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So to start this is a bike I've wanted to do since obc earlier this year. A friend named Calob makes these tail draggers that are a hoot to ride. I was heavily influenced by him and other European builders who are using more curves in their designs. Yes it's low very low sitting a tick over 1/2 an inch off the ground in the rear and has no need for a kickstand. Tall grass hold her up just dandy. Is it rideable? Heck yes I love this bike it has been on one group ride and will be out at second sat this coming Saturday. The primary goal was I have a bucket of bends from handlebars that wellllll didn't make it. So the entire frame other than the rear is recycled. The head tube is off a 50's girls schwinn and the lower tube coming off the bottom bracket is a part from another schwinn. I'm honored to be apart of this site so I humbly put forth my entry RATLINER. Here is the build thread so you may follow along if you missed it.

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RATLINER ( tail lights, more sprockets, titanium and she is done)
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I like the shot with the big shadow in the foreground, great colors and effects!

Awesome scratch build. The curved tubing gives a real artistic look to it. :thumbsup:
 
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This bike gave me the bends. A couple of hours in the decompression chamber later, and everything is great.
 
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I like the shot with the big shadow in the foreground, great colors and effects!

Awesome scratch build. The curved tubing gives a real artistic look to it. [emoji106]
That shot was a Zen moment. I didn't add the light rays either it just happend that way. I'm not a photographer by any stretch lol.

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Dude!! Beautiful bike. That 7th picture is my favorite. Take a bow.

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Oh I giggle every time I ride it. The sparks are pretty rad too.
Ha! Those sparks in the video. That’s great. Looks like a fun ride.


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Dude!! Beautiful bike. That 7th picture is my favorite. Take a bow.

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Thank you sir, I suck at pics so I got super lucky on most of these. All the smoke in the air made the sun light a weird color which I think helped out as well.

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Killer trombone brother!!!
Dangerous curves!
You rocked this build!
 
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Rolling art!
 

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Still trying to pick my jaw up from off the ground! An entire college course in design right there. I'd ride the wheels off that with a smile a mile wide.
 
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It's ridiculously long,low and it's just the way I like 'em. Congrats on your unofficial 5th, well done
 

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