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  1. CRASH

    The 442

    The bolt on the seat post bracket was totally wrong. I thought I had an original, but I was wrong. So I’m going to switch it for a little extra bling. I just need to file out the round hole to fit the square recesses.
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    The 442

    Tore it down. I’ll get the frame and fenders blasted this week. I’ll take the parts in to chrome, but going to have to evaluate some of them. The pitting is pretty deep on some of them. The rest are just a mess with no finish left on them at all.
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    Triple Threat Off Road Voting Poll

    There's no higher honor! Thank you sir!
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    Triple Threat Muscle Bike Voting Poll

    Thank you for the votes. It was a good, motivational group this year. It was difficult juggling 4 different builds, but this group kept me motivated, so thank you! I don't think it'll get any better out of me than the Super Fueler. That may have been my Mona Lisa, and I may just retire...
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    The 442

    I’ve been hired to build a bike to compliment a collector’s prize muscle car. He’s got an Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 in Matador Red. So I found him a 1969 Huffy Slingshot. It’ll be brought back in Matador red and will have white accents!and fresh chrome. The current state of the bike:
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    Crash's Bike Build page

    Updated with Triple Threat Build Off bikes.
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    Triple Threat Off Road Voting Poll

    lol. No. It’s a can of Park bike grease. But I didn’t want it to distract from the bike, so I wrapped some paper towel around it, inadvertently causing a bigger distraction. You aren’t the first person to ask this.
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    Withdrawn Delete

    I don’t mean to be critical, but most the pictures are completely out of focus. We can’t see some specifics on a lot of tools.
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    Dead Reckoning - '81 Raleigh R10

    I bought this as a parts bike, then decided to restore it rather than pull it apart. Where it started. https://ratrodbikes.com/threads/dead-reckoning.116878/
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    Dead Reckoning

    Chased the threads, installed the pedal, and got it out in the brief sun we had today.
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    Super Fueler

    Regardless where it finishes, just getting it done is the winner for me. 6 years of concept and collection, and some very tall brick walls to climb over. I’m very happy with it.
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    Dead Reckoning

    Got the decals on. Just need to get the pedal on, and this bike is ready for some pictures in the sun!
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    Dead Reckoning

    Here’s an interesting snag I’ve never run into before. The pedal threads of the crank were so corroded that I couldn’t install the new pedals. The old POS pedals came off ok. But the new left one fought me all the way on, and I couldn’t get the right one started at all. So I took the bike to...
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    Dead Reckoning

    I even got red cable ends!
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    Dead Reckoning

    I work with white cable housing so often that something different gets me excited. I selected this chrome red housing! It looks so good! Installing now…
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    Dead Reckoning

    Had to replace some brake hardware due to condition. So this represents 1 hour of searching, selecting, fitting, and polishing. Just this little bit! And I wonder why it takes me so long to finish these bikes!
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    Dead Reckoning

    @ingola was kind enough to send me a replacement chrome seat post, but it’s coming from Canada, so Lord knows when it will arrive. I have to assume it won’t be here in time for final pictures, so I had to improvise. I wire wheeled the powder coating at the max height line and below. Slipped...
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    Monochrome Motocross

    I got this as a frame. My original goal: use parts I had, and make a cheap build. What happened: I decided to take a direction where I had no parts, so I had to buy everything. What I got: https://ratrodbikes.com/threads/monochrome-motocross.116659/
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    The Super Fueler

    First and most important: This build would not have been possible without Jay, aka @JNOACK ! His critical small part fabrication was instrumental in the success of restoring the Twin Stick, which was an absolute requirement to me to bring my vision to life. So, thank you Jay, you're a true...
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    Super Fueler

    Had a small sun break today.
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