Rust2Rods Schwinn VW Tribute Bike - Completed

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  1. Rust2Rods

    Rust2Rods

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    Well the last of the parts came in, I did the final assembly. New chain, pedals, got the seat installed, shortened the chain by 4 links and took it for a ride shortly after shooting the photos. Did a quick 5 mile trip to the Lake Michigan Beach near my home through a county park called Grant Park (killer hills though) The gearing is a little tall for the hills, but it moves well. Rides really smooth.... So here are the final shots. I am going to call it finished....

    Here's a link to the build...
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=74666&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
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  2. The Renaissance Man

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

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    Fahrvergn├╝gen! :mrgreen:
     
  3. Scribble

    Scribble

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    love the bike man were did you get that springer fork i need one for my project
     
  4. Chris Crew

    Chris Crew

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    I hear the surf's up on Lake Michigan--how did it look?
    Nice bike too, btw. Love the saddle.
     
  5. justride

    justride

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    Great color, and an excellent tribute. Love the build, nice and simple.
     
  6. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    I love that you pulled off a VW tribute without putting any (that I see) VW emblems on it. It's great.
     
  7. Heavy Pedal

    Heavy Pedal

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    Great looking build. The color scheme is cool!
     
  8. kingfish254

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

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    Very classy build!
    Love the color!
     
  9. Funkme

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    Another classic build,looks like a easy rider...
     

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