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I did this one up aiming for a "period correct" feel. Including paint and the seat the budget for the rebuild came to about $30. It started out as this.
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I tore it all the way down, refinished the frame and painted the rims, then greased and assembled it. I added a long spring saddle, a tractor headlight and a set of dirty all white tires to top it all off. Its a blast to ride. Finished:

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The build thread can be seen here http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=16463&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
 
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bike looks really sweet! :mrgreen: thats the same frame/fork combo,that i originally planned to use,before finding out the fork was bent! :x take some more pics and show that bad boy off! :D
 
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Sweet bike! Nice match on the rims!! How is the skip tooth treating you? Are you using the original chain? Is it stiff at all?
 

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Thanks for the compliments. The skip-tooth setup works well. As far as I know the chain is original. What I do is stick it in a plastic bag and spray it with teflon white lithium grease and let it soak for a few days. Then pull it out and wipe it down real well with a rag. The grease is kind of sticky so it doesn't fling everywhere or drip like motor oil. You might want to avoid wearing your good pants while riding though :wink: I'll try to add a few more pictures when it stops raining.
 
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i'm gonna plant ya now and dig ya later.

that's my beatnik way of sayin' i like the heck outta that bike.
 
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Cool bike. Love the big old headlight. Is it original with the bike? If not I would love getting one.
 

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The light is from a tractor, not sure what brand. It's 4 1/2 diameter and 3" deep with a General Electric 6v sealed beam bulb. They're easy to find, try flea markets, etc.
 
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