RRBBO Black Saab Rat

Mar 3, 2007
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Thanks Kev, here's the frame and forq put together. It works! Had to fill some space (about half an inch) with rings, but it turns nicely! Been a good day for the rat!
 
That is so TOUGH looking!

wow..I love it..
that is a seriously turning into a wicked looking Rat!!!!

I have not seen Spring Forks like that since
the 70's style Moto-x ( dirt bike looking ) kids bikes..
It brings back a whole bunch of VERY GOOD memories
of when I was a kid!

keep it up Skywalker...
that is an incredible looking Bike!

peace,
Kev.
 
Mar 3, 2007
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Thanks guys!
Are those the same bikes I remember, Kev? With plastic f ueltanks, looking like genuine motocross flips?
I'm now cleaning an old set of wheels, chrome is a quite stained and the bearings are really dirty.
 
Mar 3, 2007
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Today I polished the rims, cleaned the coaster brake thoroughly and put everything back together. The wheels are pretty okay, they're not totally straight, have to do some work there. I never took a coaster brake apart before, but it was a piece of cake ; )
 
Mar 3, 2007
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Took the wheels to a collegue this morning, he straightened them out. I've done that once, but it wasn't a big succes, he's got more experience... Thanks, Ronald!
Then I had to put tires on them (probably gonna buy some slicks) and check the bike out. Then I got exited : )


So then I had to put on some handlebars, and I went for my initial idea of using cruiser-style handlebars. These were very very wide, I cut of about 6" on both sides. I'm happy so far.


I put on the high sissybar, but I think it really needs a low one. We'll see : )
 
Mar 3, 2007
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Did some more bearing cleaning today (we're running out of used toothbrushes!), went bike-shopping and bought a crankset and a chain, both alloi-grey, nice combo. They didn't have the chrome seatpost I wanted, (just a simple 25,4 mm) but it's supposed to be there tomorrow.
Ofcourse I put the stuff on my bike immediately, but it's hardly rideable without a seat : )
I'm thinking about not doing the Saab-logo's on the tank, so the name doesn't make any sence. Bought two Thrasher-logo (with flames) stickers of eBay, hope they're here in time!