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s/s banana seat patina build (butter rat)
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:07:03 PM »
naming her  BUTTER RAT ... lol... i think you guys can figure out why !!


it's a 1975 (same as my beetle!!) simpsons 'n' sears banana seat super de-luxe made in w.germany.. at first i had thought it was a ccm mustang?.. picked her up a few days ago..orginal paint , seats been reupholstered ,  just need to remove the added on reflectors and need to get the right tires on, right now she has bmx style tires , going to get a pair of thinline white walls , might remove the fenders , need to sorce out a correct kickstand and maybe throw on a mirror!!.. tilt the ape handle bars forward and drop the seat as low as she goes.

this is the way she looked when i brought her home,.. after these photos i started detailing ..... stay tuned!!




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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 11:52:35 PM »
Original paint! Nice. Sweet ride.
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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 08:07:09 AM »
had one similar when I was a kid, but a three speed shifter on the top rail... I was king!
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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 08:33:46 AM »
had one similar when I was a kid, but a three speed shifter on the top rail... I was king!
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Those three speeds did a lot of damage! You must not have jumped or crashed often seeing as you were able to have kids ;-)

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 01:51:53 PM »
"three speed" - Three kids... that's it for me!
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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 01:53:34 PM »
had one similar when I was a kid, but a three speed shifter on the top rail... I was king!
Brian Waz

Those three speeds did a lot of damage! You must not have jumped or crashed often seeing as you were able to have kids ;-)
Good gawd!, the painful flashbacks that shifter story envokes!, you'd be amazed how resilient some parts of the human body apparently are, I'd show you the scars but.........
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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2012, 09:12:33 PM »
also known as the "crotch cutter"  mine looked like this.... the bike not my crotch.


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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2012, 11:05:01 PM »
those are goong for big bucks on C/L right now.

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 11:07:02 PM »

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2012, 12:25:36 AM »
I must have _just_ missed these as a kid. I can't be that much younger then you guys? BMX had kicked in by the time I was out of training wheels.

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2012, 08:16:40 AM »
Speaking of BMX, I sure wish I still had my Kuwahara KE1. Looked like this but with a few mods.

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2012, 09:21:21 AM »
I must have _just_ missed these as a kid. I can't be that much younger then you guys? BMX had kicked in by the time I was out of training wheels.

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Well sonny, it was a while ago. I got my Mustang bike in the early 60's when they first came out! :laugh:

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2012, 11:37:27 AM »
Speaking of BMX, I sure wish I still had my Kuwahara KE1. Looked like this but with a few mods.



Remember as kids the factory Kuwee's with the red dot on the head tube were the shit. If you had the Appolo version you were just a poser. I myself was a Norco guy. Chromed Norco "Force Three" baby. Rode that bike everywhere.
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2012, 10:45:32 PM »


If anyone knows of any KE1 Kuwahara's kicking around I'd like to fix one up again.

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2012, 12:20:18 AM »
...that's right, I totally derailed this build thread.

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (non-vw)
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2012, 01:22:06 PM »
found some cool parts for her today and was able to work on her ,.. just waiting on parts that are in the mail !!

thanx to geoff for helping out with a few mods !!

will post pics of butter rat when she all back together and done!!
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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (butter rat)
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2012, 04:32:11 PM »
here she is !!








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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (butter rat)
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2012, 12:40:15 PM »
took it out for a spin today !!

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (butter rat)
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2012, 08:23:15 PM »
took it out for a spin today !!


and?


Did you get hit by a car?

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (butter rat)
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2012, 10:38:24 PM »
I tried to get him, he was just too cool for me!

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (butter rat)
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2012, 06:37:59 PM »
well this is kinda funny but i found out that it's actually the same year as my beetle (1975) , thats awesome !!

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Re: s/s banana seat patina build (butter rat)
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2012, 08:11:57 PM »
Memories! My first bike was a metallic green Deeley Deelite (as in Fred Deeley) with banana seat, sissybar and apehangers. When that got stolen I had the Raleigh Supercross and still have an affinity for British bikes with my Triumph Speed Triple...
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