue Moon" by Ken Nighplay

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 10. "Blue Ribbon Betty" by mtbikn212

    Votes: 9 1.7%
  • 11. "Blue X" by skipton

    Votes: 11 2.1%
  • 12. "Bombing Betty" by chaunceysj

    Votes: 27 5.2%
  • 13. "Boss Ross" by gowjobs

    Votes: 16 3.1%
  • 14. "Broken Beat Scarred" by Simpleman

    Votes: 63 12.1%
  • 15. "Bruizer" by iDood

    Votes: 11 2.1%
  • 16. "Cash" by Devilmaysay

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 17. "Cinco de Polo" by JoKeR63

    Votes: 9 1.7%
  • 18. "Cpuff" by Cashman

    Votes: 15 2.9%
  • 19. "CWC 1" by Roadmaster

    Votes: 45 8.6%
  • 20. "Dynomite Racer" by zelkmaster

    Votes: 17 3.3%
  • 21. "Elgin Old Army" by frameteam2003

    Votes: 45 8.6%
  • 22. "Engine No. 9" by fenderhole

    Votes: 113 21.6%
  • 23. "Grandpa Rockhopper" by XC204

    Votes: 23 4.4%
  • 24. "Hometown Hero" by 59punk

    Votes: 36 6.9%
  • 25. "Jenna Saykwa" by xddorox

    Votes: 24 4.6%
  • 26. "Kindergarten Cruiser" by mrflagman

    Votes: 14 2.7%
  • 27. "Knuckledown" by Found Objects

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 28. "Krusty Kargo" by bean

    Votes: 34 6.5%
  • 29. "Lazy Rodent" by Monster Metal

    Votes: 11 2.1%
  • 30. "Lincoln Green" by Hubgearfreak

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 31. "Mildly Curious" by warpigg

    Votes: 10 1.9%
  • 32. "Monkey Panic" by Bicycleguy

    Votes: 8 1.5%
  • 33. "Mr. Goodyear" by deorman

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 34. "Murray Resurrection" by Schwinnspastic

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 35. "Naked 41" by jcextreme

    Votes: 24 4.6%
  • 36. "Phantom Menace" by John Payne

    Votes: 16 3.1%
  • 37. "Picnic Time" by purple

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 38. "Poore Mans Dream" by murraymadman

    Votes: 8 1.5%
  • 39. "Primed for Renewal" by Flying Dingo

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 40. "Resicycle" by 2dawgs

    Votes: 20 3.8%
  • 41. "Rusty Brit" by pvwacko

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 42. "Salt Shaker" by hotrodjen

    Votes: 35 6.7%
  • 43. "Sandune 2.0" by dirtywater

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 44. "Schwinnliner" by Hooch

    Votes: 11 2.1%
  • 45. "Silver Flyer" by Wildcat

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 46. "Skull-o-sis" by icyoud2

    Votes: 37 7.1%
  • 47. "Steamed Rat" by Markm

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 48. "Stella Bread Racer" by irzouts

    Votes: 25 4.8%
  • 49. "Stream-Flex" by 37fleetwood

    Votes: 27 5.2%
  • 50. "Swinger Special" by cman

    Votes: 11 2.1%
  • 51. "The Bandit" by Double Nickle

    Votes: 27 5.2%
  • 52. "The Desert Stormer" by 2wheelflyer

    Votes: 9 1.7%
  • 53. "The Goon" by hewey

    Votes: 17 3.3%
  • 54. "The Grady Rocket" by char

    Votes: 56 10.7%
  • 55. "The Juak Ali" Graylock

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 56. "The King of Cowley County" by udallcustombikes

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 57. "The Newsboy Special" by ratina

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 58. "The Sidewalk Super Villain Supernaut" by bighit

    Votes: 124 23.8%
  • 59. "The Tennessee Klunk" by biss-ness

    Votes: 12 2.3%
  • 60. "The Way Out Suburbanite" by Schweetcruisers

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 61. "The Wormwood Limited" by Strings_and_steam

    Votes: 7 1.3%
  • 62. "Tiki Time Cruiser" by bigcam59

    Votes: 19 3.6%
  • 63. "Undertaker" by Kuttnhack

    Votes: 16 3.1%
  • 64. "Vagabond Gent" by xHOBOPHOBIAx

    Votes: 16 3.1%
  • 65. "Widowmaker VI" by texasbigjohn

    Votes: 87 16.7%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
I totally agree with you 37fleetwood, it is just natural to side with the leaders. The #'s just seem so far apart with such a great selection to pick from.
I think everyone is putting too much thought into the voting and numbers.... Build a bike and have fun watchin others do the same.... Keep it simple stupid..... 8)
Great job to all!!!! A very hard choice to make. Looking forward to starting a build of my own..... and getting my trike finished, well for at least this year anyway.
this should be a sticky for these build offs!
NLCTVWguy said:
So the end draws near...

As with any contest, we all like to see our opinions validated, and see that others agree with us. But more importantly, we need to remember that we're here, online in this cool space that Steve has created, because we're all a little different from the mainstream crowd.

We're the folks who march to a different drummer, who have our own style, who strive to do something just a little above and beyond what is offered to the masses.

The sum total of creativity and innovation shown on this forum every day is proof that thinking outside the box (or outside the diamond frame) yields incredible results. People from around the world are getting together on here to show off their mechanical creations, their artistic visions, their metalworking and graphical skills. This place is like no other.

Remember, whoever wins this contest, they well deserve it, and among the other entries, not a loser in the bunch. There are easily 20 bikes here I'd love to own. There are several I'd buy if they were offered by some innovative bicycle company as a production model. (I do hope Pacific, Electra, Felt, and the others are watching and learning.)

This showing was the best Rat Rod Build Off ever. It's been really fun to watch, overwhelming to try to decide on a few "bests", and humbling to see the level of work put into some of these 2-wheeled (and occasionally 3-wheeled) machines. I mean it when I say the love of machinery, of design, of spinning metal, runs through my veins and yours. Some of these bikes just stop me in my tracks and I say "WOW!" Quite a few of them left me with my jaw hanging open, staring at the details and the finish work.

All the participants in RRBBO5- thanks for making it happen. Steve, RatRod, thanks bro for hosting the whole party. All who viewed and voted and support the site in your own ways, we're all lucky to be part of such an awesome community in this place and time. I know that's how I feel.

Peace and Keep 'em Rolling! :lol:

--Rob Bareiss, New London, CT

and i couldnt agree with you more!
garagegoon said:
I think everyone is putting too much thought into the voting and numbers.... Build a bike and have fun watchin others do the same.... Keep it simple stupid..... 8)
I'm afraid people may be misunderstanding what I was trying to say. I'm just a curious person who likes to look at things and figure out how they work. no system will be perfect and the current system is fine, I just can't help noticing how it works. I am contented with how my bike has done and I did build a bike I love and all the rest that people assume I'm saying which isn't accurate. I was just noticing how it works. I voted very early on and no one was really in the lead then but as it turns out I voted for two of the top three bikes, and my third vote is solidly in the top 10 bikes, so I would like to say the top bikes are on top for good reason.
also the argument for voting for, or not voting for your own bike doesn't hold much water. my bike wouldn't have moved up any significant amount if I had voted for it, and the top bikes would still be ahead of the rest regardless of anyone voting for their own bike or not. vote for your own bike or not as you chose it really won't matter anyway.
as always it's been fun being in the build off. :mrgreen:
so although the poll is still open right at this moment, time is up and rrbo5 comes to a quiet close. it's been alot of fun and i was very glad to be a part of it. let me extend a big thank you to all the rrb members that voted for No.9. it was a close one, it seems the rrb community was divided down the middle for a while but as we all know in the end there can only be one winner. so on that note i would like to congratulate bighit on his awesome super villan creation. it's a killer bike and deserves all the spoils that come with it's victory. great job my friend and very nicely done!
the order of finished bikes i think(please double check in case i made a mistake) reads like this:

1st - sidewalk super villan
2nd - engine no.9
3rd - widowmaker VI
4th - broken beat & scared
5th - the grady rocket
6th - cwc-1 & elgin old army (tied!)

well done everybody!
i thought it was for 7 days exactly with the cut off time being 8:30 central. :?:
the official website time is now past 8:30.
I think I have the forum set to Central time, but after thinking that people couldn't see the poll results until after voting, I'm questioning it all. :lol:
im central time and it says your last post was Aug 11 at 12:15 AM .... it's 9:25 PM Aug 10th right now though
on my browser it said the polls ended at 8:30pm today

correct me if im wrong but theres a 20bike tie for last, all with 7 votes, thats awesome, its not really last when u have 19 people tied with you! and with this competition, being in the finished catagory is wicked cool! congrats to everyone!
Dang-the-luck.... 8th place.... This thing is rigged! Just kidding.... If I came in last place I would still feel the same... I feel as though I will try harder next year, but that I am still happy with my bike.... It has been a blast... I hope that next year there will be more entries and more people that finnish!
Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place: "The Sidewalk Super Villain Supernaut" by bighit
2nd Place: "Engine No. 9" by fenderhole
3rd Place: "Widowmaker VI" by texasbigjohn

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