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Turn your Brain Off and Shoot the Shit => DO THE TON Bike of the Month => Topic started by: Tim on Sep 23, 2017, 11:19:35

Title: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: Tim on Sep 23, 2017, 11:19:35
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 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 - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Redbird on Sep 23, 2017, 17:18:14
I'd like to nominate Zeke and Texasstar's Zooid build...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170315/b9b0fd7564fedde7f52355952b79c99a.jpg)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66169.0
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 23, 2017, 18:25:12
I'd like to nominate Zeke and Texasstar's Zooid build...

Second!

Crazy
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Texasstar on Sep 23, 2017, 19:53:54
I'd like to nominate Zeke and Texasstar's Zooid build...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170315/b9b0fd7564fedde7f52355952b79c99a.jpg)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66169.0
Gentleman it all started because of Dotheton. We are honored to accept! It is DTT that should get an award!


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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: HURCO550 on Sep 24, 2017, 00:43:48
I'm gonna nominate irks cb360 (378) scrambler thing. It's made to do what is supposed to do, and looks neat to boot.

Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70781.0

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170924/25dfffdbbaba48353e51d7400e6e708a.jpg)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: trek97 on Sep 24, 2017, 08:50:29
I will second this!!!


I'm gonna nominate irks cb360 (378) scrambler thing. It's made to do what is supposed to do, and looks neat to boot.

Build thread: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70781.0

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170924/25dfffdbbaba48353e51d7400e6e708a.jpg)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 24, 2017, 09:44:16
I know it's a fourstroke but it suits me!

I would like to nominate Drewski's 'Faux" Z1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=2735.120

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: jimmer on Sep 24, 2017, 10:39:29
I'll second Drewski's.  This is a great selection of bikes!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: HURCO550 on Sep 24, 2017, 11:46:01
Could be wrong, but I thought drewskis kz already won botm?

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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Drewski on Sep 24, 2017, 15:17:02
Could be wrong, but I thought drewskis kz already won botm?

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Yes, it did! I appreciate the 'love', but I don't think enough has been added to it to justify a second 'go around'!

Thanks loads!  :D  8)

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: HURCO550 on Sep 24, 2017, 16:11:59

Yes, it did! I appreciate the 'love', but I don't think enough has been added to it to justify a second 'go around'!

Thanks loads!  :D  8)
It was a much deserved win imho!

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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 24, 2017, 19:02:05
I don't think enough has been added to it to justify a second 'go around'!

So many great bikes it's hard to keep track!

One of my favourite builds has been the 'Big Bore Old Skool Cafe Road Racer'.

It's hand-built, it's from Oz, it's a hoot to ride!

My new nomination is for this beauty from kittykatjaz: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73414.msg885338#msg885338
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: irk miller on Sep 24, 2017, 23:36:09
Thanks, y'all.  We'll see if we can compete. 
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Brodie on Sep 25, 2017, 05:30:58
I will second the little stainless Cb125. Neat looking little bike.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Tim on Sep 25, 2017, 22:58:13
OK we have a contest!  Voting to commence.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Tim on Sep 25, 2017, 23:04:07
New way of doing things - poll has been added to this thread :)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: bradj on Sep 25, 2017, 23:09:14
Eric i just voted for a honda
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 25, 2017, 23:15:28
Eric i just voted for a honda

Ha!

Crazy
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: irk miller on Sep 26, 2017, 02:31:51
Here's where it started.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160706/24fe3e7f7552cbe668d9b7da9c1f31b0.jpg)

Tried to be innovative without being obvious.  Basically, it's a bike built to be completely functional.  Not too much priss, and certainly left with some proper patina.  If I change anything at this point, I put more of a desert sled high pipe exhaust on it.  Maybe the front fender again.

Rear drum to disc brake conversion.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161021/ff08e42f4af0d1fa79fbc85a4d359be5.jpg)

Better front brakes too.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160808/411409bfef3a97fc68c9c9f1a4eec20a.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170613/c8700bdf8a23c1723ec88fb857d8af50.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170719/1fac36ea07c7539f21bccec15a7abfda.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/ea7a89fec76af0fbcc034e9e69d782b1.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/81692d92aa0c944ea641a686ea15fd0b.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170721/7a5d632cdbdef3c58b9274bc9d0100c1.jpg)









Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: grandpaul on Sep 26, 2017, 11:25:53
I like that the three bikes are REASONABLY in the same league, no "apples to oranges".

...but, of course, that makes the choice even HARDER!!!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017 NOMINATIONS
Post by: kittykatjaz on Sep 28, 2017, 21:39:56
So many great bikes it's hard to keep track!

One of my favourite builds has been the 'Big Bore Old Skool Cafe Road Racer'.

It's hand-built, it's from Oz, it's a hoot to ride!

My new nomination is for this beauty from kittykatjaz: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73414.msg885338#msg885338 (http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73414.msg885338#msg885338)

Thanks Stroker Crazy for the nomination of Pirate Kitty, the Big Bore Old Skool Cafe Road Racer. I accept the nomination.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: kittykatjaz on Sep 28, 2017, 21:50:01
Pirate Kitty was originally a 73 CB100 which came to me as a basket case ex bucket racer. Lots of work over 7 months in which I learnt to bash and weld aluminium into motorcycle related shapes. Have done over 300 km's of absolute fun riding.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: goldy on Sep 30, 2017, 19:50:30
This was a pretty tough call...took a few days to decide, but my vote's in. All three machines are very well done!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Sep 30, 2017, 20:52:14
This was a pretty tough call...took a few days to decide, but my vote's in. All three machines are very well done!

It's tough every month, this one is no exception, I finally voted, after much deliberation.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: Tim on Oct 02, 2017, 13:30:40
For those who have voted, recruit more voters!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Oct 03, 2017, 12:38:11
Three great looking rides, kudos one and all!  Got my vote in, was tough to decide but one bike pipped it for me
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: HURCO550 on Oct 10, 2017, 20:03:37
congrats texasstar and zeke. That sure is an interesting little scoot ya got there.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: Texasstar on Oct 11, 2017, 12:55:37
Thanks guys we just got back from Alabama with a banjo on our knee running from the weather! Can't wait to tell Zeke! Want to thank the other entries as they were great builds! DTT thanks for fanning the flame! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/741d2fef4afc50033d9cb8c0e4c46904.jpg) Zo÷id is delivered to Bryan Fuller and we brought another stray home from Barber! We love y'all couldn't of done it without you!


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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: Redbird on Oct 12, 2017, 12:23:06
Congrats Guys!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: goldy on Oct 12, 2017, 20:02:35
Bravo Zulu guys!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: Texasstar on Oct 12, 2017, 21:15:56
Congrats Guys!
Thanks Redbird!


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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2017
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Oct 13, 2017, 00:36:47
Congratulations on the win guys, great looking ride!