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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Neil wrote:
For me, personally - special credit will be given to build threads, showing some labour of love, and some underlying OCD, rather than lots of cash spent on a load of NOS parts fresh out of packages.

Dammit, I want to see obsession about ferules, polishing jockey wheel bushings, the extra screws, nuts, or washers that are always inexplicably left over.

And most importantly, I want to see some evidence of the psychological damage that ensued from the obsession of getting it done, that it wasn't just all done by spreadsheet and project plan, but that some actual life expectency was reduced, some grey hair gained, and that there's some nagging, irritation about something that wasn't quite perfect.

I can handle the truth.

Make it so.


Agree! But how to capture it in 2 pics?!? :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:38 pm 
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stumpjumper1990 wrote:
Neil wrote:
For me, personally - special credit will be given to build threads, showing some labour of love, and some underlying OCD, rather than lots of cash spent on a load of NOS parts fresh out of packages.

Dammit, I want to see obsession about ferules, polishing jockey wheel bushings, the extra screws, nuts, or washers that are always inexplicably left over.

And most importantly, I want to see some evidence of the psychological damage that ensued from the obsession of getting it done, that it wasn't just all done by spreadsheet and project plan, but that some actual life expectency was reduced, some grey hair gained, and that there's some nagging, irritation about something that wasn't quite perfect.

I can handle the truth.

Make it so.


Agree! But how to capture it in 2 pics?!? :roll:

Um just check out the bit I highlighted in bold...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:56 am 
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I wish I had some better photos but I think this bike fits this months category pretty well. 5 months worth of work included cold setting the frame, brazing on chainstay and seatstay braces, brazing on a disk brake mount and cable guides. Turning down a 1 1/8 headset to fit a pre-war headtube. Reinforcing the dropouts and the welds around the bottom bracket and acid etching a custom headbadge and making the seatpost from aluminum rod stock. So far I have been riding it for just over a week and I am absolutely in love with it even though it put me in urgent care twice before I even rode it. So here it is, my 1936 Elgin.
Build thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=229476
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:58 am 
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Nevada's orange forumula is a good example of restoration..a pig with tubes needed to be replaced to the minter is now


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:02 am 
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Sandmangts gets my vote for the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale alone....


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:07 am 
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lewisfoto wrote:
Sandmangts gets my vote for the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale alone....

Yeah, it took alot of those to keep me sane during that build.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:43 am 
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It's a pity (or possibly a blessing for everyone else, given the two that spring to mind?) that bikes from previous themes cannot be re-entered...


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:26 am 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
It's a pity (or possibly a blessing for everyone else, given the two that spring to mind?) that bikes from previous themes cannot be re-entered...


Would one of them be WD Pros Marin?

Reading Neils post got me thinking of that one again. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:26 pm 
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We_are_Stevo wrote:
It's a pity (or possibly a blessing for everyone else, given the two that spring to mind?) that bikes from previous themes cannot be re-entered...



that's a good point actually, i entered my muddy fox into the 'no shimano' botm a while ago, does that mean i have to pull my entry?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:39 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
We_are_Stevo wrote:
It's a pity (or possibly a blessing for everyone else, given the two that spring to mind?) that bikes from previous themes cannot be re-entered...



that's a good point actually, i entered my muddy fox into the 'no shimano' botm a while ago, does that mean i have to pull my entry?


Special Month - Anything can be entered apart from previous BotM Winners
(unless the 2013/forum upgrade rules have changed)

Although it appears not - Rule #12
and rule #15 no longer applies
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/wiki/BoTM_Rules


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