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    Rat Rod Blades Challenge 2021 - Voting Thread

    Well done to all the finishers and thanks to everyone who participated in the Rat Rod Blades challenge! Was fun and interesting, and great to see all the skills and creativity of the RRB crowd executed in a new way. Thanks also to everyone who watched, gave support, and shared their experience...
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    PPE for bike building

    Do you use any "Personal Protective Equipment" for bike building? Aprons, gloves, overalls, dust masks, etc. I don't really use anything except for eye protection when appropriate, and old clothes designated as ok to get grease and other stuff over. I've toyed with the idea of getting an...
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    How to get started with ebike build?

    Just picked up the wheelset and front and hub motors from the Uber Jump rideshare bikes they're scrapping. You can get em here if you're also interested https://jag35.com/collections/electric-mobility/products/26-bafang-36v-dc-electric-bike-wheel-tire-w-tektro-disk-break It's a bafang 250w 36v...
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    $12K Diamondback

    Ad server for RRB thought I might be interested in this. https://www.diamondback.com/road-bikes/triathlon-bikes/andean3-d42
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    Rat Rod Blades Challenge 2021 - Build thread

    Welcome to the Rad Rod Blades 2021 Challenge! Feb 1 - April 30 The goal of the challenge is to make a completed functional knife where there were only parts before, or if you're beginning with a complete knife, then it should be re-made, refurbished, or customized to the point where there is a...
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    Top 5 dream motorbikes

    Dream bikes, top 5 only. This was actually kinda tough, a lot of good bikes didn't make the cut. I surprised myself when no HDs made the list, and no EVs. 1. Triumph Scrambler 2006 - 2016 I've wanted one of these since they first came out. The perfect bike, looks great, you can cruise on it...
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    Looking for a how to thread

    I seem to remember seeing someone making a custom banana seat pan out of plywood, but can't find the thread now. Anyone remember this, and can link me the thread? Maybe it wasn't a banana seat, but in my memory it looks kinda like the ichi bike skateboard seats. These are cool too. I just...
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    Shims

    I need to shim up from 22.2 to 24.5. I know there's pre made shims, but what are some common tricks for this size? This isn't for the stem, it's for attaching a switch made for 1" motorbike bars.
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    Happy New Year RRB

    Happy new year Rat Rod Bikers! May 2021 be a safe, happy, and prosperous year for you all. As always RRB has been a small, but comforting and needed escape from the stress, isolation, complications, and general bullhonkery of life in the world. But I've never needed or appreciated it more than...
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    AU$16,000 Bianchi Bargain?

    NOS 1985 Bianchi Centenario AU$16,000 More pics https://www.flickr.com/photos/di_facinelli/albums/72157717488053163?fbclid=IwAR2PMOLbO80gU8ZFseIQ0BORsd_lVIN-9c2LQioEKrLA5gZOdciZ5EG7_tE
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    Knife buildoff challenge discussion

    In: @OddJob @ifitsfreeitsforme @Swampthing @hamppea @SSG @Oak Tree @Short Stuff @barnbikes @GuitarlCarl @Captain Awesome @Falstaff @us56456712 @Verrt ================================= Not a bike build challenge, but I was inspired by @OddJob's model kit bash, and I feel it's kinda on theme...
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    Show me your... knife draw

    What's your kitchen knife collection look like? I only have four nice knives, the set of three Globals were a first year anniversary present from Mrs. Verrtinski, they're awsome, still great, despite a lifetime of abuse and very little sharpening. The Mundial chef's knife is good too, but I...
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    Submission to request add an extra emoji to the react button.

    Dear @Rat Rod, I'm writing to you to request that the sunglasses emoji (fig. 1) be added to the possible reactions under the like button. :cool: Fig. 1 Currently available is like, love, laugh, sad, angry. I feel "that's cool!" is an important, yet missing, reaction in our tool kit...
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    Splinter removal

    I got a splinter on the end of my index finger so deep that I can't even see it. Can't figure out how to get the little dastard out. Let's hear your home remedies for splinter removal. And to keep it on topic, here's a picture of a bicycle from Google images
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    The race to a million by 2022!

    Only 75,000 more and RRB hits a million messages! Can we do it in 2021? We should have a party.
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    You know you have a problem with bicycles when...

    You're in your kitchen and think... That would make a nice shifter Hmm, headlight housing? I dunno what I could use this for, but it seems like it should go on a bike :39: What regular items have you got around your house that you always think you could turn into bicycle parts?
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    Bicycles with motorcycle headlights

    Doing some research for my own build. Post pics of your bikes that have motorcycle headlights on them. Extra info like what size headlight, fork spacing, battery, wiring challenges, battery life, how bright, etc. would be grand.
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    What pic on google images first sucked you in to RRB?

    For me it was this one. I can't remember who built it or find the thread. But at the time the only 'custom' bikes I was vaguely aware of was low riders and maybe muscle bikes from old tv shows, but I didn't even know they had a name. I was looking into putting apes on my mountain bike because...
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    Improving the Aldi bike stand

    I got this stand from Aldi about four years ago, and I've seen that others here have them too. It's pretty good considering that I paid beans for it, but not without its quirks. Recently the clamp that holds the main arm and controls rotating the bike forward or back (relative to the bike...
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    "Modular" tire.

    Um... wut? Ok, discuss.
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