Madwagon.com Bike (first build of mine)

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  1. matthew2000tx

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    Picked up a madwagon cruiser at a bike swap for $35... This is my first rat-rod other than my Sun Cruisers where I basically just added some accessories. My plan for the mad wagon is flat black and lime green... Alien logo as headbadge.

    Day #1
    Bringing Home the Rat:
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    249131_584212686472_54100263_32369204_8264004_n by MPR Photography-PhotoMPR.com, on Flickr
    Day #2
    Planning the design and tires:
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    Which tires? by MPR Photography-PhotoMPR.com, on Flickr

    Day 4
    I decided on #2. Black walls and flame tires.


    Day 5: Replaced broken spoke on front wheel

    Day 7: repacked rear wheel hub/coaster break

    Day 8:Turing the front wheel
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    240828_584789859812_54100263_32378819_4810847_o by MPR Photography-PhotoMPR.com, on Flickr

    Day 9-10- Front Wheel Prep

    Day 11:
    Painting the Front Rim.... From Black to lime green!
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    249596_585145716672_54100263_32382426_6437830_n by MPR Photography-PhotoMPR.com, on Flickr

    Day 12: Headlamp and repack bottom bracket/crank
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    rat rod headlamp by MPR Photography-PhotoMPR.com, on Flickr
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    Re: Madwagon.com Alien Bike (first build of mine)

    very nice start. glad ya went with the black-walls
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    -rob
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    Re: Madwagon.com Alien Bike (first build of mine)

    Wheels are done. Tires on. Lamp installed. I've ordered Electra Rat Fink saddle and matching grips from Amazon.com. Also on the way is a lime green chain. I still need to paint the chain guard, paint crank, make a frame insert and tweek the handle bars it keeps moving no matter what...

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    View of Semi Complete Rat Rod by MPR Photography-PhotoMPR.com, on Flickr
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    Update: 6/16/11

    I've got the new seat on. It is the Rat Fink Electra Seat. Ape Hangers are on order and should be in tomorrow 15" rise and black. Green chain will be installed tomorrow as well as a cone adjustment to the rear hub. Installed water bottle holder it's lime green.

    Still to do:
    -Paint Chain Guard
    -Frame Board
    -Install grips
    -Install Rat Fink Bell
    -Install Geocaching Trackable Decal :)
    -Paint some accents on Frames and an alien decal

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