One - Liner.....New Photos added...page 1!

May 2, 2011
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Odd Job, you really nailed the patina look with this one.:cool2: Plus the stance and extras make me think it looks like an old racer 50s that you fixed up, just enough;).

From the video and seeing you ride at the swap meet, it looks like a great riding bike too, Sweet!!

Looking forward to riding our two nanner seat bikes together. I think we'll try my more flat neighborhood this time. My recumbent-style seating position would be too much work on the hills in your area :bigsmile:.

Great Job!
 
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Mar 26, 2012
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Odd Job, you really nailed the patina look with this one.:cool2: Plus the stance and extras make me think it looks like an old racer 50s that you fixed up, just enough;).

From the video and seeing you ride at the swap meet, it looks like a great riding bike too, Sweet!!

Looking forward to riding our two nanner seat bikes together. I think we'll try my more flat neighborhood this time. My recumbent-style seating position would be too much work on the hills in your area :bigsmile:.

Great Job!
Ready when you are! Thanks for the kudos, it means even more because you've actually seen the bike in person. *no camera tricks* :21:
 
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Looking forward to a ride late August. We'll be all like laid back and bananary :bigsmile:. The fall ride is coming up in Sept too! Sorry I lost the pic I had of you at the swap meet when my computer crashed.

Yeah, its one thing to take photos but seeing the whole bike design and the details together makes a big difference. See you soon.
 
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OddJob has been busy creating the OddJob Awards for Most Rat-isfying Rat Rods the last couple of days. And yes, you can tell there will be more than one winner......so many great rust-ifications that Rat-ed high on my scale this year!
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The prize is a custom coffee-aged copy of an original ad page from the March 1964 Hot Rod Magazine. The ad is for the Weird-Oh model kits produced by Hawk Model Co. in Chicago, Ill. I had all of these kits as a kid (yes, the original issue...I'm that old) and proudly displayed them on the book shelf above my desk in my room. I found an attraction to them, and their witty descriptive ad phrasing, along with the crazy rods and goons that went with them!

Here is a shot of me, circa 1964, sitting at my desk with the models. I weeded, picked, and sold a lot of vegetables out of our massive garden on the farm to pay for these gems. We hauled them in a Radio Flyer wagon up and down our country road to our neighbors. It really is where 'rat rods' all got started for me....
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Great bike and a great twist on the TRM tank. I have a feeling that the pics, which are nice, may not be doing this bike justice. I would love to see it in person and go over it with a fine tooth comb. Lots of little details and almost a bit of a Mad Max vibe. Congrats on a cool ride.
 
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Great bike and a great twist on the TRM tank. I have a feeling that the pics, which are nice, may not be doing this bike justice. I would love to see it in person and go over it with a fine tooth comb. Lots of little details and almost a bit of a Mad Max vibe. Congrats on a cool ride.
Thanks GGdiii ! Those laundry tub strainer headlight covers with the flames coming out of them do look a bit daunting! :21: It is a sturdy rider and likes to go fast. The gearing combo (stock to the girl's frame) and slick tires really rolls.

The paint fade ( Rustoleum 'Fossil' ) into the faux-tina rust and real rust is something that only can really be appreciated in person, for sure. Thanks again, and I really dig your build....those creels and other adds are nice touches!
 
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One-Liner was not only the first build-off bike completed in the confines of The BACK40 bike shed....it was also the first custom build that I have sold. A couple of months ago I met Nick Ringelstetter, a skateboard and street artist who is inspired by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and others, at an art fair here in Minneapolis.

I struck up a conversation with him about my passion, and we began to talk about designs / features he would want in a rat rod bicycle. Interestingly, he found TRM's winning build from BO-9 on the net, and said," I'd like something like this."

BAM! One-Liner, with a couple of modifications (the cruiser saddle option I had already created as a seat for One-Liner, cream rear fattie, 700c road wheel with Thickslick road tire for the front). He picked up the bike and really loves it!

I fully expect him to give it his own 'twist' down the road....but here are a few shots of our exchange and a link to his store on Ebay so you can see how his art, and mine, found a common bond....

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Luke, I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see something 'bicycle themed' out of Nick in the future.....can you imagine his interpretation of a bunch of our bikes and his characters in a collage ...?!
 
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