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Turn your Brain Off and Shoot the Shit => DO THE TON Bike of the Month => Topic started by: Tim on May 30, 2018, 11:26:47

Title: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Tim on May 30, 2018, 11:26:47
Our good friends at Dime City Cycles are the official sponsor of the DO THE TON Bike of the Month Contest!

Dime City Cycles are not only generous sponsors of the site, but they are good friends and incredible supporters of our community.  They've been part of our group of friends since the earliest days of DO THE TON over 10 years ago and both DTT and DCC have grown side by side over the years working to foster the garage-built community of enthusiasts.

In addition to gracing the masthead of DO THE TON for a month, Dime City Cycles will recognize the winner with:


Here are the Nomination Rules:

1. Nominate one of our members' bikes for Bike of the Month - include up to 3 flattering pictures of the bike in question.  This is an opportunity to recognize someone who's bike has inspired you.

Please don't nominate your own bike - make sure you have a well detailed build thread, post up in the Show n Shine area etc. and if enough people like your bike, someone will nominate it and maybe you'll see it as our banner in an upcoming month!

The Nomination must be accompanied by the member's User Name, a link to the thread where their bike is best described (Build thread, Show n Shine etc.) and a PHOTO of the bike in question.

2. Someone seconds the nomination (please only second one nomination)

3. Member should accept the nomination - If you're nominating a bike, make sure you're in contact with the owner, that they want the bike included and they accept the nomination.  The Nominee should provide some back-story on the project, especially if there is a limited build thread.

4. Bike must be in running roadworthy condition - no basket cases.  I know our bikes are never really 'finished' but it should be on the road/track/dirt and rideable.

5. If a bike has been nominated in the previous month but did not win, it should not be included in the current month's contest.  Wait 3 months to allow other worthy nominations and then resubmit if you like.

6. Bikes that have won in prior contests should not be included unless they have been modified significantly.

We will accept nominations for a few days till we have a good selection to a limit of 3 bikes per contest.

A poll will be set up and voting will take place for a week or so depending on timing.  Whoever ends the voting period with the most votes wins :D
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Tim on May 30, 2018, 11:34:46
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

James (aka The Jimbonaut here on DTT) - the owner the jewelry company Lost Apostle - is now proudly sponsoring the BOTM competition as well, and sweetening the pot with a $75 gift certificate!

This can be redeemed at their awesome website - www.lostapostlejewelry.com

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/ads/lostapostlelogo.png)

Offering a wide selection of handmade bronze jewelry for the Renegade, the Rebel and the Rogue - now the BOTM winner can look sharp while tearing it up on their winning scoot.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 30, 2018, 12:34:01
I'd like to nominate 3DogNate's Sporty build:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/964/40363523040_f00a7a7125_b.jpg)

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74681.160
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: canyoncarver on May 30, 2018, 12:57:15
I'll second Nates sporty, great job. 

Also, the stakes are higher now, that's awesome news for whomever wins!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Maritime on May 30, 2018, 13:35:16
Nice one Jim, he's a great guy and they make nice stuff. I got a necklace for Jill from him for our anniversary last year.  O I need to go find another bike to nominate cause I would have picked that sportster
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Maritime on May 30, 2018, 13:38:49
Well if he wins he can give the runner up hos gift card maybe:
Nominate the KLR 685:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75114.msg902002#msg902002

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-300518114235.jpeg)

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: advCo on May 30, 2018, 13:50:30
Well if he wins he can give the runner up hos gift card maybe:
Nominate the KLR 685:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75114.msg902002#msg902002

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/1732-300518114235.jpeg)

I'll second Jimbo's KLR, and that is awesome about the Lost Apostle gift card. Definitely a sweeter pot now!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Maritime on May 30, 2018, 14:10:07
Heres another to nominate;

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161205/213a3a2c8df688f31e2dd895c72cea22.jpg)

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63704.330
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: advCo on May 30, 2018, 14:46:19
I want to nominate AgentX's Royal Enfield Tracker

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/MikesBikes/SDIM0053_zpsiztivuy6.jpg)

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=54115.270
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Deviant1 on May 30, 2018, 16:49:01
Second AgentX's tracker


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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Tim on May 30, 2018, 17:08:38
Sweet!  Three bikes in short order.  Nominations closed pending confirmation of eligibility of the bikes (want to make sure the owners are all around) and voting to start today.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Maritime on May 30, 2018, 18:04:04
Cool. All the bikes have active owners and posts so shoukd be good.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Hurco550 on May 30, 2018, 18:15:38
Awesome lineup this month! It's going to be a tough month for sure. I'll need to stew on the decision for a bit before I submit a vote. And props to jimbo on sweetening the pot even more.

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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on May 30, 2018, 19:03:02
Congrats, guys, these are all fantastic bikes! Now I have the unviable task of picking one.  :)
Title: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: The Jimbonaut on May 30, 2018, 20:18:50
Sweet!  Humbly and very gratefully accepted, thank you gents - grinning like a madman  ;D

Iíve been eyeballing both these other builds, love them both.  Gents - to the victor the spoils
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: AgentX on May 31, 2018, 10:51:26
Wow, honored to be among much prettier bikes...!

I've actually got a new stainless exhaust in the works, and may/may not be slapping some clip-ons on it for a change.  Will update the thread soon, regardless of what comes of the BOTM.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Tim on May 31, 2018, 11:37:23
Poll added!

Maritime/Saturday's Wrench - I had scrolled quickly past your nomination, and didn't catch it in time.  It hadn't been seconded in any case, so let's save it for next month.  Please nominate it again - maybe we'll do a Canadian edition BOTM ;)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: stroker crazy on May 31, 2018, 17:37:52
Done voted!

Not having any Yamahas made it difficult.

Crazy
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Maritime on May 31, 2018, 18:15:35
Poll added!

Maritime/Saturday's Wrench - I had scrolled quickly past your nomination, and didn't catch it in time.  It hadn't been seconded in any case, so let's save it for next month.  Please nominate it again - maybe we'll do a Canadian edition BOTM ;)
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No worries TIM I'll nominate againn next month
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: 3DogNate on Jun 03, 2018, 23:12:39
Thanks for the nomination, very flattered. I posted some new pics just today.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1757/40740448900_b07c58e3ed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2556s5L)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1751/41646966845_2e1df11533_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26scAhv)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1728/42549016971_f1579af135_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27PUQmT)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1740/40740459600_ebe8e039a3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2556vgf)

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Jun 04, 2018, 14:32:00
Great looking bikes gents, a privilege to be in their company.

Here are a couple more shots of the KLR -

(https://i.imgur.com/WwHd3Yc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8ASgFuO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/umC7ZZP.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BNOR0V1.jpg)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Jun 07, 2018, 13:03:55
Congrats gents!  Pretty close for the - ahem - top two spots, I for one couldn't pick between you.  Both great looking rides, big congratulations to Agent X for the win mate  8)

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: 3DogNate on Jun 07, 2018, 19:40:39
I demand a recount.

Just kidding... Good job Agent X that little Enfield is indeed cool.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: Maritime on Jun 07, 2018, 19:59:42
This bike has evolved for years and across continents on here it deserves a spot on the banner. Great job Agent x
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: advCo on Jun 07, 2018, 20:27:54
Congrats man! 3 great bikes, solid month!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: AgentX on Jun 08, 2018, 20:49:18
Holy CRAP!

Apologies for the late reply on this.  Work's been insane and traveling a lot.

I don't know how my ugly little turd got to be BOTM, but I guess it's got some character compensating for its flaws.  I've been close to kicking it over and setting it on fire at times, honestly, but there's just something about it I can't quit, Brokeback-style.

Honored to have been chosen; appreciate the nomination and the votes.  And also appreciate the craftsmanship and attention to detail in this month's other bikes.  I won't ever match that for sure.

The build thread will live on.  It's got more changes underway; stainless exhaust to be complete soon, and I may go for clip-ons a second time.  We'll see.  It'll never stop changing.  It's like the Ship [Enfield] of Theseus.  (wiki that...)

Thanks, guys.

-Mike
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JUNE 2018
Post by: AgentX on Jun 20, 2018, 23:43:18
New exhaust!