Rockafella - 1953 Ruff Firestone Super Cruiser - Finished Thread - 3rd Place

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  1. KOTA

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    I had a BO bike in the past named "RUNVS" (are you envious)...That should be on that bike somewhere.
     
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    Thanks guys. I couldn't be happier with how successful the Fifties Clingon Cloaking has worked. Riding around, people really think it's an old bike.
     
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    Thanks Carlton. I think you are closer to the truth. The bars may be wild, but they are 1930s replicas, so how wacky can they be. They totally fit the style of the build though.

    Can't wait to see you join us again next year!!!! It's been too long brother!
     
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    Thanks guys, guess I need to get some plates made. :)
     
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    If I ever build a truly mundane or boring build, you guys can put me out to pasture. :)

    It was fun finding that balance, and I loved the original paint from the start. It was a bonus surprise on Saturday when I saw how well the fenders cleaned and polished out. I was expecting them to pop even more.
     
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    I have to give a big shout out to Patina kustoms. For the second year in a row my brother @karfer67 has hooked me up with some sick bars for my Rat Rod Build Off Bike. From the start of this build I have planned on using a set of his Felby bars. When I was finally able to put them on this weekend, I was blown away at the coolness of them. Riding with them was even better. It's hard to explain how cool those sweeping forward curves are. Here are some pics of his sport Felbys on Rockafella.

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  7. KOTA

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    I'm making each one of my favorite BO bikes, the desktop background on my computer, for 3 days each. Your bike is one of them.
     
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    Oh cool! I'm honored brother! Return to the 50s

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    Very cool build I like it!! those bars are a great fit to it and man your city looks great with all the cool old buildings ect in your background shots just may have to visit there sometime to check out the sights and I think I may have to get a set of them bars and build a bike around them:)
     
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    I would love to cruise around and show you my beautiful city! Come on down to cruise and talk bikes!
    Hit @karfer67 up for those bars or some of his other designs. He'll do you right!
     
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    I took Rockafella out for a ride this afternoon and had the coolest experience. Earlier in the park, a nice Asian tourist asked to take some pics of my bike.

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    Later, I was waiting at the fountain for someone to come by that could take a ride video for me. It turns out that him and his family are visiting from Hanoi, Vietnam. This was too cool since we were in Hanoi when the Build Off started!!!! So here is the ride video he did for me. You can hear them talk as I go around the fountain. (Those are loud insects you hear in the background).




    Afterwards I asked if they wanted a picture taken and the guy asked if they could include Rockafella in the photo. How cool is this!! Only in Savannah!! I love my city!

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    He was having so much fun sitting on it, I told him to go ahead and ride it around. Even though the geometry is a bit stretched for him, he rode it like a champ around the fountain.

     
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    Parts List for Rockafella
    Thanks to all of the guys that I bought or traded with to get this cool parts to build Rockafella!

    Ruff Dean frame - @Jarod24
    Shelby Springer fork - @Jarod24
    Felby handlebars - @karfer67
    Ladies Firestone Super Cruiser donor bike - Lucky (my local salvage guy)
    Perfect match Gumby green Flexgrip grips - @Dr. Tankenstein
    Felt 24x3 whitewall Thick Brick El Guapo wheelset - @DJ-FADES
    Monark rear fender reflector (used on front fender) - @pick
    Sign language Peace and Love valve caps - @eparsons
    Fender rivet screws - @Mark Davo
     
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    Crank up some Dr. Hook "Cover of the Rolling Stone" and check this out!!!
    The Savannah Bicycle Campaign is gonna use my Rockafella Savannah Theatre Return to the 50s pic for the cover of their new BikeSAV Guide & Map!!
    How sweet is this!!!???!!!!!

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    So much to look at and going on but still very cohesive! Another classic! The supermodel of this build off! ;-)
     
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    Thanks my BBC brother! I am very happy with this one. Talking bikes with you guys in Manila at the end of our trip really pushed me to go with this build rather than a simpler one. Thanks and give my best to the rest of the BBC! Next is "for sale" season. Time to work some Budol!!!!
     
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    We're glad you were able to go with this direction, and simple doesn't suit you anyway, hehehe ;-) Budol on, brutha!
     
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    Nice ride vid! You look good on that big ole hog.
     
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    Took Rockafella out for some fun in the sun today.
    (Possibly my last ride before selling)

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