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Discussion in 'INTROS' started by ratina, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. ratina

    ratina

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    My name is Ben, im 22, Ive been building bikes since I could walk. I'm mainly into vintage bikes, rats and choppers. Ive attatched a few pictures of some bikes ive built recently.

    I built this bike after going through all the posts in the biker build off a couple months ago. Its an 80's Roadmaster.
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    Heres my custom OCC Chopper. 5 speed (will have a suicide shifter soon) 22" apes, huge seat, etc.
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    Heres my all original 73 Fastback
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    And heres my latest project: a 56 (i have to double check the serial number because I dont remember for sure) Schwinn Speedster. What Ive done so far: Broke the crank and headset loose, replaced back rim because original had too many broken spokes, replaced front but its too clean so im putting the original back on. Added bars and stem, tires and tubes. Im currently working on a custom springer/truss rod setup for the front, and someone cut the back fender, so i originally left it off but it looked too bare so I mounted it like that for now, until i can find another original. This is also where I came up with my username..it has plenty of patina, but its also a rat...so ratina.
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    im always lurking here...im glad i finally registered..lots of cool bikes and ideas here.
     
  2. TheDuke

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    Welcome to the Addiction!L8 EM
     
  3. xddorox

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    Very cool rat, welcome to the site. :D
     
  4. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Welcome!
     
  5. Casting Crowns

    Casting Crowns

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    Welcome. I really like that 73 Fastback. 8) Let the addiction begin.
     
  6. ratina

    ratina

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    thanks everyone.

    oh the addiction began a LONG time ago.....haha...
     
  7. Markm

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    welcome. Im just across the lake from ya!!! :D
     
  8. tomb

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    Welcome from across the lake!
     
  9. CCR

    CCR Mouth-Breather Moderator

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    HELLO THERE !!! nice riders, nice lookin fastback too especially the seat.
     
  10. bigredddaddy

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    Welcome! That cut up back fender on the 56 Schwinn, if you get another, you could piece the two together to make one super long one! Just an idea I had, I'm looking for some to build, maybe drag the road a little.
     
  11. ratina

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    Thats a cool idea...only problem is I dont think I have any other junk fenders laying around that are the same size.
     
  12. teabeats

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    thanks for all the help and welcomed advice on my Murray Muscle bike.
     

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