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Rusty Rebel (One More Thing!)

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 9 BIKES' started by SCHWINNRAY69, May 1, 2014.

  1. SCHWINNRAY69

    SCHWINNRAY69

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    I'll be starting my third build off with this previously built 196? Firestone 500. This was one of my first old bikes, so when I built it I never cleaned/regreased bearings or really knew what I was doing, plus it is not in a rideable condition as it sits. So, this bike will be getting a freshning up and a transformation! The key to this build is PATINA and CHEAP! All the parts I'll be throwing at it are ones I have in the shed. Let the madness begin! :rockout:

    This year's bike will be the.............
    Rusty Rebel!
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  2. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    right on Nick!
     
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  3. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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    I wish I would have hung onto my first attempts at Rat Rods. I would love to give them an update with the parts i've got now like you're doing.

    This should be fun to watch.
     
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  4. Terry66

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    Nice! Seems there are a lot of middleweights showing up this year. I remember seeing this bike a few years ago when I got my Firestone 500. I am sure you'll knock it out of the park.
     
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  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Awesome!

    Luke.
     
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  6. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Thanks Guys! Forgot to to add my parts pic, it's in the original post now.
     
  7. Scribble

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    cant wait to see more
     
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  8. MazdaFlyer

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    Nice lines as a starting point, wheel look good as they are.
     
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  9. jats

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    nice ride!!!!
     
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  10. MplsCoaster

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    Glad to see you back in the fray :)
     
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  11. LukeTheJoker

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    Patina and cheap sounds good! Love the parts pile, I spy some nice pieces in there!

    Luke.
     
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  12. junknutz1975

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    Lookin good dude! Cant wait to see where this one goes! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Thanks guys! Can't wait to start building! Hopefully I can get some time tomorrow. :)
     
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  14. tvc15

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    Looking forward to seeing this
     
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  15. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Glad to see you in the build-off again, I want to tie with you this year...
     
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  16. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Cool, that means we're both going to tie for first! Haha! :rofl:
     
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  17. Rustinkerer

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    That bike will be sweet with the other chain guard! -Adam
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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  19. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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    Glad you are in this year! Good selection of coolness there. BTW "CHEAP & PATINA" are my two middle names! This is why we collect parts we don't need. Then later we find a place for them. Go for it!
     
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