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SwissGuy

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Here we are after seven days of building the CobblestoneRat is done!
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And here's the feature that I kept hidden until now:
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As I plan to use this bike for the protest rides I participate, I wanted it to be able to carry a flag.
Here it is in full Swiss guy mode
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Again it was a big pleasure to participate and to build a new ride for the stable.
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This was my starting point
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Walk-around video

The first flagpole was just a cheap extendable broom stick.
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I already upgraded it with a longer, lighter and thinner extendable tarp-pole (it did cost about ten times more).
Here's how the new flagpole is fixed to the bike:
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Here is it (almost) all up
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For riding without a flag attached, it can be tilted forward and then fixed to the head tube with a rubber band.
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Extra lighting with LED strips on the down tube and chain stays, powered by an USB powerbank.
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More detail pictures and videos will follow...
 
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That bike is totally punked out! Love the attitude!
Yeah, it has become a sneaky punk cruiser rat.
It rides like a charme since the shifting and some other small issues have been dialed in.
But there are still some kinks to iron out: the seat post is too smooth and the clamp even with shims cannot keep it from sliding down the seat tube during riding and the fork makes a load clanking noise when it stretches fully back out. I might need to adress that in time, but seat post comes first...
 
Yeah, it has become a sneaky punk cruiser rat.
It rides like a charme since the shifting and some other small issues have been dialed in.
But there are still some kinks to iron out: the seat post is too smooth and the clamp even with shims cannot keep it from sliding down the seat tube during riding and the fork makes a load clanking noise when it stretches fully back out. I might need to adress that in time, but seat post comes first...
In my experience, a magic mix of sand an grease works like a charm. I used that for long cruiser bars, so can lean on them without pushing the bars down :thumbsup:

Love the bike, it is a anarchaic piece of machinery :rockout:;)
Punked out like @Bike from the Dead mentioned! And I love this style, good/strange looking while made to be used.
 
In my experience, a magic mix of sand an grease works like a charm. I used that for long cruiser bars, so can lean on them without pushing the bars down :thumbsup:
Read your message about 30 minutes after I bought "Montagepaste" for about 8 Euros.... 🤦‍♂️
Love the bike, it is a anarchaic piece of machinery :rockout:;)
Punked out like @Bike from the Dead mentioned! And I love this style, good/strange looking while made to be used.
Thanks! This machine will see a lot of use in the near future...
 
Sweet ride done on a tight timeline. Really cool build. I love bikes with lots of stickers. And the flagpole option is just the thing for those protest rides. Great job!
 

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