Ratt Poison Chopper

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  1. yeshoney

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    Hi! Way cool deal Daddy-O! I am working on Rat Bikes right now. Will have pics soon of both. Meanwhile here is my daily driver. '68 Hawthorne tandem made into a single seater, low and go! Schwinn Runabout bars, Murray console shifter, Schwinn Mag sprocket, Shimano Disc rear brake, Paragon Smoothie slick, Monark springer front end, dual Fako headlights, Drag high back saddle, custom sissy bar, and satin black paint.

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  2. Rat Rod

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    Oh wow!!!

    That bike is awesome....I love it!

    Thanks for posting.

    Schwinn just killed my post and said that they don't allow links to other forums.

    Spread the word if ya can!!!
     
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    Here's the one that started it all for me :D

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  4. CptDunsel

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    Hello all! Thanks for letting me know about this forum. I hope it grows very fast and very big.

    Though I haven't been able to build a bike in 2 years, I still have my collection. I moved for my job and they are almost all in storage as I don't have a building big enough to work on them anymore. But, I am working in it.

    I think I may have a photo or two of some of my old girls. Hope you don't mind if I post a couple.

    This is "Blood". I have a thing for the 62 Schwinn Twinbar frame. I have 3 or 4 of them. I had to stretch the rear to accomidate a 24X3 Dyno Fireball tire. I also had to install a washer on the crank so the chain would clear the tire. Great bike.....
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    Hey CptDunsel,

    That is one cool bike. Those are some interesting handle bars too. What did they originally come off of?

    Look forward to seeing more of your rides!
     
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    Thanks-, I am enjoying your pics and I thank you for inviting me to join your forum. (Put me down for an XL T-shirt).

    The bars are Schwinn ramhorns that I bought on the bay. They are pretty cool. I had a bike that I put a set of those on when I was a kid. I was just lucky to get them at the price I did.
     
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    WOW! But are your arms long enough?
     
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    Here's another Twinbar. I call this one "Blaze". Both of these frames were just frame and fork when I got them. I gave 20 bucks a piece for them.
     
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    This is one of my earlier creations. It is a 73 Heavy Duty That I got for 25 bucks. The handlebars I got on Ebay.
     
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    I bet installing those wiggly bars was fun, hehe. That black one reminds me oif my black madwagon kustom somewhat. That thing was plain old evil looking though, hehe. Here's a pic,,,,,KR

    I still have all the parts except the mooneyes sprocket, and electra forks. Maybe it's time for it to live once more, :lol:.


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    Well if wants this exact frame, I have 2 for $5 each.
     
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    Actually I still have that frame. I was wanting to build it on a shorter frame, since Madwagon frames tend to be REALLY tall like the one the pic. But, I never got around to it. You can see what I mean by the MW's being tall, by comparing it to the Schwinns in CptDunsels posts. The seat tube on the schwinn frame is about even with the top of the back tire/fender. The MW is 5-6 inches(or more) above that. Even with the seat at a comfortable pedaling height, I still had to lean over to even tiptoe the ground.,,,,KR
     
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    dumpster diver

    did I read that right..you have two frames like that for 5$ each...PLEASE let me know.Thanx, Mark
     
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    Re: dumpster diver


    Just keep in mind that they are really tall frames :mrgreen: ,,,,KR
     
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    kustom rat

    how tall?
     
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    5$ frames? You have my attention!! (I expect there's a line up forming)

    Will a 3" wide tire fit on the back o' those babies?

    -Mp
     
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    Mine is 21 1/2" top to crank center. Add a big padded cruiser seat, and it starts getting tall fast. A 62 typhoon I measured on the way out of the garage, was 18 1/2 on the same measurement. The MW's also have a straighter lower stays, which put your feet even further from the ground. They're very sturdy, and handle very quickly since they're short in wheel base too. I'm not sure if Madwagon made other frame sizes though? When I bought mine, they were two the same size in stock.,,,,KR
     
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    Thanks for the info...still interested tho...how'd you know I'm kinda short???!hehehe
     
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    Well, I mentioned the brand of bike in my first post, then you said you had had two of them?,,,,KR :lol:
     

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