Evening All, from the West Country, UK

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Evening

Thank you for accepting me into the group.

I’m a complete noob (virgin) to Rat Rods, but about 6 weeks I decided I wanted to get back into biking but really didn’t like the cheap MTB I bought about 7 years ago.

I wanted to get a few new parts and one thing was a comfy seat (to accommodate my fat behind)

So I started looking online and loads of cruiser pics came up. I followed these and then started looking at Klunkers, frankenbikes & Rat Rods....then I disappeared down the rabbit hole !

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I had a garage with my old MTB and a couple of old knackered MTB that a friend donated for the kids but never got used.

My ‘budget build’ got more and more expensive as I steadily bought all the tools I didn’t have (but needed) to get the buggers broken down, and then I became obsessed!

I really love the old US frames but here in the UK they are few and far between. Any I found were too dear or had to get imported so I went for an old 80s MTB frame as a base

Long story short...I loved it!

Very grateful I got accepted to the FB group and also the forum.

Attached is a pic of the fruits of my labour.

Really looking forward to learning more and swapping ideas
Gurt love from the rollling hills of Wiltshire :)
 
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All good up here. Glad you found the RRB.
I came across if by chance last year looking for bike parts
We have a Facebook group up here Coastal Cruisers(although I don’t do Facebook). We try and have a ride out every Tuesday evening weather and COVID permitting !!
We have a good laugh and usually a packet of chips !! We have 4 or 5 locations we use along the North east coast for Our rides out !!
 
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Evening

Thank you for accepting me into the group.

I’m a complete noob (virgin) to Rat Rods, but about 6 weeks I decided I wanted to get back into biking but really didn’t like the cheap MTB I bought about 7 years ago.

I wanted to get a few new parts and one thing was a comfy seat (to accommodate my fat behind)

So I started looking online and loads of cruiser pics came up. I followed these and then started looking at Klunkers, frankenbikes & Rat Rods....then I disappeared down the rabbit hole !

View attachment 158977View attachment 158978I had a garage with my old MTB and a couple of old knackered MTB that a friend donated for the kids but never got used.

My ‘budget build’ got more and more expensive as I steadily bought all the tools I didn’t have (but needed) to get the buggers broken down, and then I became obsessed!

I really love the old US frames but here in the UK they are few and far between. Any I found were too dear or had to get imported so I went for an old 80s MTB frame as a base

Long story short...I loved it!

Very grateful I got accepted to the FB group and also the forum.

Attached is a pic of the fruits of my labour.

Really looking forward to learning more and swapping ideas
Gurt love from the rollling hills of Wiltshire :)
Alright!?!

One man’s cream crackers is another man’s bounty! Glad it didn’t go to the tip...

I used to get into trouble for saying “gurt” as my mum said it didn’t sound ‘proper’. Greetings from a Bristolian ex-pat!!!
 
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