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# 14. Huffy Byke

Discussion in 'GALLERY' started by aka_locojoe, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. aka_locojoe

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    A racing themed Huffy Byke (yes it is "Byke"). Did some body work on the frame then rattle can painted it "Pontiac Blue". Lettering and numbers are vinyl decals. Fat 24x3 dirt track tires front & rear, the rear wheel I laced around an old German "Schwinn approved" coaster-brake hub with the grease/oil zerk. Mag sprocket, "RS" seat, piston valve caps, original headbadge. Chainguard is off a 24" Schwinn Racer.
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    Before pic.
     
  2. xddorox

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    That is one well done sweet ride man! I absolutely love the color.
     
  3. RatDawg

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    aka_locojoe, Very cool byke, love the racing theme. Did you have to modify the rear to fit the the Fat 24x3 tires.
     
  4. aka_locojoe

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    The tire fit the rear fine. No modification. The front fork is another story. It's so close I have to keep the wheel really true or it rubs.
     
  5. karfer67

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    i love that color it looks awsome on that bike. super clean and i have seen that before too. you are a very tallented builder my friend. heck that bike was my back drop pic for a few weeks.
     
  6. Clothespin n

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    I could go on and on...

    PERFECT!
     
  7. ricksterr1221

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    nicest huffy i've ever seen! ;)
     
  8. Firewalker

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    saw that and the first thing that came to mind was Richard Petty
     
  9. Easy Skywalker

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    The fat tires fit the racing theme perfectly! Very cool bike!
     
  10. aka_locojoe

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    Weather was nice so I took #14 for a ride to the old service station in town to check out the newly restored gas pumps that have just been added.
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  11. cman

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    One of my favs. looks good at the pumps. Glad you brought this back up to the top.
     
  12. Bicyclerick

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    One of my favs too, Just a nice clean bike.
     
  13. Dman

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    That is SO freakin cool!
     
  14. ej599

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    Awesome job. Super clean. What octane ya' runnin? :D
     
  15. buzzy

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    oh so nice
     
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    Very nice. Great base to work from....I have more than a few of these!
     
  18. Nickname

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    wow, very nice bike :!: haven't seen it yet...it's got a really cool paintjob :!:
     
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    nice bike u've got there !
     

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