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Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 FINISHED BIKES' started by Rat Rod, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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  2. scrumblero

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    That cleaned up great! Just the right amount of shiny!
     
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  3. metalchewy

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    Those big tires and wheels look great with that natural patina. Sweet ride!
     
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  4. KOTA

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    The location of that bell..Absolute genius! The bending of that basket back to original..Perfection. The RRB plate on the front...Doodadery at its best!


    In reality I'm a little jealous, $80....Nice score. A bike that is a TRUE RAT, the essence of this site.
     
  5. OddJob

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    Really like those Jack Rabbit tires on the fat chrome rims! Great compliment of new parts added to a very rust-ifying original patina!

    Nice work! :41:
     
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  6. Scribble

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    When Schwinn's rust, they rust ! :inlove:.
     
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  7. Chad T

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    Awesome look you got going with this one. The patina and the rims really compliment each other.
     
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  8. Wade

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    I have literally the PERFECT girls Hornet match to this bike - in "as found" condition still sporting nearly the exact same patina - if you have the hankering to add an accompanying ride for a lady friend. I actually have two of them and have not touched either of them yet.
     
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  9. Muttley

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    What type of wheels are those and where did they come from? A set similar to those would be perfect for my Spaceliner project.
     
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  10. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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    Love it


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  11. deorman

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    Iconic. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Felt cruiser wheels. The set came from site sponsor Clyde James.
     
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  13. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Cool can you get us a deal on some ?
     
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  14. Jake Sensi

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    ARE YOU KIDDING?!? YOU CAME OUT OF NO WHERE AND FINISHED A SWEET BIKE. THE TIRES CAP IT OFF!!
     
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  15. GuitarlCarl

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    The perfect fade of the patina is the top of the fork crown into the fork. That's a tough one to faux.
    I like it.

    Carl.
     
  16. sdframe

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    It's jusr right.
     
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  17. 2dawgs

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    Love the patina & shiny contrast.
     
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  18. G-Matt

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    Classic yet a nice hot rod vibe . Is that burning rubber i smell ;.)


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  19. SoulGarageOH

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    Yeah! That's good lookin'
     
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  20. jodphoto

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    Brings back childhood memories. What a time machine.
     
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