Junk Crafted HIGGINS - After competition minor modifications

Jun 5, 2012
483
1,262
Did some more work this morning before work I will not get time until the weekend to do more

Made an insert in order to use as a template to transfer the holes from one side to the other


As you can see both sides now have the hole locations for the emblem
(not attached yet
*the emblem on the lower 1/2 came to me that way
the J is actually broken off on that emblem
but no worries it is for a rat bike


Then I measured out and drilled the other holes (on one tank side so far)


Now it looks like the one of the tanks that it was inspired by
The Columbia built Higgins with the place for the jewels

and I am fairly sure that it wasn't custom I have seen a couple other pictures of Columbia tanks like that
as well as ones with the side pipe decal

And finally a tank mockup with emblem and pipes
sitting below the other tank that inspired it


Still needs more work but getting closer
 
Apr 18, 2015
6,907
10,290
central ohio
Puts a whole new spin on photo realism.
Did some more work this morning before work I will not get time until the weekend to do more

Made an insert in order to use as a template to transfer the holes from one side to the other


As you can see both sides now have the hole locations for the emblem
(not attached yet
*the emblem on the lower 1/2 came to me that way
the J is actually broken off on that emblem
but no worries it is for a rat bike


Then I measured out and drilled the other holes (on one tank side so far)


Now it looks like the one of the tanks that it was inspired by
The Columbia built Higgins with the place for the jewels

and I am fairly sure that it wasn't custom I have seen a couple other pictures of Columbia tanks like that
as well as ones with the side pipe decal

And finally a tank mockup with emblem and pipes
sitting below the other tank that inspired it


Still needs more work but getting closer
 
Jun 5, 2012
483
1,262
Jun 5, 2012
483
1,262
Didn't get to do much this weekend but I did get the other tank side drilled and the other thing was swap out the standard chain ring bolts for actual bolts and nuts


Other than those two things the only other thing i was able to do was get the stem riser for the circle trek build

here it is with the 3t mutant stem
I had that one left over from a build turned out I needed a 1" and this was a 1 1/8
if I didn't have that stem I was going to use a cinelli groove which looks similar
 
Jun 5, 2012
483
1,262
I mocked the bike up once the 20x3 tire arrived and it looked so good i had to take a teaser pic
but first more stuff being done on the tank
I ordered some split washers from mcmaster to mimic the curve on the side pipe cutout on the decal

looks like they should work once I cut them
Now that i know they will work i just need to order the matching steel bar for the straight pieces

But enough talk now time for the teaser pic
*pipes attached with tape and not the stem i will be using (just haven't found the correct one yet)


Also other than a few shims on the rear axle no problems getting the wide tire to fit
 
Jun 5, 2012
483
1,262
Yes I know the reverse stem is a bit much
but the ratty rat trap had so much rust in it that I have only been able to drill out so much
the fork top tube needs to be cut down before i can remove more material
it was either mock it up really far back or really high in the air
but this weekend is the Long Beach Cycle Swap so I hope to find a stem that will work
I keep forgetting how over exaggerated normal size 26" parts can look on a 24" bike

:grin: :113: :cool2:
Nice looking like a true rat should ..

G-Matt
Looks long n' low!

horsefarmer
This thing is going to be wild!

Luke.
truly rat-isfying!

OddJob
:thumbsup: :dontmentionit: :rockout:
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: LukeTheJoker
Jun 5, 2012
483
1,262
rat-isfying that would be a good name for a bike
speaking of names I think I might have one for this bike
Right now I am thinking of calling it
"Junky-Culled Higgins"
and tell people that is what the J.C stands for
another possible name is
"Junky Cullumbia"
Kind of a combination of Culled and Columbia
or maybe just call it "Junky Colombia"

I will make my decision by the end of the week
unless someone has an idea for a name that I end up liking better
 
The Bike Wall BOXKARS Clyde James Cycles