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straightshot
12-30-2012, 12:13 AM
Let's highlight the lighter side of the lifestyle!
Add to the list! I'll start.

If you move the furniture to fit your bike in the living room, you might be a bike builder!

If you fall asleep on the couch at night and wake up at 2:30 AM and have to check for donor bikes on craigslist before going to bed, you might be a bike builder!

If you have ever used your wifes dishwaser for a parts washer, you might be a bike builder!

nunez8853
12-30-2012, 12:15 AM
If you ditch your girl friend to go work on your project, but end up just drinking.

you might be a bike builder

straightshot
12-30-2012, 12:32 AM
If you have ever spent $200 in gas to go pick up a $100 donor bike, you might be a bike builder!

Brendden
12-30-2012, 12:37 AM
You might be a bike builder, if you 3 bikes, and they're all in boxes.

SeaChicken
12-30-2012, 12:48 AM
You might be a bike builder if you wake your neighbors up at three in the morning screaming in the ally because you fired your sled for the first time in a month. Then ride it up and down the street like an asshole trying to hit the rev limiter.

CaviMike
12-30-2012, 2:20 AM
If you move the furniture to fit your bike in the living room, you might be a bike builder!

Move? Shit, I threw my loveseat out.

You might be a bike builder if you spend more on bike parts than car parts.

xllance
12-30-2012, 3:01 AM
If you have to ask yourself if your girlfriend would mind you sanding on your smelly gas tank on the couch because it's "let's watch a movie together night". What ? We WILL be together.........

jorgun
12-30-2012, 3:12 AM
You might be a bike builder if you've ever lived on pork and beans for a month to buy the next part you need for your build!!!

You might be a bike builder if you've ever traded your ol lady for a basket case!!!

You might be a bike builder if you've ever dated a 500lb broad to get at her dads stash of bike parts!!

You might be a bike builder if you've ever turned your kitchen into a workshop for your build!!

xllance
12-30-2012, 3:17 AM
If you've gone to bed to have visions of a grand idea that, when built will blow peoples minds. Then jumping out of bed and running to the shop to do some measuring, only to realize it won't work out like your grand vision.

CaviMike
12-30-2012, 6:15 AM
Or when you have a dream of it and realize it won't work when you wake up.

dazegoneby
12-30-2012, 6:58 AM
If you hang the xmas lights,and tinsel, on your bike in the liveing room, instead of a xmas tree,,,

dazegoneby
12-30-2012, 7:01 AM
If all you think of , is, what else can you get your hands on, for your bike...

dazegoneby
12-30-2012, 7:06 AM
If you spend 50.00 on a seat ,get it home, then tear it apart, to "MAKE"a seat of your own Idea,,

70schop
12-30-2012, 7:28 AM
If you've ever woke up from a dead sleep at 3 in the morning suddenly "knowing" how to wire your bike and having to go do it then so you don't forget when you go back to sleep. You might be a bike builder

shed71
12-30-2012, 10:48 AM
if your ex wife said "its me or that bloody bike,"
and your reply was " i was ridin bikes before i rode you"
Door slams etc etc.......

then your a bike builder..;)

lowlife32
12-30-2012, 12:39 PM
If you measure the cost of an engagement ring in bike parts, and try to convince your girlfriend it makes sense, you might be a builder

If you drag home another project, knowing the 2 ahead of it will never get finished, you might be a builder

If you realize that a bike looks better by not having harley davidson written all over it, you might be a bike builder

Jetblack
12-30-2012, 1:36 PM
Your chick collects a small pile of tools and bolts, next to the washing machine from your pants. Ah, I wondered where all my 10mm wrenches and 8mm sockets went...

FXRNick10
12-30-2012, 1:59 PM
If your answer to anything bike related is: "Fuck it, break out the grinder/ Torch/ Welder or beer!" Then your a bike builder

me
12-30-2012, 2:09 PM
If you've ever used any of your leathers as a welding blanket...you might be a builder

or

If you "just need to get this one ridable so you can buy another to start on" ... you might be a builder

inkedmonkey
12-30-2012, 2:26 PM
If you finally finish a bike just to trade it off for two projects.

nunez8853
12-30-2012, 2:44 PM
you might be a bike builder if you watch SOA:D



if you on the chopcult you might be a bike builder, or a troll

if you have to try an convince your chick to let you buy that one part that will start your bike and not buy that fancy shiny thing a majig shes been waiting for from apple :mad: true story hahahaha

outlawTA
12-30-2012, 2:52 PM
If you only own two bikes...
but have 11 different bars and 7 different seats

bobbarooski
12-30-2012, 2:54 PM
If all your cutting and sawing tools are dull

Bandersnatch
12-30-2012, 4:32 PM
If yer Old lady Knows who Dick Allen is.........you might be a bike builder.

If yer Old Lady knows the going rate of a wassel tank........you might be a bike builder.

If your garage looks like a swap meet.......you might be a bike builder.

If you got 5 bikes in the garage.........and you only own 1.........your friends think your a bike builder.

If you've ever run out to the garage to stare at your brake linkage for an hour.........you might need to take a rest.

If you've ever cordoned off part of your house to work on a bike........you might be a bike builder.

If you have two of everything for a bike......you might own a shovelhead.

DustyDave
12-30-2012, 4:57 PM
If you have ever slept on the couch because you cured Glyptol in the oven or washed cases in the dishwasher.

Fiend
12-30-2012, 5:04 PM
If 99 out of a 100 arguments you have
centers on motorcycles or motorcycle parts....

ibuiltmine
12-30-2012, 6:26 PM
if you have ever woke up out of a dead sleep and snuck out to the garage in the middle of the night in your underwear just to double check that you shut your bottles off!

ibuiltmine
12-30-2012, 6:28 PM
if you get your boots and coat on, go out to the garage just to measure or mic something, then back inside.

2ndAmendmentEnthusiast
12-30-2012, 6:36 PM
If you send your wife to the garage to fetch the tins you sprayed before the cager hit you, so you can wet-sand them in your wheelchair while you watch "On Any Sunday" for the 50th time,
You might have a sickness...

xbmxxx
12-30-2012, 6:36 PM
if you have ever woke up out of a dead sleep and snuck out to the garage in the middle of the night in your underwear just to double check that you shut your bottles off!

I seriously do this every night almost....

aaronc
12-30-2012, 6:51 PM
Yea that and going out too measure something.

Vance623
12-30-2012, 6:52 PM
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If you lace and true your wheel on your dining room table

notchopperdave
12-30-2012, 7:13 PM
When the workers at the parts store know who your wife is.

SeaChicken
12-30-2012, 7:35 PM
You have ever rebuilt a Carburetor at the kitchen table.

bigdaddy
12-30-2012, 8:53 PM
You have ever rebuilt a Carburetor at the kitchen table.

I have to work at the kitchen table. my workbench is covered with too much shit.

Demin
12-30-2012, 8:56 PM
Chop your finger off,sticking it on the jackshaft and hitting the starter button.Dumbass of the day..maybe year award for that one.:banghead:

sonny
12-30-2012, 10:17 PM
this should be a picture thread :D
you might be a bike builder if you put your bike in front of the tv
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u246/sonnydazegunsmithing/396973_2242233795853_1208378292_n.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u246/sonnydazegunsmithing/bikeinlivingroom.jpg
you might be a bike builder if every picture your wife takes of you has a bike in it
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u246/sonnydazegunsmithing/100_0968.jpg
http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u246/sonnydazegunsmithing/100_0967.jpg

SouthBayBobber
01-07-2013, 10:32 PM
If your answer to anything bike related is: "Fuck it, break out the grinder/ Torch/ Welder or beer!" Then your a bike builder

Lol...a phrase said many times in my garage.

You might be a bike builder if you volunteer to go garage sales with your 'ol lady just to try and score a vintage part or helmet for .75 cents

ibuiltmine
01-08-2013, 10:16 AM
If you've gone to bed to have visions of a grand idea that, when built will blow peoples minds. Then jumping out of bed and running to the shop to do some measuring, only to realize it won't work out like your grand vision.

ha! been to the garage in the underwear and socks to measure something many times!

pj
01-08-2013, 10:56 AM
If you save all of your old t shirts, socks, and boxxers for shop rags.

VPNick
01-08-2013, 11:23 AM
if your studio apartment looks like a shop...

if your bathtub is black from cleaning parts in it...

if get wet looking at parts and basket cases with grand ideas of projects just to realize you are broke and those dreams are instantly shattered...

if you give up food for beer and parts...

TheYetti
01-08-2013, 12:31 PM
If you bring freshly painted parts in the house to dry since it's warmer and your wife has given up complaining about the paint smell

socal
01-08-2013, 3:13 PM
If you watch Sons of Anarchy and have an Iphone. :asshat:

junkyardxl
01-08-2013, 3:25 PM
If you buy a secondary bike to ride while you wrench and take it apart before either bike is rideable

psychokat
01-08-2013, 8:46 PM
Chop your finger off,sticking it on the jackshaft and hitting the starter button.Dumbass of the day..maybe year award for that one.:banghead:

Pics??? Pretty Please...

Cory
01-09-2013, 12:40 AM
You come inside and your lady pulls steel curlies out of your beard from the lathe.

junkyardxl
01-09-2013, 12:43 AM
If your OL calls you from the grocery store to see if we get name brand food or if we need parts for one of the bikes that week

Magilla
01-09-2013, 1:08 AM
You might take a Mk2 gernade and make a hand shift knob and starter button

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae213/elgordo_06/Vulcan%20June%202012/DSCF2503.jpg

ThePete
01-09-2013, 1:20 AM
You might be a bike builder if you forgo sleep for an entire weekend just so you can ride the latest version of your only running bike into work instead of driving the cage.

You might be a bike builder if you have to butter your wife up with a diamond because it will shut her up when you have to explain why you really need to throw another few grand into a bike you just finished tearing apart and putting together again for the third or fourth time.

Doesy
01-09-2013, 2:06 AM
If there's a springer on your bed bu no Old Lady...

dazegoneby
01-09-2013, 7:48 PM
[QUOTE=ThePete; if you have to butter your wife up with a diamond because it will shut her up .[/QUOTE]

this^cost me a ruby this year haha

Saltytonk
01-09-2013, 8:56 PM
If you open the door to your pickup and bike parts come tumbleing out........you may be a bike builder.
If you've ever spent 3 hours makeing a spacer ( that will not even be visible) for some forwards .......you may be a bike builder .

Everytime you see a scrap piece of metal you grab it and start thinking about what you can make out of it .....you may be a bike builder.

If your kitchen oven doesnt work.....but the powder coating oven on the back porch does.....
you may be a bike builder.

junkyardxl
01-09-2013, 10:34 PM
if you clean your shop and find enough parts to build an entire bike. most of the parts you find you didnt even know you had.

bonesxl1100
01-09-2013, 10:42 PM
When you're done with you're first build and say to yourself, "the next one is gonna be killer".

gyro
01-09-2013, 11:19 PM
If you've ever woke up from a dead sleep at 3 in the morning suddenly "knowing" how to wire your bike and having to go do it then so you don't forget when you go back to sleep. You might be a bike builder

Do shit like this all the time.

gyro
01-09-2013, 11:23 PM
What if you look through the pics on your phone and the're are only two of your wife and daughter and shit tons of pics of bike pieces and parts and paint jobs and handle bars and carbs?

ThePete
01-09-2013, 11:48 PM
this^cost me a ruby this year haha

Emerald with 8 diamond chips and a pearl necklace (the real thing not Northern European jizz) I see it as an investment, cams, 95 kit, head work and exhaust this spring. Next year it will be a Baker 6 speed, I'm betting it will run me either the cost of a Savage (or similar) for TOL or another ankle biter in the oven. Either way I'm screwed.

pj
01-11-2013, 8:39 PM
You might take a Mk2 gernade and make a hand shift knob and starter button

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae213/elgordo_06/Vulcan%20June%202012/DSCF2503.jpg

Vulcan 800 hard tail ?

SeaChicken
01-12-2013, 1:38 AM
Looks like a VN800 for sure.

WilTurner
01-12-2013, 1:57 AM
If you have a pretty girlfriend and you never took her on a long ride. Damn sure, you are a bike builder.
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dazegoneby
01-12-2013, 2:03 AM
If you know the difference from period correct,and it,s correct,period,,,

Nosebleed
01-12-2013, 2:08 AM
If you are putting pocket change together for that Sportster build parts pile in your garage, but you cruise Craigslist looking for reasonably priced Shovelheads in your area...

dazegoneby
01-12-2013, 2:24 AM
If you go to pay for something with the change in your pocket,and you pull out various nuts and washers, instead of change,,,