Proud Mary - A throwback Huffman ratrod bike

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WOW!! Just now catching up on this build! It is looking super slick! You always have a killer stash of cool stuff, so it's always fun watching you try it all out. What a beauty so far! If you are worried about the wheel hitting the stationary fender and fork leg, you could always sleeve the spring center bolt with a piece of pipe to make it a stationary faux springer.
Now that I've added that 1" coil on top, it's nearly rigid, anyway. I set my gut over the bars, hiked my Chuck Taylors up off the ground, and did fat man planks. It didn't even come close to bottoming out, though I had to catch my breath for a moment, after all of that exertion.
 
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New single piece 6-1/2" crank arrived today, so it'll be a rider this weekend, I'm thinking. Hoping everybody likes my new front sprocket and pedal choices, but I like 'em, and that's what's really important, right? RIGHT?!! (Please affirm my questionable life choices.)
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Digging those "trashy" pedals!!!
 

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I read that wrong. I thought you said you pulled those parts from the Trash, not the Stash. :D
 
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Hey @gowjobs , you been huffin' along on the Huffman lately?
I took last weekend off, and went on a group ride with The Others, Stray Dogs, and a bunch of other SoCal bike clubs/chapters. Wore this for the first time since 2018 or so:
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Nope. No Barkada support patch either, though I have been riding with them for years, too.
I have a few spoke cards from Ridazz/Wolfpack/Etc. still and a t-shirt from the 2006 La Noche De Los Muertos Ridazz Ride.

Edit: Also a "Drop Race" t-shirt from the Wolfpack Hustle race from Griffith Park Observatory to the Vine Theater for the LA premiere of Mash SF.
 
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Cool vid on the cycle - cart project @gowjobs ! Is there a link you can provide to that group or build off you participate in? I'd like to follow it through.

Looking forward to more on the Huffman progress!
 

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Nice work. Glad to see you're working on it again.
 
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