Sears Spyder Rat: RIP (see Chimera Chopper)

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  1. pedal scraper

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    Re: "Quickie" Sears Spyder Rat Build

    This is pretty cool!
    but, in my opinion, (take it for what it's worth), i think you should go with a smaller front tire. (skinnier).
    the fat front tire kind of looks out of place to me. i think it makes it look like one of those 2 wheel drive off road minibikes (recon?)
    when i read that you painted the wheels i cringed (thinking that you painted them red to try and get a rat rod look) and then was pleasantly surprised that you went with copper.
     
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    I would possibly go with a skinnier tire if it was like a 24" wheel, but, I'm really not into the smaller (diameter) front tire look.
    Anyway...I was going to paint the crank and sprocket, but, after a few minutes with the wire wheel, they came back too nice to paint. So, here's a crappy pic with the crank back on. I have the old chain soaking overnight to clean it up.
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    Also, I polished up the original chain guard that I'll position when I get the chain on :)
     
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    looks good man. I picked up one of those spyders a few weeks ago. I have not decided what to do to it yet
     
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    Re: "Quickie" Sears Spyder Rat Build

    you mean like this?
    this is a bike i recently finished and it has a 24" x 3" rear wheel with a 3" wide slick on it. The front wheel is a 700 C off of a road bike with a very skinny, very low profile front tire.
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    Re: "Quickie" Sears Spyder Rat Build

    Now that's extreme! Very cool!
    Part of my goal was a VERY low cost build, and I don't have much for spare parts at this time, so I used both tires off of the parts bike that I had available. I really like the vintage motorcycle look that I ended up with and that was what I was kind of going for. That's what is so cool about this hobby, there's a million different ways to do this bike with the same parts. Can't wait to see what you do to yours!!
     
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    99% assembled. Waiting on my battery, and I might add a taillight depending on how well that works. The chain is SUPER tight with the fixed rear wheel, I may have to get a half-link to get a little more slack.
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    Unfortunately, we had a snow storm and the roads are VERY slick, so, I'll have to wait to test ride it to see what needs to be tweaked :(
     
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    Re: "Quickie" Sears Spyder Rat Build

    cool bike
     
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    Re: Ending Up "Not-so-Ratty" Sears Spyder Rat Build

    Snapped some pics of the finished (for now) bike...
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    Re: Sears Spyder Rat Build with Finished (for now) Pics!

    I am surprised that the bike isn't making the snow melt!!! :!: :!: 8) :shock:
     
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    Re: Sears Spyder Rat Build with Finished (for now) Pics!

    Really Nice Job! Cool layout and stance! Great pics too.
    Saw you guys up there are going to get pounded with snow this week.
    Down here, we're set to get ~12" Tuesday. No slicks for a while :lol:
     
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    Re: Sears Spyder Rat Build with Finished (for now) Pics!

    Thanks for the great feedback!!
    As much as I would like to keep this one, my original goal was to build something to sell to get some extra money for my other projects...so, it's up on craigslist. I honestly have no idea what to charge for something like this so I just put what I thought was fair.
    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/2895182313.html
     
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    Best of Luck
     
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    Good luck with the sale.
    You should really edit your CL ad so that at the bottom it has the embedded html images from your Photobucket.
    This way the buyers see high res photos instead of little CL thumbnails.
    I will PM you with an example of mine.
     
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    Thanks for the tips! I'll have to do that tonight after work. I just sort of put it up this morning quickly
     
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    Re: Sears Spyder Rat Build with Finished (for now) Pics!

    Cool bike! :D Nice colors and FAT tires! :mrgreen:
     
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    Thanks SCHWINNRAY69! It really ended up looking cool. I hope it sells before I ride it too much, or I might just keep it around. lol
     
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    finally have an interested party in the bike through cl. hauling it 200 miles on the way to a wedding 8hrs away at the end of the month.
     
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