Hello Every One! I have decided to Join the Rat(rod)Race once again this year. I enjoyed meeting so many like minded builders last year and the pressure of the competition! It's good to see so many builders returning this year! I can't wait to see what becomes from everyone!! After finishing 5th With My ((Aluminaty)) build Last year I realized i learned many things from all of you. So this build my goal is to make a bike that everyone wants from the parts that those same people gave/sold me because they thought they were past there prime(SuCkEd). I have a hard time remembering who built what in the past so I figured I would give everyone a refresher who i am and those Newbs an introduction too. Here is My last years Build and My forever Bike. My 1956 Goodyear highway Patrol! so i hope i haven't wasted too much of your time, So here is my build Proposition! ya·ku·za [yah-koo-zah] Show IPA noun, plural ya·ku·za. 1. any of various tightly knit Japanese criminal organizations having a ritualistic, strict code of honor. 2. such organizations collectively. 3. a member of such an organization; gangster. I am using influences from many Japanese Bike/Motorcycle builders and once again i will be working in aluminum this year! I have collected these parts over the winter for this RRBBO7 its a KoNa -stinky- downhill frame with 2 cracks in the levers and a real nice rattle can paint job done by the a couple of guys at the Pro's Closet in Boulder. they painted it in Denver Nuggets Colors and used it as wall art. then i have a favorite of mine, the girvin fork! then some random goodies that i will be using .