Wonder rat finished

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 8 FINISHED TRADITIONAL BIKES' started by sqrly, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. sqrly

    sqrly

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    Hey all, I got my rat done in the most traditional way possible, quick, ratty and lean. Didnt have much time to do this build. I got the frame a couple weeks ago and didnt decide to build it till I had the seat fall into my lap. And then the search was on for necessary parts. I posted my intentions to join the build off and the race was on!

    My double bar frame looked fast laying on the floor, so I kept with that theme and kept it lean.

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  2. karfer67

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    Classy clean like it
     
  3. Randythe Rat

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    LIke it a lot !!
     
  4. sqrly

    sqrly

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    Thanks. I love the stripes on the wood rims. For me it was a no brainer to use them on this bike. The long front triangle of the frame and the low and back seat just make it look fast. Got quite a few comments and questions today while at the park. Admitadly, this is the first fixed gear bike I have ever road and that takes some getting used to. Lol
     
  5. Glen

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    Love the frame... love what you did... love what you didn't do... perfect 8)
     
  6. King Zebba

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    Simple and sweet!
     
  7. Funkme

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    Great old bike...well done
     
  8. kingfish254

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    Perfect patina and grouping of parts and details.
    BRAVO!
     
  9. El C

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    I know this is an old thread but I was just going through old posts and stumbled on this one.
    I normally dislike straight tube bikes but this looks good.
    Proportions are just right (to my eye). I have one similar frame and it just may be that I´ll do something with it, now when I´ve seen your version.
     
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  10. Phil Fink

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    So, who all made such double-bar (no-drop, no-tank) frames, for stores like Shapleigh Hardware St. Louis MO - Davis, Mead, Schwinn, Worksman?
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    Are they from the teens, predecessor to (before) the motorbike style, or concurrently produced?
     
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