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Old Apr 5, 2016, 9:25 PM   #1
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circa 1940s. Spotted this at a local car show.
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Old Apr 5, 2016, 9:25 PM   #2
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Here's the head protector
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Old Apr 5, 2016, 10:38 PM   #3
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A little sandpaper and a little paint, and a little time is all it would take to have it screaming down the road again at fantastic speeds of up to 25-30 MPH.
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To capture the wonder on the faces in the first shot was lost when some of the heads were cut off

that would be my main criticism. The second shot was OK as it was just zooming in to show more

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I'd assume that this rusty look is the intended finished look.

I'm not sure what this is based on, but a neat rat bike nonetheless. There are a few features indicative of the rat bike style, one being the use of rebar as a fabrication material. You see it used to build the support for the back rack.

For those unaware, a "Rat Bike" follows the same template as a "Rat Rod". The latter has a much better Wikipedia page so I'm linking to that one
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Thanks for the informative link, Conor
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Thanks for the informative link, Conor
I'm actually questioning myself now, that really does look like a pedal-bike frame...
I sincerely wish I knew more about motorcycles and bikes...
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That doesn't quite look like rebar in the close up. May be tubing wrapped with wire. (the spacing is uneven) Very small fuel tank, and bicycle pedals. (those may be for starting, though, rather than moving the bike) Interesting machine. It looks to me as if the front fender is mounted backwards, as it would be a much better splash guard the other way.
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That doesn't quite look like rebar in the close up. May be tubing wrapped with wire. (the spacing is uneven) Very small fuel tank, and bicycle pedals. (those may be for starting, though, rather than moving the bike) Interesting machine. It looks to me as if the front fender is mounted backwards, as it would be a much better splash guard the other way.
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Yeah, as soon as i took a better look (after work), I realized that it might be some kind of funky motorized pedal-bike... yikes, sorry for potentially misleading comment, I really don't know what this thing might be!
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