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Old Manse Hawthorne...Final Day Video just added!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 FINISHED BIKES' started by OddJob, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. OddJob

    OddJob

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    The basis of this build is a 1937 Hawthorne barn find bike. It was fairly complete when I found it, and some parts were added on later to enhance this beautiful old, t-rusty steed. Below the pics is a link to the build thread. Here are a number of pics from my ride this morning in Lowertown - St Paul, MN; my home stomping grounds and favorite place to take a vintage ride. I spent last night in the Black Dog Cafe, listening to some pals show off their considerable jazz chops. And coffee and a doughnut this morning....

    I really enjoyed the 'ride' during this RRB Build Off #12. The creative and innovative nature of all the builds, along with the community building among the builders, is what keeps me coming back time after time. Thanks for another good one! RaT oN!

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    Ride video along the Mississippi today, the last day of the BO 12. "She may look rusty, but that's just a disguise, she rides like a dream, I tell you no lies".




    The obligatory 'fountain pic'.....trademarked by @kingfish254 !

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    Find the build thread here: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...e-hawthorne-lights-camera-action-pg-8.103140/
     
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  2. Scribble

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    It's as if the OddJob award manifested its self as a bike :cool2:.
    Beautiful rust bucket !
     
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  3. kingfish254

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

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  4. KOTA

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    Another bike done RIGHT!...A sheep in RAT"S clothing
     
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  5. Funkme

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    Love it. Very pleasing and easy on the eyes. Looks like it was dragged out of a barn and just rinsed. The fancy chain guard is the focal point. Stunning.
     
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  6. The Renaissance Man

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

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    There's so much to like about this one. But I'm really drawn to the chain guard and chain ring combination...awesome!
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  7. Missing Link

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    Another great O.J. build. Nice 'n crusty, I'd be proud to have that one in my garage. Nice job.
     
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  8. kirkpatrick

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    Love it. Came out just right.
     
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  9. OddJob

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    Thanks all! I really had fun trying to create the 'cast iron' look on the chain guard, handlebars, and rims. And the cleaning up of the frame and fenders, but leaving it just rusty enough for my own rat-isfaction. The Do-Ray tractor lights were also fun to customize and adapt for bicycle use.

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  10. franconuevo

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    Whew, what a beauty.
    The muted hues of the backgrounds in the pics are just right to show off the lines and details of this fine old relique'.
    Just a super build.
    Man, I can't believe that chain-guard even cleaned up enough to accept the O.J. 'treat" ment.
    But......we're glad it did
    3 thumbs up...:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
    franco
     
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  11. Chad T

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    Always fun to watch the ratisfying ratina in action. Great job on this one she's a beaute. Your wit and encouragement are a great contribution to these build offs.
     
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  12. Jane says

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    Its a beauty!
     
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  13. OddJob

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    Thanks franco! I just sort of all came together, and easier than some bikes. I guess it's what they call 'good bones'. When I saw the bike in it's original condition, I just knew there was a cool rat rod in there somewhere!
     
  14. OddJob

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    Thanks Chad! The cyber-friendships we develop are one of the main things that hold me here. And, all the rust of course...! :21:
     
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  15. JNOACK

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    Agree 1000%. Beautiful flowing lines!!
     
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  16. G-Matt

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    Well done OJ ! You sure no how to make a old bike look older she's got the look , she's got the look well you know the song . Key points for me sprocket, guard , bars & light on with your crusty bad self .


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  17. Joe Conde

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    That's a beaut! I'm diggin' it! :113:
     
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  18. OddJob

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    Thanks G! I was old before my time, maybe that has something to do with it! :bigsmile:
     
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  19. OddJob

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    Thanks Joe!
     
  20. sdframe

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    Has anyone mentioned the curves? The top bars, chain guard, chain wheel and those beautiful fender braces. As usual, you brought out the character of yet another fine old bike.
     
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