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    The forum has been running strong for almost 11 years now and I (along with our awesome moderators) have tried to keep things running smooth and trouble free during that time. I'm thankful for everyone who has helped make this a great community to participate in.

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    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?account/upgrades

    Thank you for your understanding and I will give further updates as the upgrade date approaches.

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>>>LACKLUSTER<<< Done.

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  1. Critter1

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    I'm honored to finally be a part of a build off! I've sat back and watched the last two or three, and for one reason or another I just couldn't participate. I've put together a few builds here on the site and its nice to continue to get to know the members here. I hope by the end of BO7, I'll have made more friends here. Since BO6 ended, I've kept it in the back of my brain that I'd be ALL-IN for BO7! So here I am...

    I'm naming this build LACKLUSTER pretty much because I think its a catchy word! :D I also think its kinda synonymous with rat-rod...

    So here's what I have:

    1963 Columbia Newsboy Special... and some parts I've decided to throw its way.
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    I'm gonna attempt to use the red Monark deep "front" fender on the rear as a bobbed fender.
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    Found these rims sitting in a scrap metal junk pile! Has a Suntour coaster that'll surely clean up & rebuild nicely.. :?
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    My color pallet. Porsche Sepia Brown 8)
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    Well, there's my start.. I should be able to get a good jump on it this coming weekend.. But until then, I'll be enjoying (addicted to) this forum.. :D
     
  2. Gold Street Customs

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    Re: >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    Wool cool frame , This should be the only brown bike here,,,, maybe,,, at least at Cyclefest :wink:
     
  3. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator Pro Member

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    Re: >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    What a great start!!! I'm watching.
     
  4. whoinphx

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    Re: >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    I Love those frames.. had the chance to buy one, but went with my true love... Spaceliner.
    I look forward to watching this one...
    Good Luck
     
  5. Critter1

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    Oh yea! It'll be cool to have it at Cycle Fest for sure! July right?
    I see you moved to Upper Puddle :wink: ..I graduated from there in 91' :) I miss the lake!
     
  6. Critter1

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    Re: >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    My inspiration is coming from the 24" Firestone I built for my son. I just love it, and I can never get enough of it. I always told my boy that one day I'd build its bigger brother so we can cruise the sidewalks together. If all goes well.. LACKLUSTER may just look like this:
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  7. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator Pro Member

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    Re: >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    That bike is *not* lacking in luster. :shock:
     
  8. Critter1

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    Re: >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    HAHA!! No its not.. What my build may lack in luster, it'll make up for with.... style?? :lol:
     
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    agreed. nice
     
  10. chepe13

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    Haha, I love the name.
     
  11. Critter1

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    >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    thank you! Its an ever evolving bike. I doubt my BO bike will be as impressive.
     
  12. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Another Columbia! :D Looks like you have big plans :wink:
     
  13. char

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    Oooo that's going to look sweet! Have fun! :D
     
  14. Critter1

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    >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    Just procured a springer for this guy! Good thing cus the steer tube on the fork I have is bent and someone cut off about an inch of the threads..
     
  15. Critter1

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    >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    So the first thing I did was check to see if the seat post that came out of this frame would fit the guts of my Brooks 72.. I had my fingers crossed that it would! Well it was loose, but not by much so I decided to make a shim and weld it to the post so it wouldn't slide out.

    Here it's hard to see, but it's a loose fit... even with the guts smashed together, it was still loose. :|
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    The rest is basically self explanatory. It worked out really well and now fits the Brooks seat guts nice & snug. issue #1 resolved!
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  16. CCR

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    Re: >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    Can't get enough of those frames :D Can't wait to see what you can do with it Critter !!!
     
  17. Critter1

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    Thanks Jeremy! I'll do my best to do it some justice!
     
  18. Critter1

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    Re: >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    Something in this picture will be making its way to lackluster... :wink: Any guesses?

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  19. erichitscar

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    I love the frame! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
     
  20. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator Pro Member

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    Re: >>>LACKLUSTER<<<

    I see a springer amongst spokes.
     

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