Articles by Steve Audish

VW Beetle Bike

THE VW BEETLE BIKE BY CLYDE JAMES CYCLES

After running an online community for bike builders for 11 years you have a tendency to feel like you’ve seen it all. Then along comes a build that really makes you stop and take notice…actually, it makes your eyes bug out! In…


Ruff Cycles Sponsors Rat Rod Bikes

RUFF CYCLES SPONSORS RAT ROD BIKES

We’re happy to announce that German custom bike company Ruff Cycles is now the main site sponsor for Rat Rod Bikes. It seems like a great match with Ruff Cycles’ strong “build it yourself” spirit. Owner and Founder Pero Desnica started the company back in…


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,…


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…



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…