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 Post subject: Old racer and some chops
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:44 pm 
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Hi all, new on board, thought I'd drop in here and put some pics up to let you know who I am, what I've got and what I've had. My bikes follow the same pattern as my cars; they're all old :D

Main hack is this racer I scored on Freecycle and I've just give it a once over to tidy it up. This is as I got it:

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It's an unknown age Raleigh which I got to turn into a chop but it turned out to be too nice to chop up. Reynolds 531 frame, Flite saddle and some really light wheels. Maybe someone on here can identify it?

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I decided to barebones it, lick of paint and polish up the aluminium:

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I found an old rusty bike out in the street and turned it into a sort of 1920's board track bike:

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Sold that on eBay for not much and the new owner was dead chuffed with it.

And I've got my long term bit of fun which started out as a 70's shopper, lengthened, dropped, raked etc, gained a tank, who knows what I'll do with it next:

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Got a load of other stuff and junk bikes off Freecycle ready to turn into projects, can post more about them if anyone is interested :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:53 pm 
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Cooooooool!! 8)

Love the customs, I sure you've been here, but anyway this site is excellent
http://ratrodbikes.com/gallery.htm

Maybe you've posted on there already - I haven't been there for a while :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:35 pm 
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That's a pretty cool site, I don't think I've seen it before :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:18 pm 
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rad!

lovin that 20's inspired bike, only needed flames...

I have an 80's cruiser Im attempting to do a bit of that too, unfortunatley I have no real mechanical ability so its just getting parts bolted to it and polished occasionally... I do have a 50's girls 22" wheeled BSA bike that is a bit knacked that may well make an awesome/ridiculous rat-ish bike though... :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:30 pm 
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That '20's track-bike's fab !


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:36 pm 
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Location: No brakes? Way to commit soldier.
Superb... Love the shopper. Used to use one as a pub bike, would have loved a cutom like that.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:16 pm 
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JOHNY69 are you on retrorides???? sware i remember your username from over there 8)


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