Stretchliner-Done. Not "finished", but done.

Discussion in 'FINISHED SPACE BIKES' started by BrigmasterA, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. BrigmasterA

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    So my bike probably doesn't belong in the "finished" section, because there is no finish. But it is done. For now.
    Mods: Cut a Western Flyer Spaceliner-type frame, Used tubes from a murry girl's bike to extend lower stays. USed an old ballooner fork to make seatpost tube/seatpost, flipped rattrap springer with extended trusses, 24x3.0 on 24 inch komet coaster rims, Lots of ugly welds... I also reversed the headstock to put the bars back a little. I did this after the pics, and it is in a different state right now, so here ya are...
    Plans: grind a few of the welds down, maybe add a few more for looks, wirebrush all the paint off, and wax it, taller apes maybe.. Oh and ride it. :mrgreen:

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  2. KOTA

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    That is a RAT ROD!.....No doubt about it. I like it (a lot).
     
  3. BrigmasterA

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    Thanks man. It's one of my favorite bikes to ride right now. It is verry ratty. That's why I'm not trying to paint it or anything else. I'll leave it. Warts and all. :mrgreen:
     
  4. JoeyMac

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    just too cool, Brig.

    You are a brave and intrepid hero, willing to take that first small step (and one giant leap) for Ratkind.

    That bike is something special... and it's definitely Rat all the way!

    Well done. :)
     
  5. 2manybikes

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    Nice job Brig, I like the headbadge. I got a couple of those from Gerry as well.
     
  6. BrigmasterA

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    Thanks. I may change it to the skull one i also bought form Gerry, we'll see.
     
  7. Markm

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    Turned out really cool!
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  8. BankerRAt

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    I Love it! Warts and all. I wouldnt change anything. QUESTION... What size are the tires and how did you fit them?
     
  9. BrigmasterA

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    Tires are 24x3. I heated up the fork tubes with a torch and squeezed them with channellocks to give me fork clearance. On the back, I already had the frame cut apart, so I bolted up my wheel and welded it all back together to fit right.
     
  10. schwinnmesa

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    Looks excellent. Nice job. :D
     
  11. smudgery

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    Great innovation,wish I could weld,must learn.
    How does it handle?
     
  12. BrigmasterA

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    It handles amazingly well, especially ater I flipped the stem around. I was really suprised.
     
  13. karfer67

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    i agree that is a rat!!!
     
  14. cman

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    Great job. I like the RAW look.
     
  15. ej599

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    Major Rat Mason! good job.
     
  16. mikek

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    Brig: I really like what you did with your bike. I am inspired to stretch something! :D
     
  17. fsjaak

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    Done is Good. At last, a rat!! 8)
     
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  19. BrigmasterA

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    Thanks guys! After riding around on it for about a month, it's still one of my favorite bikes to ride. :mrgreen:
     

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