Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 BIKES' started by MONARKofSoCal, May 2, 2015.
Looking good! Those pipes are going to be awesome!
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
Looking slick!!!! Nice work!
Puts a whole new spin on photo realism.
Yes I would have to agree with that statement
lets just hope i can turn the realism into reality before the deadline
No work progress to report but i did get this innova 20x3 whitewall tire ordered for the rear
I could only find two places that still carried this tire
the one I ordered it from was 1/2 the price compared to the other place
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
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
Nice tire combo!
Nice looking like a true rat should ...
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This thing is going to be wild!
Looks long n' low!
Everything is coming together well on that. Except I'm not really feeling the reversed stem and bars look, but I know you're still working on that part.
Gonna be cool!
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
Really like the rusty frame with the wide white-wall in the back....truly rat-isfying!
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
and tell people that is what the J.C stands for
another possible name is
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
Got the split washers and rod cut in order to mimic the opening for the pipes
Cool idea, my mind would not have gone there.
pretty slick build going on there !
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