Rat-Fink Santa - Class 1, Finished

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Alright I've got another face lift build, here's my inspiration.
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And here's my canvas, my 2005 Schwinn Pea-Picker is already green & sliver which is half of the color palette done, and I have some awesome parts that will take care of the red part of the color palette already planned out.
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And again I'm sticking with a really straight forward Class one build.
 
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Replaced the cheap welded steer tube with a nicer cast one which is mounted on the bike now.
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Took the taiwan made crank off and replaced it with this 1974 date Schwinn Mag crank set.
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Also added this cool newer production speedometer.
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That red leopard print and the mag is perfect muscle bike vibe!

I know the grips are original, but maybe red grips for another highlight....or pedals....?

Nice work Scribs!
 
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May 14, 2013
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That red leopard print and the mag is perfect muscle bike vibe!

I know the grips are original, but maybe red grips for another highlight....or pedals....?

Nice work Scribs!
I agree, needs one little pop of red on the front end, whether a reflector or grips as O.J. mentioned. otherwise that is one sweet looking little bike. WoW.
The red seat and mag look great on this...red grips would be cool.
I agree with you guys, so I ordered these OG schwinn grips.
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Looking cool brother.
I do see a couple fun details choices that may enhance the look. You could paint the bolt shaft inside the springer spring red, and a playing card made from a Christmas card tucked in the front spokes might be fun too. Mistletoe to garnish the speedo is another Christmas rat touch. Little ideas that don't change your look but add a bit of color and theme.

Carl.
 
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