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""RAD ROT"" Aug 1-Calling it a DONE DEAL!! pics added

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 - TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by Chips_Mahoy, May 1, 2013.

  1. expjawa

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" Update 30 July-Lighting configuration change

    trailer hitch?

    This bike is pretty cool overall, but why are you using such a bent fork?
     
  2. kingfish254

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" Update 30 July-Lighting configuration change

    Good choice to move the candle light. It competed with the rack visually and it looks great as a headlight. Do you have any hood ornament to mount on the candle light handle?
     
  3. Chips_Mahoy

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" Update 30 July-Lighting configuration change

    I have access to a handful of them but none really jumped out at me. I'm using my last few days of build time to look for something to use.
     
  4. Chips_Mahoy

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" Update 30 July-Lighting configuration change


    Sorry.....didn't see your posts......

    It's really not bent, but after looking at the pics again I can see how you'd think it is. And yes you're correct on the trailer hitch.
     
  5. expjawa

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" Update 30 July-Lighting configuration change

    I'll take your word for it. The fork legs do look bent back in a number of different photos, from different angles, including one that's nearly directly from the side...
     
  6. Kroozerdave

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" Update 30 July-Lighting configuration change

    That candle holder looked good both ways.
    However making it the front and your plan b tail light with the carrier on the back works well too.

    I like that you made the choice rather than set yourself up for more frustration.
    As well as inspiring yourself for next year.
     
  7. Chips_Mahoy

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" Update 30 July-Lighting configuration change

    Thank you sir! I wanted the profile look to be balanced out. The rear looked a little cluttered, which shouldn't make a difference on a Rat Rod Bike, but I felt better after doing it. Next year's RRBBO will be a good one. Not a winner, but a good one!
     
  8. Chips_Mahoy

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" Done done done done.....

    After changing the lighting around and double checking everything, I'm calling it done! I've got to do a couple little things to the "extra detail item" but it'll be done later today. Taking pics tomorrow. So I guess I did finish this in time after all!! YEA!! Ill start my finished thread as soon as I get the pics done. (Insert smiley eating popcorn here)
     
  9. Chips_Mahoy

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    Re: ""RAD ROT"" Aug 1-Calling it a DONE DEAL!!

    Here's a couple quick shots of it finished, sans the extra detail item. I'll have a lot more in my finished thread.

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  10. kingfish254

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    Oh yeah, definitely the right move with the headlight switch!
    Way to go!
     
  11. Chips_Mahoy

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    Thank you sir! I think it has a more "balanced" look, so to speak.
     
  12. rich7659

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    Looks awesome! I agree the light looks better in the front.
     
  13. Chips_Mahoy

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    Thanks! Look in the Finished thread for more pics.
     

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