ItzaRat - SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO!!! 1928 Schwinn Motorbike is DONE!!

Well my bike is finally finished, and just in time!
Super happy with the bike but even more happier to be a part of this Rat Rod Bikes Build Off #15! It was really fun. I can't wait to be involved in RRBBO16. I thank all of you for the kind words and critiques. This bike has become my absolute favorite of four well-equipped early Schwinns, hands down. Rides better than anticipated. Take a look!

Here is my build thread:

ItzaRat Build Thread

Here is the VOTE FOR the ItzaRat 1928 SCHWINN photo:
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My introduction and functionality video:

Walk-Around Ride-Around VIDEO HERE!!!



Here is the bike as I purchased it:

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Here are some different angles of her... in various stages.



Patina Jones
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Early hand-stamped serial number
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Testing 1, 2, 3
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Aluminum Blunts, blasted
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Just happened to find a tank...
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Rims built, no more rotten wood wheels
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FINALLY have all the parts with only 8 days to go
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In my head every night...
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Steve VanDemon laid it down!
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Finally gettin' busy (time lapse):
Gettin' Busy

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Juice without sparks...
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Maiden ride 4 days ago...
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Finished - Finito - Acabar - Doneski
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Super fun! Thank you Rat Rod Bikes and all that are involved behind the scenes for this well-attended build off!

Mike Shickler
Huntington Beach, CA
 

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Truly a beautiful class act build my friend!!!
So many cool details throughout! Way to go!
CONGRATS!!
 
That means a lot coming from the big dog... Thanks Kingfish. I haven't even been able to enjoy other finished build threads yet, I'm still downloading a walk-around video! Soon.

Mike
 
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Beautiful bike and video. Love the carbide lamp, the chain with chainrings, the wheels, the hubs, the frame :thumbsup:
Just wondering: Does a skiptooth chain rolls any different than a "normal" chain? Thanks in advance
Thanks Bart! You wouldn't be able to feel the difference between a normal 1/2" pitch chain/cog setup and a skiptooth!
 
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Love it! Very nicely done in true rat spirit and the technical details are cool indeed. It’s a bike I’d ride and It would be great to show and display.
 
Love it! Very nicely done in true rat spirit and the technical details are cool indeed. It’s a bike I’d ride and It would be great to show and display.
Thanks for the kind words MazdaFlyer! I watched your fantastic trike evolve in real time, quite a piece you have there yourself.