RRBBO Black Saab Rat

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  1. Clothespin n

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    lookin good Skywalker..
    I love those forks...

    peace,
    Kev.
     
  2. Easy Skywalker

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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!
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  3. Markm

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    looks good
     
  4. Clothespin n

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    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.
     
  5. Easy Skywalker

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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.
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  6. Hooch

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    i LOVE those forks I can see a big old king bee headlight stiffed in there :)
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  7. Easy Skywalker

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    Oow! Nice one! Does look a bit like mine (see page 1).
    But this one 's very very good!
    Thanks Hooch.
     
  8. Clothespin n

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    yaa..that's the one Skywalker.
    The plastic tanks..and rear springer shocks that BOUNCED
    you over the bars when you landed a jump! :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  9. Easy Skywalker

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    Those were .......'! :D

    Oh, I can't say b i t c h i n ' ...
    But no 'flip' ?! LOL!
     
  10. Easy Skywalker

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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 ; )
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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 : )
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    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.
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    I put on the high sissybar, but I think it really needs a low one. We'll see : )
     
  12. Hooch

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    man that totally rocks!!!!
     
  13. Easy Skywalker

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    Thanks, Hooch!
     
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    That front end combo totally rocks!
     
  15. Clothespin n

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    THAT, is cool!

    Kev.
     
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    looks great...
     
  17. Coronado

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    With the tank, fork and the big headlight it looks amazing.

    Great work!!
     
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    The headlight mounted on there makes the bike look tough.
     
  19. Easy Skywalker

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    Thanks very much, guys!
     
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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!
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