Barefoot Delivery

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 6 FINISHED BIKES' started by slowerisbetter, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. slowerisbetter

    slowerisbetter

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    Well, it's been a sweet summer and I loved watching everyone's build come together almost as much as I like messin' around with mine. It's a great line-up this year and I'm honored to to be a part of it all.

    What started with a wrecked Electra after being rear-ended is finished off by spending the insurance companies check on bike tools and parts! Good things can really come from bad places sometimes. Hope you enjoy, I sure was stoked to pin on the last hub shiner!

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  2. scott brownsey

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    SWEET love the wood grain and the wheels r sweet what r the wheels :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  3. FatBoy

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    Super Duper clean What a great build I love it "my my wife is going to use your valve stem idea" 8)
     
  4. kingfish254

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

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    Classy cargo bike! I love the details!
     
  5. herr_rudolf

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    Man, that is nice...
    One of the classiest bike in the build off! And it's a cargobike. The color is beautiful. Works well with the wood detailing. The seat fabric is awesome. So many details... I wanna check it again.
    Well done!
     
  6. scrumblero

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    yet another amazing bike!! :shock: the low basket is perfect with those flipped bars!!
     
  7. bean

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    Classy!!!
     
  8. gowjobs

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    That's surprisingly sleek for having a wood platform on the front. Rat-classy!
     
  9. Petrohead

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    Wow. Very classy. Excellent details!
     
  10. jerrykr

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    Great! Love the box and the seat cover (among other details!) :D
     
  11. RatRod Diva

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    Ok...LOVE this bike! I have a few favorites and it's going to be hard to pick just one. Can you please please please tell me how you did the woodgrained rims?
     
  12. Gdcast

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    Beautiful!! Bike turned out perfect!!!
    Love the colour, seat... everything!! Congrats!!! :D
     
  13. Elmer

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    European flavor - very nice.
     
  14. Jake Sensi

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    PERFECT!! GREAT PIC MAN! CLEAN AND THAT COLOR AND WOOD LOOKS LIKE A KNOCKOUT!! PEACE
     
  15. cman

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    Clean machine. I really like the color scheme with the argyle fabric.
     
  16. slowerisbetter

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    Thanks everyone! I'm really stoked about how it all turned out. Unlike past builds, this one came out better than I imagined it could which is always nice. :D

    -Wheels are done with good ol' contact paper (the kind people used to line their drawers with) I found online. I borrowed the idea from a forum member here who did it years ago on a sweet Dyno stretch frame.

    -Seat and hub shiners are Argyle fabric from Jo-Annes with a super-glue-like hold of spray adhesive and staples.

    -Grips are the tops of two old shovels in my garage because Electra's wooden grips are $50! :shock:

    I really love this bike and I tried to keep it simple with some nice touches so I'm excited that people are noticing! I have a goal of learning to stripe this year and this will be a canvas for some nice lines someday, but it's hard to learn that art in a few weeks. :mrgreen: So, as all of our rat-rods go, this is indeed a work in progress for the rest of it's life... :lol:

    Thanks again and good luck to everyone that entered!
     
  17. 2dawgs

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    Makes me want to put on a kilt, fill up the front basket with KiltLifter 8th St. Ale and light up a stogie; and ride this baby.

    Cargo Classic! Tip of my bowler hat to ya' Sir.
     
  18. tvc15

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    Exquisite, well done!
     
  19. slowerisbetter

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    Oh, dude! That's it, I'm headin' to Four Peaks for some happy hour! Thanks for the compliment.
     
  20. scott brownsey

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