FrankenWhat?

FrankenBike, rain or shine, will be at local favorite Dee & Jim’s this afternoon. Today’s not the day that I’ll be able to combine D&J’s atmosphere, beer, and a little fresh mud with the FrankenDoings, which I just heard about this week but I hope to hear a report from someone who can. There are Events planned for the parking lot at 3808 South Congress starting at noon and on into the afternoon. Among them are:

•The Fixie Skid Contest: Who can skid the furthest? Winners will get some new tires and a FrankenBike T-shirt.
The Wheelie Contest: Who can ride the best wheelie? Winners will get a pair of bike shorts and a FrankenBike T-shirt.
•The Ultimate FrankenBike Contest: Bring your own build and see how it stacks up against the others. Winners get a
FrankenBike T-shirt and a FrankenBike trophy.
•The FrankenBike Build Off: All will pitch in and build a FrankenBike right there on the spot. Bring some parts to donate if you can spare them.
•There’s planned to be a large selection of vintage BMX biikes on display from the early 80’s.

The FrankenPeople hold a free bike swap once a month here in Austin that’s open to anyone who wants to buy, sell, or trade bicycles and bike parts and related gear. “FrankenBike” is any working bike built using parts from other bikes. Get help in building what you’ve been working on or turn your spare parts, bikes, or gear into cash. Bring along your lawn chairs, folding tables, coolers, and whatever makes you happy as you watch or take part in the goings-on. Free advice is waiting for you.

View more FrankenStuff at the MySpace page. And if you don’t think it’s possible to earn a FrankenBike T-shirt, they are available for mere dollars in various bike shops around town. This is a great Austin souvenir for those visitors seeking something in the T-shirt line beyond “Keep Austin Weird.”

1 Comment so far

  1. Chris Gross (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 1:51 pm

    Thanks to everyone who showed up or helped get the word out! Turns out it only rained on us for about 60 seconds and at peak we had a group of 125 people. The Fixie skid contest winner went at least 50 yards (yes yards) and the bunny hop winner cleared 31″. There were two winners for the Ultimate FrankenBike contest and MadamimadaM had very cool sounds. All in all is was a great day! ~ CG



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