(Winter Build Off) Ratted Out Huffy

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

  1. dracothered

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    Finally got the front tire today, a 24" x 3.0" (real width 2.5") and installed it on the rim. Man it is a killer look on the bike.

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  2. bficklin

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    Looks sick, just curious why you run a taller front tire?


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  3. dracothered

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    This is really a 26" wheel frame and when I first built it up with my son it was what I had on hand. Also I am going for that bobbed look with it.
     
  4. bficklin

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    Nice!


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  5. LukeTheJoker

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    Fat!

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    You're definitely getting the bobber look!:cool:
     
  7. dracothered

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    That is the plan, I even have a Michigan license plate for it that I will mount off of the rear axle area.
     
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  8. mrschwinn

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    Very nice Ryde. If you run rear fender............. Slam the fender too the Tire. =)

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  9. dracothered

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    Built the Truss Rods today out of 1/2" steel tubing and they came out good I do believe. To bend the steel tubing I heated the area I wanted to bend until it was red. Then I bent it a little bit and applied more heat until red again and bent some more. I did this until I got my desired bend.
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  10. bficklin

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    Nice job on the truss bars, bet your son loves it.


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  11. dracothered

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    He lost interest in it the first build of it...
     
  12. Tommy Atoms

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    I like the raw look of the new truss rods. To bad they wont stay that way.
     
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  13. dracothered

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    I could maybe coat it with boiled linseed oil... Or some other coating.
     
  14. dracothered

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    I brought her out in the COLD and found that she is a rid-able bike now. Still have a few things to finish on the bike though.

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  15. LukeTheJoker

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    Looking good!

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  16. dracothered

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    What should I do with the truss rod end? Leave, cut it, cap it off or something else?
     
  17. GuitarlCarl

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    bend it forward to match the flow of the fork and cap it bullet head style...

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  18. bficklin

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    Nice job!


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  19. LukeTheJoker

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    Love Carls idea...

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    Great Idea! I agree.
     
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