Dr. T’s ‘Lab Rats’

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  1. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

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    Thought I’d create a gallery of my past and current bikes.
    In no particular order of build:
    The ‘Fat Belly Bobber’ (parted out to other builds):
    This was my first build after joining RRB back in 2009. It’s a 1990s Huffy Santa Fe (precursor to the Cranbrook). It went through several versions.
    V1:
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    V2: added Worksman fork, ‘tank’ plates and Huffy Decals
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    V3: new bars/grips, headlight/tail light, double armed kickstand
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    V4: tried some cream Thick Bricks
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    V5: added a flipped Rat Trap springer, swapped the front wheel to a 26” and ran Kenda Kraze 24x3 rear/26x2.125 front
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    V6: swapped out the wheelset with a set of Worksman rims with a Nexus 3sp coaster and brown Fat Franks
    Can’t find a pic (stupid Photobucket..) if/when I do I’ll post it

    The Tybee Siren:
    Built for my wife, it’s a 24” 1950 Monark.
    Current version:
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    The Sara Kate:
    Built for my daughter and a RRBBO entry, it’s a 1972 Schwinn Lil Chik with a modified baby OCC Stingray fork,a 26” ladies tank and a Nexus 3sp coaster.
    Current version:
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    BMX Fat Bike (for sale):
    Walmart Mongoose Beast with some BMX touches.
    Current version:
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    Toadmaster:
    1946 CWC Roadmaster with original paint/patina, the Worksman Nexus 3sp wheelset and Fat Franks from the Fatbelly, Brooks B72, front fender from a girls Hawthorne and a 1937 CWC rear rack with green Delta tail light. Love this bike!
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    Christmas bike:
    Building this as a tribute to my Dad, it’s a 1956 JC Higgins Christmas catalog bike. It is a bit of a resto-mod with some chromed bits, 2sp SRAM Automatix rear, 26x2.35 whitewall Bontrager Solanas, Higgins speedo, still need to repaint the tank/chainguard.
    Current condition:
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    Amsterback (sold):
    1995 Diamondback MTB turned path bike:
    Current version:
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    BareFlye:
    1958 Huffman is also a RRBBO entry. I badged it with a AirFlyte headbadge, springer section from a Monark, cream Thick Bricks from the Fatbelly, tractor headlight converted to H7 LED, RUFF leather saddle (new addition), it is clear powdercoated in gloss and matte finishes.
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    Schwummit strandie:
    My latest and everyday rider, a Summit Workhorse built as a Schwinn Heavy Duti (same frame, with a 1” head tube). REALLY love this one!
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    Phantom-RAY
    My never ending custom ‘Schwinn’ stretch, I’ll post the details when/if I finish it.
    Current condition:
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    Big Rail (sold):
    This started as a chrome 1968? Huffy Silver Jet. It too was a RRBBO entry.
    For the RRBBO:
    Looking for a pic
    As sold:
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    That’s all for now, hope you like ‘em!
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    Cheers,
    Dr. T (Rob)


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  2. Kruez

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    Love them, thanks for sharing Dr.T. The Ruff seat is a cool add.



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  3. FreddyS

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    Awesome builds!


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  4. kingfish254

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

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    Awesome gallery.
    My favorite is BareFlyte. It looks even cooler in person.
    Did you mean for Phantom-Ray to be a stealthy black box? :D
     
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  5. OddJob

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    I'm a sucker for big boy muscle bikes, so Big Ray is a fav. And that version of your first bike, right before the cream tires were added. Quite the cadre of crusty cruisers!
     
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  6. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Yes, the black box was on purpose because that is the only color it will contain....


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  7. PeteMcP

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    Great share DT. Consistently cool builds going on here.
    Your Toadmaster and BareFlyte builds do it for me!
     
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  8. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    All very nice!

    Seems that everyone is picking their favorites, so...
    if I had to choose one, I'd have to pick Toadmaster. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. raggedjim

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    Nice builds Dr. T
     
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  10. A.S.BOLTNUT

    A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Good stuff Doc
    Liked scrolling through your builds
    Dig the "Bareflye " those fat white tires look stout on that ride :showingbiceps:

    ~Rafael ~
     
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  11. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

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    I’d be willing to bet there’s a part from you on every build!


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  12. A.S.BOLTNUT

    A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Thank you for sayin so ! Your a good brother in rust . ;)
     
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  13. Chad T

    Chad T

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    Some cool builds! Also especially like the Toadmaster. You have great taste Dr-T
     
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  14. A.S.BOLTNUT

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  15. Robertk

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    Strong stable!
     
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    Some killer rides!!!!!
     
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