"i built everything on the bike"
seems like i'm hearing/reading this a lot lately, especially on this show. i've read it in some articles as well by others not affiliated with the show, with a builder claiming to have personally built everything that went on the bike. uh, NO. you DIDN'T. did you build the motor? no. did you build the wheels? no. did you build the frame? in some cases, yes, but not always. did you personally paint it? etc. etc. the thing is, there are tons of parts that go on a bike, and for a builder to claim that he built or hand-made every single piece is so lame that i wish people would call them out on it. what's wrong with just standing by your work? they are talented builders and do build a lot of the parts themselves, but to claim that every single thing on the bike was hand-built is just so absurd that it takes away from what they actually did and instead just leaves me thinking what a blowhard that guy is.