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Old 11-25-23, 01:40 PM
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Rattocampionissimo

I picked this 3-speed Huffy out of the trash.



I've wanted to build some sort of rat bike for years and this was the chance. I also love the old boardtrack racers of the early 1900s so decided to take it in that direction. Pretty much a budget build here with the main expenses being the springer fork, the tires and the seat. Other expenses were the vintage stem, new pedals, headlights, and the stainless water bottle.


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The handlebars were re-used. Just flipped over and a few inches cut off each end.




I wanted to keep the handlebars clutter-free and not have to run any cables. So I moved the shifter to the seat stay. Not quite as easy as it looks because this has a push-pull mechanism with a hard wire cable. It had a proprietary housing with molded-in ends. So I split the housing and ran it inside a piece of stainless steel tubing.

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A tribute to the Los Angeles Motordrome in Playa del Rey. A banked wood track that closed in 1913.




Hub shiners made from an old belt.




I made graphics out of some automotive vinyl wrap and the Ratto stickers with the inkjet printer. Rattocampionissimo is roughly translated from Italian to Rat Champion Supreme

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i'd ride that
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