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  1. nelvolks

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    Ok RRBBuilders the time is here and finally I can say that I am done. It has been a crazy few months but they have been worth it for me being able to be part of this build off and also watch, comment on everyone with their builds and learn a lot in the process. There are alot of awesome bikes and I wish everyone the best luck on the voting. I am happy with the end result of my bike even with very minimal tools I had to work with, working in our small kitchen, and not having any cool, old, antique, ratty, desirable bike parts. I was also under budget with what I gave myself to spend on the build. Here is the breakdown:

    Frame: 1971 Huffy Pennys
    Fork: Pyramid Springer Fork
    Front Tire: Cheng Shin C97 Street 20 x 1.75 White Wall Tire
    Rear Tire: Nirve ...... 20 x 2.125 White Wall Flamed Tire
    Stewart Warner Tachometer Used
    Seat: Modified Banana Seat Upholstered With Mexican Blanket
    Rear Fender: Modified came from a 26" 3 Speed
    Chainguard: Modified came from a 26" Cruiser
    Grips: Came off a 26" Cruiser
    Apehanger/Sissy Bars/Wheels: Used but in better condition
    Stem/Pedals/Crank Arm/Crank/Chain/Seat Post: Original Parts Restored

    If you would like to check out the build process click on the link below.
    http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=40053


    Here is the bike when I first bought it from craigslist for 25 bucks.

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    Here is the bike finished.

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  2. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Rattiest seat post clamp ever, I can hook you up if you need a real one, haha.

    Great work man, it's art and I wanna ride it.

    +1 vote
     
  3. nelvolks

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    Thank you sir I appreciate the kid words and vote.
     
  4. kingfish254

    kingfish254 Check out the 30+ Items in my FOR SALE thread! Pro Member

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    Very cool ride!
    It was fun following your build.
    That snub nose seat reminds me of a burro's nose for some reason. Maybe, I have had too many beers.
     
  5. Jake Sensi

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    What a rat!! Great build! You did it. Peace
     
  6. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Kid words? I only use adult words. :mrgreen: So do you need a seat post clamp?
     
  7. nelvolks

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    No I meant to use that hose clamp. Thanks anyways!
     
  8. nelvolks

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    Haha thanks. Save one for me!
     
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    Amazing transformation! Your bike is rolling art, but be careful. It looks like some fool thinks it's ok to tag public art. No shortage of idiots.
     
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    its ratty seat is cool enjoy it :mrgreen:
     
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    this one is getting one of my votes, its just so killer
     
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    Even from a mile you can tell it's a ratrod.
    Great job on keeping the tradition going!
     
  13. nelvolks

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    Thanks guys for the compliments it means alot.
     
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    Digging the Pancho Villa Serape Seat. RATing is Number One.
     
  15. nelvolks

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    Thanks just trying to keep it ratty style! The seat is actually very comfortable.
     
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    No question that seat looks really comfortable and styling.
     
  17. nelvolks

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    :D
     
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    Sweet :mrgreen:
     
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    :D
     

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