And the winner is


AmsterDAM
(FBI HQ)- First of all, thanks to all for entering your bike in this Facebook edition of the COTY 2011 and to those who took the time to take a look at the bikes and vote. Special thanks to John Brain for the comments written about the bikes.
        
And now for the big moment....the winner of the Facebook COTY edition 2011 is Steffen Bartels, Germany. Winner at the COTY in Amsterdam earlier this year and now adding an extra crown to the work. Karbar is truly the 2011 bike of the year. Steffen Bartels scored 6.18% of the points.
Staying just ahead of the runner up Ted Florez from the USA (CA) with El Rey who gathered 5.96% of the points. Chuck Bradford also from the USA (CA) with My Basman scoring 5.45% of all points takes 3rd place. The Top 5 is completed with the Minx trike by Nick and his Metal and Ink crew from Spain and Cedric, France and his Dyketracker, both scoring 5.16% of the points.

"This machine is truly one of a kind." (JB) "“El Rey” is one of the best examples of progressive bike design that I have seen in a quite a while, and I can say that without hesitation." (JB) "Quality components, gearing and a -take no prisoners- attitude in demanding the best, makes this bike one of the top contenders of 2011." (JB) 
"I think most people would agree that if we looked for the best in what 3 wheeled design had to offer, then “Minx” would gratify the desire." (JB)

"Dyketracker, hints at future trends and possibilities. Aspects of appearance and function combine to make a beautiful and positive statement. Enjoy its message, and view it as a change in attitude – it is a stepping stone to greater possibilities." (JB)


Merry Choppin and Happy Cruisin
18 december 2011 -

Steffen Bartels (Germany)- Danke an John Brain für den Kommentar.
    
Noch mehr Dank alle denen die mir den Bau des Bike ermöglicht haben. Zum Rad ist einiges zu sagen. Das Rad ist eine komplette selbst Entwicklung und nur die Bremsen wurden nicht neu gebaut bzw. nicht überarbeitet.
    
Der Rahmen ist aus Sechskant-Stahl (hexagon steel tube) gefertigt. Alle Rohre, sowie Steuersatz und Gabelschafft sind aus diesem Material. Wie John schon geschrieben hat ist die Einseitaufnahme nichts neues, aber in der Kombination und Ausführung einzigartig.
 
Zu den Besonderheiten gebe ich mal eine Liste an:

- Vespa schwinge vorne mit Luftdämpfer
- doppelte Anzahl an Speichen vorne und hinten, 3D gekreuzte Einspeichung
- 100mm Naben vorne und hinten mit Steckachse, handgedreht
- Scheibenbremsen
- Maasgefertigte Gabelbrücken mit Gewindefahrwerk
- 2 x Riemenantrieb (Kurbel - Schaltnabe und Schaltnabe - Hinterrad)
- innenverlegte Züge und Leitungen
- verstellbare Sitzposition
- Schokobrauner Metallliclack mit Elfenbein Dekor
- umgebaute 30-Jahre Beleuchtung vorne und hinten


Mich freut es , dass mich soviel zum Fahrrad beglückwünscht haben und sage Danke für die Punkte beim COTY in diesem Sommer. Ich war überrascht, dass ich gewonnen haben. Wenn jemand Fragen zum Rad oder zur Fertigung hat, bitte immer her damit ein Making of ist im Tretharley-Forum zu finden.

     
Tschüß Steffen!

17 december 2011 - Ted Florez (Sacramento,California)-  
This bike was built with only a few photos taken cuz once i seen the Greg Roth custom frame i all ready knew what i was building so here it is and i hope you enjoy it as much as i do and if you see me out riding ask to ride it its an awsome bike
16 december 2011 - Chuck Bradford (San Pedro,California)- Here's my link to the album of my entry to the COTY. Thanks and good luck everyone!
15 december 2011 -

Nick (Spain)- "In the kustom bike world “trikes” are still somewhat of a wild card, and when it comes to styling on 3-wheelers there is still a lot of unexplored territory to try out, and this fosters a sense of adventure for some builders.  This bike, the “Minx” is a highly successful investigation into a rare avenue of design; not only that, it displays a very high level of craftsmanship in its execution."
John Brain








14 december 2011 -

Cedric Lasseur (France)- "Dyketracker, hints at future trends and possibilities. Aspects of appearance and function combine to make a beautiful and positive statement. This machine seeks answers about what the future of biking is going to be.  Enjoy its message, and view it as a change in attitude – it is a stepping stone to greater possibilities."
John Brian

































FaceBook COTY 2011

FBI COTY FB edition 2011