DO THE TON / DIME CITY CYCLES BIKE OF THE MONTH - APRIL 2018

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Tim

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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:

  • A spot light on www.dimecitycycles.com
    [*]Email announcement to their many fans and customers
    [*]Announcement on Dime City Cycles social media profiles reaching thousands and thousands of fellow enthusiasts
    [*]Winner receives a prize package from DCC (DCC swag + Gift Card!)


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
 

Hurco550

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I'll second that 400. I've seen Eric's bikes in person. He does beautiful work!

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trek97

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stroker crazy said:
A nomination for the best 'refresh' ever!

Rachel's CB400A:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73657.110
Hurco550 said:
I'll second that 400. I've seen Eric's bikes in person. He does beautiful work!
You have made Rachel and my whole day!!!
Haha Thanks so much guys. :) :) :)
 

Tim

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Let's get one more - always more interesting with 3 bikes to choose from :)
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
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I'd like to nominate Hurco550s 1976 BMW R90/6. In typical fashion for Levi, he brought it home and gave it lots of well-needed and well-deserved love.

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.0



 

trek97

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Also, in all fairness Rachels bike wasn't actually finished this morning when it was nominated.

However, the "Unobtainium" rubber cap for the gear selector switch arrived from the U.K. this afternoon.

I will pull the wires run through it and installed, in two shakes...



I bet I contacted a dozen ebay sellers to find this damned piece of rubber. ::)

 

Hurco550

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Thanks Cory and Eric! I humbly accept! It's an honor to have a bike up against these two gorgeous machines.

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trek97

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Rachel and I feel exactly the same way bud. Both xs750au and your bikes are super nice.
I just went through his build and its nice.
Im gonna have to get busy and repair the photobuket damage to my thread. ugh.
 

Hurco550

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Here are a few shots and highlights of the project if you don't feel like digging through the thread. When I picked the bike up, it was a fairly well maintained old steed, but had be only scarcely ridden for around 10 years, and needed some of the usual love, as well as trying to strip off some of the 70's "flair".(seriously, I cant believe I didn't find any Stan Lee style yellow tinted glasses in the saddlebags somewhere)

The Vetter cycle sound radio WITH CASSETTE had to go, as well as the tumor shaped lufmeister fairing. The king queen seat stayed for a while, but thanks to our grand potentate Tim, it was soon replaced with a very solid old stock seat. I had to tear the top (er maybe side??) end off to replace the pushrod tube seals. I have been completely blown away by the over all quality of this bike. When I pulled the top end, I found that though it was pushing 90,000 miles on the odometer, you could still see some of the original cross hatch on the cylinder walls.

From there I gave her a much deserved deep cleanup, did routine maintenance that it needed, fitted new tires, rebuilt the carbs with all bing components, then proceeded to ride the wheels off of this thing. I put close to a little over 1000 miles on it last season (which was half over by the time I got it together). This bike has been a joy to ride, and it has been great to have a vintage old lass that I'm not afraid to point in a direction and ride without to much worry if it will make it home again.












Thanks for looking, and VOTE FOR A BIKE, even if its not this one, you are already on this page after all =).
 

Jimbonaut

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Damn, three very nice looking rides gentlemen. This'll take a four-beer consideration. At least.
 

Tim

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TIME TO VOTE!

Nominees, let me know if I've gotten your pics and links right. Send a PM with any changes needed.

Get some voting going! Vote and then find a couple of others to vote too!
 

trek97

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DTT BOTM WINNER
Rachel needed something more than just a scooter and the whole clutch thing just wasn't working out for her.









































https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eto7N68ujrE
 

adventurco

Nick Ol' Eye
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Done and voted. Tough month for sure.

trek your attention to detail is admirable, and the video is awesome!
 

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