Post your finished bikes from the build off here
Because of my skinny tires on my latest builds people tend to think that's my favorite style. But it isn't. THIS is. If I want to show people what sort of bikes I like best I'd show em a pic of the Stripped & Teased.
Uptill now, this is my favorite during this build-off. When I started my cruiser 5 years ago, I had something like this in mind. The springer, the stance, the big'n'little tires, the tank... It's almost the perfect bike, imho. Even though I don't like bare metal frames, and I would probably mount a traditional (looking) racingseat way up high.. That minimum amount of paint is just enough to compensate the lack of it on the rest of the frame ;-) I love the combination of that slick looking big ..errr 'slick' and the regular sized fronttire. And the subtle yet noticable unique shifter and lights just makes me smile. Very creative and far from 'overdone'.
Now, that cruiser of mine never got this far. No springer. No tank. No low handlebars... But beware. If I do find a suitable cruiserframe someday I might build a clone of the Stripped & Teased. But I'll come up with with my own lighting ofcourse...
If Kram wins I'll paint HIM a picture of his bike...
;-) I'm not kidding though...
At this moment this bike is the one that gets my vote. But in the last two weeks I was surprised by quite a bunch of finished builds I wasn't even aware of...
Last edited by herr_rudolf on Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
Thanks herr_rudolf, I'm honored by the offer!
I've seen a couple people post old style photos of their bikes. I figured I'd give it a try and after about twenty minutes in photoshop this is what I came up with.
roadmaster- I think the trick to having dropped bars on a cruiser is the laid back seat post. That way you don't hit your knees on the handlebars.
How's life? I was looking at the most beautiful bike on RRB (stripped & teased ) and was wondering what the wheelsizes are... I've read you wanted to use 26" front'n'rear, but looking at the bike I can't help thinking that you used a smaller size in the back. But it doesn't seem 'odd' like other bikes fitted with 26" in the front and 24" in the rear.. So again:
What weelsizes did you use?? It's nigh-on perfect...
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