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POCA RATA "Little Rat" DONE!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 7 BIKES' started by pick, May 1, 2012.

  1. pick

    pick

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    Got a name, but no pics yet. Will post some later. :mrgreen:
     
  2. Jake Sensi

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    Re: POCO RATA "Little Rat"

    :x Get Ta Postin'!!
     
  3. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator

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    Re: POCO RATA "Little Rat"

    A Spanish bike? Mexican? Puerto Rican?

    I wanna see it!
     
  4. pick

    pick

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    El Murray! :lol: No, it's an american bike, I just liked the name! :mrgreen:
     
  5. tin machine

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    a pick you turned out to be a heavy hitter , last year great job , looking forward to your build .
     
  6. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Hey, stop teasin' :x :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  7. udallcustombikes

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    Re: POCO RATA "Little Rat"

    Since I am not entering this year, you are welcome to dig through my parts bins.
     
  8. pick

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    Thanks Buddy! May need to.

    I was inspired last year by "Dr. Tankenstein's" build. Bucking all the trends, girls bike, 20", neither has ever won before. I thought he did a great job on it. He ended up with a great bike, he built for someone else (daughter?) Anyway, I was impressed.

    So, I am building this one for my grandson (like he needs another bike! :mrgreen: )

    Murray Eliminator, I got from my buddy "udallcustombikes", & various parts I have lying around.

    Here is the starting point: Frame:

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    Forks from a Murray Porkchopper:

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    WCC Wheels:

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    & anything else I can scrounge up to hopefully end up with a cool bike for my favorite (& only) grandson. More details soon.
     
  9. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    +1! :mrgreen:

    Dig what you got so far.
     
  10. aka_locojoe

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    Cool. Anxious to see it with the fatter wheels.
     
  11. ndaway

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    This will be awesome with those big tires 8) glad your in the build off :D
     
  12. yoothgeye

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    Re: POCO RATA "Little Rat"

    I wanna see that rear wheel fit the frame, they are surprisingly wide.
     
  13. pick

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    That's why I like them. This one will have dropout extentions to fit it in there somewhat like last year's build. I think the front will fit no problem.

    This may be a bare metal frame since I haven't done that before & I'm lazy anyway. :lol: Hoping to have a motorcycle/bobber look to it. Not spending much money on this, just using parts I already have around & not planning on purchasing anything other than nuts, bolts, etc.

    Super low budget Little Rat!
     
  14. yoothgeye

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    Re: POCO RATA "Little Rat"

    There's another 20" bike being built as a cafe racer, this frame could easily do the same and would be cool! You shortening the forks?
     
  15. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Re: POCO RATA "Little Rat"

    You've got one of my votes! :mrgreen:

    Do it buddy!

    Cheers,
    Dr. T
     
  16. aka_locojoe

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    When I was doing the same frame for Grand-son I was thinking the same thing. Even thought about cutting slots in back of drop outs. Plenty of meat to work with there.
     
  17. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Wow, awesome parts :shock: Interested to see how triple trees and FAT tires look on a muscle bike! :wink:

    Good luck Bad Apple...errr, I mean POCA RATA! :mrgreen:

    Love the name 8)
     
  18. big kountry

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    cool start an Tankerstie you have checked out Nuttin Fancy. Are the plans includeing clearcoat or linseed oil?
     
  19. pick

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    Randy: I may try that first. I see what you mean. Will have to test fit back tire to see if it's far enough back. Thanks for the tip!
     
  20. 450redrider

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    Re: POCO RATA "Little Rat"

    I wanna see this one I've always liked those eliminator bikes
     

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