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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 18, 2018, 03:22:19

Title: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: Tim on Sep 18, 2018, 03:22:19
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 - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 18, 2018, 23:58:16
It's got four wheels and no motor, but if I could I would nominate this for Build of the Month:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75622.0
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Sep 19, 2018, 06:51:56
Seconded.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: trek97 on Sep 19, 2018, 08:21:02
OMG, LOLOLOL. If I could I would accept this nomination.

Love alls you guys!!!!

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/11494-190918062008.png)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Sep 19, 2018, 09:34:23
Thirded!  I would absolutely love one of those in my garage.  I think you should seriously consider making and selling them in a kit form for klutz's like me who don't know a planer from a hand saw. 
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: RicerwannaB on Sep 19, 2018, 09:46:04
4th for the bike ramp! Turned out way nicer then id ever imagine! Glad i was able to help with the inspiration for this!!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: trek97 on Sep 19, 2018, 10:18:36
Thirded!  I would absolutely love one of those in my garage.  I think you should seriously consider making and selling them in a kit form for klutz's like me who don't know a planer from a hand saw.

Haha yes,   One Million Dollars.

4th for the bike ramp! Turned out way nicer then id ever imagine! Glad i was able to help with the inspiration for this!!

Thank you so much.  If you hadn’t brought it to my attention at the museum it wouldn’t have happened.
I credit both you and the original builder. 
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: advCo on Sep 19, 2018, 10:25:28
Dude seriously if you make up the plans I'll buy them off you  8)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: trek97 on Sep 19, 2018, 12:15:11
Dude seriously if you make up the plans I'll buy them off you  8)

I mostly just did it in my head as I went along.  Measuring bikes, centerstands, wheel bases.  I never did make a drawing on paper.  Just knew what the board sizes worked out to.
It should just fit my K75 and Cherry Bombs stretch and Piglets small front tire to fit the chock with out hitting the end rail. 
I will take some measurements and post them for ya.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: goldy on Sep 19, 2018, 16:43:28
Here's one....

Tatoo's 400 Four

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74835.0

PS: If anybody wants plans for a REALLY nice wooden jack up lift (not that stroker crazys isn't)...I can post 'em....but on a different thread.

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: grandpaul on Sep 19, 2018, 16:58:59
I'll second that nice clean 400.

Now THERE is a bike that'll do the ton!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: trek97 on Sep 20, 2018, 07:51:49
Ill second Tattoos Sweet machine.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74835.0

PS: If anybody wants plans for a REALLY nice wooden jack up lift (not that stroker crazys isn't)...I can post 'em....but on a different thread.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: trek97 on Sep 20, 2018, 07:57:25
PS: If anybody wants plans for a REALLY nice wooden jack up lift (not that stroker crazys isn't)...I can post 'em....but on a different thread.

I'd like to see these plans
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: trek97 on Sep 20, 2018, 08:03:01

Now THERE is a bike that'll do the ton!

Maybe...Theres a chance.   ;). Im no expert on the matter.  So, Im not sure, "how or if",   

Would his addition of the heavier front end affect top speed????

Or just add a little more air to the tires?

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/11494-200918060102.png)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: grandpaul on Sep 20, 2018, 10:01:57
Maybe...Theres a chance. 

If it doesn't, it isn't properly tuned, or the rider is is over 200#.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: irk miller on Sep 20, 2018, 15:42:53
If you can get a 360 over 110mph, you can get a 400f over 100mph without a doubt.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: goldy on Sep 20, 2018, 20:10:08
I'd like to see these plans

Posted them under "other projects".   Apologies for straying off topic.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: MiniatureNinja on Sep 22, 2018, 00:15:35
i love the elitism about what qualifies as a "DTT" bike and y'all are nominating a bench
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: trek97 on Sep 22, 2018, 00:35:16
i love the elitism about what qualifies as a "DTT" bike and y'all are nominating a bench
(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/11494-200816163635.png)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: goldy on Sep 22, 2018, 08:17:31
I'm I allowed to nominate a second bike? I will if nobody else does....
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: irk miller on Sep 22, 2018, 09:46:23
I'm I allowed to nominate a second bike? I will if nobody else does....
Do it. 
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: grandpaul on Sep 22, 2018, 10:14:34
i love the elitism about what qualifies as a "DTT" bike and y'all are nominating a bench

"I'll say no more"

(extra points if you guess the movie that line is from)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: irk miller on Sep 22, 2018, 10:28:14
Google says Moonstruck.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: grandpaul on Sep 22, 2018, 10:37:00
Google says Moonstruck.
If you had to use google, MINUS points.

google sucks
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: teazer on Sep 22, 2018, 12:10:00
"I'll say no more"


Promises promises.  I thought you said you would stop flogging that dead horse.

DTT.com is not about going faster than 100mph just as much as CR.net is not about cafe racers.  And Sundial Motor Sports is not about racing sundials.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: irk miller on Sep 22, 2018, 12:23:59
If you had to use google, MINUS points.

google sucks
LOL . Because that line has only been said once.  I think it's funny that Google is suggesting you are referencing a chick flick starring Cher.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: goldy on Sep 22, 2018, 13:07:33
Lets get this back on track.

I'll nominate a second bike: farmer 92 Suzuki T500

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75621.0

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: irk miller on Sep 22, 2018, 13:18:11
Second.  A great bike.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: The Jimbonaut on Sep 22, 2018, 13:54:18
Rock on Farmer - thirded.  Love that bike mate, well deserved!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: Redbird on Sep 22, 2018, 21:53:57
Let's round it out as a 1/2 liter shootout...
I'd like to renominate one of Treks other beauties, the '78 CB400A
(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/11494-220718080926.jpeg)
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73657

Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: Redbird on Sep 22, 2018, 22:12:49
I think it's funny that Google is suggesting you are referencing a chick flick starring Cher.
Funny is an understatement.
If you had to use google, MINUS points.

google sucks
Hilarious is also putting it mildly when someone (presumably, without girlie parts) gets bent outta shape because someone had to search out an obscure quote from a Chick Flick that the first person (again, presumably without girlie parts) was able to pull from memory.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: goldy on Sep 23, 2018, 07:46:36
...and I'll second the Honda 400A !
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: CB400A on Sep 23, 2018, 21:28:29
Hi guys this is Rachel. Big thanks to Redbird and Goldy for the nomination:D. I never thought in million years I would ride a motorcycle. With support and encouragement from Eric, our adventure is in full swing. I feel really lucky he had the patients to work with me to find the right bike. Honestly, I wasn't crazy about orange. Since it's been road ready and I've had some time to get to know "her", orange is here to stay!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: advCo on Sep 26, 2018, 11:45:14
Lets get the vote on!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: Tim on Sep 26, 2018, 12:30:13
Coming right up!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 27, 2018, 23:07:58
Love both the Hondas (for different reasons) but I couldn't resist farmers stroker!

Crazy
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Sep 28, 2018, 16:57:31
This is a tough one, how many days until the cutoff?
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: Hurco550 on Oct 01, 2018, 13:05:39
This is a tough one, how many days until the cutoff?

it says at the bottom of the poll. this one is "Voting closes: Oct 06, 2018, 11:59:05"

I had asked the same question a while back haha its easy to miss.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Oct 01, 2018, 20:20:25
it says at the bottom of the poll. this one is "Voting closes: Oct 06, 2018, 11:59:05"

I had asked the same question a while back haha its easy to miss.

Thanks, but I am no closer to picking one, ha ha.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: Sonreir on Oct 03, 2018, 14:24:48
I love that all of the bikes this month are basically restomods.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: JSJamboree on Oct 03, 2018, 15:01:30
Vote locked in
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Oct 03, 2018, 16:46:56
Done!  Another tough one, congrats to all!
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: trek97 on Oct 03, 2018, 19:56:32
Rachel really enjoys her 400A.  Went on a nice ride last Sunday evening.

(http://www.dotheton.com/gallery/11494-031018175424.jpeg)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: farmer92 on Oct 05, 2018, 10:16:10
Lets get this back on track.

I'll nominate a second bike: farmer 92 Suzuki T500

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75621.0
Wow, surprised to see my titan there!
Thanks for the nomination Goldy, i appreciate it.

After a month or so of breaking in she’s still running like a top, killing mosquitoes everywhere she goes.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181005/40975c4ead87200e16928740622be722.jpg)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: trek97 on Oct 07, 2018, 19:56:26
Congrats tattoo on the win and farmer for his nomination.

As far as Rach and I are concerned, building a bike you guys feel deserves a nomination and a vote is a complete WIN for us.

Thank you so much for that.

That being said, I ask you "Please, dont nominate her bike again, its had three nominations now and placed 2nd every time."

There are other bikes that deserve the same attention.

Again Thank you !   :)
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: trek97 on Oct 07, 2018, 21:07:56
Oh and a HUGE thanks for nominating my service bench!!!  hahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seNk7NI2qGQ
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: CB400A on Oct 07, 2018, 21:13:33
Thanks for the nomination and votes :). Ditto on everything Eric said. 1st place is a great honor but just getting recognized is a real complement.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: advCo on Oct 08, 2018, 09:32:28
Congrats to all the nominees and tattoo for the win. Great work all around.
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: tattoo on Oct 09, 2018, 17:58:38
Um....really need to visit this forum more often----

Totally thrilled to have the wee 400F nominated----thanks SO much Goldy.   And feeling a little embarrassed to have been oblivious to the whole thing!!

Congrats too ----to Farmer and Trek97 ---- both beautiful builds.

And thirdly, but by no means lastly....holy cow people-----thanks for the votes!!!!!

Speechless.

Rod
Title: Re: DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER 2018
Post by: goldy on Oct 09, 2018, 19:59:52
You're welcome....and congratulations! B.Z!