Rockafella - 1953 Ruff Firestone Super Cruiser - Finished Thread - 3rd Place

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Rockafella - 1953 Ruff Firestone Super Cruiser Finished Thread

Spent too much time playing around. So I'll keep it simple and post up pics and a link to the Build Thread.

I'll add the parts list and ancillary stuff later after the threads are unlocked.

BUILD THREAD IS HERE - http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...per-cruiser-finished-walkaround-video.103521/

Here is my voting pic

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Here is a walkaround video



Here is what I started with. My goal was to make a bike that looked like Ruff Cycles built a Firestone Super Cruiser in 1953.

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Parts List for Rockafella
Thanks to all of the guys that I bought or traded with to get this cool parts to build Rockafella!

Ruff Dean frame - @Jarod24
Shelby Springer fork - @Jarod24
Felby handlebars - @karfer67
Ladies Firestone Super Cruiser donor bike - Lucky (my local salvage guy)
Perfect match Gumby green Flexgrip grips - @Dr. Tankenstein
Felt 24x3 whitewall Thick Brick El Guapo wheelset - @DJ-FADES
Monark rear fender reflector (used on front fender) - @pick
Sign language Peace and Love valve caps - @eparsons
Fender rivet screws - @Mark Davo
 
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Liked this bike from day one! Perfect combo of parts. The colors bring me right back to the 50's and 60's, which I lived...and loved. This bike just makes me feel good.....Thanks KF
 

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I wasn't in favor of the sissy bar in the beginning, but in the end it makes complete sense with the wacky bars!

As usual I'm sure that I'd be able to pick the Kingfish bike out of a line up! Your undeniable garish style shines through again!
Congratulations on another over the top bike!
 

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I wasn't in favor of the sissy bar in the beginning, but in the end it makes complete sense with the wacky bars!

As usual I'm sure that I'd be able to pick the Kingfish bike out of a line up! Your undeniable garish style shines through again!
Congratulations on another over the top bike!

Garish LOL :21: I'll take that as a compliment. Where is the fun in striving for mundane? :rofl: You know me, if it isn't fun, I'm not gonna do it.
 

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Garish LOL :21: I'll take that as a compliment. Where is the fun in striving for mundane? :rofl: You know me, if it isn't fun, I'm not gonna do it.
Glad you got the connotation, maybe I should've picked a better adjective like exuberant or flamboyant.:p You always have an over the top approach to your bikes, they definitely don't go unnoticed!
 
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Glad you got the connotation, maybe I should've picked a better adjective like flamboyant or something.:p You always have an over the top approach to your bikes, they definitely don't go unnoticed!

I got a chuckle and didn't take it badly at all brother. I've always loved the RRB builds that push the edge and crank it up to 11. These build offs encourage us to go past that "Point of Know Return". :) I proudly try to sail along their path.

 

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Outstanding work again this year! I can see why you like to ride it everywhere. Looks comfortable and awesomely cool.

The flow from fender to fender and the classic colors work so well! You could hang an ENVY license plate on it and anyone who see' s it will nod in agreement.

Great job! [emoji106]
 
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Prefect combo of classy and modern.
 

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Good job Brian ! I hope you had fun building this !

I really did!!! It was a blast adding some American flair to a euro chopper frame. I love the riding geometry of it.
 
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