THICK as a BRICK

Dec 11, 2011
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Central Ohio
Here are some detail pictures of the bike:

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If I had more time I'd make all the KMC logos go the same way...stuff like that bothers me, but oh well.


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The lamp bases...


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The collector plates...


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The shower caddy...


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The sink strainers...


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The bungee holders...


I was going to edit these a little more and retake a few, but they look ok on my monitor I guess. Your mileage may vary. Honestly, I just want to be done and go back to my life. I'm tired of showering off aluminum bits every night and coughing up spray paint. I really like the way it turned out though, it's just that a lot of my ideas didn't come until the end.
 
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Mar 26, 2012
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That 'top down' photo looks like the pedals are hidden underneath your exhaust pipes on the backstroke. Able to make a complete circle on the pedals seems like a stretch, especially clipped in?

Ride vid....?
 
.....Aaaaannnddd, done! (Just like I said 3 months ago.)


Here's the money shot:

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Here's the build thread:

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/thick-as-a-brick-last-peek.106398/


Here is when we first met:

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Neat, but kinda bland.


Here are a bunch of full pictures of the bike:

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Great design and engineering!
 
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Dec 11, 2011
810
808
Central Ohio
That 'top down' photo looks like the pedals are hidden underneath your exhaust pipes on the backstroke. Able to make a complete circle on the pedals seems like a stretch, especially clipped in?

Ride vid....?
Not really any issues at all.

Ride video:


I knew I would be able to bumble down the road on it, but much to my surprise it rides really well. I need to tighten a few things up on it, a few things aren't set in place because I still want to paint and finish them off some more, but after that I could actually ride it around town just like any other bike. Even the pedals, which I used specifically for looks, aren't an issue at all. I thought my feet would be slipping off of them, but they work just like any other pedal.

At any rate, I think it more than fits the criteria of "bike must be rideable". ;)
 
Mar 26, 2012
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Maplewood, MN
Looks good. Might have been the camera lens / angle that made the pedals look inaccessible.

You passed the ride test! RiDe oN!
 
Dec 11, 2011
810
808
Central Ohio
Keep in mind it started as a fat bike too, so everything is bigger on it, including perceived clearance. It's hard to judge in pics by itself, but compare it to other bikes in the pics. It's actually the size and feel of a motorcycle.
 
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Who would have thought a fat felt could look so cool & the doodads


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