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Old 09-25-11, 06:01 PM   #951
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Old 10-12-11, 01:35 PM   #952
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Old 10-17-11, 01:41 AM   #953
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the long bicycle seem so cool and amused.....
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Old 11-20-11, 12:04 PM   #954
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Got this bicycle with a front wheel set of 24x1.75 and a 16x1.75 rear wheel. What I retained from the original bicycle was the frame. Installed a Suntour shock absorber and wheel set of 26x1 3/8 and rear wheel of 18x1.75
Rims and spokes are stainless steel. Nexus dynamo/brake hub and 3-speed IGH for the rear wheel. Original sticker is Silky II but since I can't search the net for the original brand and model I decided to name it Scorcher after all the changes I made.



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Old 11-27-11, 10:52 AM   #955
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is this a common style of bike over there? is it considered to be like a city bike or something?

while i was typing i remembered i made a bike somewhat similar, but it was kinda an out of the blue project and i haven't done anything with it since the basic build





i've been calling it a softail bobber (was thinking paint it flat/semi gloss black, white walls, etc.) but now seeing yours, maybe i made something that already has a name. i just don't know what it is.
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Old 12-17-11, 12:31 AM   #956
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Old 12-19-11, 04:23 AM   #957
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My Grandfather rode a bike set up like that back in 1912. It was made by Columbia or Pope I believe and had wooden rims with direct drive. It was designed to keep away the stray dogs that roamed at that time. It sold very few and was dropped from the line. He flipped his over and put a seat on it but had to pedal it backwards to go forwards.

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Old 01-14-12, 10:36 AM   #958
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My Giant Stiletto facebook group has picture of my cool chopper and others from the group:
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Old 02-02-12, 10:39 PM   #959
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I haven't posted an update of Fugsley in a long time.
Dahon folding bike with Harley Davidson tires and OCC STingray frame parts and a water ski rack thrown in.
You can see the entire build diary on Rat Rod Bikes here
http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vie...p?f=21&t=44315

Here is the frame with no tires.


And with tires


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Old 02-03-12, 10:21 AM   #960
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That's not just cool, it's sofa king cool.
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Old 02-17-12, 06:34 AM   #961
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This is a guys bike that has audio and a/v solar features. He brings his bike to Occupy Sydney and shows movies
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Old 02-17-12, 06:02 PM   #962
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I haven't posted an update of Fugsley in a long time.
Dahon folding bike with Harley Davidson tires and OCC STingray frame parts and a water ski rack thrown in.
You can see the entire build diary on Rat Rod Bikes here
http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vie...p?f=21&t=44315

Here is the frame with no tires.


And with tires


heck of beast you got there, i like the graphics you got on the surf board in the back.
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Old 02-19-12, 07:11 AM   #963
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heck of beast you got there, i like the graphics you got on the surf board in the back.
Thanks man. That is actually a water ski. I painted the top of it orange and then bought the skateboard grip tape and cut out some hot rod flames on it before I laid it over the orange.

If you want to see how much fun this bike is, check out this video of me running down tourists in Savannah.
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Old 02-25-12, 04:46 PM   #964
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so how you plan on riding this upside down?
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Old 02-29-12, 07:40 AM   #965
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is this a common style of bike over there? is it considered to be like a city bike or something?....
My guess is the bike is one of the confiscated bikes (illegally parked) form Japan which are shipped to the Phillipines and sold through different sources. This style bike is somewhat popular with the trendy young women in the city here in Kyoto. (20 - 26 year olds)
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Old 03-11-12, 03:44 PM   #966
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I can't take credit for this but I am riding it props to Trenton Altier

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Old 03-15-12, 04:20 PM   #967
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My 3 cruisers and my one non-cruiser

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Old 03-15-12, 04:26 PM   #968
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dig the spring forks on the bottom two and the paint on the top one.
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Old 03-15-12, 04:42 PM   #969
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thanks, the top bike has a flax/resin frame and is painted in water based paint in an eco design and the forks on the 2 bottom bikes are Felt Abraham's
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thanks, the top bike has a flax/resin frame and is painted in water based paint in an eco design and the forks on the 2 bottom bikes are Felt Abraham's
cool. i was thinking about painting one of my bikes up wood grane but i cant seem to get it right.
ive been looking at spring forks for one of my cruisers but havnt found one i want other than one vintage one simular to yourse

like this

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Old 04-03-12, 11:17 PM   #971
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add mine to the list!





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Old 04-03-12, 11:18 PM   #972
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sorry, maybe a pic not so fuzzy.



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Old 04-04-12, 06:59 PM   #973
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That is FLAT-OUT gorgeous.
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Old 04-04-12, 09:46 PM   #974
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yeah it is! I must have missed this one.
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Old 05-03-12, 05:54 PM   #975
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I've been around BF for a while. One day I stumbled across Alt Bike Culture. This is what happened:

Was: boring 1981 Raleigh. Now: 2012 Comic Book Bike, red cloth bar tape, wine bottle cork bar end caps, Campy brake levers, Shimano Arabesque shifters, Snake bottle cage, Tire Savers. It took me all Winter, several bottles of wine, (not to mention the comic books). When it warmed up, I hit it with clear coat. Done on the cheap with trades. A super fun ride.
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