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Well I finished my first build in time (30 days). I think I did pretty well especially since I didn't start until July 2nd.
This has been a total blast from start to finish. Thanks for all of the support from everyone!!! It wouldn't have been as fun without you.
You can see the build journal here (viewtopic.php?f=55&t=42349 )
I hope you enjoy my bike and find it vote worthy. It is a blast to ride. I can't wait to see if I can use it to gain free entry into this years Craft Brew Fest. There are at least 80 different pieces of beer parts on this bike. One of the funnest parts was building the flashing COLD BEER sign. Be sure to watch the UPDATED video at this link ( http://youtu.be/c2_3XqKZTSk )
It was also cool incorporating a MP3 speaker set into the confines of a beer can. That is it hanging under the seat from old pull tabs.
Here is what I started with. A 1978 Schwinn Typhoon,
And here is what I ended with 30 days later.
I hope the bike speaks for itself and I hope it makes you smile, because it sure gets a lot of smiles when I ride it.
I don't have any fancy camera or photography skills or pretty models (other than my headbadge).
Here are my photos. Enjoy!
“Of all my favorite things to do,
The utmost is to have a brew.
My love grows for my foamy friend,
With each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
Beer’s so frothy, smooth and cold–
It’s paradise–pure liquid gold.
Yes, beer means many things to me…
That’s all for now, I gotta pee!”
Last edited by kingfish254 on Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:49 pm, edited 5 times in total.
Here are the photos of the custom Rat Rod Bikes Build Off Sampler Six Pack that was part of this build.
Along with my beer the BEER RUN Longtail Longshot Lager
Man, Photobucket is horrible for video hosting. I may have to try YouTube or something. The video of my lights and flashing COLD BEER sign doesn't play so well on Photobucket.
I remember, back in the seventies. We were all good democrats, Jimmy Carter was president, we ate peanuts out of the shell & drank Billy Beer.
"Man is the only animal that blushes, or that needs to." - Mark Twain
How do we get so dirty having good, clean fun?
So if I remember correctly from your build thread, this was supposed to be a beer themed bike correct?
Great work man, Looks scary to ride with that high wheel.
Check out my Build-Off bike: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster Klunker ☆
Very cool bike. I would definately ride that around my neighborhood!
Rat rods may be known by their flat black, gray paint and rusty parts but there are no set rules as to what makes a rat rod.
My RRBBO #6 Finished Pics
I just updated the video of the lighting. It is now posted on YouTube at http://youtu.be/c2_3XqKZTSk .
Think of it as if Amy Winehouse and Charlie Sheen did an EXTREME MAKEOVER of an old Schwinn.
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