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Title: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 15, 2021, 09:20 PM
This will be fun  :LolLolLolLol:

It's so roached it's fecking cool  :10_2_12:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: brettypeeps on November 15, 2021, 10:00 PM
Quick OA bath and off you go  explosion
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 15, 2021, 10:08 PM
Quick OA bath and off you go  explosion

I was thinking it was way too far gone for that. Maybe a rub down and clear coat or leave as is, crust and all  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: brettypeeps on November 15, 2021, 10:18 PM
Quick OA bath and off you go  explosion

I was thinking it was way too far gone for that. Maybe a rub down and clear coat or leave as is, crust and all  :LolLolLolLol:

I would like that  fistblump but I would be concerned it would carry on rusting  :nickswan:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 15, 2021, 10:42 PM
Quick OA bath and off you go  explosion

I was thinking it was way too far gone for that. Maybe a rub down and clear coat or leave as is, crust and all  :LolLolLolLol:

I would like that  fistblump but I would be concerned it would carry on rusting  :nickswan:

 :whistle: maybe  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: brettypeeps on November 15, 2021, 10:44 PM
The Haros of that era will take a millenium to rust through  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 15, 2021, 10:51 PM
The Haros of that era will take a millenium to rust through  :LolLolLolLol:

 >:D This ones got a good head start. It's cocooned in the stuff. How good was the Haro chrome ?   :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: deeman on November 16, 2021, 12:24 AM
80's chrome was way better but i don't thin that will be saveable!!! Wouldn't hurt to give it an Oxy Acid bath just to see what happens?  :-\
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 16, 2021, 05:33 PM
80's chrome was way better but i don't thin that will be saveable!!! Wouldn't hurt to give it an Oxy Acid bath just to see what happens?  :-\

It's just a bit of fun. A bath would spoil its charm  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: deeman on November 16, 2021, 05:37 PM
80's chrome was way better but i don't thin that will be saveable!!! Wouldn't hurt to give it an Oxy Acid bath just to see what happens?  :-\

It's just a bit of fun. A bath would spoil its charm  :LolLolLolLol:

it defo has charm mate!!!
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 19, 2021, 12:48 AM
So the rat arrived today. It came in a square box with another flimsy box taped on covering the rear end. That's a first. It was in one piece though, with no bends or shipping damage.When I unboxed it, everything has some sort of heavy oil smeared over it. Maybe this was an attempt to loosen some of the rust. Some of that crust was moist and it has a certain smell, a bit like diesel. A wheel axle had dislodged a section of crust on the down tube, revealing chrome. Not the prettiest chrome but it's there. So because this rat is as slippery as a wet fish and pongs a bit it's getting a bath.
 :LolLolLolLol:
Not my initial plan but I think it's my only option now. Let's try to polish a turd 💩

The wheels should clean up ok with a bit of work, they are Femco rims on ACS hubs dated 93. I think they are the stock wheels for the 94 Shredder. The frame is November 93 so it's got to be a 94.

The seller threw in a pair of mid school Mongoose tyres which was a nice gesture, and will help me out parts wise.

Do you guys think that a good squirt of WD40 to the inside of the tubes after the OA bath will be good enough ? Or should I invest in a proper rust treatment ?

Cheers
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on November 23, 2021, 09:01 PM
The frame, forks and bars had a quick dip in a very diluted OA mix. They were left in just long enough to clean the chrome a little and remove any loose debris from the crust and clean up the inner headstock and bb shell. I treated all the internal tubing and I'm getting closer to starting the build.

Here's a few parts that will most likely get thrown on this rat.
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Mikku on November 26, 2021, 08:50 PM
One man's rusty rat build is another man's rat rod build! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on January 29, 2022, 05:45 PM
Just ordered some cheap decals for the rat. I will see which one works best when they arrive. I'm liking the shat look !
Almost completed the build, waiting for a gyro cable to arrive and that's it, done.
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on January 29, 2022, 05:50 PM
Oh yeah, nearly forgot. The Haro grind disc is too nice for the rat so I picked this up to use. Great patina on it.
  :LolLolLolLol:
Got a great deal on this Fusion stem too, it's perfect on the rat.
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Mikku on January 29, 2022, 11:16 PM
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out? :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on February 04, 2022, 02:50 PM
Decal applied  fistblump
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: SDF on February 04, 2022, 03:22 PM
Decal applied  fistblump

Looking sweet👊🏻
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Midschoolfool on February 05, 2022, 02:38 PM
When the decal has the best chrome on the bike  :LolLolLolLol:

Love it dude.
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on February 05, 2022, 06:59 PM
Decal applied  fistblump

Looking sweet👊🏻

When the decal has the best chrome on the bike  :LolLolLolLol:

Love it dude.

Cheers gents  :daumenhoch:

I was hoping to have the rat finished today but the gyro and rear brake have defeated me. I put the tools down before they were used to beat the rust off of this build.
:tickedoff:
I will give it another crack tomorrow. It's only my second gyro set up but the first was no trouble at all. Other than that I need to put the cable end on the front brake, oil the chain and top up the tyres with air. Then it's done.
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: wildon on February 05, 2022, 08:16 PM
Love these type of builds now... full of history.  even if most of that was at the bottom of a canal  ;D
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on February 05, 2022, 09:04 PM
 :LolLolLolLol: :LolLolLolLol: :LolLolLolLol:

Cheers, it's been a fun little project. Yeah, nearly all parts have seen action and have their scars and history, some more than others. They live to ride another day. I've tried to keep new parts to a minimum. Surprisingly, quite a lot of the parts are spec on a 95 Shredder too.

You've given me an idea, I'm sure I've seen the canal + logo on sport sponsorship over the years. I might try to find a nice little decal for the seat post !
:LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Mikku on February 06, 2022, 11:37 PM
That's a good idea!! :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on February 26, 2022, 05:00 PM
The Rat is finished.

Pics tomorrow in the sun  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on February 27, 2022, 04:31 PM
Here's a few pics of the Rat all finished  fistblump

I will posting the bike in the Mid School section with more pics and spec  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on February 28, 2022, 08:14 PM
This decal is on its way to me. It's small enough to use on the seat post. I love it  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: bobafett on February 28, 2022, 11:28 PM
Another one brought back to life. Nice one mate  fistblump 8)
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on March 01, 2022, 09:34 AM
Cheers John, I'm not sure about back to life, maybe it's on life support until something gives  :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Picklez on March 21, 2022, 08:56 PM
Well done Toby. Not my era or cup of tea, but love the effort and idea behind it  :daumenhoch:

I left the dub world when rat look was gaining traction in the 90's and they never floated my boat either. Doesn't stop me from admiring a great guy keeping the spirit alive and having some fun with it too  :bow:. Keeping it  :radbmxsmilie: buddy love it  :4_17_5:.
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on March 22, 2022, 04:51 PM
Cheers Pete, thanks for the comment. Yeah, not everybody's cup of tea for sure, not one for the purists  :LolLolLolLol:
It was a fun little project buts it's not finished. I've taken the gyro off to use on another build soon to be started. It never adjusted up properly anyway. My longest black cable outer isn't long enough to use as a rear so once I have one it'll be finished. It's looking cleaner for it tbh. Well not cleaner but you know what I mean  :LolLolLolLol:

Hope you're are well mate  fistblump
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Picklez on March 22, 2022, 06:59 PM
All good my friend. Cant believe it's been a year since I've updated my build thread  :(. Still, like all of us I've been collecting the little finishing parts slowly. And two more builds worth of parts being accrued. Really excited for the next one - my original DP from BITD. Just trying to hold off till the Changa's finished, or I'll never get either to the finishing line  ;D.

Then my battered JMC that Amber sorted for me - but honestly, that makes your Haro look like a NOS find at the moment  "help".

Stay safe. I'm lurking...
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Chilli Rinse on July 16, 2022, 01:07 PM
I've just paid for these wheels. I've had my eye on them for a while now. They were relisted with reductions a few times but I got twitchy and paid up. A little work needed but they should look pretty cool on the rat.
Title: Re: Crusty Rat Build
Post by: Midschoolfool on July 16, 2022, 01:48 PM
I saw those. There were tons of them on Ebay a few years ago. Problem was they were for folding bikes and had a dished back wheel for a 7 speed. I think it was Bankrupt who had them. I was thinking about getting a set and having one relaced, but ended up buying a killer set of wheels instead. I wanted them for my GT.
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