Crusty Racer...low budget Board Tracker

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 FINISHED TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by buckchocolate, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. buckchocolate

    buckchocolate

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    the Crusty Racer is done...I think...I pretty much stuck to my budget, I broke down and bought new tubes after about 10 flats from used vintage tubes and I found these killer antique Nickel/Brass oversized VaLve Stem Covers...kept it under $50...here's the before and after pics and a link to some of the build....THANKS for looking!
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  2. noodlenoggin

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    I really like this bike. There's no one detail I can point at -- the whole bike just works. It really looks like a bike someone stored in their barn from around 1942 until now, and you just pulled it out, wiped it down and voila! Nice work!
     
  3. DeuceWheeler

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    Amazing. One of the coolest bikes I have seen.
     
  4. kensmurray

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    Great job on keeping the rat look on all the parts, it looks like it's been a racer for many yrs.
    Kenny
     
  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Very nice! Absolutely love it!

    Luke.
     
  6. Funkme

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    Yep I love this barn find style bikes...Great work,it's actually one of my faves so far... :D
     
  7. Nice bike! Nothing needs to be added or taken away, nothing looks out of place, not too much, not too little,
    It's just right.
     
  8. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Very nice! 8)
     
  9. King Zebba

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    So Cool! 8) 8) 8)
     
  10. The Messenger

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    phenomenal job!
     
  11. ADRNLN

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    Wow! I'd ride THAT!
     
  12. deorman

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    Has a great survivor look to it, nice job!
     
  14. RadOne

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    Is it me, or does it look like this bike has a modified front suspension for the circle track? 8)
     
  15. buckchocolate

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    haha, yeah boy...added a little spring rubber on the pony for the high banks!...THANKS for the props guys!
     
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  17. Scribble

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    dude i love this bike so much nice job
     
  18. Chris Crew

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    Nice one.
     
  19. DonQui

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    Very nice I like everything about this bike.
     
  20. buckchocolate

    buckchocolate

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    for me the photos are as much FUN as the build...inspired by some comments that the Racer looks like a Barn Find, I borrowed some time today at my buddies barn...enjoy!
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