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Offline DaveBarbier

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1050 on: December 10, 2019, 05:10:53 pm »
Love it.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1051 on: December 11, 2019, 02:13:17 pm »
Bike of the Year!!   Great job....
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1052 on: December 12, 2019, 04:57:11 am »
Nothing will come of this, just another wasted Honda.

Just wanted to put this here.

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1053 on: December 12, 2019, 01:27:04 pm »
Nothing will come of this, just another wasted Honda.

Just wanted to put this here.
Serve him some salsa to eat that crow  ;) Goes down better that way.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1054 on: December 12, 2019, 06:07:35 pm »
Love the bike!

Very nice combinations of brass, copper and steel, with some great wood and leather! Well worth the five year process. You never gave up!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1055 on: December 13, 2019, 12:50:28 am »
ahh aye!she be fitting for the Queen herself to be present upon its launch,be but a shame to hurl a bottle of champagne against its flanks however?

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1056 on: December 14, 2019, 06:38:52 pm »
Well done, Noddy!
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1057 on: December 15, 2019, 12:33:46 am »
Your pics look magazine feature ready, Noddy.  Watching the process for all these years only makes the unveiling even better.  Maybe one of the coolest projects ever to grace this site.  Please make sure you submit it to shows and magazines.  The world needs to see this beauty.
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1058 on: December 20, 2019, 02:37:03 am »
ahh me hearty,allow me to smash the cheap champagne upon her bow,that way she will be truly blessed with gallons of luck unobtainable cept for distant shores!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1059 on: January 11, 2020, 05:11:25 pm »
Wow, beautiful bike mate, 100x better than that thing you started with!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1060 on: May 25, 2020, 06:22:05 pm »
Hi Folks,

Just though I'd drop a quick update here for those interested... and maybe just little humblebrag.. well, probably just a normal brag really... :)

https://www.pipeburn.com/from-junk-to-steampunk-honda-cb750-douglas-by-atomic-contraptions/

I think someone mentioned they wanted to see some light/white pics of the finished product as well, so you can check them out there too!

Cheers,
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1061 on: May 25, 2020, 07:14:07 pm »
Good on you Noddy! Congrats!
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1062 on: May 29, 2020, 03:34:19 am »
good on ya noddy,ya put up with my #$%* and still got it done,good job,i think?

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1063 on: May 29, 2020, 06:54:52 pm »
Congrats! Bike deserves the praise but you might deserve more just for the beginning few pages of insults, haha!

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1064 on: July 17, 2020, 12:45:39 pm »
So much on this bike is done with so much care and attention. Great work.

I feel like it's missing the point to ask what it's like to ride, but I can't help myself... What's it like to ride?
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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1065 on: July 19, 2020, 07:10:06 pm »
Heh, no I don't think it's missing the point at all... I mean, it's not hugely comfortable, but it is an absolute riot to ride. It goes like stink, so much so that if I twist the right hand a little too vigorously I almost fall off the back of the seat... obviously it's quite low, so cornering suffers, but in a straight line... damn... maybe it's just because it's so low it feels like a greased Scotsman, but it certainly seat-of-the-pants stuff. Especially funny given how it looks... it certainly gets a few surprised looks when I wind it up... stopping on the other hand, that's' different story...

I will post a video one of these days...

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Re: 1972 CB750 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #1066 on: July 23, 2020, 04:18:31 pm »
I've been fortunate to have a few of my bikes displayed on Pipeburn.com. (the 550F in my avatar, my GS1000S and my XL250 cafe')  It was an honor, and your bike deserved every bit of the attention it received.  Very few bikes get the amount of pictures and copy as was devoted to your bike.  It could be just the beginning of what your 1,000s of hours of devotion to your vision of what this bike could, and, has turned out to be.  It's a pure rolling art form.  Congrats.
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