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    The Brave Descender High Fist Shin's Avatar
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    Velo-Cheapo 2010 - We have the winners!

    To all the entrants, thank you very much for participating in our little contest. We the judges were delighted to see so many fine examples this year. And now, it is my pleasure to announce the winners of the 2010 Velo-Cheapo Bicycle Build Off.





    Thank you entrant #6. A beautiful bike with clever cable routing for the bar-end shifters. Excellent work.

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    Thank you entrant #16. Your bike has style! Loved the heron crank. Loved it all.

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    And now, without further adieu, I give you the winner of the 2010 Velo-Cheapo Bicycle Build Off:



    Thank you Entrant #5. Fantastic bike with some very nice touches. Your thiftiness and creative use of materials have earned you this:



    Congratulations!

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    Hmmmm...I am entering next year...that is a nice trophy! Congradulations guys...good job to all! I was afraid to enter because I was so new to the
    bf, but now I must make a plan that will keep me busy building a bike ~ and save me from having to read all the winter threads. 2011 IS MINE!! (jk)
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    Oh, but we're not done. There are some honorable mentions the judges would like to hand out.

    Best Bike Design/Technical Merit Award goes to:



    Entrant #7. We were all really impressed with your fabrication skills. Excellent work.

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    Congrats!!! Now how about matching the entries with usernames?
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    still stuck in the '80s; '70s were good as well, but i severely dislike tubulars.
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    Congrats #5. Your bike showed the true values of the Velo-cheapo.

    Likewise to #6 and #16, nice builds.

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    Most Frugal Use of Steel Wool goes to:



    Entrant #12. We enjoyed your story. The magnet and the steel wool, priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EjustE View Post
    Congrats!!! Now how about matching the entries with usernames?
    The Judges don't know the names of the entrants, but mkeller234 does so I'll leave it to him to match names with numbers.


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    Best Use of a Velo-Cheapo decal goes to:



    Entrant #4. You were trying to sway the judges, weren't ya. Very nice work by the way.

    -Judge Shin.
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    Best Use of a Sturmey Archer Quadrant Shifter goes to:



    Entrant #8. Best 1969 PX-10 ever.

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    The Stealth Bike Award goes to:



    Entrant #9. This bike flies under the radar and does it with style!

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    That's all for this year's contest. Thank you all for participating.

    If mkeller234 would please contact me with the name of the winner, I'll ship out the trophy this week.

    -Judge Shin
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    Quote Originally Posted by High Fist Shin View Post
    Best Use of a Sturmey Archer Quadrant Shifter goes to:



    Entrant #8. Best 1969 PX-10 ever.

    -Judge Shin
    Sheesh, there's ~$460 worth of VO racks/fenders/chainguard on that bike...?

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    The same ingenuity that made man reach for the stars is evident in all of these builds. Great job guys and gals!

    My personal favorite is #6. Sweet.

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    2nd place bike is pretty. Like the practical 1st place bike too. Love the fwd bent..
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    I'm humbled and honored to be selected! It was a great deal of fun to complete. The satisfaction came in cobbling together all the various parts and seeing how the bike turned out. Winning adds the frosting to a good scratch made cake! Thanks to all for the kind complements!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    I'm humbled and honored to be selected! It was a great deal of fun to complete. The satisfaction came in cobbling together all the various parts and seeing how the bike turned out. Winning adds the frosting to a good scratch made cake! Thanks to all for the kind complements!


    Congratulations, Bob!
    A truly fantastic build and so much in the spirit of the contest. This is one mean grocery getting machine
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    Great job everyone! This competition takes serious thinking and the bar is set high.
    I think I'll start squirrling away things in the attic for next year.
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    Congratulations Pastor Bob!

    Does anyone care if I out the rest? Or would you guys like to do that on your own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
    Congratulations Pastor Bob!

    Does anyone care if I out the rest? Or would you guys like to do that on your own?
    I think you should out them. They all are due for a big virtual round of applause!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
    Congratulations Pastor Bob!

    Does anyone care if I out the rest? Or would you guys like to do that on your own?
    Quote Originally Posted by EjustE View Post
    I think you should out them. They all are due for a big virtual round of applause!
    I'll second that! Let's celebrate everyone's success!
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    Congratulations Bob on a job well done - not to mention finishing long before deadline - that's a feat in and of itself.

    I think you could out everyone.

    I had entry #1
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    Quote Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
    Congratulations Bob on a job well done - not to mention finishing long before deadline - that's a feat in and of itself.

    I think you could out everyone.

    I had entry #1
    Dedhed - I really liked the paint filling on the engravings. A real nice extra touch.

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    A befitting 'Sweet 16'... love it. Hope to see a least twice that many next year. Congrats Bob... love the wood accent!

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