DRAG KING

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  1. The Renaissance Man

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

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    This bicycle started life as a girl.

    ...Through the half century that followed, I can only imagine the humble existence that kept it from being discarded by it's previous owners. Looking very sad and neglected but clinging (surprisingly) to most of its original parts, it made it's way to me through a near empty flea market on a cold dreary day in January for the total sum of fifteen dollars.

    In the months that followed, it seemed that the pitiful little bike would never balance on two wheels again after it was broken down and relegated to parts status. There's very little hope and even less respect for a derelict girl bike in a world dominated by sturdy tank cruisers, muscle bikes and the like.

    As the last glimmer of light was about to fade away, everything changed in an instant! An idea was hatched that would not only resurrect the dry rusty bones of this once loved child's dream, but would transform\ it into a force to be reckoned with in the competitive world of drag racing! Who could have imagined that this timid little girl bike would one day line up head to head with top fuel dragsters! And the rest (as they say) is history!

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

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    Rather than load up countless pictures on this page, my Photobucket folder for Drag King is available for every picture that I've posted through out the build along with about 30+ unseen post build pictures.
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    I'll post a few on here, but to see more,
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    I have nothing to hide, so feel free to look at any of the other Photobucket folders as they all have various bike pictures saved there.:)

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    [Click here for the complete build thread]

     
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  4. tecktiki

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    thats awesome
     
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  5. Aros Kustom

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    Thats a Winner!
     
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  6. Funkme

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    Stunning so much style,looks like it's built for speed...:113:
     
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  7. Glen

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    :41: What a masterpiece :praise:

    Really love that Drag King font. Is that obtainable or did you create it?

    Glen.
     
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  8. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Wow! Awesome work! This is one of my FAVORITE bikes of the build off. You built a winner!
    By the way...my offer sill stands for trading the Rusty Rebel.:21::21:
     
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  9. Jane says

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    That is pretty cool! Nice work!
     
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  10. karfer67

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    It's perfect!

    Sent from my PG86100 using Tapatalk
     
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  11. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Just noticed how the Dana 'kinda' looks like a small motor on this bike.
     
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  12. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Great job! Great looking bike!!
     
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    One day I can tell my children I was there to see the Drag King build unfold. A legend has been born, well done sir:thumbsup: Its runaway winner in my book:D
     
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    Man, I am just logging in after 2 months away in Europe, and this is what I find. You, sir, have NAILED it. Every single part is perfect. Hats off!
     
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  16. MrLeghorn

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    Wow! Now that's a winner. Amazing bike, fantastic build. Congrats!
     
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    winner for shure, great job !
     
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  18. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

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    top notch bike and a top notch builder.
     
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    Absolutely stunning, one of the coolest builds I've seen in years. Your vision, artistry, and attention to details, not to mention fabrication skills set this bike so far ahead it leaves the rest of us choking on it's dust. Great job.:113:
     
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    Thank you everyone! I'm overwhelmed with all of the positive comments. It's very rewarding coming from such a creative community of bike enthusiasts!
     

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