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FATRAT

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 4 BIKES' started by bean, May 1, 2009.

  1. bean

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    The Donor.......No cool frames in Oz :wink: .

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  2. hewey

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    I hear ya! Cant wait to see what you do with it :D
     
  3. Galtbacken

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    That's a cool frame in my opinion!! :D
     
  4. bean

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    I agree Galtbacken. It's better (for what I want to do with it) than most frames we get here. Been looking for a cheap cruiser frame for RRBBO4 for a while, but no luck (at least this will be a different style of frame than most). I'll post the first mock-up pic tomorrow. It's already May 1st here, does that mean I can start :wink: .
     
  5. Galtbacken

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    I like the smooth lines on that frame, looks almost like a cruiser frame!
    It's may 1st here as well, so go right ahead and build! :lol:
     
  6. LIVE TO RIDE

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    Im thinkin full wrap fenders and an oversized motorcycle lower fairing look to fill space to tire!That might look cool.
     
  7. xddorox

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    I love the swooping curves of that frame. It should come out pretty good. Good luck :)
     
  8. BrigmasterA

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    Roddin' what ya got. The true essence of rat rods. :mrgreen:
     
  9. xddorox

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    Amen to that brother!
     
  10. bean

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    OK. First mock-up pics. This is kinda', sorta', somethin' like how the bike will finish up (I think :? ). It will have 26" wheels on it (24's on it now), bare metal finish, and some custom built parts and accessories. Can't let too much out of the bag........early days yet :wink: .

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  11. Galtbacken

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    I like it already! :D
     
  12. bean

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    Re: FATRAT (Update 5/3)

    Some of the parts that are going on it.

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  13. Hula NZ

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    HI Fatrat will look killer, same in NZ bikes are a bit few and far between, but like always we will make do

    Hula NZ
     
  14. bean

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    Re: FATRAT - updated 5/4

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  15. herr_rudolf

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    I like your frame, and love what you've done to it already, even with these 24s. Pretty parts are gonna make it look sweet for sure.
     
  16. bean

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    My Kenda Flames turned up from BikeWorld USA, and on the same day the LBS phoned to say my wheels had been built :D . This is the first set of wheels I've had built, and I'm very happy with the result and great service.

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    Had to "massage" the fork to fit the tire
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    Mock up
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  17. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Re: FATRAT - updated May 8

    FATRAT! for sure :!: nice work :mrgreen:
     
  18. emanon

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    Re: FATRAT - updated May 8

    I like it--it looks like a cartoon of a cruiser in the best way. It looks almost done to me, but I think it needs some huge U shaped handlebars.
     
  19. socal_jack

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    What an improvement, maybe could use a beefier fork to match up with the fat pipe in the frame, stilllooks good though.
     
  20. emanon

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    Re: FATRAT - updated May 8

    Oooh, yeah...with a pair of tortion bars...
     

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