"Trot Rot"

Nov 18, 2007
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Here we go!

Trottinette is french for scooter. Rot, is well, just rotten. My wife and I haven't been biking to much for a few years, we still do. but we mostly do scooting. It's different, a lot slower pace, easy to mount or dismount. Easy to transport (much lighter). I find myself enjoying the little things on our rides....That's enough old talk!

The plan is to take this Columbia Rambler (?), that I just bought from member Fat Willy, and turn it into what would look like a barn find, if Columbia made scoots. Or maybe a Rat Rod scooter. I found a few Ramblers that were mint, for a decent price. But I wanted one that looked ratty, without making it look that way.............Oh by the way, member Fat Willy was pretty easy to deal with. So without "rambling" on to much, here's what I'm waiting for in the mail.

Trot Rot....the beginning.

EDIT: It's a Columbia Thunderbolt, not Rambler.

EDIT: Thank you Photobucket for blocking ten years worth of photos on this and all sites!
Here's what the bike looked like in the beginning.

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Nov 18, 2007
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There was some conversation in another thread about the possibility of a scooter build off.
Falstaff, there was an unofficial scooter build off in 2011. Some nice scoots came out of that. I saw that custom Pre-War scooter years ago, that's when I became interested in them. Absolutely gorgeous, but that thing HAD to be a beast to push around. Not knocking it...I don't think I can build one that looks that good!
 
Jan 2, 2012
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I'm like you Carl. need to build one. It has been on my mind for a few years. Hmmmm? A great idea. Just was not sure if it was allowed in the builds(no pedals) But I guess if it rolls and works why not.
Love the idea Kota,will be watching this one.
 
Nov 18, 2007
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I'm like you Carl. need to build one. It has been on my mind for a few years. Hmmmm? A great idea. Just was not sure if it was allowed in the builds(no pedals) But I guess if it rolls and works why not.
Love the idea Kota,will be watching this one.
Well it "started" the build off with pedals. :banana:
 
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