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11-30-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,043
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Posted By KOTA

It was my Father-in-law's 36 Monarch. One of the...

It was my Father-in-law's 36 Monarch. One of the first bikes I worked on...If I knew then, what I know now. I would have never painted it....My son loves it, it was his grandfather's...My...
11-29-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 289,107
Posted By KOTA

Krylon...14 years ago. In 28* weather (in and...

Krylon...14 years ago. In 28* weather (in and out...out to paint, back in to dry between coats). Did it for my son. I saw it last month, still looks as good as the day it was painted.
08-18-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,176
Posted By KOTA

If you did that, more than likely the pedals will...

If you did that, more than likely the pedals will hit the ground...You can put smaller crank arms on. Not always the best solution. But I've done it on a few bikes I've lowered....hand brakes will be...
08-14-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

I'm used to riding bikes with Negative Trail. It...

I'm used to riding bikes with Negative Trail. It handles a lot better than I thought it would. My oldest and youngest grandkids tried it. It didn't take long for them to get used to it.
08-14-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

Nope. The Kickbike in the back has higher bars...

Nope. The Kickbike in the back has higher bars than a stock Kickbike. The Columbia has even slightly higher bars.
08-14-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

Just finished this. Converted an early 60's...

Just finished this. Converted an early 60's woman's Columbia Thunderbolt to a kickbike.
07-23-17, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,454
Posted By KOTA

Pics not showing.

Pics not showing.
07-16-17, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 289,107
Posted By KOTA

Tell her to "ride it like you stole it"...

Tell her to "ride it like you stole it" ....because YOU did!
07-16-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 289,107
Posted By KOTA

They sell for about $260 brand new. So if you...

They sell for about $260 brand new. So if you paid less, you did good!...Looks nice, hope she enjoys it.
07-03-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,169
Posted By KOTA

I was only using 28% of total storage. Most of my...

I was only using 28% of total storage. Most of my pics are viewed on other forums or here. I tried to download my albums, but couldn't do it. You can do individual downloads. So after two days of...
06-29-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,785
Posted By KOTA

Maybe I was having one of my sensitive...

Maybe I was having one of my sensitive days.:D...It's all good.
06-29-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,785
Posted By KOTA

That red Schwinn doesn't look like a stunt/race...

That red Schwinn doesn't look like a stunt/race bike. It looks like a really nice bike to "cruise" on. I can't imagine that it was built for anything else...I'd be willing to guess that the front is...
06-28-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,785
Posted By KOTA

4. Rear axle is too long. Stunt/race bikes don't...

4. Rear axle is too long. Stunt/race bikes don't have excess pieces of metal protruding at calf height. A sanitary silhouette would see the ends flush with the nuts. There is no excuse for not...
06-18-17, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,078
Posted By KOTA

I know a few people with these. No complaints. ...

I know a few people with these. No complaints.

https://biria.com/series/easy-boarding
06-11-17, 05:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,078
Posted By KOTA

Draw a line down from the nose of the seat to the...

Draw a line down from the nose of the seat to the chain ring, same thing. That Electra is not pedal forward and weighs more, even without the rack. We have two Electras and love them. But that...
06-05-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,616
Posted By KOTA

I knew it was an old thread. It seemed that you...

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...
06-03-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,616
Posted By KOTA

There was an unwritten rule on RatRodBikes. NEVER...

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...
06-01-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,534
Posted By KOTA

Any of those projects finished?

Any of those projects finished?
05-30-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By KOTA

Welcome maryrosie! Just remember whatever...

Welcome maryrosie!

Just remember whatever lock you choose, you have to lug it around with you everywhere you go. I use a thick cable Master Lock, that rolls into a pouch, stores easily in any...
05-29-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 289,107
Posted By KOTA

That is going to make one nice, clean, Raleigh...

That is going to make one nice, clean, Raleigh cruiser, with a coaster brake!
05-14-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,156
Posted By KOTA

Great price! Great clean up! Great apes!

Great price! Great clean up! Great apes!
04-25-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,623
Posted By KOTA

I have Townie 21D with a suspension front fork....

I have Townie 21D with a suspension front fork. It has a lot of miles, still looks and rides great. The Commute 27D is beautiful. It is nicer than a 21D. If money is no problem, get it, you won't be...
04-23-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,597
Posted By KOTA

I use a hitch mounted bike rack. Occasionally a...

I use a hitch mounted bike rack. Occasionally a strap would come undone. I started cutting tubes into 15" or so strips and tying the bikes to the carrier. I tie double knots tightly, they've never...
04-11-17, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,779
Posted By KOTA

Weld it if you can. This one did get welded. I...

Weld it if you can. This one did get welded. I just wanted to show people that they can make something radical and COMFORTABLE.

But there are a number of ways not to weld. It can be a challenge to...
04-03-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By KOTA

EnjoyinTheRide...Notice how similar the chain...

EnjoyinTheRide...Notice how similar the chain guard on your new Huffy is to the guard in the post above yours. That one came off of a bike made in the 1930's....Your Huffy is a good looking bike!
04-03-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

There lies the problem with these. They...

There lies the problem with these. They eventually went to a 20" wheel. BUT Niagara Cycle has an 18x1.75 28H ($20). I'm sure not very good, but you can lace your hub to it.
04-03-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

AlmostTrick, FYI yours in an "original" Sport G4....

AlmostTrick, FYI yours in an "original" Sport G4. They've had several new models of the G4 since that one, but I've always preferred that footboard over the new ones.
We took ours out today, a nice...
04-03-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By KOTA

A neighbor's 62 Murray with a 30's something...

A neighbor's 62 Murray with a 30's something woman's bike bobbed fender with skirts and chainguard.
...
04-03-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 289,107
Posted By KOTA

A neighbor (who has since passed) liked the style...

A neighbor (who has since passed) liked the style of some of my bikes. This was his version. He cruised around a lot on this thing.
...
04-03-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

You stole it! You'll notice now, the pitfalls of...

You stole it! You'll notice now, the pitfalls of the Mogo. The Kickbike has a much lower footboard, higher quality tires (90 psi) and wheels, plus quick release and it's lighter in weight.

Yours...
04-01-17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 289,107
Posted By KOTA

Niner9. They both look great! What did you use to...

Niner9. They both look great! What did you use to protect the bare metal?
04-01-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 289,107
Posted By KOTA

Cruisers come in all sizes! Bought this for my...

Cruisers come in all sizes! Bought this for my granddaughter. When she was done with it, it was handed down to her brother......He didn't like it.
...
04-01-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By KOTA

Did this bike for my son. It was my...

Did this bike for my son. It was my Father-in-law's, his Grand Father. It will be left to my granddaughter eventually. Before I started this, it looked like it had been left in a dump for 50 years....
04-01-17, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,244
Posted By KOTA

Cruiser Fenders & Chain Guards

There's a thread about fenders in the "General Cycling Discussion". I realize that there are a lot of people that don't have an appreciation of cruiser type bikes. So why not have a thread that shows...
03-29-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

I bought this for my daughter in the 80's. This...

I bought this for my daughter in the 80's. This pic was taken a couple of years ago, after I dug it out of the cellar and cleaned it up for her daughter!...I'm hoping it will get passed down to a ...
03-28-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

I guess that's what someone on a motorcycle could...

I guess that's what someone on a motorcycle could say about us on bicycles too.
03-28-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

A Mogo and a Footbike Express. Those scoots were...

A Mogo and a Footbike Express. Those scoots were replaced with the Kickbike Millenium Racers on page one of this thread. Kick biking will never be as fast as cycling. It's a totally different...
03-28-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

I fabricated these for a Footbike Express (these...

I fabricated these for a Footbike Express (these were left over MOGO's, painted). I wanted a 20" wheel in the rear, and also a little lower.

I realized that not everyone has all the tools to...
03-28-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

Don't tell these guys! ...

Don't tell these guys!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0IlPydHuc8
03-28-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,298
Posted By KOTA

A-Fib last Sept. Came on in a blink of an eye. It...

A-Fib last Sept. Came on in a blink of an eye. It took four days in the hospital before it returned to normal (blink of the same eye). Cardiologist has me on Flecainide and Xarelto, seems to working....
03-28-17, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,920
Posted By KOTA

I've been using them for 5 years or so. The Mogo...

I've been using them for 5 years or so. The Mogo is no longer in production. The foot board is relatively high at 4.5", the lower the foot board the easier it is to kick. The black one above with the...
03-02-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,779
Posted By KOTA

Flippin Bikes

Riding a bike I had built, around the neighborhood, years ago, I was stopped by a new neighbor. He went nuts over the bike. We quickly became friends ( I was old enough to be his father), and he...
08-23-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By KOTA

SkunkWerX, just showing what could be done with a...

SkunkWerX, just showing what could be done with a rusted piece of crap....The frame is completely stock, just bead blasted and repainted. I made the forks from a 27" road bike. The same thing can be...
08-22-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By KOTA

I did this one a few years back. It sat behind a...

I did this one a few years back. It sat behind a neighbors shed for over a decade....I say go for it!

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff182/KOTA777/001-9.jpg
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08-17-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,487
Posted By KOTA

My wife and I each have an Electra Townie 21D. I...

My wife and I each have an Electra Townie 21D. I customized and built bikes for years. About 6 years ago I decided to buy my wife a NEW bike for her birthday. I took her for a test ride on the...
08-15-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,043
Views: 289,107
Posted By KOTA

My 21D. The most comfortable bike I've ever...

My 21D. The most comfortable bike I've ever owned. It's well used, but still looks good!

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff182/KOTA777/IMG_0001_zpsdbfeb184.jpg
10-19-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,097
Posted By KOTA

Shark Tank Success Stories: Invis-A-Rack...

Shark Tank Success Stories: Invis-A-Rack (http://sharktanksuccess.blogspot.com/2013/02/invis-rack.html)
10-14-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,206
Posted By KOTA

It's been a while, sorry! I bend them with a...

It's been a while, sorry!

I bend them with a conduit bender and plenty of patience. I usually fabricate some type of support rods, mostly for aesthetics, but they do add support....Do they NEED...
06-04-14, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,206
Posted By KOTA

This frame went through a bunch of...

This frame went through a bunch of configurations, before it ended up like the third picture...Eventually it was parted out. When I got it you can see the paint was in pretty rough shape. Rather than...
06-04-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,206
Posted By KOTA

I did like this. ...

I did like this.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff182/KOTA777/008-1.jpg

But I think I got more money, when I sold it like this.
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff182/KOTA777/001-251.jpg
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