1935 Monark 5 BAR "Deluxe 6 Rat Racer"

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF #6 FINISHED BIKES' started by Petrohead, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Petrohead

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    Well fellow ratters, here is my first ever submission to a RRB Build-Off. Trying to stay true to the rat theme, I have collected most of the parts from right here on the forum including the frame, forks, seat, tires, crank, pedals and grips. I also finished the bike in rust with a couple details painted and striped. I designed the badges and had Terry over at Jones & Son burn them for me. I believe I might have even designed a couple other badges for the build-off for some other builders as well. I also leather tooled the seat. The theme of the bike is "Rat Racer" and numbered it "6" in honor of the 6th annual build. Unfortunately, it really is not finished but I have run out of time as I am off to see family back in my home town in Wisconsin, and had knee surgery right at the beginning of the build which left me with less time than I would have liked so it will have to do the way it is. The only thing new on the bike are the wheels (I had ordered in January for another build) and the stem (which was modified to work on this bike) so I don't have a whole lotta money into it but I sure do have some time, a lot of sweat, and my fair share of blood. I had a blast on this bike and thank everyone here for the inspiration, the parts and the words of encouragement. This place has been a tremendous resource and I cannot put into words how much I appreciate it.


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    Check out the build forum: viewtopic.php?f=55&t=39727
    Thanks to Robert Humanski for snapping a few photos of the bike for me!
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    wow stunning bike great pics. and i am not done :shock:
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    Your work is part of the inspiration. Your bike captures it. Great work! :D :D :D
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    This thing has got it ALL. It's one of several bikes entered this year, that the fabrication is so well executed, that if you didn't know where it came from, you'd "swear" it was a styling exercise by a HIGH end bicycle company....Absolutely one of my favorites.
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    Outstanding
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    Fantastic. So many details and ideas here that I really like!
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    Beautiful. Is it ok to say that about a ratrod?
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    this is a very clean bike nice details and everything flows right ..great job 8)
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    Wow.
    im speech less.
    Amazing work, beautiful bike.
  10. Rockit!

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    Thumbs up sir! Excellent job. Would love to see this one in the calendar.
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    wow, that's gonna be hard to beat. awesome, awesome, awesome
  12. Critter1

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    This thing flows sooooo well!! There isn't one thing on this I don't like!! It just went straight to the top of my list :D

    Anyone else notice the bars got flipped during his photo shoot?? Personally, I like them turned up like in the later pics.
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    This one's gonna be hard to beat. Extreemly well done.
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    super clean with lots of cool details! :mrgreen: the pics are out of this world,too! really great work.
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    I agree.... in fact I bet bike companies would be jealous to have a design like this.
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    Wow. Your bike is beautiful!
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    Very nice!
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    Absolutely Stunning!
    To me it looks like something that Roland Sands would do to a bicycle 8)
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    +1!

    There are a select few bikes that I'm gonna have a real hard time deciding between, my vote won't be easy!
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    WOW!!!!

    Hope your knee gets better so you can ride it.

    Meanwhile, can I ride it?

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