I'm not in favor of rat bikes!


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RLS

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 30, 2018
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Elmira, NY, USA
Who ever said that a Rat has to be an old frame? :D

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Lmmfao, pretty much anyone into the Street Rod and American Muscle Classics Scene or at least has a functional understanding of what Makes a RAT exactly that

Silly trendies tend to get on my nerves...... nothing personal.:dizzy:
As Badass nice as it is....Your bike is just a one off custom no closer to being a RAT bike than a rusty washer is to being a quarter JMHO:sleeping:
 

bikewhorder

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Nov 9, 2011
6,816
5,748
Midcoast, ME
Lmmfao, pretty much anyone into the Street Rod and American Muscle Classics Scene or at least has a functional understanding of what Makes a RAT exactly that

Silly trendies tend to get on my nerves...... nothing personal.:dizzy:
As Badass nice as it is....Your bike is just a one off custom no closer to being a RAT bike than a rusty washer is to being a quarter JMHO:sleeping:
I'm not even quite sure what you're saying, but I'm vaguely offended and beginning to understand why discussing the definition of a Rat Rod Bike, is not allowed.on the RRB forum.
 

kingfish254

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 20, 2009
351
263
Historic Savannah, GA
Lmmfao, pretty much anyone into the Street Rod and American Muscle Classics Scene or at least has a functional understanding of what Makes a RAT exactly that

Silly trendies tend to get on my nerves...... nothing personal.:dizzy:
As Badass nice as it is....Your bike is just a one off custom no closer to being a RAT bike than a rusty washer is to being a quarter JMHO:sleeping:

:D:DFunny man, no sweat off of my back. I've been enjoying bikes on ratrodbikes for almost 8 years, so I don't think I fall under the category of a "silly trendy". I don't even necessarily try to make a bike ratty or otherwise. I just have fun building cool bikes. That is actually the main point of building bikes out of old or unusual parts over there. Just to have fun and not to worry about how any "experts" judge the applicability of any label to your build.
My one and only take away is one of your earlier quotes "As the saying goes opinions are like....... everyone has one" :eek:
 

the tinker

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
May 4, 2014
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Lmmfao, pretty much anyone into the Street Rod and American Muscle Classics Scene or at least has a functional understanding of what Makes a RAT exactly that

Silly trendies tend to get on my nerves...... nothing personal.:dizzy:
As Badass nice as it is....Your bike is just a one off custom no closer to being a RAT bike than a rusty washer is to being a quarter JMHO:sleeping:
Am I missing something here? Where's some photos of your "many" creations? I don't see too many posted here. What does Kingfish have to do to make his bike right in your eyes, paint it all flat black? Or maybe take all the paint off, and leave it bare?
So you give a compliment, then in the next line bash his creation....sad.

My friend, Mike Alexander....Custom King
 
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RLS

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 30, 2018
60
38
Elmira, NY, USA
Am I missing something here? Where's some photos of your "many" creations? I don't see too many posted here. What does Kingfish have to do to make his bike right in your eyes, paint it all flat black? Or maybe take all the paint off, and leave it bare?
So you give a compliment, then in the next line bash his creation....sad.
Tssk tssk, not bashing at all.
I don't much care for labels, but if one must label at least do so accurately. FYI, Flat or Bare finish hardly makes a Rat.
I am quite impressed by the bike in general.
Cleaely there is much thought, time, skills, and effort into such a unique frame that carries the grace of an old cantilever style in its curves, but the brashness and brutality of being able to run FAT Tires .... It is a custom not a Rat.
NUFF Said;)
 

kingfish254

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 20, 2009
351
263
Historic Savannah, GA
No worries at all RLS. We are simply talking about a difference of OPINIONS. Anyone that builds a RAT bike or a CUSTOM or a CUSTOM RAT or any other flavor of fun bike, doesn't do so for approval or validation based on your "definition" i.e. "OPINION" of those terms.
Ride On!
Rat On!
NUFF SAID ;)
 
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No worries at all RLS. We are simply talking about a difference of OPINIONS. Anyone that builds a RAT bike or a CUSTOM or a CUSTOM RAT or any other flavor of fun bike, doesn't do so for approval or validation based on your "definition" i.e. "OPINION" of those terms.
Ride On!
Rat On!
NUFF SAID ;)
Ok mr nuff said. What a goof
 

vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
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"Dave Marko said:
They most certainly are. Did I do OK? Funny thing about that Colson. When I picked it up, I told the seller that I'd send him photos when I completed the bike. Well, after about two years the bike finally got completed. I called him and asked if he'd still like to see some photos. He did, so I sent them. I never did hear a word back. I don't think these were quite the results he was expecting to see."




What ever happened to that idiot Dave Marko ?? He sure was a stupid kind of guy.I guess to much hanging around coffee shops sniffing bike seats to see if a male or female owned the bike.
 

Drzdave58

Look Ma, No Hands!
Mar 14, 2018
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Peterborough, ON, Canada
Here's some definitions of a rat bike...not surprising to me we don' see many true hardcore rat bikes...i would suspect a very small percentage of people actually have one.. have seen pics of them...cant say I like them that much..they look like rolling trash...just my 2 cents worth..
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Saving Tempest

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Feb 6, 2012
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No worries at all RLS. We are simply talking about a difference of OPINIONS. Anyone that builds a RAT bike or a CUSTOM or a CUSTOM RAT or any other flavor of fun bike, doesn't do so for approval or validation based on your "definition" i.e. "OPINION" of those terms.
Ride On!
Rat On!
NUFF SAID ;)
So by the previously offered definitions and statements I am anything from the equivalent of putting 'street mags' on a base model 1968 Chevelle Deluxe four-door with an inline six to look badass to a mile shy of Chuck Barris.
 

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