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#1 curt raitz

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:48 AM

Watching John Teresi build his "Pancho Villa Bagger" inspired me to build another bike.

Grabbed one of the 1/12th Revell bikes from my "stache". Assorted resin parts, i.e. big fuel tank, electricals, hand grips and carb's from Norm at Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland. Plus tires and wheels from the bike spare parts box.

Tweeked the frame, removing some of the "rake" out of the front fork, rebuilt the front forks using aluminum tubing, fabricated the seat and added wires/cables.
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#2 curt raitz

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:53 AM

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again, thanx for lookin'...

#3 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:59 AM

Curt, that's a nice model. You put lots of great details on it, and I like the look. It almost looks like many of the bikes I see in Daytona. A nice bike, and also a daily driver. Thanks for the eye candy, chap.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:54 AM

Curt, that's a nice model. You put lots of great details on it, and I like the look. It almost looks like many of the bikes I see in Daytona. A nice bike, and also a daily driver. Thanks for the eye candy, chap.


thanx Virgil
nobody's gonna mistake it for an OCC or West Coast Chopper creation...
I like bikes that are daily drivers and look to be ride-able
these Revell bikes are fun to play with
c'ya B)

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:02 AM

They sure are, buddy. And have a few of those Revell kits in stock never hurts because you never know when you will see something and suddenly inspiration strikes!

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:38 AM

NICE BIKE!!!

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:48 AM

SWEET! Love the de-raked bobber stance.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:10 AM

Very cool ride, Curt. Nice job!

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:19 PM

Now that's a bike I'd own.

Plate too................................ ;)

Very nice.

G

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:22 PM

...and I like that seat. What's that covered with?

#11 Bill Eh?

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:32 PM

Curt, another outstanding build. All business and no bling, which is my idea of great looking bike. You seem to strike a perfect balance in adding the 'just right' amount of detailing. I hope this one ends up being a keeper for you.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:35 PM

Hi Curt,

Nice work! I am sure I'll be seeing it in person at the NNL.

Hossain

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 06:43 PM

nice, but, me thinks ya took a little to much outta the front forks...looks like it just hit somethin solid....IJS


other than that!!! lol

#14 John Teresi

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:02 PM

Curt......I would love to take your "High Roller" for a ride.......what a GREAT build.......and you built it fast too!........AWESOME buddy!

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:00 PM

Hey Curt,

Nice, nice bike!! Looks just like it should, this one is made for riding, the tire/wheel combo looks really good too, you did a great job with this one. Me, I love bikes that look like they are made for riding instead of polishing. Great looking bike, thanks for posting.

Mike

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 07:51 AM

Nice work. I too like the way you brought that front wheel back, and the exhaust wrap, and the fat front tire, and.....oh, I like it all!

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 11:11 PM

Nice!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:13 AM

Very nice and looks real! Like G, I dig the plate and the overall style of this bike!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:59 AM

Like it! Good job! Great details!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:04 AM

Curt......I would love to take your "High Roller" for a ride.......what a GREAT build.......and you built it fast too!........AWESOME buddy!


thanx John
you know how it is...ya get on a roll and "bingo" it's done B)
hope to see you in February