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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 11 FINISHED BIKES' started by mrs. link, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. mrs. link

    mrs. link

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    After months of work and some inconsistant posts (sorry), my first build off bike is finished. I had a blast! It was a lot of fun taking part in something that every year, I see bring so much happiness to my husband. Now I understand. Its been a lot of fun seeing all the builds progressing, and seeing all the amazing ideas from all over the globe. This is a really great community and it's been really fun being a part of it. The icing on the cake, I got a cool new bike out of it.
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/ro11fast-or-go-home.98271/
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  2. SSG

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    Nice job!
     
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  3. OddJob

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    Awesome work Mrs Link! Clean, tight build with a good dose of rat-ification! Love the seat cover and chain ring especially. Well done, and...
    Rat on! :thumbsup:

    Remember, you want your very best photo to be first in line at the top of your thread. That's the one the moderator will pick for the voting thread. I personally like the red brick shot or your second to the last grass shot....both show off your cool headlight, and get a good look at the stance of your build....
     
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  4. Falstaff

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    Very well done. Another build or two, and you'll have to tell missing to step aside.
     
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  5. mrs. link

    mrs. link

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    Thanks, I was kind of partial to the profile picture, but now that you mention it, the brick picture does showcase the bike much better.
     
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  6. KJV

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    :cool2:
     
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  7. Scribble

    Scribble

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    Love those star chainrings, awesome tradition RAT.
     
  8. OneHorsePower

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    Nice build ! love the red color punch :nod: :rockout:
     
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  9. hewey

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    Nice work
     
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  10. metalchewy

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    Bare metal and bright grips! A great combination IMHO. Looks like a fun ride. Great work!
     
  11. The Renaissance Man

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

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    Turned out great. I really like how the truss rods and headlight work together!
     
  12. Georgeediii

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    The bike really turned out great! I love the wheel and tire choices and really dig its compact stance. Its a Rod for sure, both Rat and Hot! Well Done!
     
  13. kingfish254

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

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    You really did a great rat build here.
    Love the way it turned out.
    Clean, crisp, and fun with a ratty edge.
    Nice work. Very well balanced build!
    BRAVO!!
     
  14. mrs. link

    mrs. link

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    Thanks a bunch!
     
  15. mrs. link

    mrs. link

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    Thank you so much! This was too fun and building alongside my husband was the icing on the cake! Can't wait till the next build off. I already have ideas. . .
     
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  16. mrs. link

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    Thanks!! I had a blast and love how it turned out. Funny story - the offset tires remind me of a purple sparkly bike I had as a little girl that my older brother butchered and put different size wheels on. I had to ride with a scooter wheel on the front hunched over for weeks before my mom finally made him change it back :giggle:
     
  17. mrs. link

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    Thanks! Me too! I was so nervous making decisions this whole build off but I actually love how it turned out. I learned SO much cool stuff too! I've never been the kind of girl to shy away at getting my hands dirty but I also have never built something like this before. Love learning new things.
     
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  18. mrs. link

    mrs. link

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    Thank you! I love the contrast and, yes, it is super fun to ride!
     
  19. mrs. link

    mrs. link

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    Thanks!! That's my favorite part too!
     
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  20. Falstaff

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    Yup, you belong here.
     
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