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cool build ,really like the skate board idea very cool ,you almost don't even need a seat , you could also take a whole saw and cut some places in the board for more beer to ride ... just a thought and of your two handle bar choices ,I thought the other set was really cool , but anyway very cool build great ideaa I Like it tin man
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My original think was to not have a seat, but to sit right on the board, but I am leaning towards having a seat now.
Cool idea about the beer holes, but the metal rack would be in the way.
You know, I never actually tested the other bars. I just like the way the current bars give me a cool way to use another bar stem as a mount for a light.
I have a few other beer theme ideas to try once I get this ridable.
Decided to try out my big friggin springer seat on the bike after I got the chain and rack mounted. Then I wedged the skateboard between the seat and the rack and took it for its first ride.
I really liked the isdea of using the lower bar to mount a stem for a headlight, but after riding it and looking closer, I just think the piece of the handlebar hanging out front actually hides the springer too much. Here are a couple of other choices I mocked up. You can see the original in the early posts. Let me know what you think?
I am still seriously considering just using the skateboard as the seat. It couldn't be any harder than the old school flat polo banana seats the early muscle bikes had. Maybe even chop another skateboard off and have it as the sissy bar back rest?
No seat it is. I just strapped the board onto the rack with tie-wraps and went for a ride. Believe it or not it is actually quite comfortable since it is so wide. Also the fact that it is so low, you don't get much leg extension at all, so not much need to trim it down on the sides. I am diggin the red reverse bullhorns for now. I have an extra skateboard and could easily make a back rest, but I am leaning more to no back rest. I like the low sleek lines on this bike in this configuration. I still plan to notch the board a bit at the front to make it wrap the frame a bit. That will also lower it just a tad.
Oh yeah, the first ride config didn't get any comments. This setup got 4 "cool bike" shout outs.
yeah I am really diggin that skate board as the seat notching it around the frame will look good you can also get some round machine head bolts chrome and mount your board to the rack ,just use a piece of mteal with couple of holes drill in it below the metal rack and then thru bolt thru the board ..just a thought ..and I like the bar change ....this bike is a winner
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Just in time to ride down to the river and watch the fireworks.
I notched out the front of the skateboard seat to fit aroun the top tube.
I also drilled the hole for the seattube so that a normal seat is always an option in the future.
I finally got to use my Dremel multifunction tool to slice two openings in the rear where the metal rack had two raised bars. This will work perfectly for tie downs for cargo when I go on BEER RUNS.
I attached the skateboard to the rack with cable screw downs.
Happy Fourth of July everyone. I'm heading to River Street to watch some fireworks and make a B double E double R U N........
I have few $5 yard sale skateboards that I have been collecting to do some homemade long tale bikes (x-tra cycles) (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.ph ... tracycle...)
Maybe I will do a true longtail rat bike next year.
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Definitely a bike I'd like to ride and that's more how I will judge than on just "totally coolness."
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YO THIS BIKE IS NICE. I WOULD PAD THE SKATEBOARD. THAT WOULD BE DIFFERENT. THAT WAS ANOTHER IDEA I WAS GOING TO DO TO SIMULATE THE MOTORCYCLE SEAT FOR MY BIKE. SO IF YOU DON'T DO IT I WILL. GREAT BUILD YA GOT GOING THERE SO .....GET TA BUILDIN'!!! PEACE
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I kinda hate to cover the skateboard because I really like the look of the used and abused artwork.
I do have some diamond plate floor cushion padding I could use for a section of the board.
A skateboard would make a great backer to mount just the foam and leather from an old cycle seat.
I don't mind if you elaborate on any of my work. That is the beauty of this site, feeding off of what others are doing to their rides. Steal away.
Shoutouts are good....one time I was out riding my favorite rat, when I passed a group of FRAT BOYS. One of them said "Man that's the illest F*#@in bike I've ever seen!" Still not sure how I feel about that one
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