Let's see who can build the coolest rat!
due to the fact I am pretty broke due to just buying a house I wont be building the X-53 I previously posted.... I want it to be multispeed with a springer and 24x3 tires n all the goodies so I will be building a true rat now
sorry about the picture quality as my camera has died and is in the shop
so crappy webcam it is!
ok since I just got a bunch of bikes I need to switch directions might as well make a rat out of a prewar! hopefully when I get done the only thing less than 60 years old will be the paint and the air in the tires!
at first I thought it was a schwinn because of the sweetheart sprocket but after more research I think its a shelby or a Colson with these bikes I got there were a set of handlebars that have to be the longest Longhorn handlebars I have ever seen!
I have a decent set of vintage tires I have been saving which will be perfect for this
skiptooth wheelset springer seat and coke bottle grips!
too bad it isnt squirrel season I need a tail to hang off the back!
man I so miss my good camera so sorry about the quality here
time to take it apart and start sandin!
I have a way cool handlebar modification in mind I will post pics of that when I get it done!
I love the real early seat post because you can really slide them back!
and I should be getting a couple of cool lights and hopefully they will fit what I am going for
when I went to take the bike apart man what a nightmare
I had to cut the crank off with a hacksaw because after 4 days of trying to get a pedal off with no luck it was my only choice
and when I went to take the front fork off it came off easily but the tope onch of the tube is cracked so it will need repaired too..... the lovely world of 70 year old bikes ugh
I sent you a private message.
dumpster diving since 1994
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
oops switched gears again! well I will be!
instead of skiptooth wheelset I will be rollin on a nexus 4 speed!
hurry UPS hurry!
I also ordered a 26x3 tire but I dont think it will fit... oh wait wheres my chrome shoeshorn!
we used it to put a 427 in an opal gt back in 82 lol
I've heard that if you grind off everyother tooth in a modern cog, you can run a skiptooth chain on it. I haven't tried this, but it woudl be a shame to loose the skiptooth crank and chain, and think of how neat it would be to run a Nexus with a skiptooth.
well I am going to have to disquailify myself from the competition but I will still continue to build along with everyone else but the rear portion of the fram on this bike had been brazed up many times over the years and when I went to widen it and straighten it for a bigger tire it basically crumbled so I cut the rear portion off another frame and will be welding the 2 together and in doing so I am removing 4 inches from the top portion to tighten the tire and to lower the bike
this is a mocked up pic
I will have to go with shorter cranks unless I lengthen the forks but I think its got a great curve along the whole frame now and this rear frame section has a cool hoop design near the top of the tire
I wouldnt be me if I didnt break the rules I guess haha
the more I look at the pictures I think it needs a fork about 4-6 inches longer to level the lower tube with the ground.... I am sure I will change my mind a 1000 times before its done lol
Last edited by Hooch on Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
oh I will finish it I just wont be judged no biggie
heres a rookie fotoshopped pic of extendeing the fork
so I dunno if I like it or not lol
I second the motion...but we are just the peanut gallery
MY 2 SCHILLINGS WORTH: I vote no on extention forks...why.... becuase it kills.. the great look of the frame modification..ie lower the bike then kill the lowering with raising it back up?? Ive done about 4 of my bikes this way[lowering frame] check green bike top left in WHATS A RAT ROD BIKE?....I would rake the fork tube , kick out the extended fork to level the bike....it will look cooler and ride much better....ooooops thats more than 2 SCHILLINGS
NO Its NOT a schwinn, does NOT fit, look like, sound like, feel like, NOT similar, does NOT fit a SCHWINN!
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