Rat-Fink Santa - Class 1, Finished

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  1. Scribble

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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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    Looking forward to your holiday spirit rat muscle!
     
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    Replaced the cheap welded steer tube with a nicer cast one which is mounted on the bike now. IMG_9865.jpg 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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    Ok bare with me, but with sticking with the red/green Christmas colors and the Rat-Fink aesthetic.
    I just ordered a yard of this crazy fabric for a new seat cover.
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    Lester Mag Time
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    Took the nasty old seat cover off, and recovered it this evening :cool2:.
     
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    And just like that another one bites the dust, I'm really happy with this face lift build turned out just as I wanted it.
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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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    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.
     
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    The red seat and mag look great on this...red grips would be cool.
     
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    I agree with you guys, so I ordered these OG schwinn grips.
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    Those grips are going to look great, Scribbs!
     
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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.

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    Got the grips and applied a rat rod bikes weirdo sticker. Look for it in the finished thread soon, with some much better pics.
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    Posted the rest of the photos in the class one finished thread, its always a pleasure building with you guys :D
     
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    I can just picture The Grinch tooling around town on this. It's totally his color scheme.
     
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