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ROCK BOTTOM RAT - DONE !!!!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 7 BIKES' started by bebopblu, May 8, 2012.

  1. bebopblu

    bebopblu

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    Hello
    First time entering a build off. I picked up this gem on CL. Gladly paid $20 for it and brought it home. When my darling wife saw it she asked how bad a bike had to be for me to NOT bring it home! So I decided to call this build ROCK BOTTOM.
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    Pretty sure it is a 1949. Could someone help with the model?
    Going to tear it down and see what I can save
     
  2. pick

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    Re: ROCK BOTTOM RAT

    Break out the PB Blaster! Definately more than $20 worth on that baby! Good luck with your build! 8)
     
  3. p00r0ldlu

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    Sweet find...and what a price...those never turn up in my neck of the woods. I say you put a new tube and tire on the front and ride it into the sunset. It is pretty...great original frame paint.
     
  4. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator Pro Member

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    Re: ROCK BOTTOM RAT

    I would've paid $20 for the fork, and my wife would've rolled her eyes then smiled.

    Can't wait to see this one come back to life.
     
  5. MplsCoaster

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    That's a great starting point. Definitely worth $20 :shock: 8)
     
  6. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator Pro Member

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    Re: ROCK BOTTOM RAT

    Yes you are! I have proof above.
     
  7. Spokeshave

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    I can't wait to see what you'll do with it.
     
  8. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I <3 Single Speeds Moderator Pro Member

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    Re: ROCK BOTTOM RAT

    You speak King James.
     
  9. tin machine

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    wow !!very cool bike ,i would have gladly payed 20 for it , and if thats rock bottom i want to be there , great bike for this build 8) :mrgreen:
     
  10. Xcruiser

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    Nuff said!
     
  11. Re: ROCK BOTTOM RAT

    Nice! I don't know what she's talking about at least yours is complete and still has a little paint. I drag them home like this:
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    I love how the frame darts are forever etched in the rust. :mrgreen:
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    I swear I'm not a hoarder...... :lol:
     
  12. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Lots of potential

    Good luck with the build!
     
  13. G_rod32

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    20 Dollars for a strait bar Schwinn! Nice!! I'd say overhaul the works and usually I say air and ride but unfortunately that front tire is beyond patching! haha What is the serial number I could tell ya the month and year probably tomorrow, also location of serial number?
     
  14. bebopblu

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    Thanks for all the comments and encouragement. The serial number is located under the bottom bracket. I will have to see what can be saved. There is some pitting in the frame. The wheels and spokes are shot. The springer spring is the thickness of a paper clip in some spots. The seat pans are rusted out etc, etc. But I do like a challange and look forward to be part of this buildoff. More pics soon as she is torn down.
     
  15. mitchelangelo

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    Perfect name "Rock Bottom"! lol. Looks like a sweet project
     
  16. Critter1

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    Rock Bottom to the top!!

    So have you single handedly provided PB-Blaster with their yearly sales by now??!
     
  17. Oneuglybike

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    Wow, great bike! I never seem to find deal like that! :cry: It looks perfect as is, but surely wants to be ridden once again! 8)
     
  18. raggedjim

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    Ask your wife if you can sell it to me for $40, double your money, and she can buy a new purse!

    Great find, Rg
     
  19. imagearchy

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    Grease-er, give-er some new shoes n let-er roll!
     
  20. imagearchy

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    I'll give you $60. Then your wife can buy a nicer purse!
     

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