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Old 04-10-11, 01:53 AM   #1
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rat rod, chopper, and tall bike video & pics

Had some fun last evening at the Sacramento Midtown Cruise. It's part of the monthly Second Saturday art festival. This time there were several tall bikes and a couple choppers present. Plenty of rat bikes too. There was even an antique Indian motorcycle!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-sFlUUXCRI


vintage banana seat bikes by kittyz202, on Flickr

chopper bike by kittyz202, on Flickr

chopper bike 2 by kittyz202, on Flickr

rat rod bikes by kittyz202, on Flickr

rat rod bike by kittyz202, on Flickr

antique Indian motorcycle by kittyz202, on Flickr

Dyno Roadster with 'your bike sucks' sticker on chainguard by kittyz202, on Flickr

"Vintage Love" Schwinn by kittyz202, on Flickr

vintage banana seat bikes 2 by kittyz202, on Flickr

Pictures continued in next post.
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Old 04-10-11, 01:56 AM   #2
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Some of these tall bikes were not in the ride because the owner couldn't find riders for them.


fuzzy tall bike by kittyz202, on Flickr

baby blue & red tall bikes by kittyz202, on Flickr

magenta tall bike by kittyz202, on Flickr

tall bike covered with plastic bags by kittyz202, on Flickr

tall bike by kittyz202, on Flickr
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Very cool rides. I wish I could participate in a ride like this. The town I live in seems to be more into lowrider bikes, with one or two shows happening a year.

Enjoyed the pics and the videos.
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Very cool rides. I wish I could participate in a ride like this. The town I live in seems to be more into lowrider bikes, with one or two shows happening a year.

Enjoyed the pics and the videos.
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I'm not sure if you're familiar with www.ratrodbikes.com, but they have an events section on their forum. Here's the thread for this month's Sacramento Midtown Cruise:
http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vie...hp?f=5&t=38183
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loadsa fun !
yeah, wish i could do something like this, if i did, i would have to find four other people to ride my other bikes, and that would be it, i'm the only person on a small island of 100,00 people that build anything like this !!!
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Next month they're having a bike show too, so that should be interesting
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That was great. Some pretty creative bikes there.
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How are you recording this freight train? Steering with one hand and holding the camera in the other?
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How are you recording this freight train? Steering with one hand and holding the camera in the other?
Yup. I'm on a trike, so it's easier and safer to ride like that. When I do ride videos on my road or hybrid bikes I use a handlebar mount.
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Love the video. Tomorrow we are having the 4th Annual Savannah Earth Day Wheelie Dealie around town.
Today I picked this Miele "Last Call" up on CL for a song to ride in the Wheelie.

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Love the video. Tomorrow we are having the 4th Annual Savannah Earth Day Wheelie Dealie around town.
Today I picked this Miele "Last Call" up on CL for a song to ride in the Wheelie.

Nice

Here's my Earth Day ride videos. The first one is raw, the second one is sped-up to the Benny Hill theme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bVM9r3Xmuw

http://vimeo.com/38625059

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I love all of those bikes! I have a rat rod chopper of my own.

That Indian is a nice replica, but it's not the real thing... look real close, it's a Grubee 2-stroke kit with a fake crankcase underneath it. Still, looks better than anything I could have made!
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I love all of those bikes! I have a rat rod chopper of my own.

That Indian is a nice replica, but it's not the real thing... look real close, it's a Grubee 2-stroke kit with a fake crankcase underneath it. Still, looks better than anything I could have made!
Thanks I edited my photo and video descriptions with this information
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The Benny Hill ruled!!!

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Did you make the camcorder mount or buy it freight train?
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Did you make the camcorder mount or buy it freight train?
I didn't use my mount on either of these rides. I used my Casio EX-S12 digital camera in my hand the whole time.

When I do my hill ride videos I use my Kodak Playsport waterproof camera on a Pedco UltraClamp handlebar mount. I bought it here. I like baregreen.com because they let you choose your preferred shipping method. I always choose USPS because I've had bad luck with FedEx and UPS.
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Rebel Without a Cause

I added ape hangers to my Miele low rider then went for a ride to our park in Savannah. I came across the end of the Confederate Memorial Day service and couldn't resist getting one of the characters to pose on my ride.

I call this photo "Rebel Without a Cause"

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Went for a ride yesterday and came across this very cool modified Felt rat rod cruiser. Lots of cool mods on this one.
Solar charged battery pack.
Battery case made from license plate.
Custom laced giant rims spokes and tires. Three speed internal with drum brake.
Custom skateboard rack with special holes to handle all of his locking cables/locks when he is riding.




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New video from yesterday's Second Saturday Bike Show. Lots of rat rod and vintage bikes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmAHkpZLLcQ
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Nice video. Some very cool bikes there.
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Some more video from yesterday's tall bike show at the Sacramento Second Saturday art festival in this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post12775541
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Cool bikes. Okay, now someone from the San Diego area step up, and organize a cool bike show/ride.
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Oh, by the way, I'm too busy/inept/lazy to do it myself. I would help out though.
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Here's video of the Sacramento Cyclefest pre-show ride. Lots of cool customs and rat rod bikes, several with on-board sound systems. One guy was towing a trailer with a car stereo system in it with bass!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23yao8pxej4
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