1. I wanted to give everybody a heads up on a change that I'm going to make for folks who want to use the For Sale section of the forum.

    The forum has been running strong for almost 11 years now and I (along with our awesome moderators) have tried to keep things running smooth and trouble free during that time. I'm thankful for everyone who has helped make this a great community to participate in.

    As you can imagine, there are some expenses that are involved in maintaining a site like this and I've tried my best to keep from passing that expense onto the user over the years. The forum will always be a free resource for people to communicate, learn and share.

    In order to offset some of the expenses that the site creates, I'm going to be changing the Gold Membership upgrade on the forum. Starting on April 1, 2017 the current "Gold Member" upgrade will be renamed "Pro Member" and this $20 annual upgrade will be required for posting items in the For Sale section. All members and visitors will still be able to view the For Sale section for free, but a Pro Membership upgrade of $20/year will be required for listing items in that section for sale. Current Gold Members will be converted to Pro Members and will have access to listing items for sale until their current upgrade expires.

    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?account/upgrades

    Thank you for your understanding and I will give further updates as the upgrade date approaches.

    Steve

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Discussion in 'SHOW ME YOUR...' started by rusty513, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Blueboy5000

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  4. ruddigger

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    20" Schwinn Buddy for my daughter's birthday last month. I turned it into a mini Pee-wee Herman bike, to match my full size one.

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  5. MadMax '58

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  7. '48 Hawthorne

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    Pretty much scrap in most eyes.

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    It provided an opportunity to build a bike for my then girlfriend, now fiance as a Christmas present. She is in love with it and it now is getting skirt guards and a Shimano 3-speed.

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  12. Sinner4

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  13. Chips_Mahoy

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    I guess the word chimo wasn't a big deal then.... :shock:
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    Thanks Pickle there taped on for now looking to get the bike striped in the next few weeks...
     
  17. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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  18. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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  19. GameBent

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    I'm diggin' the beer can bike!
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