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Discussion in 'CLASS 1 - MUSCLE BIKE 2019 BUILD JOURNALS' started by Ben lay, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Ben lay

    Ben lay

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    Had a blast as a first timer in the rat rod build off 14. Did a little muscle bike out of curb parts ( probably should have waited for the muscle build off but oh well ).
    Excited to enter the 2019 muscle bike buildoff. Always have been a fan of Mr Knievel so why not take some from the parts pile and make an Evel tribute bike.
    Nothing too ground breaking about an Evel bike but hopefully I can put my own twist on it and make a really cool piece. The plan is pretty simple.
    Parts pile score items ( the story on that later ) will give me an old Bratz schwinnish frame, a set of mongoose pro bmx forks and handlebars, an awesome set of star shaped vintage freewheel mags , and even a large star shaped sprocket!
    Red white blue and gold color pallette of course ( most forget or go too light on the gold in my opinion , I plan to showcase the gold fairly heavily ) , banana seat, bmx bars , big gnarly motocross back tire , hand brakes , and handmade rear seat supports rather than a sissy bar.
    All that's left is everything. Hope to get this thing buttoned up fast then off to downtown IMG_20190930_201614976.jpg IMG_20190930_201625660.jpg IMG_20190930_201621283.jpg Lexington KY to jump the fountains at triangle park!
     
  2. OddJob

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    Great concept! Dig the star mags. Sounds like a fun build. RaT oN~!
     
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    Brats are a great base for a RRB build. You won't feel guilty covering up that grape ape.
     
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  4. Ben lay

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    Have to remove the stars and strip it so I can put back stars haha
     
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  5. Ben lay

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    The rest of the Bratz parts and the rest of the mongoose made this little Hoodrat lowrider a few months ago. We built it for a lowrider show the club went to and had a blast with it. The Evel bike will use the remaining parts from the brat and the goose as it's basis FB_IMG_1568912014954.jpg
     
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    This motocross white letter tire should provide the extra grip I need to clear the fountains downtown completely. The red sparkle seat will help absorb the impact of the 200 foot jump ... IMG_20191002_181723250.jpg
     
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    I'm only seeing one foot.:39: :21:
     
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    How did that jump work out for Mister K? Pretty Evel, I bet...
    Travis did ok...
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    I'm using that same sprocket for one of my builds. Awesome stuff!
     
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    Hoping it will clear the frame. It's pretty large. ( That's what she said ). Really need to big sprocket if possible to build enough speed for sick jumps !
     
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  11. Ben lay

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    Got some really cool blue flake grips and white powder coated hand brakes. Sanded a bit on the frame but didn't get too much accomplished due to a great busy family weekend. A good friend dropped off a free tandem he thought I might love. He was right. Just a huffy but pretty cool six speed dually , especially for $0. Maybe a future build off project , maybe just a tube grease and ride IMG_20191004_150512569.jpg
     
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  12. Ben lay

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    About have everything fitted up so I can start paint prep. Front 1/4 of the frame red with white stars, middle majority of the frame will be white with red and blue stars , then back 1/4 will be blue with white stars. Cleared with automotive clear of course. Mags , handlebars , and star sprocket will be gold , white brakes and brake pulls , blue flake grips , red flake seat should do the trick IMG_20191007_181517825.jpg IMG_20191007_174946008.jpg
     
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    Are those Alhonga brand brakes? If so, please do watch out with those
     
  14. Ben lay

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    I don't think they are. I'll check
     
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    Finally stripped, primed white , then reverse painted what will be the colors of the stars and logos. After cured up and masked with three sizes of stars it will be painted white until just after the seat post them navy blue at the tail. A very subtle mist of gold flake will be added to the frame before the stars are untaped. Unmask the stars , clearcoat , etc. When finished it will be white with cardinal red and navy stars for the first 2/3 of the bike with a navy tail with white stars.
    Trying to get the painting all finished fairly soon before colder weather arrives. Right around 70 this week , and storing inside the house to cure up. Getting there ! IMG_20191014_201909170.jpg IMG_20191014_203032589.jpg IMG_20191014_213455904.jpg
     
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    Great paint plan! Looking forward to seeing this .... hang to that warm weather as long as you can!
     
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    We are trying! And thank ya
     
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    All of the stars etc are masked off using stickers. Next is to paint the frame in reverse white majority into a blue tail. Carefully peel the star stickers and clearcoat. IMG_20191016_194532489.jpg IMG_20191016_194521079.jpg
     
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    Last minute added a bit of grey primer and a bit of brown. Patina paint will be sanded back through a bit. Patina paint tip: let the second to last coat flash then for a crackled effect wipe it down with alcohol apply the last coat which will wrinkle. After curing it will sand smooth and leave a cool veined finish that can be cleared over. Threw a little mist of gold flake in to the mix as well. Once all smoothed down with 1000 grit and soapy water the clear will set this thing off. IMG_20191017_184458147.jpg IMG_20191017_183418968.jpg IMG_20191017_183444674.jpg
     
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    Dig it. Wicked cool paint scheme.
     
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