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Offline Chilli Rinse

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Crusty Rat Build
« on: November 15, 2021, 09:20 PM »
This will be fun  :LolLolLolLol:

It's so roached it's fecking cool  :10_2_12:
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Re: Crusty Rat Build
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2021, 10:00 PM »
Quick OA bath and off you go  explosion

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« Reply #2 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:
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Re: Crusty Rat Build
« Reply #3 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:

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« Reply #4 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:
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Re: Crusty Rat Build
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2021, 10:44 PM »
The Haros of that era will take a millenium to rust through  :LolLolLolLol:

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« Reply #6 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:
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« Reply #7 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?  :-\
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« Reply #8 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:
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« Reply #9 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!!!
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« Reply #10 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.
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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
« Last Edit: November 19, 2021, 12:51 AM by Chilli Rinse »
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2021, 08:50 PM »
One man's rusty rat build is another man's rat rod build! :daumenhoch:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
Ok riders, random start. Riders ready, watch the gate old, British guy make a fool of himself! :D

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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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.
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Got a great deal on this Fusion stem too, it's perfect on the rat.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2022, 05:58 PM by Chilli Rinse »
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2022, 11:16 PM »
Looking forward to seeing how this turns out? :daumenhoch:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2022, 02:50 PM »
Decal applied  fistblump
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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2022, 03:22 PM »
Decal applied  fistblump

Looking sweet👊🏻
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. ......

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« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2022, 02:38 PM »
When the decal has the best chrome on the bike  :LolLolLolLol:

Love it dude.

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« Reply #19 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.
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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.
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« Reply #20 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

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« Reply #21 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 !
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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2022, 11:37 PM »
That's a good idea!! :daumenhoch:
From Dorset to Japan:- http://www.radbmx.co.uk/forum/index.php'topic=182215.msg1828811#msg1828811
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« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2022, 05:00 PM »
The Rat is finished.

Pics tomorrow in the sun  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #24 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:
« Last Edit: February 27, 2022, 05:55 PM by Chilli Rinse »
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