Ankle Biter

This bike is the result of a long spring swap meet season. On the last day and last hour of the second Trexlertown show, a group of us were standing around a clean little bike that a friend had for sale. We were all pretty much exhausted from weeks of bike shows (Copake, Ann Arbor, Memory Lane, and two back to back shows at T-Town) and everyone was scheming on what could be done with the little red bike. Finally, someone piped up and said "Dude... This thing would make a killer mini klunker... I don't remember much after that but it came home with me and the project was born.

http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/ankle-biter.106547/

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Started off with this:

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Turned it into this:
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It was supposed to be an easy simple build but turned out to be anything but that. It fought me but I like the final result! :cool2:
 
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Great job on turning a mini cruiser into a knarly knobby klunker!

I really dig that shot from the rear with the cabin as the background; has a real vintage feel to it. :thumbsup:
 
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This bike is the result of a long spring swap meet season. On the last day and last hour of the second Trexlertown show, a group of us were standing around a clean little bike that a friend had for sale. We were all pretty much exhausted from weeks of bike shows (Copake, Ann Arbor, Memory Lane, and two back to back shows at T-Town) and everyone was scheming on what could be done with the little red bike. Finally, someone piped up and said "Dude... This thing would make a killer mini klunker... I don't remember much after that but it came home with me and the project was born.

http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/ankle-biter.106547/

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Started off with this:

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Turned it into this:
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It was supposed to be an easy simple build but turned out to be anything but that. It fought me but I like the final result! :cool2:
Great little bike, just the thing for turning your kid into a true rat at an early age! ! Best of luck !!!
 
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