WINTER BUILD-OFF 2015 VOTING THREAD.

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Vote for your favourite bikes!

  • 1: X.L. Higgins by @deven_science

    Votes: 13 12.1%
  • 2: Lightning by @SCHWINNRAY69

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • 3: Winter/Spring Marriage by @Missing Link

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • 4: 1936 Elgin Bluebird Crustoration by @Double Nickle

    Votes: 32 29.9%
  • 5: Fully Sprung Elgin by @SILVERKINGPC

    Votes: 19 17.8%
  • 6: SUPER-SONIC. by @Big Ape

    Votes: 18 16.8%
  • 7: Reasonable facsimile thereof by @us56456712

    Votes: 2 1.9%
  • 8: Girlfriends OBX Bike by @roadwarrior

    Votes: 5 4.7%
  • 9: Slightly Dangerous by @horsefarmer

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • 10: THE DECO BOMBER by @Rat Rod

    Votes: 33 30.8%
  • 11: 1958 Schwinn Deluxe Hornet by @bebopblu

    Votes: 12 11.2%
  • 12: A Roch by @Laurie Thom

    Votes: 7 6.5%
  • 13: Psycho path racer 2 by @bleedingfingers

    Votes: 18 16.8%
  • 14: SGT. ROCK by @GuitarlCarl

    Votes: 16 15.0%
  • 15: 1910 Indian Board Track by @Funkme

    Votes: 51 47.7%
  • 16: Iday's bike by @Wildcat

    Votes: 4 3.7%
  • 17: Drag Rat "the Ugly Kid" by @barber

    Votes: 19 17.8%
  • 18: SINISTER URGE by @texasbigjon

    Votes: 31 29.0%
  • 19: Steadfast Tin Roller; Unleaded '49 Mercury by @Missing Link

    Votes: 16 15.0%
  • 20: Bhuzzard by @The Renaissance Man

    Votes: 39 36.4%
  • 21: Switch-a-roo by @gigmata

    Votes: 18 16.8%
  • 22: Barn Rod by @Psycho Sammi

    Votes: 7 6.5%
  • 23: The Plus Bike by @JustOne

    Votes: 17 15.9%
  • 24: CAT BIKE by @roadwarrior

    Votes: 10 9.3%
  • 25: THORN by @Walker

    Votes: 18 16.8%
  • 26: Iver The Terrible by @Schwinnspastic

    Votes: 6 5.6%
  • 27: HALF FAST FLYER by @late for dinner

    Votes: 7 6.5%

  • Total voters
    107
  • Poll closed .
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Another build-off done and dusted, thanks to everyone for participating and building some truly great bikes! :41:

Place your votes here, you can vote for as many bikes as you like in one sitting, one, all or anything in between, however once you have voted and hit submit you can not come back and vote for any you missed, so make it count!
Voting will run for one week.
Congrats again to everyone who finished!

Here are the bikes:


1: X.L. Higgins by @deven_science:
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2: Lightning by @SCHWINNRAY69:



3: Winter/Spring Marriage by @Missing Link:



4: 1936 Elgin Bluebird Crustoration by @Double Nickle:
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5: Fully Sprung Elgin by @SILVERKINGPC:
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Video here: http://vid1024.photobucket.com/albums/y304/silverkingpc/Elgbin21/MVI_3561_zpsrobuhglr.mp4


6: SUPER-SONIC. by @Big Ape:
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7: Reasonable facsimile thereof by @us56456712:



8: Girlfriends OBX Bike by @roadwarrior:
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9: Slightly Dangerous by @horsefarmer:
slightly%20dangerous%20train%203_zps8esqeaji.jpg



10: THE DECO BOMBER by @Rat Rod:
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11: 1958 Schwinn Deluxe Hornet by @bebopblu:



12: A Roch by @Laurie Thom:



13: Psycho path racer 2 by @bleedingfingers:
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14: SGT. ROCK by @GuitarlCarl:



15: 1910 Indian Board Track by @Funkme:
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Video:



16: Iday's bike by @Wildcat:
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17: Drag Rat "the Ugly Kid" by @barber:
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18: SINISTER URGE by @texasbigjon:



19: Steadfast Tin Roller; Unleaded '49 Mercury by @Missing Link:



20: Bhuzzard by @The Renaissance Man:
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Video:



21: Switch-a-roo by @gigmata:
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22: Barn Rod by @Psycho Sammi:
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Video:



23: The Plus Bike by @JustOne:
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24: CAT BIKE by @roadwarrior:
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25: THORN by @Walker:



26: Iver The Terrible by @Schwinnspastic:



27: HALF FAST FLYER by @late for dinner:


You just can not get a sense of the details and work put into the bikes from just one photo, so please check out the finished bikes thread for more pics and links to the build threads! http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...winter-build-off-finished-bikes-thread.89387/

That is it! Vote for your favourites!

Luke.
 
The easiest part to a build-off is building the bike,the hardest part is voting...
And to think we are only allowed to vote for 3 in the summer build-off.;)
 
Too bad we can't just vote by bike names... "Half Fast Flyer"! ....:rofl:
Lot of nice builds, and once again I missed the mark:(, didn't want to rush things to get in under the wire... and then have to compete with some of these builds! I'll show up in the "Build" section;)... gotta go vote!
 
Wow, what a great way to get thru the winter - build a bike!:)
Memories, freezing my fingers scrubbin sticker glue off the frame and forks with "Goof-Off" and a rag outside cause the stuff stunk sooo bad!
New tube exploding in the basement (@ 11 PM) cause I didn't have the bead seated! :crazy:
I'm amazed how cool these bikes came out - everyone has to overcome many challenges to do this.:thumbsup:
Great time, cant wait to do it again!
 
Congrats to all that got it done for this build off , there is some very nice bikes here to vote for , I wish I could have got mine done in time , I have to plan better for the next build off or pray for a winter that's not so bad next year , it was tough to pick with this many cool bikes
 
Too bad we can't just vote by bike names... "Half Fast Flyer"! ....:rofl:
Almost worth the vote in itself that name...
(If you don't get it, try saying it out loud...)

2 slight clarifications for any who are unsure about voting:
You can vote for as many or as few bikes as you like.
All your votes count the same.

Luke.
 
I didn't take the time as I was hurrying to get everything done and submitted with the Bhuzzard, but I would like to thank KEMPRACING, Walker, and Double Nickle for their pieces of the puzzle! And also thanks to everyone who made suggestions and contributed to the discussion while the build unfolded!

How cool is that when build-off competitors give each other ideas and parts! It's all about the hobby and encouraging each other to do their best and keep it going! We all win! :)
 
A whole lotta WBO fun! Really difficult to vote for even 25% of the 27 bikes here, much less the top 5. Cutting bikes out you like is not a whole lotta fun.
 
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How to decide....so many wonderful builds...how?

I SHALL LET THE COIN DECIDE!!!!!

(flip)

Oh, right.

Only works for Binary choices, I reckon... :oops:
 
How cool is that when build-off competitors give each other ideas and parts! It's all about the hobby and encouraging each other to do their best and keep it going! We all win! :)

Amen :praise:
 
The two smog buggies are virtually running away with the ballot box! Rightly so...they're both master works.
 
Awesome array of builds!!!! Congrats to all of the builders!
 
couple of things...

Firstly, Luke, thanks for putting this together. I know it's a bit of work to do and I just wanted to say thanks for that.

What a mixed lot of cool bikes came out of this. Always interesting to see all the different directions people go with an anything goes build off. Also gives you a glimpse of the diversity of skills we all possess and loads of new ideas for future projects.

We all win!
 
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couple of things...

Firstly, Luke, thanks for putting this together. I know it's a bit of work to do and I just wanted to say thanks for that.

What a mixed lot of cool bikes came out of this. Always interesting to see all the different directions people go with an anything goes build off. Also gives you a glimpse of the diversity of skills we all possess and loads of new ideas for future projects.

We all win!
I second that emotion! When do we get to have the klunker build-off? :)


- by Gigmata
 
I second that emotion! When do we get to have the klunker build-off? :)


- by Gigmata
It runs the same time next year as this winter build did this year, so Jan to Apr 2016...

Luke.
 
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