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RATLINER

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 FINISHED BIKES' started by karfer67, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. karfer67

    karfer67

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    So to start this is a bike I've wanted to do since obc earlier this year. A friend named Calob makes these tail draggers that are a hoot to ride. I was heavily influenced by him and other European builders who are using more curves in their designs. Yes it's low very low sitting a tick over 1/2 an inch off the ground in the rear and has no need for a kickstand. Tall grass hold her up just dandy. Is it rideable? Heck yes I love this bike it has been on one group ride and will be out at second sat this coming Saturday. The primary goal was I have a bucket of bends from handlebars that wellllll didn't make it. So the entire frame other than the rear is recycled. The head tube is off a 50's girls schwinn and the lower tube coming off the bottom bracket is a part from another schwinn. I'm honored to be apart of this site so I humbly put forth my entry RATLINER. Here is the build thread so you may follow along if you missed it.

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    RATLINER ( tail lights, more sprockets, titanium and she is done)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. KJV

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  3. karfer67

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    link to RATLINER throwing sparks

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  4. OddJob

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    I like the shot with the big shadow in the foreground, great colors and effects!

    Awesome scratch build. The curved tubing gives a real artistic look to it. :thumbsup:
     
  5. gowjobs

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    This bike gave me the bends. A couple of hours in the decompression chamber later, and everything is great.
     
  6. karfer67

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    That shot was a Zen moment. I didn't add the light rays either it just happend that way. I'm not a photographer by any stretch lol.

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  7. Jake Sensi

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    Dude!! Beautiful bike. That 7th picture is my favorite. Take a bow.

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  8. SoulGarageOH

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    Ha! Those sparks in the video. That’s great. Looks like a fun ride.


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  9. karfer67

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    Oh I giggle every time I ride it. The sparks are pretty rad too.
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  10. karfer67

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    Thank you sir, I suck at pics so I got super lucky on most of these. All the smoke in the air made the sun light a weird color which I think helped out as well.

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  11. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Killer trombone brother!!!
    Dangerous curves!
    You rocked this build!
     
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  12. KOTA

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    Rolling art!
     
  13. karfer67

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    Thanks bro I told u it wasn't a trombone

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  14. karfer67

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    Thank u sir
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  15. Funkme

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    Love the 3rd shot with the flowers and sunset.
    So you have already won a comp with this one,can't wait to see the results here....
    Bend and stretch.
     
  16. tjwilson

    tjwilson Pro Member

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    Still trying to pick my jaw up from off the ground! An entire college course in design right there. I'd ride the wheels off that with a smile a mile wide.
     
  17. Donniebikes55

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    It's ridiculously long,low and it's just the way I like 'em. Congrats on your unofficial 5th, well done
     

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