Ankle Biter

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  1. kingsting

    kingsting

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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:
     
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  2. KJV

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    :cool2:
     
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  3. Wildcat

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    I'd ride it, but I would look like a bear at the circus
     
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  4. RustyGold

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    You should probably change your top photo, as it is the one that will be used on the voting poll.

    Killer little bike!

    Jason
     
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  5. kingsting

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    Good catch! I fixed it... Thanks! :cool2:
     
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  6. OddJob

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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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  7. kingsting

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  8. G-Matt

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    Perfection on this klunker
    Those tiers are wicked !!!!!


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  9. Funkme

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    Love it,pocket klunker.
     
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  10. Donniebikes55

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    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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  11. SoulGarageOH

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    Tough-lookin’ little ride


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  12. kingfish254

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    I love this lil build! Such a classic mini klunk. Very well done
    Congrats!
     
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  13. bleedingfingers

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    Really dug this build have a bunch of banana seat bikes for sale locally might have to pull one off the block
    and build me one of these .
     
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