rat bike

  1. SSG

    XLR8

    This bike features functional front and rear suspension and a feet forward seating position for superior comfort, even in the roughest post-apocalyptic road conditions. It started with a vintage exercise bike frame. XLR8 Build Thread.
  2. SSG

    BO15 XLR8

    I dragged this Exercycle exercise bike frame out of the woods. It'll be the base for this build.
  3. SSG

    1968 Double Diamond.

    This 1968 racer was pretty rough from sitting outside as yard art so it was a perfect candidate for a mild custom job. I've built it up in the style of a ship yard bike while making use of as many of the original parts as possible. It started out as this. After stripping it down I braced the...
  4. SSG

    1968 Double Diamond

    I just happened to be at the right place at the right time as someone was about to haul this yard art Schwinn to the dump. It's a 1968 Racer. It's covered in some sort yellow peel coat paint and the original paint is trashed so I think it's a good candidate for a custom job.
  5. BobbyStillz

    1945 Westfield 'Spitfire', BALLOONATIC

    See the full build here, in the 'Builds' forum. http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/1945-westfield-custom-custom.108452/
  6. SSG

    Pastiche

    Before: Finished: This is a ladies Huffy mountain bike turned fixed gear 700c Motobike. Build thread: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/pastiche-painted-sneak-peek.106434/
  7. SSG

    RRBBO13 Pastiche (Painted, Sneak Peek)

    I'm going for a classic cruiser style build and I'll be using this huffy as a donor. I'm thinking about something like this.
  8. SSG

    1947 Hawthorne "Mild One" (Pedals and stem done)

    I just received this frame today. I've been looking a while for a taller frame, so this was perfect. Don't expect anything wild, it's just going to be a simple OG paint bike. I threw on a few spare parts to start getting an idea of which direction I want to go with it. I kind of like it...
  9. Rory

    '55 Hudson - 24" Newsboy "Sprinter"

    Here is a few pics of my latest build. I honestly forget where i got the year from... I bought this several years ago and have tried to find info on it but with no luck other that some bits on Westfield Mfg.. So for now, it hase a few imported parts, holding the place of domestic parts. Being...
  10. L

    Rat & Chopper Trikes

    so I'm trying to draw some inspiration for a rat/chopper style trike. My wife just got a brand-spankin new Scwinn Meridian, but buying new isn't quite my style. This'll be my first ever build as well, so I'm looking to draw some inspiration / tips from other dudes who've done it already. Cheers...
  11. SSG

    That Old Wheel.

    "That Old Wheel" is sort of an anti-build. It cost nothing to build, doesn't use any fancy parts, and is supposed to look like it came this way. You can see poor excuse of a build thread here .