Extended Cruise - Video Added!

Discussion in 'WBO 2017 FINISHED BIKES' started by tjwilson, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. tjwilson

    tjwilson Pro Member

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    These Build-Offs sure have a tendency to make time go fast. Another quick three months.

    Started out with an old Schwinn Traveler using the frame, handlebar stem, fork and headset. Working with the tall frame set the direction of the overall design and frame modifications. Most other parts came from a couple Schwinn Varsities that I parted out to build an over-sized and over-weight quadbike about ten years ago. These parts are slowly finding their way back to rolling on two wheels. My initial thoughts were to build something more like a stretched board-tracker. A relatively early switch to different handlebars changed the build direction. As I mentioned in the build thread, that switch seemed to determined other choices like color, tires and, throwing as much chrome as I had at it. Really enjoyed this build and being part of the Build-Off.

    See the build thread here:
    http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/extended-cruise.101806/

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    Additional images.

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    *Edited to add build collage. Thanks @GuitarlCarl for the suggestion.
     
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  2. brett4christ

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    Phenomenal execution!! You should be proud of this one!!!
     
  3. hammer mechanic

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    I can't believe how clean and sweet this bike is. Outstanding!
     
  4. OneHorsePower

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    +1000 ^^ :41::praise::rockout:
     
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  6. Wildcat

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    Gonna be hard to beat. This was a Traveler?
     
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  7. tjwilson

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    Thanks. Yup, there's some Traveler in there... been cut up and reassembled but it's in there!
     
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  8. OddJob

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    Very inventive use of re-cycled (pun intended) road bikes! Beautiful work. :41:

    But wait...did I miss the ride video? ;)
     
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  9. Stevetraf

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    Absolutely fantastic !
    I'm still checking all the little details on this build .
    Live the fork and the use of the brake pads as bumpers .
    Big thumbs up ‼
    Congratulations.


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  10. GuitarlCarl

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    Brother just because some folks never go look at our build threads... You should edit in a picture of the bike you started with. That shows what an amazing transformation you have created.

    Carl.
     
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  11. LukeTheJoker

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    Love this, really nice work!
    Would love to see a video too!
     
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    STUNNING!!!!!!
     
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  13. kingfish254

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    I'm going to have to find the time to look over your build thread. That is one sweet looking original!
    Love the brake pad fork bumpers.
     
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  14. tjwilson

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    Thanks, great suggestion.
     
  15. tjwilson

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    A video ?!? Hmmmmm a video... :39:
     
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    This is a home run...undeniable! :113:

    Jason
     
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  17. G-Matt

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    Dude for real where was your mind at on this build ? Because I want to go there. !!!! What a sweet looking bike everything about it is says one of a kind custom built not bought & made in cooool . That fame is top notch along with the fork & the color just tops it off.
    It's cool how these bike builds can change direction as there being built . I will say this one went down the right path .


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  18. G-Matt

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    Agin love it


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    This was shot in and around Eastern Market in Detroit, MI. I wanted to highlight some of the murals there. This doesn't even scratch the surface of some of the amazing work in the area.

     
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    Dude! When you deliver a ride video, you deliver a ride video! So cool TJ. :praise::41:
     
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