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Bareknuckle Brawler

Postby larren » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:51 pm

Here's some pics of one I just finished for the annual online build-off on Rat Rod Bikes.com

Started out as a Big W Repco Cruiser. Heaps done to it including custom springer front end, hand made copper tank, clear coated bare metal frame...........too much to list.

Here's the link to the build if you're keen to have a better look. Entries close tomorrow and voting starts in a week or so. hewey, another member on here has entered as well.

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewto ... 55&t=39628


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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby harry76 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:01 am

I love it. Very nice work on that. Awesome freaking ride man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby The 2nd Womble » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:21 am

White Garage Door fail
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby trailgumby » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:17 am

Brakes fail.

Very stylish, but how do you stop it?

Seat looks a bit low for a fixie :?: :?: :?:
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby The 2nd Womble » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:07 am

Ignore him. He's a trouble maker :roll:
It does look perdy matr
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby elStado » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:47 am

Disc brakes would have been a nice finishing touch.
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby harry76 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:29 pm

How does he stop? .......Ummmm Coaster brake..... remember those brakes befor discs, they actually work quite well. :roll:
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby larren » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:54 pm

trailgumby wrote:Brakes fail.

Very stylish, but how do you stop it?

Seat looks a bit low for a fixie :?: :?: :?:




Coaster brake........don't want to clutter it up with silly cables and levers :wink:

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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby trailgumby » Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:26 pm

OK, I missed that. :D I was looking but with the limited view of the rear hub it looked like the diameter between the spoke flanges didn't seem big enough to accomodate one. :oops:

Nice work!

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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby Scrap » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:53 pm

Very nice bike mate....good work.
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby Oxford » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:01 pm

I really wish my commute was rather short so I could ride a bike like this just for the helluva it, I reckon this looks like the ducks nuts.
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby The 2nd Womble » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:29 pm

trailgumby wrote:2nd Womble, pull your head in. You're even more trouble than the first one. :P Shouldn't you be digging holes in tennis courts somewhere in England about now? :wink:


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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:37 pm

Damn, that's fabulous.
So many great scoots popping up in this place :D
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby RiZZa » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:05 pm

Sweet ride :D
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby hewey » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:12 pm

Another amazing build mate. For me the highlight is that fork set up, so damn cool 8) I just need to work out how to out do you next year! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby sjdonne » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:49 pm

awesome bike I want one, I agree the front end is perfect. what tyres are they (size/brand) and are they sold in Oz
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Re: Bareknucle Brawler

Postby mark field » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:31 am

your bike is very well balanced, construction and quality of parts, and attention to detail have made your bike something quite unique. Visually stunning with the curve linear treatment and the use and non use of space. Your colour theory has worked well, although the copper tank is the odd colour/material on this build, your decision to leave the patina on it and not brightly polish is well keeping with the overall surface treatment of the components that make up this unique bicycle. my sugestion to you is to donate it to the powerhouse museum for display. where it can be viewed and enjoyed by all. nice one.
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Re: Bareknuckle Brawler

Postby larren » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:28 pm

Thanks for all the positive comments :D . The bike is currently sitting in 5th place in the voting, which is beyond any expectations I had for the build-off.

sjdonne wrote:awesome bike I want one, I agree the front end is perfect. what tyres are they (size/brand) and are they sold in Oz


sjdonne, the tyres are 24 x 3 Electra Fattio's. As far as I know they are not available here in Oz.....I got mine through BikeWorld USA.

Whoops.......just saw the title of my bike and saw the typo.....missed out the k, should be Bareknuckle :oops: .
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Re: Bareknuckle Brawler

Postby larren » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:35 pm

larren wrote:Thanks for all the positive comments :D . The bike is currently sitting in 5th place in the voting, which is beyond any expectations I had for the build-off.

sjdonne wrote:awesome bike I want one, I agree the front end is perfect. what tyres are they (size/brand) and are they sold in Oz


sjdonne, the tyres are 24 x 3 Electra Fattio's. As far as I know they are not available here in Oz.....I got mine through BikeWorld USA.

Whoops.......just saw the title of my bike and saw the typo.....missed out the k, should be Bareknuckle :oops: .
Pssst, fixt!


Thanks Mulger bill :D
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Re: Bareknuckle Brawler

Postby larren » Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:44 pm

Thanks so much for all the comments on this bike. Ended up finishing in 6th place out of 200 entries. Very happy with the result :D .

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Re: Bareknuckle Brawler

Postby trailgumby » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:16 pm

Well done. 8)
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Re: Bareknuckle Brawler

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:05 pm

larren wrote:Thanks Mulger bill :D

My pleasure :)

'Grats on the placing larren, 1 to 5 musta been bl00dy fine scoots.

Really needed to wear some sort of colours riding that beauty 8)

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Re: Bareknuckle Brawler

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:47 pm

I like it!

I especially like the saddle being right down at the tyre's level and the leather saddle.

The headlight is a nice touch too.

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Re: Bareknuckle Brawler

Postby retro racer » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:21 am

Very kool ride mate :D
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Re: Bareknuckle Brawler

Postby retro racer » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:24 am

don,t donate the ride to anyone mate, just ride it. :D
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