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modelcarjedi

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 3, 2016
254
48
Havre de Grace, Maryland
man"o Man. This really turned out

She's a Beauty!!! Razin.
to be a really coool bike. Is that a Columbia Rambler frame by chance? Good looking bike. Enjoy and ride on. Razin.
It’s a schwinn middleweight frame


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Thaddeus

Look Ma, No Hands!
Oct 23, 2019
30
52
Western NY
The above seem quite nice to be rats, mine actually smells like one. Got this for ten bucks on a back road hoping it help me (hungover) get about at a campground i was headed to. Well ,,,,found it was run over, forks and wheel shifted 2 inches to left, i sweat enough to double the rust on the bike . I re run it over and straightened it, bars are great for a dirtbiker who prefers to stand.
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mrg

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Aug 9, 2010
4,367
socal
Picked up this 35 Wards ( Silver King ) frame last weekend and thru some parts on Monday to ride to the car show, parts will probably change, found out some of the black hardware, bearing cups etc. are different sizes and won’t fit. always wanted to do this and have a 38 frame I had polished but think I will keep with this frame and sell the shiny one.
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razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
May 28, 2018
1,167
60
kiel wisconsin
Picked up this 35 Wards ( Silver King ) frame last weekend and thru some parts on Monday to ride to the car show, parts will probably change, found out some of the black hardware, bearing cups etc. are different sizes and won’t fit. always wanted to do this and have a 38 frame I had polished but think I will keep with this frame and sell the shiny one.
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Looks good. You are right! Keep this one and sell the other one. Razin.
 
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razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
May 28, 2018
1,167
60
kiel wisconsin
The above seem quite nice to be rats, mine actually smells like one. Got this for ten bucks on a back road hoping it help me (hungover) get about at a campground i was headed to. Well ,,,,found it was run over, forks and wheel shifted 2 inches to left, i sweat enough to double the rust on the bike . I re run it over and straightened it, bars are great for a dirtbiker who prefers to stand.
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Man, that's a good old Murray for a ten $ bike. I pulled a Firebolt out of a pile of stuff last year and put new tires, tubes chain and chrome fenders and chain guard on it and been riding the hell out of it. Where did you find that cool old sign on it? Ride On. Razin.
 
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SteveF

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 14, 2019
188
40
Garland Texas
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Got this as a bare frame from a pile of scrap metal. Someone had poorly welded an extra bottom bracket on it, which I promptly ground off. Found the Murray tank at a swap meet years ago. Ladies seat. The pedals were nos when I got them. Just a pieced together bike but this one is the one that non bike enthusiasts always seem to like the most.
 

Rustngrease

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 2, 2019
146
37
Tokeland
The above seem quite nice to be rats, mine actually smells like one. Got this for ten bucks on a back road hoping it help me (hungover) get about at a campground i was headed to. Well ,,,,found it was run over, forks and wheel shifted 2 inches to left, i sweat enough to double the rust on the bike . I re run it over and straightened it, bars are great for a dirtbiker who prefers to stand.
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Love the antler install, sweeeet
 

Rustngrease

Finally riding a big boys bike
Apr 2, 2019
146
37
Tokeland
60s columbia firebolt frame with a mix of goodies out of the stash, made a shift lever setup for the dana 3 speed, still need to run a cable for the disk break and wire the lights to the generator hub, first ride today, rides really smooth. I love a fun winter project to keep sane.
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razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
May 28, 2018
1,167
60
kiel wisconsin
Kids Rat or is it a Klunker
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I have been calling these KLUNKER bikes since i had my first one in the 60's. Rat bikes is a loosely used term by all these YUPPY creeps who wouldn't know the difference if it BIT them In their ARSE!! P.S. My first one was an old 30's Columbia that was a Pure Klunker bike. 26" boys frame skip tooth, Hi rise bars, Springer set and no fenders or guard. Man i wish i still had that one. Ride On. Razin.
 

mrg

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Aug 9, 2010
4,367
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The OG klunkers I've known & built were stripped down ( especially no fenders or hi rise bars! ) with no extra weight or unneeded parts built strictly for off road use ( pre mountain bike ) with HD parts so when my klunkers have tanks, racks & guards I guess they can fit in either thread but I'd call most of these bike on this thread " RatRods", I guess I should have posted my Hawthorne ( Silver King ) in post #88 should be just in the Klunker thread.
 
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razinhellcustomz

I live for the CABE
May 28, 2018
1,167
60
kiel wisconsin
The OG klunkers I've known & built were stripped down ( especially no fenders or hi rise bars! ) with no extra weight or unneeded parts built strictly for off road use ( pre mountain bike ) with HD parts so when my klunkers have tanks, racks & guards I guess they can fit in either thread but I'd call most of these bike on this thread " RatRods", I guess I should have posted my Hawthorne ( Silver King ) in post #88 should be just in the Klunker thread.
Your not grasping what i just posted. MY BIKES WERE BUILT IN the 60's long before their was even anything close to mtn bikes and all mine were road bikes. And my Columbia Rambler already had the hi rise bars on it when my dad bought after my Hiawatha got ripped off. I guess some people just don"t get it. P.S. Og klunkers, Don't really exist!! The old style ones were built that way. Go figure!!
 
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