Bare Metal Electra - The Porteur

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  1. hewey

    hewey

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    This is my bare alloy Electra Custom, inspired by European porteur style bikes. The original build was much more along the lines of a dragster, however I decided to build a bike I could carry picnic food on during rides with my wife.

    Highlights include:
    * Bare metal brushed alloy frame, matching brushed bell
    * Brooks saddle and grips
    * Polished alloy rack with integrated vintage bullet headlight
    * Timber tank inserts with hand painted sign writing

    Build thread http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/bare-metal-electra.98300/

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  2. Chad T

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    Sweet looking bike Hewey!........:thumbsup:
     
  3. OddJob

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    Oh whoa! Really like that crate on the front rack! Gives it a whole new vibe!
    Your headlight placement is perfect. Love the color accents to the bare frame. Nice work on the tank insert as well! Production quality bike....:thumbsup:
     
  4. OneHorsePower

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    Nice ride !!:113:
     
  5. johnp.smith

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    Very nice
     
  6. oddrodal

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    Slick!! :113:
     
  7. KJV

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  8. Jake Sensi

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    OH YEAH!! SWEEEET RIDE

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  9. hewey

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    Thanks guys, looking forward to taking it out and doing some rides with the wife.
     
  10. The Renaissance Man

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    Very nice clean job! The vintage light is a nice touch.
     

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