1. The Renaissance Man

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

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    I'm pulling the plug on the Laddie and sticking with the Lady.

    I simply don't have the time to dedicate to creating a tank before the deadline gets here. So in place of dropping out of the build off altogether, I'm calling this little pedal scraper done.

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    I hope to continue the tank work sometime in 2020 and I'll start a journal in the regular builds section when I do.

    Thanks for watching, see y'all at the finish line!
     
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  2. MattiThundrrr

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    I am terrified of the handling on that thing, but I wanna give her a try!
     
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  3. OddJob

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    I definitely like the idea of a conversion tank for twenty-inchers. Will be watching the TRM channel for future episodes!
     
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  4. Psychographic

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    That bike looks perfectly proportioned for Rat Fink!
     
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  5. Dr. Tankenstein

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    It looks like a toy now....


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  6. rrtbike

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    Cool... I would have liked to see how the 20" wheel would have looked on the front with that fork too.
     
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  7. The Renaissance Man

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

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    It's bad. lol
    I"ve been wanting to do this for a few years now. Every time I start I get side tracked. Hopefully I'll get something this decade.
    Yes!
    Well... it is.
    I'll make that happen. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. The Renaissance Man

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  9. The Renaissance Man

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

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    I finally got around to swapping the 20" wheel for you.

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  11. rrtbike

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    :thumbsup: That's a great shot!
     
  12. Jude Ephesus

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    Dig it!!!

    I must confess, I was not a fan of the tiny tire up front; the stance or something just didn’t seem to work for me visually.

    The 20” front looks awesome!!!! Wicked cool.
     
  13. OddJob

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    Agreed~! Dig the new version.
     
  14. The Renaissance Man

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

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    I was going for a cartoon 'Rat Fink' look with the tiny front wheel.
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    Honestly it's not my style anyway. I knew that the tank was not going to be finished (my original reason for entering the build off), so I just decided to make a sort of caricature out of it and call it done. It was either that or drop out completely.

    Maybe I'll swap the finished pictures and go with the more sensible 20 wheel. The only thing I've actually done to the bike is swap out the sissy bar with a shorter one and add the bent springer. The one and only hand made part is the 'shackles' for the springer alignment.

    I'm just in it for the participation trophy! :21:
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  15. Psychographic

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    You definitely nailed the Rat fink look. I agree with the others, the 20" front wheel looks much better.
     
  16. MattiThundrrr

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    I still need to ride it with the Fink wheel. It's waaaaaaay out!
     
  17. The Renaissance Man

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

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    To Fink or not to Fink. That is the question. :39:
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    Need to decide by tomorrow.
     
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  18. MattiThundrrr

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    I like the tiny wheel, but I'm bonkers:crazy:
     
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  20. Chad T

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    Bike looks great. Thank you for the vid. Kept hearing "Lowrider" by war when I watched it...:thumbsup:...definitely a keeper...:D
     
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