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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Taillights and Headbadge

    I kind of like both ideas! Hiccup! But then again, I like beer! :lol: :lol:
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Taillights and Headbadge

    Thanks for the feedback. I will will mock it up later and see. I had to break away and go to a moving sale. For $40 total, I picked up a Specialized Crossroads hybrid bike, a heavy duty bike lock, a floor bike pump with built in gauge, a high end skateboard, a Yakima bike rack, and a 32 GB SD memory card.

    I will get back on my build this afternoon.
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Chainguard and Bottle Opener

    Installed the bottle opener on the frame. Plan to do some accent painting and lettering on it.
    I still think it is cool how the magnet keeps the caps from falling down and giving me a flat tire.

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    I also installed the beer can covered chainguard. It's a keeper.
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Chainguard and Frame Bottle Opener

    I loved the cars behind the chainring, you could do it with the star chainring as well. :wink:
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Chainguard and Frame Bottle Opener

    You know I didn't even think about trying that. Here is a hand held mockup. I think I like it. Especially since one of the cans is Star and another is Lone Star. Thanks for nudging me.

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    Re: BEER RUN - Billy Beer Can Headlight

    I finished both of the tailights with the pushbuttom lights. Waiting on the lense glue to cure before mounting them.

    I also converted my headlight to a Billy Beer can. I love how the old pull tab top is still unopended.

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    Here is a some shot of the frame mounted bottle opener
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Chainguard and Frame Bottle Opener

    hey man , you will definetly have the coolest cruiser on the beach :!: cool bike 8)
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Beer Can Knockoffs and other beer by products

    Here is a mockup of how I plan to make some knockoffs from pull tab beer can tops.

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    I also played around with different uses of beer bottle caps
    The copper color of the Dogfish Head is perfect as a springer bolt cover next to the copper headlight bracket
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    Bottle cap Bar ed caps with a little bit of wine cork
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    Seatpost bottle cap cover with a little bit of cork
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    The Rogue bottle cap looks good for pedal caps
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    And my final thought on how to re-Cycle some beer by products is wrapping some in the spokes. I just slapped this on. I don't think I will go this route. It reminds me too much of the homeless guys with tin foil in their wheels.
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    Re: BEER RUN - Billy Beer Headlight + Re-CYCLED uses of Beer

    I used to have a 6 pack of Billy Beer & held onto it forever thinkin it would be worth something some day! But, I drank them & tossed the cans! Dang! 8)
     
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    tell us how the seat work when you ride it! hahah. seriously, love the whole 101 ways to use beer cans.
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Billy Beer Headlight + Re-CYCLED uses of Beer

    It actually works fine. I rode around for about an hour on the 4th down to the fireworks. It is definitely a low and slow cruiser, but it was a blast to ride. Sometime you have to ride a little bow legged because I really don't want to taper the front sides. They don't get in the way too much, because you sit so low that you don't get much leg extension.

    I'm not going to add any cushion because I don't want to ruin the look of the skateboard.

    I still have access to the seattube, so I can always pop a regular seat on when I want to.
     
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    Oh Yea. I like those beer bikes. Be sure to post it on the "Show us your beer bike" thread in the gallery, when your done. Continue on.
     
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    I hadn't seen that thread before. Just posted a photo. Cool bikes.
     
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    Resecured the skateboard with heavier duty brackets underneath, then as I was about to mount the taillights, a potential seller came by with this little goodie. We are still negotiating, but it should be mine soon. It is a Monark Thunderbird with dual top rails. The paint is in good shape and it has light tank, fenders, rack , and chainguard. The fender airplane has one broken wing. New rims and tires have been put on along with a Schwinn seat. I haven't looked at the serial number. All of the other T-Birds that I have found online don't have the dual top tubes. Wish me luck.

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    Re: BEER RUN - Billy Beer Headlight + Re-CYCLED uses of Beer

    you deserve an award for having the most "eco-friendly" bike built this year! :lol: glad you threw a few lone star labels in there amongst them "fancy" beers,too. it would look really sweet parked in front of the beer can house, here in houston. thats 40 years of dedicated drinking and collecting! :D [​IMG]
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Headlight correction and Taillights mounted

    Headlight and taillights mounted.
    Six pack mocked up

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    I don't know if anyone noticed before, but I had the headlight brcacket mounted to the springer bolt. Not a very good idea. This made the bracket loose every time the spring sprung. Rookie mistake.
     
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    Okay, a mistake, you'll correct....BUT! There ain't nothing "rookie" about this build...NICE!
     
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    Re: BEER RUN - Headlight re-mounted Beer Can tailights mounted

    PASS ME A COLD ONE. GREAT BIKE!!
     
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    Thanks Kota, guess I meant newbie rat builder. I have been flippin and working on bikes for a while, but this is my first rat build. After admiring all of the other cool builds on this site for awhile, it makes it easier to think outside the box.

    Maybe I will start flipping rat bikes now????!!!!!
     

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