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RIKI-TIKI-RATI Completed

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 4 FINISHED BIKES' started by vibr8shun, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. vibr8shun

    vibr8shun

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    ...coming out like the explosive lava from the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii......RIKI-TIKI-RATI :!: :!: :!:
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    Son: ...hey dad, what will happen if you put your finger in the chainwheel?

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    RR Dad:...silly boy, they become valve covers...uhhh...pull my finger
    Son: Eeeewwww thats gross!!!
    (true story while building)

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    ...and now some random stuff caught by the mystical grip of R-T-R

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    ...yep the other day, a car was magically pulled towards me and almost side swiped me on its maiden voyage
    . Thanks everybody and goodluck.
     
  2. fenderhole

    fenderhole

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    wow! :shock: The magnetic wood tank and surf board style rack is soooo cool 8) A head turner for sure. Super job! :D
     
  3. meezonweelz

    meezonweelz

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    That's gotta be a strong magnet... Looks great
     
  4. karfer67

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    the brake arm is great sorta one of those "i should a thought of that moments." the tank is sweet too nice bike ready to cruise the beach
     
  5. kram

    kram

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    Lots of great ideas on this build. Gotta love the magnetic tank!
     
  6. mastronaut

    mastronaut

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    Dang! So many cool things to check out on your build, tell me you are part mad-man! :wink:
     
  7. Heavy Pedal

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    Wow! Too many cool things to point out! My favorite part during your build thread was the sprocket, but seeing it done, I gotta go with the severed finger valve caps! Good job!
     
  8. herr_rudolf

    herr_rudolf

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    LOOK MAW... NO FINGER!

    sjeeeeez... What a cool bike. I like almost everything about this bike. New to me are the fingers. The surfrack complete with fin. The textured and magnetic wooden tank. I could go on and on... I love the humor on this bike.

    Well done!
     
  9. vibr8shun

    vibr8shun

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    Thanks everyone for your input and motivational oomphf.
    I didn't start-off as a mad-man...I was driven to the brink by women :shock: :lol: :lol:
    Thanks...I built it for my 6 yr old son so he can tell all his freinds "my dads bike is cooler than yours" , and also to bother his mother :wink: :roll: Hooray for RR bikes!!!
     
  10. LIVE TO RIDE

    LIVE TO RIDE

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    Wow really like your bike!Very cool and creative.Love the chain guard.
     
  11. theVULTURE

    theVULTURE

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    NICE!!! i'm diggin' the surf board rack. the tiki head badge guy rules!
    nice work!!
     
  12. BLASTER

    BLASTER

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    SWEET!!!!
    So many trick details!!
    Clean and simple at a glance, yet so much to see.
    I love it! :horns:
     
  13. Dr. Sizzle

    Dr. Sizzle

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    Lots of really awesome details!
     
  14. TheFlyingDingo

    TheFlyingDingo

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    Absolutly love the little details on this bike...

    Now...I have stuck my finger in my chainwheel while riding

    Back when i rode BMX bikes around constantly, i felt like the bike was moving sluggish, i went to go pull on the chain, trying to see how tense it was while still pedaling(you know...it usually gets pulled tight again)

    Well, I meant to drag my hand and little did i realize my hand was keeping up with the chain, I got about 2 teeth through my fingers...and i was riding a coaster brake bike. The first thing i thought was....Oh...What...OW!!!
    and pulled my hand out, One bloody grip and sprocket later, I didnt check my chains when i was riding again

    Goodluck!
     
  15. vibr8shun

    vibr8shun

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    AHhhh, you too?...only I was trying to remove some long grass that was stuck in the chain while I was STILL on the bike pedaling...Yep I did a face plant on the hard asphalt in front of some cute girls when I was in 6th grade...those were the days :| :| :)
     
  16. JoKeR63

    JoKeR63

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    Great detail work, this is definitely my favorite TIKI. I really like the brake arm.
     
  17. mikek

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    Well done! I like the head badge and the surf borad rack the best. :D
     
  18. deorman

    deorman

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    I'malikin'RikiTikiRatitoo! :wink:
     
  19. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    such a cool bike and the color really pops nice job!
     
  20. Gold Street Customs

    Gold Street Customs

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    Mealiky.....is that hawaiian :roll: anyhow it came out really nice 8)
     

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