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

Jul 24, 2008
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Eugene, Oregon
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:




 
Jul 24, 2008
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Eugene, Oregon
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:
 
Dec 14, 2007
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Austin, TX
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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. :)
 
Jul 24, 2008
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Eugene, Oregon
BankerRAt said:
I Love it! Warts and all. I wouldnt change anything. QUESTION... What size are the tires and how did you fit them?
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.
 

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