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  1. Binz

    Swamp Thing

    New member here, first build off. I found this relic in a backyard of friends. This was one of many, I was able to fill a trailer but mostly middleweights. I go through and rebuild alot of 50s-60s schwinns, easy money. I've been getting into older stuff lately and really fell in love with a...
  2. Ethan

    BSA chainguard, blue

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/283495547468 I also have the fenders for this same bike available for local pickup if interested.
  3. Ethan

    Sticker BomB Bikes!!!!

    Just finished putting this together, is probably the product of 6 bikes in 1. STICKERS EVERYWHERE!! and a close up of the shiny new head badge...
  4. Ethan

    "Saturday Night Special" class 1

    This first entry is just the starting point, as I received the bike. Some of you have seen these pics already in the thread used to try and figure out what kind of bike it is underneath the layers of brushed on house paint etc. Looks like anyone's best guess is a late 50s import for Western...
  5. BobbyStillz

    1945 Westfield 'Spitfire', BALLOONATIC

    See the full build here, in the 'Builds' forum. http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/1945-westfield-custom-custom.108452/
  6. Ethan

    Rollin' Scrap....

    I recently acquired an older cantilever frame. No brand, no markings, there may be a serial number stamped in the bottom of the frame....or it may be my imagination. It does have a couple issues, the worst of which is the dropouts, 1 side in particular is a wreck. This is the frame as I got it...
  7. Nocash18

    Vintage Huffy Good Vibrations - Cheap and Dirty

    I found a Huffy on Craigslist for $20 awhile back with plans to build it up as my "nice" cruiser. I wanted to try and run wild with it, but I never got around to it. I had too many bikes that needed to be fixed and sold and in that time, I found an Electra cruiser for free (I might post that...
  8. horsefarmer

    Rat bike cheap cool spray bomb color gallery

    Seeing this pic, and reference to Krylon Satin Jade Green and Krylon Satin Sea Glass in this thread: http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/a-rattier-electra-rat-rod.99651/ Got me thinking, What colors have you used in your builds for the aged "patina" look? And also is "satin" the...
  9. RobSmith

    Fair Weather Rat Rodder...

    Hey, I'm Rob. I never even THOUGHT needing a rat rod, fat bike, or any other non-go fast bike...until I bought a single speed to ride the bike trail, and basically gave up my road bike (a super nice Basso frame with Campy components). So - I took the single speed (a $600 Mongoose grey thing)...