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Freakbikes, choppers, funnybikes, clownbikes, kustoms, tallbikes, swingbikes, lead sleds, chunkbikes, trashbikes, mutant bikes, tallbike jousting, cargo bikes, tallchoppers, and frankenbikes. This is a record of human-powered creativity in Chicago.


-'52 freakin'-
-vintage p-cola freakin-
-zany bikes of redmoon ii-
-zig anime-
-australia freakin'-
-rat patrol russia-
-vintage freakbikes ii-
-skunk's cloudbuster-
-bikes of burning man 07-
-pedal-powered crane-
-rat patrol belgium-
-jet rides-
-fat boy's bikes-
-vintage freakbikes-
-Steinlauf family 1920's-1960s-
-afghanistan tallbikin'-
-india tallbikin'-
-spain freakin'-
-not hard enough-
-porno squad-
-green machine-
-rolling bonfire-
-the human television network-
-zany bikes of redmoon-
-fatback bomber-
-two-wheeled tank-
-precious cargo-
-ghana's national tallbike-
-twang bang-
-trampoline trailer-
-san fran freakin'-
-wooden packrat-
-the loserbago-
-foley freakin'-
-n'awlins freakin'-
-schwinn cycle truck-
-the bike formerly known as the white elephant-
-trashbike 1-
-UV chopper 2-
-gateway drug-
-lee's bent 1-
-trout lake freakin-
-UV chopper 1-
-pipe bomb-
-unicyclin bear-
-a work in progress-
-the chopper-

-pride 07-
-death of a tallbike-
-st ratrick's day 07-
-guerilla floatilla 07-
-st. ratrick's 07-
-bike kill IV-
-hootenanny 06-
-ratification 06-
-5th annual st chino's run-
-sweethearts build day-
-madison art bike parade 06-
-slaughterama 06-
-guerilla flotilla 06-
-st ratrick's day 06-
-the buurn, maaaaan 05-
-rat rides 2005-
-black label bike kill iii-
-pedal pushers-
-ratification 05-
-Guerilla Flotilla 2005-
-St. Ratrick's Day 2005-
-2nd Annual St. Chino's Run-
-rats on the mass-
-gimp haulin'-
-rat patrol vs. human television network-
-monkey tag ride-
-stockyards ride-
-build day 112004-
-magic bean ride-
-puke ride-
-ratification 04-
-rat rides 2004-
-rat race 04-
-clunker classic III-
-ghana freakin'-
-st. ratrick's day 03-
-the stingray kids-
-may day 2003-
-the scallywags come to chicago critical mass-
-a rat retreat to the redneck riviera-
-a visit from the BLBC-
-rat rides 2003-
-rat rides 2002-

-can't you read?-
-rat trikes-
-scratch-made arc welder-



Email and Submissions: johnny@rat-patrol.org

-rat rides 2003-




Jacob's bike, given in a fit of generosity by Per, but hastily replaced with 151 when Jacob found out!

Lil' Gordie, four months before the tragic match that ended his shoe-tossing career.

"Chopper B.O.B.", a chopped B.O.B. trailer.

This time, they stopped for our pie at the Diner Cafe. On the wall was this sign: "Slinger Only $7.50. Don't Ask, Just Eat." When Velo Rat and Johnny ordered it, a whisper went down the line of regulars at the bar. "The Slinger! They ordered the Slinger!" Note that the sign features a man having his heart checked by a doctor, a kid on the shitter, and a man crying. There was also a sign that said, "Slingerrhea: Get it here, leave it there." Who could resist such advertising?

Johnny and Velo Rat prepare to take it on.

Peachtree gets in on the action.

Looks like they shoulda gone with pie.

Rat Patrol sticker-placing up on a magnetic crane.

I love these icons for specific ways you can die.

A rare sighting of the Pixie Pedal Powered Power Plant with its trailer. This guy probably rode 20 miles on this thing that night.

Broke a weld? String'll fix it!

That bottom bike is an old Batmobile. Collector nerds everywhere felt a great disturbance in the Force when it was chopped.

Prince, post-op. Prince had to live a year bolted up as the other gender before the surgery was done.

Rzarah with Infected With Rage.

One of Plumber Mike's superpowers is firebreath.

Andy tries it... "Ooh! Ahh! Mah biscuits is burnin'!"