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razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
May 28, 2018
1,089
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kiel wisconsin
No offense taken bud..everyone is untitled to their own opinion..speaking of which..I’ve had many, many people tell me that “Tuco” my take on a “rat rod bike” is the very epitome of it..his image has been used countless times to define what a “rat rod bike” should look like..he was also the first non-motorized cycle to be featured in Old Skool Rodz magazine..a leading publication of the rat rod culture so their are some out there who believe the bike I built is; in their opinion, the definition of a “rat rod bike”..
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It's all good. Different strokes for different folks i always say Brother! w hat month and year is that story from? I used to subscribe to the rag, but then dee the gal that sold the subs stopped coming to simco. Oh well.
 

Barto

I live for the CABE
Mar 13, 2015
1,709
Somers, United States
That's part of a true KLUNKER bike is the mismatched wheels. All my rats have that special feature. I built up a old middle weight raleigh three years ago and painted the front wheel black rattle can flat with a Blackwall rib tire and the back wheel is gloss rattle can red with an old white wall 26" slick. Looks pretty trick if i do say so myself. Enjoy. Razin. Itchie Scratchie, Brother!!
Hmmm, in that case I say you should post a photo so we can ooogle it:)
 
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Barto

I live for the CABE
Mar 13, 2015
1,709
Somers, United States
Not sure if he grasps the concept of a Klunker bike
Yeah, Rat's and Klunkers are a bit different....Dude, your bike is super kick butt!!
I've yet to build a Klunker but may get a hankering. There is some of the best mountain biking in CT right up the street from me on Soap Stone Mountain...Maybe find me some super cool Moto Bike and slap a 7 speed, Rock Shock on it and the biggest brakes I can find. I'll point that bad boy down the hill and - Pray that I stay right where I am and not get killed or really beat up from being stupid!!!
 

Smoopy's

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 19, 2011
275
Woodbury, United States
www.smoopysbicycles.com
Yeah, Rat's and Klunkers are a bit different....Dude, your bike is super kick butt!!
I've yet to build a Klunker but may get a hankering. There is some of the best mountain biking in CT right up the street from me on Soap Stone Mountain...Maybe find me some super cool Moto Bike and slap a 7 speed, Rock Shock on it and the biggest brakes I can find. I'll point that bad boy down the hill and - Pray that I stay right where I am and not get killed or really beat up from being stupid!!!
Thanks bud..they are fun to build..I built a Klunker Year’s ago and ran a Nexus 7..super fun to ride and bomb hills with..guy loved it more than me and I sold it..want to build another someday
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Barto

I live for the CABE
Mar 13, 2015
1,709
Somers, United States
Thanks bud..they are fun to build..I built a Klunker Year’s ago and ran a Nexus 7..super fun to ride and bomb hills with..guy loved it more than me and I sold it..want to build another someday
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Nice, yup, been keeping my eye out for a bike with a Nexus, I'll just change the wheels, chain wheel and crank over.
Bart
 
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JRE

I live for the CABE
Sep 8, 2008
1,001
Milwaukie, Oregon
Damn straight I like Rat Rods...got a few of em. These are Biggie Rat and Itchie Brother! The Flat Bars on the red Snyder built tie in with the flat rear tire, spun the seat post 180° giving it a longer lowered look. Not 100% on the front wheel, I may go to a 29"..we'll see once I get the Shock Ease dialed in a bit better. Have yet to wire the lights and I need a horn for my tank.

The Black framed Rollfast sits you up taller and has a massive wide seat I call "Barkalounger". This bike gets lots of looks and is a pleasure to ride. Not yet sure what I'm going to do with the mis-matched wheels, but I have a Sturmy Archer front brake and 3 speed screaming to be installed. Once I get a set of matched wheels I'll put a set of Fat Frank's to give it a more stout look! Not a fan of the Columbia front end as it blocks my Super Cool Rollfast Bearing badge so I'm swapping it out with a Monarch double spring springer...should look sic! I've yet to wire the lights yet on this one either! Oh well!
Itchie Brother
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Biggie Rat
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Enjoy,
Bart
Tank I sold you looks great on your bike.
 

mrg

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Aug 9, 2010
3,688
socal
Built the 39 Autocycle Deluxe for the 2017 San Francisco ride and the 36 CWC Western Flyer for 2018, I need gears for those hills so went for 7 spd's with 28 then 30 tooth rear so I can run a full size front, this year I might try a 32 rear.
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sludgeguy

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 8, 2015
157
New London, United States
ITS ALIVE!
Meet Frankenstein, my monster rat.
Frank is resurrected from parts piles and the Spring Swap near my little area of the world.
The ride is very nice. The LED converted tractor fender light sets it off nicely.
The headbadge will be my rendering of Borris Karloff's Frankenstein.
Thanks for looking
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From way pre-war to Wal-Mart clearance Frank was brought to life...lol
 
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