RaTsberry Buffet

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  1. OddJob

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    This is a '60s Sears Spyder 5 speed that I found literally in a barn, under decades of dust and jammed up in a corner surrounded by other rusty steeds.

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    I was able to salvage the frame and fork and a few parts from the original bike. The other parts were either new replacement parts or re-used parts from my shelves in the BACK40 custom bike building shed. Here is a list of what all went into the build:

    * Sears Spyder 5 speed frame and fork original to the bike
    * Fenders, chain guard, seat post, handlebars and grips, shift box and lever, pedals, and cable guide tube all original
    * New rear wheel with new 6 speed FW
    * New rear tire Tioga Powerblock 24 x 1.75
    * Used front wheel from a Schwinn Fastback
    * Used front tire Vee Speedster 24 x 1 3/8
    * NOS banana seat from the '80s
    * Used sissy bar, chopped and custom sprung
    * New brake calipers and single 'double pull' brake lever
    * Used long arm ashtabula crank and chain ring
    * New cables and housing
    * New Shimano 6 speed rear derailleur

    My biggest joy in this build was the two-tone RaTsberry fade paint job, and the smoked chrome job on the fenders, brake calipers, handlebars, chain ring, sissy bar, crankset, and shift box. This was my first attempt at the use of the Dupli-Color Metalcast paint and smoke process. Lots of fun, and I think it really set this apart from every other build I have done in the past. Hope you enjoy the process photos that follow....and....
    RaT oN~!

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  2. léocwc

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    great job:41:
     
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  3. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)

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    Quite a transformation from what you started with!
     
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  4. OddJob

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    Thanks! I dig these muscle bikes! And it's a real smooth, comfortable ride.
     
  5. OddJob

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    It was fun! Everything went pretty smoothly, which helped considering at first glance after I got it home, I wondered WHAT I'd gotten myself into! :bigsmile:
     
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    Another beauty. Well done, Lee.
     
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  7. OddJob

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    Thanks, Steve. This was a fun one. Rides great, too.
     
  8. OddJob

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    Here's a video close up of the final touches on the RaTsberry. It shows the mounting and function of the dual rear brakes, and some good close-up shots of the smoked chrome.

     
  9. Falstaff

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    Looks good O.J. ,nice save.
     
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  10. OddJob

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    Thanks man! And thanks for checking in. :wink1:
     
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    I missed that pop can repair on the shifter console in the build thread. That's brilliant; I LOVE resurrecting stuff like that.
     
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    Yep, reuse, re-Cycle ! Thanks for the kudos.
     
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    Great work on this one brother OJ! Nice paint work especially.
     
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  14. OddJob

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    Thanks KF! That Metalcast paint process was really fun. I look forward to using that in the future as well.
     
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    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Yeah, it's fun stuff. I've used it on a couple of builds now.
     
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    :cool2::thumbsup:
     
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  17. N.Kildare1718

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    You put in a lot of work!
    Turned out great.
    Congratulations on a great build.
     
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  18. OddJob

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    :grin:
     
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    Thanks! I've always appreciated your muscle bike builds, so that means a lot.
     
  20. OddJob

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    The obligatory ride video for RaTsberry Buffet...
     
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