Venice Rat Rod Lowrider

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Here's my Felt, 'Rat Rod Lowrider' that I built for a 'Biker Build Off' contest.
    The contest ended with this bike in a tie for first place!

    It started life as a stock Felt El Guapo cruiser, then I chopped it up!
    I did everything myself, including cutting & welding the frame, exaust, in frame gas tank & re-lacing a 26" front wheel for my disc brake set.
    The engine is offset 9/16" for tire/ chain clearance.

    These are the before & after pics...


  2. edrock

    edrock New Member

    That looks amazing!! I too am planning on converting my felt frame into a in frame gas tank. What did you end up using for the gas cap? How did you plug the holes in the top tube?

    Thank you
  3. Catfishjohn

    Catfishjohn New Member

    Pretty awesome looking bike. Good job!
  4. To cover the holes, I used JB Weld & covered it with tape until it dried... Then I used Kream tank liner to line the tank with 8 coats!
    I used a brass hose fitting for the cap & filler & welded a stock outlet tube to the frame...
  5. super dave

    super dave Member

    very cool ride, have you riden the bike and how is it to ride ??

  6. Yep, I put about 80 miles on it before i sold it.
    It runs great & has lots of power, but it's a little uncomfortable on long rides because of how low the seat is. (It was built to be a show winner... comfort took a back seat!) :whistling: :jester: