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Turn your Brain Off and Shoot the Shit => DO THE TON Bike of the Month => Topic started by: Tim on Dec 14, 2017, 12:11:33

Title: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 WINNER!
Post by: Tim on Dec 14, 2017, 12:11:33
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 - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Luugo86 on Dec 19, 2017, 16:34:33
I'd like to nominate Dbrevit's killer sportster cafe build
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74702.msg888339#msg888339

Don't know how to attach an image.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Rider52 on Dec 19, 2017, 17:03:09
I'll second!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: irk miller on Dec 19, 2017, 17:40:25
I'd like to nominate Dbrevit's killer sportster cafe build
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74702.msg888339#msg888339

(http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=74702.0;attach=197051;image)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: advCo on Dec 21, 2017, 12:51:30
Ok lets get some more bikes in this contest.

I'd like to nominate Rusnak_322's XS400 build.
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73622.msg872153#msg872153

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170905/06ff120e7731916ec4fd1796372b3d23.jpg)

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Maritime on Dec 21, 2017, 13:03:08
I'll second the 400 I like that
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Rusnak_322 on Dec 22, 2017, 10:00:38
Thank you! It is an honor to be nominated.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: DBrevit on Dec 23, 2017, 02:03:56
Thanks guys for the nomination, I accept . Again THANKS.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: stroker crazy on Dec 27, 2017, 21:40:53
Done voted!

It's such a quiet time we will be lucky to get double digits

Crazy
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Dec 28, 2017, 00:32:06
Done!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Odontologist on Dec 28, 2017, 08:48:45
Mine's in.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Rusnak_322 on Dec 28, 2017, 11:51:34
This is a bike I built for my wife, she has many years of two wheeled experience, on the street, on the dirt and on the track. She saw how much fun I was having on my vintage bike that she decided to get one for herself.

While I did the building, she planned the whole build. She knew what bike she wanted and had a vision of what she wanted it to look like from the beginning. I was hesitant on the tangerine wheels, but they really turned out great and make the bike stand out. In fact, her bike seems to constantly overshadow my beloved Moto Guzzi cafe racer where ever we go.

While we have modern street bikes that we ride, we are having so much fun slowing down and enjoying the ride rather than just going out and attacking the twisties.

I just wish I had some better pictures of the finished bike.

before:
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170513/4e2f296e41921d186d29f993a6c19d0c.jpg)


After:
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170915/41cf2ec9e380c4b1d4c84624e7330a15.jpg)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Maritime on Dec 28, 2017, 12:02:01
Both bikes are stellar but the little XS got my vote and now hearing the story behind it makes it even cooler.

Cheers
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Rusnak_322 on Dec 31, 2017, 13:24:24
Thanks
I posted a couple of snow pics in the build thread.

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(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171231/cdbe20eecc8369ebc38bd20e8bea4b7f.jpeg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171231/403d69eb8a811c5f5ceaf3802c954305.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171231/4f7cc463c8208a9801c23ebf802546f8.jpeg)


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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: morgs88 on Jan 01, 2018, 16:25:09
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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: morgs88 on Jan 01, 2018, 16:25:54
1978 Honda cx 500.


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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: morgs88 on Jan 01, 2018, 16:27:20
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Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: Odontologist on Jan 01, 2018, 17:20:39
Being umashamedly superficial, I voted for Rusnak's Yamaha because it looks lile a work of art against the painted mural in the background. All the bikes are great though.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: DBrevit on Jan 04, 2018, 00:34:20
Wow, a big THANK YOU to all that voted.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 NOMINATIONS
Post by: stroker crazy on Jan 04, 2018, 01:31:30
The neatest H-D I've ever seen!

Crazy
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 WINNER!
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Jan 04, 2018, 12:22:53
Congrats man, sold my 1200 last summer and always get pangs of regret when I see beautiful builds like yours.  Incidentally, whats the ride like on those K70's?

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 WINNER!
Post by: DBrevit on Jan 05, 2018, 09:49:19
Thanks guys, the K70's are good,  I've seen some comments in the past that people don't like them for some reason, the 2017 date coded tires from Japan are great, they grip well (would run out of tire before grip), ride comfort is good and you can't do much better in the price range $70 each.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - JAN 2018 WINNER!
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Jan 05, 2018, 13:52:07
Nice - I have K70's on my Honda and definitely dig them, but had Pirelli Route 66's on the Sportster and did not dig them at all.