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Earl Grey

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 FINISHED BIKES' started by kingsting, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. kingsting

    kingsting

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    Let's call this one done! Not sure what else I could do to it. I accomplished all my goals which were to do a simple, inexpensive build, use parts from my stash and not buy a single thing for it, and end up with a decent rider with a classic "bomber" look & feel to it. The bike worked nearly perfect on it's maiden voyage many weeks ago and has needed no attention ever since...

    link to build here: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/earl-grey.92275/

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  2. OddJob

    OddJob

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    Love the old school mtb vibe on this bike build! Skin walled tires, pedals / cranks, chrome fork, red brake pads, thumbie shifter....it all works on this build!
     
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  3. LukeTheJoker

    LukeTheJoker Moderator

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    I really didn't expect just how much I like this bike!

    Luke.
     
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  4. Funkme

    Funkme

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    26' BMX x MTB.Interbreeding at it's best...
     
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  5. deorman

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  6. sdframe

    sdframe

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    Great contender for our next build off. I wanna take it to the hills.
     
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  7. billy bob customs

    billy bob customs

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    Cool bike. Great job!
     
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  8. Heavy Pedal

    Heavy Pedal

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    A cool old school Schwinn mountain bike on the cheap! Nice!
     
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  9. fordsnake

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    You're a winner when you've accomplished all your goals! Nice job.
     
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  10. kingfish254

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

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    Love seeing a build off bike that was built to be ridden!
    Great components with a clean look!
    BRAVO!
     
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  11. kingsting

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    Thanks King! Yeah, I've been riding this thing all over the place. It's rock solid and super comfy... The big Z Max tires are slow on the streets but I love the way they buzz on the asphalt!
     

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