"Boss Ross" the Roth-inspired Apollo

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  1. gowjobs

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    So here it is, just a day to go, and I got this thing together! With so much of my time spent out-of-state, I had to forgo the candy yellow over silver flake I'd originally envisioned, and went with a finked-out "ratina" look, instead. Inspired by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's show cars and monster cartoons, this decal really set the tone:
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    So here it is:
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    ..and now the details:
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    A micro-mini BMX wheel (451mm) up front features a 1" wide slick and a six-shooter XS hub. This is dragster-cool, Daddy-O!

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    The black widow's hourglass on that taillight gives followers a warning, and check out how those aluminum pedals echo the design of that seatpost clamp!
    Big Daddy - style sayings and cartoons appear here and there on the frame and fork. Here are a couple more:
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    How about the spaced-out eyeball and antennae on that tiki-tough bamboo fender?

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    Those super-narrow mini-apes received glitter grips, a double-clamp stem and these leather tassles with resin skull beads.

    Two more for the road!
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    BUILD THREAD:
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=26170&st=0&sk=t&sd=a
  2. jiminyshiznit

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    Dig it.. that bike's got mojo! Loving the tire and wheel combo, and the last pic is classic.. great work!
  3. Double Nickle

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    :shock: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen: WOW im so glad you pulled it out. I didnt think you would finish for a while there. Dude your bike is awesome. Roth would have liked it. I wanted to take a picture like that one for my Roth build but I couldnt find the right mask.
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    The best tire combo I have ever seen. Great bike all around. :)
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    I'm pretty happy with the result, even if I'd originally pictured a more flashy finished product. Now if I could just ride it for more than a few miles without my thighs/knees burning... guess if one is over six feet tall and 200+ lbs., maybe a 20" banana bike isn't the wisest choice. I'll pay my dues for cool.
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    With so many builds it's hard to keep track.....Your close up pics show an AMAZING amount of detail and work. GREAT job!
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    Big love for the tire and wheel combo also ....Great job!
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    Yeah, and if feels SOOOO good when they whip around and crack you in the wrist!
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    now that's old school!
    don't get much better! 8) 8) 8)
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    Phun with Photoshop:

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    sick bike mate, get a wheelie bar on there now!
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    one of my faves this time 8)

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