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Scrap Wolf

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This build started with a rusty transporter bike which served as a daily driver in Amsterdam for over twenty years. It ended up as a narrow seventies chopper-styled bicycle. I had a blast!

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The starting point.
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Some of my personal favorite details.
- Fabricating the sissy bar. A first for me.
- Extending the coil spring mount. This was essential to make the front end work.
- Machining this little aluminum part. It makes the fender mounting bolt sit flush.
- Lug lining the frame. I used a new tool called a fluid writer.
- Using the dog collar chain as a cable guide. Simple and yet so much character.
- The half link chain. I like the beefy look a lot.

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Link to my build thread: https://ratrodbikes.com/forum/threads/rusty-red-transporter.113839/
 
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The starting point.
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Some of my personal favorite details.
- Fabricating the sissy bar. A first for me.
- Extending the coil spring mount. This was essential to make the front end work.
- Machining this little aluminum part. It makes the fender mounting bolt sit flush.
- Lug lining the frame. I used a new tool called a fluid writer.
- Using the dog collar chain as a cable guide. So simple but and yet much character.
- The half link chain. I like the beefy look a lot.

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Gorgeous build.

love the stance and geomentry Of the bike.

the bent front fork and wheel size is awesome.
 

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This bike is so classy and so funky cool at the same time. Perfect mix.
Love the paint and that killer sissy bar!
CONGRATS!
 

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For those who like to see me building this bike in a motion picture, here is my Rusty Red Transporter Build Video! If you like to support me? Please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Thanks :)


Definite feel of an "Old Shovel" type video. Great music selection. Didn't realize just how much fab work you did on all your pieces
 
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I love this. All bikes should look this effortlessly cool....(although there is a great amount of effort and work / detail gone into this). I want one....do you do them in black ;)
 

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I love this. All bikes should look this effortlessly cool....(although there is a great amount of effort and work / detail gone into this). I want one....do you do them in black ;)
Thanks for the compliment. I do make black bicycles too. This is one of the previous black bicycles I made. It is not that 70s chopper style, more a tourer kind. This one was auctioned and found its way to Danmark.

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Amsterdam must be proud. Maybe not all the residents, but at least anyone who has at least half a bucket of sense. I hope I look that good in my retirement ;)
 

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