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Post by hewey on Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:54 am

I just picked this up off ebay last week nice and cheap. Paint is gorgeous, orange with a fine gold flake.
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Visually is the kind of direction I'll be taking it. Bigs and littles, apes, ditch the front guard and a bobbed rear guard (more bobbed than this bike though). Just a basic build but should be cool Cool Pretty much all the parts are in my spares pile too, so nice and cheap too Very Happy
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Post by Flathead Kustoms on Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:44 am

you get all the good bike bargains Hewey! Lookin forward to seeing the pics soon!!
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Post by mudflap on Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:00 am

Love it

As Mr Head said, how d oyou always find these
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Post by hewey on Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:59 am

I just watch ebay, after time you get a feel for whats gonna go for what. The bargains happen when people have a good brand but dont list the brand in their ad, have crap photos, or live more than 20 minutes from Bondi/Manly! Razz

This is one Im watching at the moment which might be a good deal. I dont need another bike but Im tempted so I can display it at Real Fine Stuff. After that I'll poach the 3 speed wheel and then sell it Laughing
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Now what the ad doesnt say is that its actually an Electra Rat Fink bike which is very cool, great quality, and relatively collectable to the right person, and just damn cool for a hot rodder to have in their shed. Paint is a stunning metallic green, and that rear wheel/tyre combo is actually a 24x3 (as opposed to a 26 inch wheel), but has the same overall diameter as a 26inch. The end result is one very fat piece of rubber! As you can see that shitfull ebay ad just does it no justice! My only concern would be potential rust on the chrome given the bike is located at Cronulla.

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Post by Flathead Kustoms on Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:30 am

I'm diggin that Rat Fink bike man! Why can't this bike be in Brisbane!!!! Think I might have to start looking into getting me a sweet cruiser bike and getting somewhat 'fit'....
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Post by carl_65xp on Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:58 am

No!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crying or Very sad
Ive been watching this bike Hewey! Was hoping no one noticed it cause of listing! can i appeal to your generous side LOL
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Post by hewey on Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:58 pm

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Post by Ronotron on Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:59 am

Damn it.... I've been watching this bike too....

Terrible listing! I thought i could sneak away with it...


Thanks Hewey!

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Post by hewey on Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:38 am

You guys sort it out amongst the two of you!
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Post by hewey on Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:02 am

$175, I hope one of you guys got it!
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Post by falzoony on Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:12 pm

Damn you guys have got me looking at bikes now aswell! I don't need another hobby.
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Post by carl_65xp on Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:18 pm

Yeah bikes are addictive ive got two on the go at the moment, not crusiers though, bmx's.
At least they are cheaper than cars. sometimes....
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Post by hewey on Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:46 pm

If you like BMXs you might like this

RCain wrote:1980 (I think) Laguna BMX/Bomber.

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Post by carl_65xp on Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:55 am

I LOVE!!!! Very nice. Bit of work put in there!
Im working on a supermax at the moment like the one in BMX Bandits, not sure if i should repaint, if i cant get the exact colour it will spoil it.

Did you get the laguna of ebay hewey? nice find
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Post by hewey on Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:07 pm

Some pics as she stands tonight, ready for Real Fine Stuff on Saturday Very Happy
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