Let's see those things never meant for a bike on your bike!

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  1. outskirtscustoms

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    Just wanted to see what type of things guys have put on their bikes that never belonged there. I have a few that I've made work.

    My whiskey flask water bottle

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    My compass taillight

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    Golf club shifters

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    Scooter rack

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    Belt buckle decoration

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    mountain bike bar end seat post (I'm not the first I got the idea from here)

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  2. TheFlyingDingo

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    Too bad i dont have the picture anymore

    but i bought a bike with a dishrack front basket.
     
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    :lol: Cool, never thought of doing that.
     
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    old lantern turned LED headlight...

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  6. Skipton

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    1940's Ford Speedo
    1920"s Big as my head Automotive Headlight
    Both do work :wink:
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    Also This had been done a lot on both motorcycles and bicycles but I do like the look'
    Model A tail light...with LED kit
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    most of the bikes I build have items on them not made for bicycles.
    Aluminum honeycomb composite
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    wood veneer (to cover the honeycomb), lug wrench ( stand)
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    license plates (mud flaps and box), hood ornaments ( on box and front fender), glass door knobs (hand grips), Pontiac "Star Chief" script ( the bikes name on chainguard), exercise bike seat, plastic drinking cups loaded with 8 red LEDs for tailights( between box and 57 chevy hood ornaments)
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    solid rod bent seat post
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    Old car cowl lights (head lights and taillights), old car tailights ( taillights), bullit shells( valvestem caps)
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    cheap LED flash lights( headlights and taillights)
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    beer cans ( headlights and taillights), beer tap handles ( handles grips), Mini beer keg ( tank), beer bottle labels ( instead of paint), LED flash ligths( inside beer can head and tail lights)
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    Aluminum plate ( drop outs)
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    airplane nose cone ( fairing) old aftermarket car taillight ( tailight)
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    old glass gearshift knob ( on stem), pool ball ( #13 her favorite # on kickstand bolt)
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    I have also put car steering wheel knob on the handle bars of the Rat Tandem and the Star Chief now has an automobile dash compass mounted to the stem so she doesn't get lost

    Oh and then there is card board on bikes for special rides and parades

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    did I mention working electric keyboard
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    pedaling rudolf
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    vw bus tandem
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    she did the pony herself
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    8) This could very well become one of the best threads on RRB.COM! 8)

    Most of the custom stuff I have on my bikes wasn't meant for bikes.

    Last month I bought a potato-masher, just because I thought it looked like a cool rack.
    It's still a potatosmasher though... :oops:

    (I'll see if I can fight this flu I got tonight, and come up with a compilation-pic of the stuff I've used tomorow.)
     
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    i try and included a non bike related detail with all my builds.
    here are a couple of my fav's.
    firestone ashtray, 2 salsa lids and a tiny d.i.y. amp.
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    1800's deringer with custom warthog tusk grips
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  10. Double Nickle

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    suicide brakes.(rear hun on the front wheel.)
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    great builds guys keep em coming!
     
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    Fibreglass electric drumkit roadcase
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    B&M Shifter lever
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    Caddy tailight
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    ^^^^^^ I would be nervous having that thing pointing in that direction. :shock:
     
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    that pistol has to be the coolest gusset ever!! :shock:
     
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    Gotta be my KFC bike... Trailer with BBQ and Cooler. the BBQ is made from a couple of old propane tanks, the cooler was found on Craigslist.

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    even has a Hurst shifter for the firebox damper.

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    The trailer is made from electrical conduit, and attaches to the bike by way of an old air fitting

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    The tank on the bike was made from a scrapped Honda hood

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    Headlamp is made from a Model A cowl light
     
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    Sorry Dan and Larry, it's the only pic I had :lol:
     
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    Really neat stuff so far. I was disappointed I didn't have more cool non bike stuff on my bikes.

    Chainguard is a leather belt. Lantern houses speedometer and the speedometer housing is copper tubing.
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    Conduit sissy bar
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    Button covers (for shirts) hide bolts.
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    Small bucket for headlight.
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    Lawn mower.
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    Ammo cans.
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    Ornamental sled as rack.
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  19. Schwinnspastic

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    The cool thing about our community here is all the great ideas we come up with !
    Speedy Gonzales bar orniment salvaged from the dumpster
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    Caddy scripts and shift ball
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    Vw turn signals for tank lights
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    and if you dont like my stuff see my Grand Daughter :lol:
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    Mark
     
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    '56 pontiac hood ornament as shift knob, thats about it.
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