Articles by Steve Audish

Extended Cruise

TAKING AN “EXTENDED CRUISE”

This year’s RRB Winter Build Off was a blast! Lots of great bikes built and the vibe is always laid back, creative and helpful. Tom Wilson, one of several of our resident custom builders cranked out something pretty stellar this go around. His entry,…


Rat Rod Bikes Winter Build Off 2017

WINTER BUILD OFF 17 VOTING HAS BEGUN!

Some folks choose to sit around watching football and basketball during the winter months. Others choose to hang out in their garage getting their hands dirty and being creative. This year we had 102 entries and a total of 63 finished bikes. The…


Schwinn Lemon Peeler

2017 SCHWINN LEMON PEELER HITS AMAZON

Schwinn recently announced that it is offering a Limited Edition 2017 Lemon Peeler to be sold on Amazon.com. There will be a total of 500 bikes sold and each one comes with a numbered certificate. Currently the price on these is set…


Flashback GT Bike

FLASHBACK GT – MUSCLE BIKE OF THE FUTURE

Where it all began Back in the 60’s a trend in bicycle design would create a movement that would span two decades and touch the lives of millions of kids around the world. This particular design had its roots in the automotive world of…


Ruff Cycles Ruffian E-Bike

RUFF CYCLES NEW RUFFIAN E-BIKE

It would seem that the electric bike market is a very crowded space these days. Every time you turn around there’s another company popping up with their latest entry into the e-bike arena. Heck, there’s even a website out there devoted strictly to…


Elgin Decoluxe

ELGIN DECOLUXE COMES OUT ON TOP

We had some pretty tight competition in the 11th Annual Rat Rod Bikes Build Off, but in the end there was one winner….”Elgin Decoluxe” built by forum member Jim Henderson of TRM Convertible Tanks. As always, Jim is meticulous when it comes…


Rat Rod Bikes Build Off 11

BUILD OFF 11 VOTING HAS BEGUN!

The time has finally arrived to vote on your favorite bikes in the 11th annual Rat Rod Bikes Build Off! This year we had 54 finalists make the August 1st deadline and the creativity and craftsmanship is pretty amazing. All forum members…



Warren - Huffy Bicycle

TRASH TO TREASURE – A CUSTOM HUFFY CRUISER

Upon first seeing this bike in its finished state, it’s hard to imagine that at one time it was just a discarded Huffy Santa Fe cruiser that found its way into the local recycling center in Warren, Michigan. RRB forum member Tom…


Lipstick-n-Wrenches

LIPSTICK-N-WRENCHES

A little less than a year ago we decided that it was about time to embrace this social media platform known as Instagram. Until then, we had been focusing all of our social efforts on Facebook . After Facebook decided to charge…