Winter Build Off - 50's Huffy (?The Dayton Lowrider?)

Help Support Rat Rod Bikes:

Joined
Jun 5, 2012
Messages
504
Reaction score
1,383
I plan to build a kustom/lowrider style bike out of a mid 50's huffy frame
100_1024_zps36fa45ac.jpg

The tank i bought from member "spistols" is the main inspiration for the build style
I liked how the fins on the car graphic match the chain guard that i had bought a while back at a swap meet (i had seen another bike with that style chain guard on this site but couldn't find thread) i believe it was a german or british bike
as for the springer i will either use a reversed rat trap if i use peaked roadmaster fenders or a reversed beehive (i dont have all the parts for the beehive yet)
the banana seat is an old swap meet find that has blue metal flake a white trim
as for wheels i have a modern set of 72 spoke but i may considering using something that might have been used in the 50's/60's
any one have ideas on what i can use
 
Joined
May 4, 2012
Messages
2,251
Reaction score
521
Location
Oregon high desert
this is going to look cool!! love the chain guard!!! the tank frame and guard work together really well :)
 

GuitarlCarl

RRB Supporter
Joined
Sep 14, 2013
Messages
7,020
Reaction score
15,841
Location
Bradley Illinoiz
Like many in any of the build off's they fall to the waist side, but maybe it will get finished by the deadline.
I think you mean wayside... but waist side is a pretty funny visual,
"Yeah I was building a bike but then I rolled by a beanery and just had to stop...":21:

Carl.
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2012
Messages
504
Reaction score
1,383
I also would have accepted "waste" side but i don't want to waste such a nice build

unfortunately i will not be able to have this done for the winter build off
I had decided on putting on some road master chrome Gothic fenders but no luck finding any in my price range as of right now
plus i haven't been able to decide on an appropriate wheel set that i want to use
so everything is on hold until i can get the parts i need
(also does anyone know if the Schwinn exercycle wheel covers fit 24" or 26" rims)
 

GuitarlCarl

RRB Supporter
Joined
Sep 14, 2013
Messages
7,020
Reaction score
15,841
Location
Bradley Illinoiz
the one I have off of the coppertone exer fit a 20"

Carl.
 

Latest posts

Top