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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 FINISHED TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by justride, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. justride

    justride

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    This is what she started as, a 1953 Schwinn Straight Bar that I picked up at a flea market with a few other bikes and parts.

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    After building The Bishop last year, I really wanted to go in a different direction with this one. Less polish, more rust. Less Cafe Racer, more Rat Rod. After a few months, some changes in direction, and some experimentation with patina and matte clear, she is done.

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    A little shout out to those on RRB who helped make the bike possible:
    The seat post came from slowriderz and is just awesome
    The springer came from AS Boltnut, and was essentially untouched (just cleaned, greased and sprayed with matte clear)
    The apes and Project 346 tires came from The Cruiser Shop in Campbell, CA (I know you guys lurk here)
    The shifter came from Migz
     
  2. jats

    jats

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    love the rustina on the ride good job!!

    Troy
     
  3. Funkme

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    Love it,looks like that gas station is famous for bike pics :wink:
    2 bike builders living in the same area,what are the odds..
    Brilliant bike looks right at home there...
     
  4. slowriderz

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    You NAILED it on this one!! great work.
     
  5. King Zebba

    King Zebba

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    I got to see this bike at shiny side up show. The rust job was so cool! It turned out Great!!! 8)
     
  6. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    Looks great!
    Well done!

    Luke.
     
  7. thebigorangecat

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  8. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    That bike is a classic.
     
  9. MazdaFlyer

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    Rat Rod Nice!
     
  10. MrLeghorn

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    Very cool! Lovin the patina!
     
  11. RockNRolla

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    Absolutely love this bike, A+ on this one great job.
     
  12. scott brownsey

    scott brownsey

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    sweet RAT ROD
     
  13. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    that is a cool bike.
     
  14. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Wow, this is awesome! Great patina 8)
     
  15. justride

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    Thanks for the compliments! This was a fun build, and is by far my most comfortable ride. Perfect for barcycling adventures in town.
     
  16. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    This turned out to be a perfect classic rat rod!
    Bravo man Bravo!!!!
     

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