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Old 11-21-14, 10:03 AM   #51
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All done! Might play with the seat a little, not sure if I like how it sits, but LOVE how the bike turned out for my first build. Can't wait to get started on the next one!
20141120_103511 by cburke.industries, on Flickr

20141120_112033 by cburke.industries, on Flickr

20141120_113533 by cburke.industries, on Flickr

20141120_113549 by cburke.industries, on Flickr

20141120_113603 by cburke.industries, on Flickr

And last, from what it was to what it is!
10003924_326117147567188_3920206209556823847_n by cburke.industries, on Flickr

Thank you everyone for looking... Now onto my next build!
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Old 11-21-14, 11:21 AM   #52
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Well you should be proud!
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Old 11-21-14, 11:54 AM   #53
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Old 11-21-14, 05:47 PM   #54
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You did a fine job on that old bike! It looks awesome! How does it ride?
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Old 11-22-14, 07:43 AM   #55
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It rides great! Pedals are in the perfect location so my knee don't start hurting. Really love it!
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Old 11-22-14, 08:03 AM   #56
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Old 11-24-14, 03:17 PM   #57
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Thank you again!
Starting on my next build tonight!
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Old 11-28-14, 05:07 AM   #58
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Headlight is in!
20141027_173810 by cburke.industries, on Flickr

Cut my fender, but it's not done.
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Getting ready to strip it all back apart so I can strip the old paint.
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Try dual headlights and this idea I came up with for an over the bar tank for a Trek Pure S...



It has a right side door for batteries and a horn, tools...mine wraps around the head tube with a light but with your springer setup you can just terminate and run wires through the front.
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Old 03-20-15, 08:16 PM   #59
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Very cool build. I admire your tear down and assembling it they way you wanted. Great work.
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Old 05-11-15, 03:11 PM   #60
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Awesome ride!
Do you know how much weight your self made saddle post can carry? I want at least one lay back saddle post for my gt cruiser.
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Old 05-18-15, 10:13 AM   #61
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Awesome ride!
Do you know how much weight your self made saddle post can carry? I want at least one lay back saddle post for my gt cruiser.

I don't know for sure but my 250lb friend sat on it just fine.
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Old 05-19-15, 03:14 AM   #62
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That is great news. Im am around 200lb. Precisely between 95 and 100 kilo.
May I ask you how you have built the saddle post? Or did you ever consider selling such posts?

Since the posts I found are only good up to 170lb.
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Old 06-25-15, 11:22 PM   #63
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Wow! So cool!
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That is great news. Im am around 200lb. Precisely between 95 and 100 kilo.
May I ask you how you have built the saddle post? Or did you ever consider selling such posts?

Since the posts I found are only good up to 170lb.
If you're still out there, Turrok, it looks like your basic 'seven' post.
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Very nice ride--
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ratrod? nawwwwww... what you have there is a full on kustom sonny

not only that, but REAL rat rods have only 4 colors... flat black, red rims, whitewalls and chrome

THIS is what a REAL rat rod looks like...



nuthin' fancy, well... except them poser flames

now looking through a few more posts at another member's potential ride, this is TOTALLY a rat rod!!!



all it needs is some whitewalls and to have the front brake removed and it will truly be a down-n-dirty rat rod. i bet the wheels aren't original though
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Old 05-25-17, 03:20 PM   #67
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Amazing project, can't wait to see the next step. Sea foam green is a beautiful colour. I agree on the springer front end, it makes it imo. T
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Old 05-29-17, 01:59 PM   #68
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Well ,,I always thought rat rod meant unspecified amount of rust at strategic points,,, but not on chain,,
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There was an unwritten rule on RatRodBikes. NEVER discuss what a rat rod is! A rat rod has no real defined meaning. What is a rat rod to some, may not be a rat rod to others..

I know this is an older thread, but just in case CBURKE23 checks in.

@CBURKE23, you built a great bike. If it's a rat rod to you..it's a rat rod. Your metal work and TIG are exceptional. CBURKE23, I aplogize, I never post pics of my bikes in someone else's thread, without being asked. This is the first time I felt the need.

This bike was picked for the cover of RatRodBikes 2012 calendar. It even has "poser" flames!...I think it's in great company with your bike.


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Old 06-05-17, 06:33 AM   #70
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WOW I haven't been on here in forever lol.
A "Rat Rod" is what you make it. Has nothing do to with "Colors" lol.


This bike is long gone. I only build from scratch now. You can see my latest build on the cover of
Kustomized Bicycle Magazine Custom Bicycle


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WOW I haven't been on here in forever lol.
A "Rat Rod" is what you make it. Has nothing do to with "Colors" lol.


This bike is long gone. I only build from scratch now. You can see my latest build on the cover of
Kustomized Bicycle Magazine Custom Bicycle


I knew it was an old thread. It seemed that you were getting beaten up a little for YOUR rat rod.

kustomizedbicyclemagazine, is where the best customs on the planet end up! Good for you. That bike is beyond words gorgeous.....Maybe you should put a 1" square of primer somewhere on the bike and we can call it a rat rod!

I hope members here click on the link you posted.
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Old 06-05-17, 08:32 AM   #72
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I knew it was an old thread. It seemed that you were getting beaten up a little for YOUR rat rod.

kustomizedbicyclemagazine, is where the best customs on the planet end up! Good for you. That bike is beyond words gorgeous.....Maybe you should put a 1" square of primer somewhere on the bike and we can call it a rat rod!

I hope members here click on the link you posted.

HAHAH! Right! lol Love your bike BTW. Very well done!
Thank you. Yes please if anyone sees this, click the link. It's free and they need the clicks to help stay running.
Also, any one interested, check out my FB page @cburke Customs for all my builds.
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Wow... from the Huffy in this thread to that STUNNING magazine spread in less than 3 years. It goes to show what time and commitment to a craft can accomplish. Bravo!
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Old 06-12-17, 06:28 AM   #74
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Wow... from the Huffy in this thread to that STUNNING magazine spread in less than 3 years. It goes to show what time and commitment to a craft can accomplish. Bravo!


Thank you! I bust my butt every night working my day job, then down the in the garage building frames.
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