Wonder rat finished

May 29, 2013
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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.











 
May 29, 2013
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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
 

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Perfect patina and grouping of parts and details.
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Jun 14, 2014
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Tampere, Finland
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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Oct 5, 2015
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Kalifornia / Toes Beach
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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