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RALLY RAT! More Painting! Woo Hoo!

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 7 BIKES' started by outskirtscustoms, May 8, 2012.

  1. Re: Salt Flat Rat Now RALLY RAT!

    I was thinking neon green. Like this.
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  2. dragnusa

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    Re: Salt Flat Rat Now RALLY RAT!

    even better then do some other comps too to tie it all in
     
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    A buddy of mine has an ATV track in the back yard so I went over and tested the Huffy's track skills. It is awesome! Goes over anything and jumping it is a blast. This fork soaks it up like a biscuit soaks up some sausage gravy.
     
  4. Chips_Mahoy

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    Then your gravy is way too thin!! :wink:
     
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    :lol:
     
  6. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Re: Salt Flat Rat Now RALLY RAT!

    You win for most unexpected frame!
     
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    That's how I roll. You'll never see it coming. I have a few more plans for it but life is getting in the way so I will be working on it later.
     
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    Got a little more done today. First I removed the decals to reveal a nice red color where they used to lay. (Use decals as paint masks) Then I decided it needed something to spice it up. I went for a ride and noticed the rims were not quite true so I swapped them for some nice alloys.
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    Trail Assault
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    Decals gone. Gives it kinda an urban camo look
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    Now for the fun part
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    channeling my inner Von-Dutch I push forward
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    Antiqued the derailleur for that rugged battle beaten look
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    Step back and take a look Ah my backyard bike stand
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    Added a few decals
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    Also swapped out the bars to get the center of gravity down a bit lower. (And because I'm short)
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  9. Xcruiser

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    Re: Salt Flat Rat Now RALLY RAT!

    Really good job getting the paint off the decals man.Id ride that machine!
     
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    It's a blast to ride. I've ridden a few trails and ran over a few concrete parking logs at the local park with it....didn't even feel it. This thing is a beast. :mrgreen: It's an Urban Assault Bicycle.
     
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    Just so I can get in on the whole "If you aren't building just post a bunny picture thing"
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    Watch out they jump!
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  12. yoothgeye

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    Re: Salt Flat Rat Now RALLY RAT!

    Rabbits are cute too.
     
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    Well it's officially trail tested and passed with flying colors!
    First I rode through Foster park and had to take a pic of this bike with my bike
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    Then a few on the trail
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    This is what I'm talking about! TRIALS!
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    VIDEOS!
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    Thanks, I thought it kinda gave it an urban camo look, which is what I was going for.
     
  15. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Cool looking bike! :D Looks like a lot of fun :wink:
     
  16. Re: Salt Flat Rat Now RALLY RAT! VIDEOS ON PAGE 3!!!

    It is a blast to ride, it will go over concrete parking lot logs, tree stumps, roots, rocks, street curbs, jumps, and about anything you put in front of it with ease! And with the big shocks up front, nice soft spring in the rear, and the gel seat it rides like a Cadillac on road or off. Just kinda floats. I also have a suspension seat post I might try to put on here but it's just a touch too skinny. What's the best way to shim it?
     
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    Bunny time!
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  18. Re: Salt Flat Rat Now RALLY RAT! VIDEOS ON PAGE 3!!!

    Okay I admit it I have hit a wall as far as where to go next with this build. I'd really like to put some more aggressive 26x3 tires on it but I'm not spending $70+ each on them. I don't think fenders would look right, paint is already cool enough though I am going to add some more silver pinstripe to it, bars fit me great and look good, seat really doesn't look right but it's the only one I got that is comfortable that even comes close to the style. I know there's no way a newer Huffy mountain bike could actually win the build off but it just feels like something is missing.

    ANY SUGGESTIONS??? ANYONE!!!
     
  19. Re: Salt Flat Rat Now RALLY RAT! VIDEOS ON PAGE 3!!!

    Oh come on, I critique you guys work all the time, return the favor guys! Don't be shy. I can take it.
     
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