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OK I wanted my first bike post to be my first build of this series. But I never got around to it.
So I am starting off with my RRBB04 Build. The Nasferatu- Koffin Kruiser. I decided to theme my
builds based on Classic movie monsters. The only real connection my builds have to movie monsters are
the color schemes. lol It started with my ZOMBIE KRUISER which I'll post when this build is complete.
So about this build. It starts with a pair of forks. I hit the jackpot finding a pair of NOS Western Flyer Special Edition forks.
Then I landed a 1950 Schwinn Hornet Spitfire DX Frame. Something good is going to happen here so heres the parts so far.
These will do. Not sure what they are off of but I like them.
Scored these grips for $5!
Treats! I had an old chrome headlight that was pretty badly pitted on the main body so I ground it down to bare
metal and repainted it. Photos to come. The two little lights $6 each. I'm not sure where these are going yet but
I thought maybe mounted under the seat would look Ratty like old blue dots on a Model A Ford or something.
Guy at my local bike shop hooked me up with this chain I think will look pretty rad on here.
Looking forward to finishing this soon.
Hey anyone know how I can hook up these lights with out using one of those tire powered generators? Maybe a way to mount a battery somewhere?
Or a link to a wiring tech or something?
Get some 9V batteries and bulbs from Radio Shack or someplace, hide one under the seat, and one in the head light.
it's all about the bikes, man. viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50053
I was going to update my sig line, but I'm not seein' anything worth plagiarizing right now.
Done a bunch of stuff like that see the link below for battery mounting inside the headlight. Get the AA battery holder from Radio Shack or Frys(you might be able to do a C-size but the dynamo jobs are usually tight) and and maybe an LED replacement bulb the Night-ize ones are real bright, you could stick with the bulb but battery life will be rather short
Night-ize mini-mag led conversion, a bit more work
Electra, making bikes harder to pedal uphill since 1993. - Relkcun Esoom
I guess you get what you pay for. I tried putting on the cool red grips but it didn't work out too good.
Not sure where these grips are from but they were hard plastic and didn't fit any handle bars I own. So I tried boiling them
to soften up the plastic. That didn't work. Now they look like sausages and still don't fit. So I'm looking for another pair
of cool red grips. Here is a pic of the sausages.
OK finally got some time to play.
I was in need of some new red grips after the mishap with the original grips. I found these in the shed and they'll do, for now.
I stripped the bike down to bare metal and primed it with a can of Self Etching Primer. I love the dark greenish grey.
I may have to do an all primer grey bike one of these days.
While the frame was drying, I started cleaning all these old Schwinn parts. The front side of the Spocket was in pretty awesome shape but
when I looked at the other side. It was, well...not so nice. And this was after I scrubbed for a while.
Rusty, Greasy, and caked on goop. But after a bit of elbow grease, WD40 and a Brillo pad later...
I got it looking like new.
Now for some wet sanding and a fresh coat of paint on the frame.
Tomorrow I will do a rough assemble and see how she rides before adding the fun stuff.
I got a lot of sad faces on my reply for sanding down the original paint on my hornet...but hey this is a Rat-Rod site...thumbs up from me
Rat builder credo: No paint, no parts or purist thinking is safe from a bike build
that original paint was sweet, but its your bike
My Intro: http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3913
Patina + Rat = Me
OK finished just in the nic-o-time! Try'n to find time to do this was difficult. I rushed it at the end.
Not to mention the rain has been keeping me from the out side stuff. I'll take better outside pix when the rain stops.
Hey everyone, Thanks for the great feedback. I was able to get some pix today. I couldn't get my camera skills to show the sparkles in the red metal flake
but you get the idea.
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