RRBBO13 RATLINER ( tail lights, more sprockets, titanium and she is done)

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  1. karfer67

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    Ok so Steve asked me to throw down so did a few others and I just had an idea hit me. I've amassed a big pile of frames and stuff. So here is the challenge, to see what I can do with as much of that stuff as possible and try to cobble it into something kool. Can't promise it will get done on time and this will be super low buck so not a lot of bling bling.
     
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    Awesome to have the first multi Build Off winner back in the game.
    Can't wait to see what you pull out of the dumpster next! :D
    Seriously looking forward to what you throw together from your frame pile.
    Welcome back brother!
     
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    Thank you my friend, I'm already sketching on napkins. The challenge for me is to make this out of as much stuff I already have.
     
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    So what am I starting with? Well this lol. Or should I say these. Buried in there is a schwinn canti that some of you old timers will recognize. It's what's left of shamrock a boardtracker built by another forum member. When I got it just the frame was left and someone beat it up good. So at least part will end up in RATLINER. Where will this go ? Who knows but should be fun.
     

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    Shamrock was one of my favorite bikes on here. Ever. I even bought a set of those Nitto bars after seeing it.
     
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    You would cry if you saw it now. It looks like it sat outside for a long time before I got it. But like a Phoenix she will rise again least part of her.

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    If any of you are squeamish seeing a 100 anniversary schwinn phantom frame cut to pieces look away now. The hacking has begun.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    It's only metal, it came from the ground and will one day return to it.
     
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    This thing was done. I got it at cyclefest last year when I knew what the frame was. The guy gave it to me at the end of the show.

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    Digging through the pile I completely forgot I had this. Boom chain stays here I come[​IMG][​IMG]

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    How dare you cut up a Chinese Schwinn!!! :mad:
     
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    That's clever

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    Actually this would have been made in socal. I will take close ups of the brazing if I remember to. These also have unique serial numbers

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    I love this stage and building frames. As a note all the new tubing shown are screw up parts from my oops bin. [​IMG]

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    It's like building a cool bike out of all of the Misfit Toys!
     
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    Or Lego bike

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    Lots of progress no real stuff actually done just showing you guys the direction I'm going. Hope you like it I wanted to try and swing way out of my comfort zone box with this one.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Wicked! I think I see a little mothra actiin in there.
     
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    No moths were harmed in the making of this. When it's further along the design will make more sense

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    Gonna be an interesting seat position.
     

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