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  1. moleman

    (ORBO) Green Lantern finished

    There is a lot of things I still want to do on this bike but not on time, so here it is! Frame; Dyno knockoff (Kustom Kruiser?)(gift from friend) Seatpost; Generic (Stolen from another bike) Seat; Plastic spider web knockoff (from stash) Front wheel; generic (from stash) Rear wheel; Chris King...
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    (ORBO) Green Lantern

    I know this is starting late, and I have never finished a build off yet, but when a friend calls and says, "Someone left this frame in the hallway of my building, do you want it?" I just had to jump in. I only got the frame yesterday, and I plan on just throwing some part on it that I already...
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    Just finished a couple of Klunkers

    Who wants to get dirty? Both have coaster brakes in the back, and more modern brakes up front (because I am not insane). Heavy as Fire Truck, but really smooth, stable and fast, downhill.
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    We want the Klunk

    Well this will be my third build off, hopefully the first that I finish. This will be made out of parts that I have gathered over the last couple of years, sharp eyed people will notice parts that I bought from the forum! Most of the parts were bought with the idea of making a bomber/klunk of...
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    Evolution of a Cruiser, here I go again.

    This poor bike. While I have owned it, it has been... A fixed gear cruiser. An Xtracycle equipped cargo bike. A multi-speed klunker. A fixed gear DIY cargo bike. My Biker Build Off 5 entry. And back to a fat tire cruiser, with a coaster brake this time. Flyer... by Paul de Valera, on...
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    Well my buddy and I worked late into the night taking pictures. :D However, when I tried to post them at 11:45, the forum was locked. :cry: I guess midnight California time was too late, sigh. So in the interest of posterity, here is my entry to RRBB#5.
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    Behind the Eight Ball (Name Change)

    Well once again I am going to throw my hat in the ring, maybe I will finish for once. The frame is a black Schwinn, year unknown, found by the railroad tracks with only a bent fork. Since then, it has been a fixed gear cruiser; A 6 speed XtraCycle cargo bike; A homemade fixed gear cargo...
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    suspension fork upgrade

    Has anybody managed to fit a 1 1/8th inch fork into a 1 inch frame? The fork I bought from EBay was mislabeled and I might be stuck with it. :( I know that it is trying to fit a 10 pound turkey in a 5 pound bag, but if I can find the right size bearings it might work.
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    Well it has been awhile since my last project post. Here is my latest proof of insanity, HAZAREA. It all started one community dumpster day when I fished out a set of mtn bike wheels. The previous owner didn't want me to take them as the rims were trashed, and they were, but I managed to...
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    Just another Fixie

    OK, maybe not, but it reminds me of some of the bikes found here. Inspired anyone? Soviet built Takhion, Boards only. Found on,
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    MoleMan's Attempt

    I hope it isn't to late to join in. I found this RoadMaster abandoned near my work. I love the frame, tank that it is, so I got permission to drag it home and immediately set to stripping all the heavy components off of it. Sorry, no pics of that. Off came the suspension forks, the triple...
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    I left my Fixie at work...

    So I had to tow it home! Got home ok, though the cross winds were murder. The fixie that came together when I shook the parts bin. By far the lightest bike in my shed, though compared to the X-cruiser that isn't saying much.
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    It is slow at work and I am surfing ebay (don't tell anyone!) and I found this. ... 0085409661 I can't afford it but that is no reason why anyone else can't enjoy it!
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    an oldie

    Well I just got this frame, an Iver Johnson, maybe from the 1920's, and I am mocking it up with some loose parts. Don't know what I want to do with it yet, will take ideas.
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    Ratty Raleigh

    I think straight tube bikes need ratty love to. My mid 70's Raleigh 10speed with 700C wheels, a mid 50's SA 3speed hub, flipped bars from a kids bike and a leather seat. Meaty tires give a great ride and sporty position allows me to scare pedestrians and cut through traffic. Still working...
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    RRBBO - Walmart mountain bike

    I wanted to join in the fun but I don't have a spare 50 year old cruiser to rod, so I am using a frame I found on the side of the road. I have most of the parts in my stash, let's see what happens!
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    More poor photos

    My first rat rod bike. Sewerpipe cruiser frame, mountain bike fork, wheels, brakes, cranks, and bottom bracket. The handlebars are motorcycle chopper "z" bars, very comfy. I am entertaining offers for this bike as I have too many bikes and my wife is giving me "that look" when I bring more...
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    My poor photos

    Better photos to come! This is my favorite cruiser/rat bike. It looks like a stock Schwinn, but every part is from an different bike. The best part is the wheels, from a failed fixed gear mountain bike project. I thought to change it to a freewheel, but in the meantime I got used to riding...