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Old 08-06-2010, 12:07 AM
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Default English Touring Rat

I originally had my Grubee on a mountain bike, but I didn't like the high bent over riding position and it had no soul. So I was looking for frames and thought a 24" stingray type bike would be good, but couldn't find a good cheap frame. I decided to butcher my great uncles 1960's English touring, 26", 3 speed, Monkey Wards bike which has been under a tarp in the back yard for 15 years. I wanted a lower seat height which would require a banana seat so that I could sit over the rear wheel. I cut out 5 inches from the down tube and then bent the top tube and the rear braces and brazed it all up. I burned off all the old paint, sanded the frame, and primered and painted it with rattle can Rustoleum. Found some high rise bars, banana seat and sissy bar. It sits and rides real comfy. I may put on a springer front fork at some time. I always have wanted to do something like this to a bike and it was a fun experience.

Rod S
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