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

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  1. karfer67

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    Kingfish gave me this idea (thanks buddy) to use a few curved tubes. I ended up just doing the front one as I feel it still maintains the open look of the frame while doing exactly what I wanted. It rides amazing now and other than a small cross brace near the rear wheel I'm calling the frame mostly done. Oh yea the bars, I had a short piece left over from some I bent up so I did these real quick. Not sure if they will stay or not however they are super comfy on this. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Oh one more thing you notice I'm running different tires. I needed just a tiny bit more ground clearance in the rear so a quick trip to college cyclery snagged up these sweet 26x2.5 ol skool tread tires. They give me just the taller sidewall I needed and I think the all black gives it a more aggressive look.

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    Since I don't weld, it was fun getting you over the hump with some virtual fabrication :D
    Looks great brother
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    You really should take the plunge and come to the dark side (welding). I can't fathom what you would come up with.

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    Agreed.
     
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    My eyesight is bad enough as it is. It would probably make the "dark" side approach a little faster. :D
     
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    Haha buddy have you seen my glasses? Without them well yea it wouldn't go well. I just got new ones too and my eyes had changed a full point.

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    Glasses, masks, helmets. Who needs them, just line it up and close your eyes tight. Hahahaha.

    I kid of course, always wear ppe and other safety equipment.
     
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    Oh I've done that plenty of times to tack stuff over the years

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    Give us an update! Keep this bad ride rolling towards the finish line.
     
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    Although sorta hard to see you will notice there is now a strip running along the rear lower part of the frame. That would be titanium and yes she is officially dangerous[​IMG]

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    After putting the sliders on I decided she needed a tail light. However this part also serves as a brace to help tie in the two extremely long lower chain stays. It works perfectly and yes the tail light works and has been converted to led although not in a super exotic way[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Oh and I ditched the mudflap as it covered too much of the sprocket

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    It's way brighter at night sorry for the bad pics. Anyway like I said I suck at electronics so a quick trip to eco thrift turned up these 2 dollar bicycle lights. Pop the lense off use a bit of 3m body tape to attach to the back side of the lenses and Bob's your uncle. I also removed the lower licence plate glass to give me easy access to the button. I was pretty smitten with ma self.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    You should have used magnesium skid plates for more sparks!
     
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    I do live in ca remember. I mean half the state is on fire already.

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    BREAKING NEWS!! Rat bike source of norcal fires!
     
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    Did u see on fb someone went after me about it?
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    Man, you really tied this up nicely with your add-ons in the last day or so!
    Have you ever heard of the OddJob Award? Just wonderin',cuz.....
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    Honestly that was a progress goes boink moment. I ended up loving it lol

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