(Winter Build Off) Ratted Out Huffy

Discussion in 'WINTER 2013 BUILD OFF' started by dracothered, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. dracothered

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    Ok, if it is kosher with those in charge of the build off I will enter my Ratted Out Huffy that I started to do over in December even though I missed that there is going to be a winter build off.

    Here are a couple shots of it when it got thrown together with my son helping, but sad to say he has lost interest in it.
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    It's maiden voyage...


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    As it stood at the end of last summer 2013.
     
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  2. GuitarlCarl

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    Sadly, my 14 yr old has only a little interest in what I'm doing either... He likes it all but eh... it's not a video game. His bike is a chromed Mongoose :eek: BMX...
    Boring to me too, so we're even.

    So whatcha got planned for the bike Draco?

    Carl.
     
  3. dracothered

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    Ok if you go back to the original thread on my Ratted out Huffy (http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/ratted-out-huffy.72303/#post-775831) you will see I started a make over of it " dracothered, Jan 2, 2014 "

    This is what I did there on that day.
    January 2nd, 2014
    With a 20 x 3.0 rear tire installed on the rim. Need to true the rim some and maybe open the stays just a little.

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    On January 4th, 2014
    The front wheel will be replaced with a front wheel from an OCC Stingray that I chopped up for use in other projects. It will also get the same type of tire on the back 24" x 3.0" Flame Tire.
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    January 9th, 2014
    [​IMG] Here is the Disc Brake assembly that I will use for my rear wheel that is coming.

    January 11th, 2014
    [​IMG] Here it is on the new wheel that I will use.

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    The bracket I used was made for a Schwinn style springer front end. But as you can see it fits just fine in the back. I spread the chain stays a little by pounding a couple 2x4's in between the stays and then used a bar clamp to pull in the drop outs so the stays bent back in at the backend some.

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    So this is where it is at now. I am going for more of a rat build style so it most likely will not get a fancy paint job which would be hard for me to do now in my shop with how cold it is here in Michigan.
     
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  4. dracothered

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    It is being built Rat style, so it won't get the fancy paint and shinny chrome all over the place...
     
  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Liking it! Welcome to the build-off!

    Luke.
     
  6. dracothered

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    Sitting here thinking, should I use a set of the Coke bottle grips I have? Also I'm wondering if the forks on this build would look good supporting a set of Truss Rods?
     
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    Here is the type of truss rod forks I'm talking about.
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    Very Cool! I Really like where this is going!
     
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    Here is what it would look like with a truss rod on mine.

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    With or without the rear fender?
     
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    I think the fender looks good! Brake setups are awesome!
     
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    Truss looks good!

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    What would be a good thickness for the rods 5/16" or 3/8"?
     
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    Having never seen any up close I could not guess, but I would think 5/16th would be about right.

    Luke.
     
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    With fender... :thumbsup: And the truss rods will look great...:113:

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  15. rubsterob

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    Personally not a fan of the fender. Looks too short. Do you have a longer one?


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  16. bficklin

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    I think the fender looks fine since it is a 24" wheel, think it would be too short on a 26".


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  17. dracothered

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    The back is a 20" x 3" and front will be a 24" x 3".
     
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    FAT!

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  19. dracothered

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    That is for sure... The 20" x 3" is really 21" tall now and not a full 3" wide because of the rim width, but fat none the less still. I am guessing, but will to bet the front will be 25" tall when it gets the new tire.
     
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    My bad....


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