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Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:45 am
by Wild Turkey
The judges had 5 or 6 hours to look at the bikes. Yet left the judging till the last minute. A quick 20 second over all look at all the bikes from 10 meters away was all that was needed to decide the Dragster in the top right of the photo was the ”best” bike there?



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Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:32 pm
by FXST01
I love it, looks so tough

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:06 pm
by j-ho
looks the goods man. This stuff happens in all aspects of life though, Lady gaga at the top of the charts, yet Mark Kozelek remains unknown...

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:01 pm
by Mulger bill
Come check out my fooly sikk bike maaaaate! No you can't f****** ride it you bozo! Nobody can!

It's all about bling these days, stuff craftsmanship and hard work. Dills wouldn't have noticed the engineering on that rear end if you belted 'em with a brake rotor.

Can I see lots more of this trike Turk? Please.

Shaun

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:12 pm
by Lark2004
Mulger bill wrote:Come check out my fooly sikk bike maaaaate! No you can't f****** ride it you bozo! Nobody can!

It's all about bling these days, stuff craftsmanship and hard work. Dills wouldn't have noticed the engineering on that rear end if you belted 'em with a brake rotor.

Can I see lots more of this trike Turk? Please.
Shaun


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Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:55 pm
by Wild Turkey
As per request!
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Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:59 pm
by stevepedlin
For what its worth, you have a prize machine there imho.

What do they know, hey.

Never mind the bollocks.. 8)

Dude, you are towing a BBQ and esky with that bike, simply, how can anything possibly be better than that! -

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:15 pm
by ve safari
Nice work WT, very nice work. You've got the respect and admiration of fellas that know about bikes. I reckon that's far more valuable than a cheap $5 trophy.

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:20 pm
by jaffaman
Yours is awesome. Don't worry about judges in these things - it is all looks and no substance. Besides, the Guinness Book of Records is something to really brag about - what is it in for?

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:26 pm
by Mulger bill
Oh wow.

That front end is a brilliant bit of fabrication and well thought out too.

Just 'cos it aint shiny. Idiots :roll:

Shaun

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:36 pm
by Wild Turkey
Ok it's in the Guinness Book of Records. But only because some freak was towing people down the street with his eye sockets? Mind you the trike has only been in public 3 times now.

Page 77 in the latest edition (2010). The caption claims its a rickshaw in Milan.
I think the dude lost the pics of him setting the record in Milan. So when he was in Adelaide for the Fringe Festival last year. He heard about the trike and got some pictures as Guinness had asked for some? I rode the trike in the opening parade and then left it at a mates house for a few days. Then I get a phone call to tell me what I just explained. I never met him. Or the freak show following him around.

I have thought about doing some kind of advertising with a big multinational company? Its hard to walk past it without looking. So with a brand name on it I might be worth something?

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:53 pm
by j-ho
Wild Turkey wrote:
I have thought about doing some kind of advertising with a big multinational company? Its hard to walk past it without looking. So with a brand name on it I might be worth something?
It's a beautiful bike man, don't devalue it by pimpin it out to the corporate dollar...

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:00 pm
by Wild Turkey
I hear what you are saying. Thats why I have ony thought about it.

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:11 pm
by TheAbstractwhite
If it was all crome & Bling as Fk you prob would of won,
Thats all the judges look for these days,
Total BS some guy just goes n buys a nasty china peace of !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! bike and wins....
Hey its a one of kind ,thats what im all about man no one else has one, as for the winner anyone can go buy one of thoes, I had one once there so cheaply made & are so overpriced.

Great bike very well made...If you can make some money of your bike you'd be crazy not to consider it !

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:43 pm
by lethoso
well that's what you get for entering a trike into a bike show :lol:

(it does look like a sweet piece of work though)

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 1:58 pm
by damhooligan
turk , why do you care so much what these judges think?
did you build it for them??

I'm sure that most people with taste in bikes agree that you have done a good job !
Do you really need to proof that with a 'best bike' award?

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:22 pm
by Scuba23
damhooligan wrote:turk , why do you care so much what these judges think?
did you build it for them??

I'm sure that most people with taste in bikes agree that you have done a good job !
Do you really need to proof that with a 'best bike' award?


Well said! totally agree.

The trike looks great you have to be happy with it! Its a shame you didnt get just reward for the extra efforts you put in to have it ready for show time!

Do you have another build coming up?

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:06 pm
by Marlin 3030
That's an awesome bike

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 4:28 pm
by jet-ski
I saw that bike ages ago - the original frame was two Huffy Deploys welded together, yeah? I love it. I would love to make something similar. Though maybe not with the home made suspension. One day, one day....

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:48 pm
by hobs
super cool bike -- very sweet!!!

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:08 pm
by brasstinman
Love it! Any chance you share with us some more pics of the build and the rear end?

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:42 pm
by Wild Turkey
I have loads of build shots. Loads of stories about where I scabbed the scap metal bits too. And I will work just how many bikes died to make this happen.

Be up soon.

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:56 pm
by brasstinman
Cool looking forward to it.

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:56 pm
by drop_bear_kk
Wildturkey i know how you feel i had a fully restored orange 1969 malvern star long frame 5 speed i entered at a show here in qld afew years back it had a shimano 5 speed big shift on it with a 5 speed derailleur setup running a shimano 333 disc brake rear and she look awesome but the judges thought a repainted bratz bike was the hit of the show though i had guys coming upto me at the show in ther mid 40's saying this bike will win peoples choice but yeah the bratz won,and every guy i knew thought it was rigged from start to finish.But thats the way it goes but yeah your trike look awesome cya the bear.

Re: Bike show! What a joke!

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:34 am
by Myddraal
That's a seriously nice bike. Beautiful welding. Nice work.