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  1. LAGreg

    Van Halen Frankenbike - The VH Cruiser

    This build is in memory of Eddie Van Halen who inspired so many of us who are still chasing that Rock and Roll dream. Here is a picture of the guitar that started it all. What Eddie did was take a black guitar, taped it and painted it white, removed the tape and had a white guitar with black...
  2. LAGreg

    Desert Danger

    This will be my second ever build. My only goal is to finish within the set parameters. I'm starting with a nasty cruiser frame I bought for $5 from a bike shop in Palm Springs. It literally had desert sand inside the bottom bracket. It also had at least three layers of paint on it, maybe more...
  3. LAGreg

    First Build Advice

    Greetings. I’ve jumped into the deep end here with no guidance except an out of state friend and YouTube. I got a beat up Huffy for $20 that I decided to redo for my wife as my first ever build. EVERYTHING had rusted that could rust. But a combination of rust removing techniques and it was...
  4. LAGreg

    Newbie Looking for Guidance

    Hello! I'm completely inspired by what I've seen here but I need some guidance (brief personal history below). Basically what I'm looking for are the unwritten rules within the Rat Rod bike culture. CLEARLY there are no actual rules. But I'm guessing there are some boundaries way out on the...