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Discussion in 'RAT ROD BIKE BUILD OFF 1' started by yustin, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. xddorox

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    That's the nicest looking frame so far. You're giving me ideas. Way to go man!
  2. yustin

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    had a good idea today, I had to sacrifice my front suspension though, who needs suspension anyway.
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    got rid of the spring and added some zing
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    i usually don't like using any aluminum(billet) but i liked the length and drop of this old ten speed stem, we'll see, it might stay
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    i might stick with these bull horns, maybe cut em down a few
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  3. Hooch

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    OMG THAT ROCKS!!!
    the things that have been come up with in these buildoffs blows my mind!
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    Holy Crap man!
    stop "raising the bar" so High!
    your makin us look bad! :lol:

    great work Yustin..
    I love The Build!
    very impressive!

    peace,
    Kev.
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    This bike just might blow up the competition! Way to ues your noggen!
  6. yustin

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    hey, thanks guys. good to hear all that after battling with that bike all day, i found out that the back wheel brackets are bent to heck( maybe hit by a car?), and spent hours tryin to straighten them out. scratched the crap outta my frame in the process. frustrating stuff, let me tell ya.
    Does anyone have a secret way to straighten those back brackets? it is a pain in the a-hole!!
  7. ricksterr1221

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    I had the same problem with my spaceliner, i took the whole bike apart and put them in the vise and tightend it up, it took care of the problem for me... If u dont got a vise i dunno what u could do...
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    Perfect solution on the fork. The paint and pin is extraordinary.
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    Where did you get that grenade? It's friken awesome!
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    The fork is killer! And the paintjob...wow!
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    lookin good!!
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    Frame looks good! I like it.
  13. yustin

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    found another free donor, and took the fender:

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    i not going to save the chrome
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    i think i saw someone talking about the weak brackets on those huffys, is this what you were talkin about?
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    deglossed the chrome then i hosed it down with some flat black
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    taped it up and went with some more of the satin paprika
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  14. yustin

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    the old mounts needed a change so i put them on the inside with these spikes as the new holding screws:
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    is was not fun, i had to try and drill the broken center bracket out to accomodate a new mounting screw and it exploded on me. i had to hammer it back into shape and then use a backing plate for some rigidity.
    finally got it to work, only my rear wheel needs to be trued, it rubs. man, it's a tight fit.
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  15. Hooch

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    that is looking beautiful man!
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    Very slick...nice paint scheme on the fender. 8)
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    THAT...is very cool!
    I love it!
    those rear spike/mounts are awesome!!!!
    I absolutly love it ,great fender conversion!

    do you think you will divide the 2 colors with a white
    pinned line to match the frame????

    schweet job Yustin!!!!
  18. yustin

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    hey thanks guys.
    you know kev, I was just debating that issue all day. i'm kinda stuck with the two tone with no stripe but now i'm thinking yes, it would match better. I don't know, we'll see.
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    Very Cool!!! Love the spikes!!!
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    It'll look good either way..

    That will be one heck of a long line to pull..

    all be it ,the Fender edge is a nice Guide for the Pinkie Finger to
    Guide / Slide on when your pullin it!

    The Color Combo Black and Paprika on the bike is stunning!!!!
    I love it....

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