RRBBO _BLACK RAT (Huffinator)

cman

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Dear Diary: Just painted the forks and chainguard -gloss black and it looks good. Just painted the frame satin black and I don't like it. The dark, dark grey primer looked a better color for the bike. So back to the primer the frame goes. I guess I should of never second guessed and used "flat" paint for the frame, instead of the trendy satin stuff.
 

cman

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Here I go again posting pictures of just PARTS! I promise to have some whole bike pics soon. Snapped this pic on the way out the door this morning. I tried to create my own stencil for this chainguard, but wimped out and had a decal made for $5.00. Sorry for the crappy cellphone pics.

 

cman

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Finally some pics for you all. I still need to paint the rear wheel and put the chain on. I will be replacing crank and sproket with the chrome mag and chrome crank.



 
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We might have to meet up halfway between our states and have a wheelie contest!

Very "stealthy" looking, It's got a nice stance. Planning on an urban assault anytime soon?
Thanks,
Chainsaw
 

cman

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Thanks for the comments. I think I will have to put a lower gear for a wheelie, but then watch out. The headbadge I am very please with, hopefully it doesnt break under extended use.
 

cman

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It wont look quite right but the kiddie haulin trailer will work. Plus they are getting to big for it, so maybe the trailer's identity will change.
 

cman

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Nothing real exciting. Stole a rear wheel from another bike and painted it. I have a wealth of good front wheels and alot of bad back wheels. Borrowed Clothespin's technique of masking off the spokes.



Got bored waiting for paint to dry so I started a new bike. 3 spd freewheel on a coaster frame, but I think the side pull brakes will mount up. The seat mounting needs some rear support, but I like how far back it sits. It lost one of the springs so I flipped the rails and bolt to the frame.

 

cman

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Rat Cage

Peeled the tape off the spokes and decided the wheel need an accessory. Made a hub shiner from nylon webbing and bolt/nut. But didnt stop there, glued a plastic rat on to make it really cheesy.

Hard to take pic of, but it shows well enough. This is my rat running in the cage.