Skylark

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 FINISHED BIKES' started by G-Matt, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. G-Matt

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    The Lucky 13 has come to a end !great year great bunch of bikes a great group of guys & gals .
    Ok so my plan was to build a vintage laid back cruiser slightly stretched for comfort. I wanted to use parts from no two of the same company’s or years . And put together a one off bike that could almost pass as a original.

    Parts list ....
    Frame -Ross fright-liner chopped & stretched . Thanks to past forum member Larg K-9.
    Fork - JC Higgins from a RRB member & the clamp was from Dr .Tankenstein
    Vintage pan seat -Ebay
    Front fender - Elgin my stash .
    Rear fender - two new school Schwinn fenders that I made into one , from my stash .[​IMG]
    Tank - Roll Fast I believe, thanks to king Fish ,on a trip i took Savanna Georgia .
    Tank Lights repop- RRB member & a tip from king Fish.
    Bars - 7/8” cruiser my stash.
    Torpedo Grips - Ebay
    Wheels - New Wellman nexus three speed. From a past build.
    Front fender light - vintage tea brewing capsule.
    Monarch Rear fender light - RRB member .
    Front fender ornament- forum member Zephyr .
    Tires - huffy curb side score .
    Chain guard Columbia repop-Ebay
    Stem vintage- my stash .
    Paint Ratified - by me
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  2. KJV

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    DIG-IT :cool2::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  3. OddJob

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    Rat-isfying indeed! You achieved your goal; looks like an early cruiser with some cool mods!
     
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  4. gowjobs

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    I diggit.
     
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  5. mongo5959

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    Awesome bike and great pics.

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  6. SoulGarageOH

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    G-Matt!!


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  7. hammer mechanic

    hammer mechanic

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    Love this bike!
     
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  8. karfer67

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    I love this bike u got my approval

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  9. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Definitely getting one of my votes!
    Killer rat brother!
    I love this one!
     
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  10. G-Matt

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    [​IMG]
    The back side of the hinged fender


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  11. bleedingfingers

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    One of my top picks .
    I would ride the wheels off that thing .
     
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  12. G-Matt

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    Thanks man . Yes I’ve been on it every evening . Its my therapy from work and a long hot Florida summer


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  13. Funkme

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    I have been watching this one, Has some sweet little touches here n there,and I love the patina.
     
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  14. Flying Zombie

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    This is the kind of material I signed up to see here five years ago?
    There's only a handful that have the kind of feel in these buildoffs over the years (and I Have seen EVERY buildoff bike submitted, and saved pics for inspiration) that just scream that RRB soul like this one.

    Well Done :bigboss:
     
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  15. G-Matt

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    Thanks man we all have different tastes & options in what we like . But I also feel like the heart and sole of this site started out as a vintage bike gone rogue. That’s what has always captured my attention also .
    When I build a vintage rat bike I look it as rolling art & keeping it true to the RRB heart and sole vibe.


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  16. deven_science

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    My favorite bike in the build off.
     
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  17. sdframe

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    Now THAT . . . izza RAT! I love it.
     
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  18. tjwilson

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    Nothing like some major frame modifications that have great "correctness" to them. Looks like this is the way it should have always been.
     
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  19. G-Matt

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    Thanks man ya there was a bit spent on this bike . I gave it all I had with my skill set . This is about my limit.


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  20. G-Matt

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    Much appreciated bud thanks . This one was a while in the making, in my mind . Been stashing parts for this bike about 3 years . Although I never had a exact plan until the build off started .


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