The Board Ratter Finished

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 FINISHED TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by Bluemustang21, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Bluemustang21

    Bluemustang21

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    Hey guys,
    It's been an awesome summer working on this thing, and put a lot of miles on it. My goal was to do something simple with a cool patina and a killer stance. I was inspired by a lot of vintage board trackers and old whizzers. I Picked up the 1952 Schwinn DX at a garage sale and was able to source a lot of parts through eBay and friends. I'm extremely happy with how it came out. It's one of my favorite bikes to ride due to how cushy and laid back it is. So here are the final pics!

    Build thread : http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=72177


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    -1952 schwinn DX frame
    -Monark fork
    -Schwinn sweet heart sprocket
    -Typhoon Cord NOS
    -vintage EBay handlebars
    -gooseneck stem
    -custom leather saddle wrap, and laced grips
    - Cool old pedals lol
     
  2. RockNRolla

    RockNRolla

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    Awesome bike! Love the backdrop too flows very well with the bike, makes a killer pic! Good job
     
  3. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Building Rat Rod Bikes: You're doing it right.
     
  4. Heavy Pedal

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    I like it! Rust rules!!
     
  5. frank'n biker

    frank'n biker

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    I am digg'n those tires.
     
  6. thebigorangecat

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    VERY NICE!
     
  7. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    Nicely done and very well balanced!
    Very high on the coolometer!

    Luke.
     
  8. Chips_Mahoy

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    There's nothing not to like. Nice job!
     
  9. buckchocolate

    buckchocolate

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    that's how I like my "Rat"...well done and perfectly seasoned!...nice Bike!!!
     
  10. kingfish254

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

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    Great rat build!
    Congrats!
     
  11. sqrly

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    This is one of my favorites. Diggin the fork. Reminds my of a Lawill fork on a flat tracker.
     
  12. Funkme

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    Love the patina on this and its down to earth rustic look... :D
     
  13. thebigorangecat

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    VERY NICE!

    Had to say it one more time!
     

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