BarrelBanana Lowrider

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 11 FINISHED BIKES' started by SwissGuy, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. SwissGuy

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    May I present you the product of my first build off:

    The BarrelBanana Lowrider!

    It started off from a scrap fork, bent out of pure boredom and curiosity. Add in a frame bought cheap, some barrel staves collecting dust in the workshop, a few bike parts on stock, bought or donated by a friend. Spice it up with a dash of Ikea and other non-bike parts and there you have a lowridin' rat with a wooden seat.

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    It was real fun to build this rat, as it basically built itself. I was just helping along and providing all the materials and skills necessary.
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    Rat on!

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    Almost forgot to post my fountain pic...

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    And I made a short video:

     
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  2. Chad T

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    Awesome unique build with a great style...this was a fun one to watch. Great pics too. I really like this one for some reason even though the non-drive side pic might be considered unconventional.

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  3. OneHorsePower

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    Nice fab work , that bike got some stance! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. KJV

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    Dig.
     
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  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Congrats on finishing your first build-off!
    Great work!

    Luke.
     
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  6. OddJob

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    A great custom rat rod bike! You captured the true rat style with your use of varied bike parts, household items, and I love the wood staves!

    I personally like the second pic, with the headlight on. But, whichever one you decide is the best (great lighting by the way, nighttime under the lights) make sure you put that at the top of this "Finished Bikes" thread as that will be the only picture selected for the voting thread.

    Again, great work on your first build off entry!:thumbsup:
     
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  7. furyus

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    The rake rocks. Reminds me of a drag bike. Great job!

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  8. G-Matt

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    Cool idea and design that the beauty of the custom bike world build what you like
     
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  9. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Very unique! I like the parking lot pics, looks cool.
     
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  10. Scribble

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    Ya that rake is fantastic, love the build.
     
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  11. Missing Link

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    Congrats on making it through your first build off. I like the way you used a cd tower, barrel staves and a bent fork to transform this bike into an awesome rat/low rider. Great job.
     
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  12. deorman

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    Freak. :crazy:

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  13. SwissGuy

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    Thanks! Unconventional usually stands out in the crowd, but I'll stick with the one on top. I specially like how it shows the wood of the seat.
    Thank you, I really like the angle it has. It's almost the same as the tank of my Comic Bike has (have to make a comparison pic sometime)
    Me too! :bigsmile:
    Thank you! It was/is fun to be part of it!
    Thank you! That's the way I like to work: Use what you've got, think out of the box and make the best of it!
    Thank you! It shure is no fast runner but it shure isn't a long distance runner either, but hey the looks are everything!:giggle:
    Thank you!
    I was very lucky with the light that night!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    I take that s a compliment!:grin:


    Now I'm off to a few days in the mountains, will be back for voting!:dance2:
    See you soon!:rockout:
     
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