It depends what you mean by 'bike'. I wonder whether what it was intended to mean was 'build'. There might be a fantastic frame, but it doesn't win because of flaws in the build. If it was then given a different build, would it still be the same 'bike' because it still had the same frame? Maybe, but it wouldn't be the same build. I think you shouldn't be allowed to enter the same build repeatedly, but I don't see why you shouldn't enter a new build on a frame that had been entered before.
Needless to say, the judges' decision would be final on what constituted a different build from before and what didn't.
That's what I wrote in #12, but I kept the word "build" out of it to prevent confusion. 12 ) Bikes can be entered several times, as long as the owner provides proof that the bike has undergone serious modifications in the last 3 entries (unless it wins, in which case it cannot be entered again - see rule 11).
"Serious modifications" would be a repaint, restoration or different 'look'. When in doubt, either the organizer or the forum's admin will make a decision.
Basically the same frame can be entered a thousand times as far as I'm concerned, as long as the bike as a whole has undergone substantial changes.
I mentioned "the organizer or the forum's admin" because I too like to enter my bike. If there ever is any doubt about mine, I shouldn't be allowed to decide on my own bike's eligibility.
I don't want to see the same 'bike build' crop up time and time again. If it wasn't good enough for 1st prize then man up, it's only second best and do something to the build to try and rectify it, I couldn't care less if you feel you should have first prize because you spent 10o0's on it.
True that. However you can't "rectify" a build if the voters don't comment.
Then again, would you rebuild your bike to conform to how someone else wants it to look? I know I wouldn't.
How about a happy medium i.e. a bike can be entered into any relevant competition say 4 times a year?
This is a bi-monthly competition, so there only are 6 contests each year. 4 may be a tad much.
I have been thinking along the same lines too though, but I had 3 entries per year in mind.