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So i picked up this Electra Ratrod for , 40 bucks last week.
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Pretty rough, but good enough for a daily driver. Today i had some free time in between two appointments so i decided to check the bike,
give it a clean and make it run a bit better. Took apart the rear hub and the bottom bracket.
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Well the previous owner was right about standing outside i guess😅
 
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Removed the front fender and carrier.
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Replaced the front tire with a Moby bite slick.
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Replaced the crankbolts and polished the cranks.
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And yes is replaced the pedals for the ugly plastic ones, but hey, sometimes you gotta do with what you have right?

I was having doubt about the chainguard but it looks better without i think.
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Now all that's left is the shifter and cable, a saddle and soms grips.
 

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Awesome bike Frankie.

After seeing your hub internals, I can't help but wonder why they removed them grease nipples.

I am on the other side of the spectrum than the previous owner of this ratrod, my bikes do not stand a full day in the rain and get lots of thick grease :grin:
heck, my local race bike clubs bikes weigh less than the grease in my bikes :crazy:

Again, awesome bike!
 
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Found this old Electra Blossom seat in my parts pile.
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Decided to spray paint it and see how well it holds
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Still wet on this photo, when it's dry it should be a satin finish. But since it's almost freezing it could take a while. Will take another pic when it's dry
 

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