(MBBO#5 Class 2)Mean Mr Mustard...'70 Fastback....1x9 Conversion

Discussion in 'MBBO 2016 - FINISHED BIKES - CLASS 2' started by Chad T, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Chad T

    Chad T

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    This bike came along at the right time to have in the build off. Got this right here in the for sale section and did my thing with it.

    Build thread here...http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index....ard-70-fastback-single-speed-complete.100458/

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    1970 Schwinn coaster brake Sting Ray Fastback. GT Mini BMX Race wheels, Tektro R559 brakes with Dia Comp PC-800 mtb levers, Wolf tooth 22t rear sprocket KMC narrow Z chain (with stock 46t mag narrowed down with a surface grinder.) FSA Cartridge bearing headset.

    Custom sissy suspension and seat cover were about the only craft projects on this one..I would love to spray this with some Ferrari yellow and polish those hoops but painting season is over here in OH...+I've had enough hoop polishing for the year...:)...lowering the chain guard was the only other mod I think..:39:

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    It's a quick, fun little bike. The super loud free hub makes every ride memorable too. Geared just right to get the jump on the kid and get coasting before he can pass. If I get my hand on my knee it's a bonus.:giggle:


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    Thanks Fellas!! It's been a great time as usual.
     
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  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Great stuff!
    Another awesome Chad build!

    Luke.
     
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  3. KJV

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    Super job : as always Chad.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  4. furyus

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    Nice Fastback, Chad. Maybe it's been said before, but reminds me of a 1st gen Mustang or Camaro stuffed with modern goodies. Bet she's fun to ride.

    furyus
     
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  5. Chad T

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    Thank you!!

    That's exactly what makes these fun furyus. Would love to be able to build a car like that but don't have the resources. With a bicycle it's doable.

    It is fun to ride and the gel pad on the banana makes her comfy. Took her out for a spin tonight.

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  6. roadwarrior

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    Nice looking Fastback, Chad. I think I've owned more yellow ones than all the other available colors.
     
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  7. furyus

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    Empathize completely. Not enough time, not enough money, not enough space, and I'd probably muck it up. Even sold my motorcycle after having ridden for forty years and several hundred thousand miles - used up 8 of my nine lives and retired on top. Bicycles are a most excellent way to keep a wrench in your hand and the wind in your face. You build some nice bikes, Chad; I'm sure the slammed Road Runner you build for Junior someday will rock, too.

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  8. GuitarlCarl

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    Cool. The Fastback is another bike I've never seen in person. But I like em'.

    Carl.
     
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  9. OddJob

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    You know how much I like this build Chad. The references to classic muscle cars by @furyus is spot on. Simple, fast, no-nonsense. Fastback is the perfect name for this style of muscle bike! All your souped-up parts pick mixed in with original spec really give this the signature Chad T-remendous quality build! :41:
     
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  10. OneHorsePower

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    Great clean rebuild ,looks like a great ride:41:
     
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  11. franconuevo

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    Neat clean build...lovely bike
    way to go Chad
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  12. metalchewy

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    A lot of cool modern components into this detailed build. Great work!

    Sprung sissies are Awesome!!
     
  13. kingfish254

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

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    Beautiful build!!!
     
  14. Chad T

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    Thank you guys so much. This was a really fun one to put together.

    Took a quick ride vid the other day. Wanted to get better one but never got around to it.

     
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  15. CRASH

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    Love the updated component builds you do. Great stuff!
     
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  16. The Renaissance Man

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    Just what I've come to expect from your bikes Chad! I always like your approach bike building, clean, fine tuned and a nice mix of vintage and new parts.
    Nice quick acceleration in the video!:thumbsup:
     
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