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der Rod Baron

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 6 FINISHED BIKES' started by gowjobs, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. gowjobs

    gowjobs

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    Achtung! It's done! My WWI-themed take on a modern-day Monark.
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    Lest we forget, it started out as the frame from an abandoned Diamondback Voyager, and a Control Tech Leader fork with an obscenely short headtube that I grabbed for $70 from a bicycle co-op:
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    Trimmed the frame's headtube, seat tube and a bunch of cable fittings, cleaned up the frame and added new engine-turned tank panels. Wheels are DH-39's with freebie red cruiser tires.
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    Bars are Haro Slim Bars with the bottom chopped off. Pocketbike clip-on brackets hold 1" seatposts for use as machinegun/pursuit handlebars.
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    BUILD THREAD: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vi...k=t&sd=a&sid=0a30d1a0f46bb6045bdccd13b1bcce25
     
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  2. Jake Sensi

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    GREAT BUILD!! GREAT THEME!! HAVE A COLD ONE ON ME !! PEACE
     
  3. socratesjpt

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    Good job
     
  4. gowjobs

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    I would have one, but I had to rush to take these pics at 7 this morning! I'm working all weekend to get a new product out the door on August 1st. I'll try to keep a browser window open to see all the great builds that are being finished this weekend.
     
  5. scott brownsey

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    good job old school look with a hi tech look at same time :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  6. gowjobs

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    The focus of this build was really to make it a solid rider. With that Leader fork and the 44/20T gearing, I can go for miles. I think the titanium seatpost I built might be a little stiff though - looking for something that transfers a little less vibration.
     
  7. bean

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    Very nicely done!
     
  8. Kustom_G

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    Dude, luckily i was following your thread, i still can't believe thats a new diamond back frame, i never would have guessed!!! i'll be searching for one of those frames! Congrats, it looks awesome! Great details.
     
  9. tin machine

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    good looking bike ,I like it one of my favorites , very cool idea and theme 8)
     
  10. badmuller

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    The baron always good for a themed bicycle, being red or rod you did a nice job too.
     
  11. gowjobs

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    "New" is relative, I guess. I think they were introduced about '98 and were made for three or four years. All the reviews I find online are really positive. Lots of "best bike I ever had" comments. I'd have to agree - this thing rides really nice.
     
  12. oxyjansen

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    Check out my frame, as its relatively similar to yous! I like the raw alloy and curved frame for sure! Also, yours is a nice take on an MTB!
     
  13. texasbigjon

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    another very cool theme bike! :mrgreen: everything works well together,and that fork is out of this world. :D
     
  14. oxyjansen

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    The link would help, now wouldn't it! Duh!: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=43630
     
  15. gowjobs

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    That electra frame is a beauty! Like I said in your thread: we should start a club!
     
  16. ichi bike

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    cool i like the raw aluminum and the forks are way awsome!!
     
  17. FatBoy

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    Home run :!: What a great looking bike!
     
  18. herr_rudolf

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    Very cool! Or as Herr Baron would say: Sehr Geil!
    The bike really is subtle until you notice the nice and fun over the top details you came up with.
    Good job!
     
  19. pickle

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    great lookin bike. 8) so cool.
     
  20. gowjobs

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    Thanks for the kind words, fellas! Took it on a short ride (about 12 miles) before work this morning. What a pleasure!
     

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