Round and Round by RATT


Sep 27, 2006
370
1
Upstate NY
Time to go dirt trackin!

We will start with this, a $50 Big Lots, Huffy Rage Empire (SPIN wheel not stock and not being used)



The wheels that will be used:

Lester 5 spoke



BMX wheel cover on single speed coaster



How about some mock exhaust:




3M Vetrap to be used as header wrap:

 
Sep 27, 2006
370
1
Upstate NY
Race bikes need number plates:



Add some Tupperware, basted in Krylon Fusion Yellow:



Crankset, 39T backed by purple Folgers lid:



Forks are a little too long:

 

CCR

Mouth-Breather
Moderator
Mar 9, 2007
8,110
296
Southern Illinois
i had those disc covers on my huffy when i was 9-10, brings back memories, like the front wheel ring too man !!!!
 
Oct 14, 2006
1,728
13
Holly, Michigan,U.S.A.
Whoa! Bike looks cool. Gotta love the dirt track look, I grew up with some of Michigan's flattrack maniacs running thru my hood, so I'm a pushover for sliders.

Gotta tell ya though, when I saw the lampshade, I thought for sure Ryan would be sporting a new race helmet! All the cool kids are wearing the '07 dot approved/u.l tested Lamplighter 3000! :mrgreen:

Nice looking little critter. Can't wait tp see the end result!
Thanks
 
Sep 27, 2006
370
1
Upstate NY
Thanks for the encouragement guys.

I have to admit, that if I did not have the copper left over from building the house (when the stuff was cheap) it would probably not have made it onto the bike.

I would estimate the exhaust would cost about $35 at current prices, I only paid $50 for the bike originally. A 10' length of 1 1/4" is going for around $40 right now.

But then last night, as my buddy and I are in the copper isle at the Home Cheapo, he says he has some scrap 2" laying around! I think that could be made to look like a set of Hard Krome Sideburners with that girth. Might have to look into that.

Packrats will always make the best Ratrodders! "Hey, don't throw that out!"

Well, back to work.
 

cman

Moderator
Dec 4, 2006
10,838
835
Boise,ID
That bike is tough. Part rat, part stock car. Nice job with the details-pipe, number plates, Paint on chainguard etc.......
 
Oct 14, 2006
1,728
13
Holly, Michigan,U.S.A.
Dang Scott, We might have to throw some 12 1/2s on it and start a modified Pixie flattrack Divivsion! I'd love to see you going into the turn and kicking it sideways! :mrgreen:
Very cool and nicely done!
Chainy