'54 Jag -- Out of the build off...

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  1. KickBackCycles

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    I came across the bike buildoff yesterday and decided to join hope its not too late.
    I will be using my Schwinn Jaguar frame, thats in pretty rough shape. I want to make it look like an early Jaguar but instead of a three speed make it a two. I am planning to set it up like an American with the two speed coaster in the rear and a rim brake on the front. Paint it a Corvette red and throw on some chrome balloon rims and fenders. Here's what it should look like...
    http://s1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee4 ... jaguar.jpg
    and here's how I bought it
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    Have fun and Good Luck!

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    Got the frame and got it stripped, can't seem to get off the name plate. And I kind off screwed up the seat clamp trying to remove the post. Going to prime tomorrow and hopefully paint Wednesday.
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    So...
    You're gonna do the REVERSE ratrod-thing huh..?
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    Cheers and have fun!
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    Yeah, I got tired of seeing rusty bikes in my garage and I wanted a nice one for a change.
    I am also curious to see how good it will do in the polls since its not to ratty.
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    looks like you need a fork look like yours is bent
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    I tried to find one on Ebay but they're more expensive then I would be willing to pay. So I'm going to see what's in my garage.
    Right now this is my best option but I don't know how to put a front brake on it.
    I really wish I had a welder! And some Schwinn truss rods.
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    This is off subject but this is another project I'm working on that I mocked up. I probably won't use those handlebars or wheels, just put them on to see how the springer looked. And I'm not sure where to go with it . A full fendered cruiser or a klunker?

    This was before when I was riding it around.
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    This is it now with the springer.
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    (It's an early single spring Monark fork).
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    I was combing the internet when I found this.
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    This is kind of the look I'm going for. I wonder where I can get one of those lights?
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    You could go with either bike. I'm waiting to see what ya do. Have fun and...GET TA BUILDIN'!! PEACE
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    Welcome to the site!....Great start on the build :D
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    Re: "JAGomatic"

    I couldn't prime today but I finally found a parts bike for my build (craigslist).
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    And this awesome ten speed cruiser. Check out the bars.
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    I payed a little too much for them, $25, but I couldn't pass them up.
    I also found some Schwinn truss rods, all I need now is a chainguard.
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    The fork from the parts bike is too short and I don't have a welder. I am thinking of drilling a hole in my cruiser fork for the brake.
    Do you think it would work or make it too weak?
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    It looks good but is way too short!
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    Here's the fork I might drill.
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    Re: "JAGomatic"

    I got a schwinn fork that will work its a caliper fork thirty dollars shipped
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    you should be able to drill the pink fork to use the caliper brake off the one thats too short,, no issues there that I can see.. :mrgreen:
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    um if thats the fork you want to ues just dill a hole in the center between the legs and run a frunt caleper brake. but a repo 26" schwinn springer would look more right. they cost only $25.00 brand new at most bike shops
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    thats how the factory dose it. they first build the forks. then deside if it needs a frunt brake. if yes then they drill it out. if no they leave it as is then of to paint it gose. so you should be fine!
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    as for the chain gard and fender light off the enternet schwinn you found. all thoughs parts and more can be orderd strate from SCHWINN of there webe page or have your local bike shop ortder them! my local bike store orderd me a repo SCHWINN blackfantom tank,light and rear rack from SCHWINN. it fit on my 73 5 speed SCHWINN perfict. no mods needed bolted right on!
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    I looked on the Schwinn site (http://www.schwinnbikes.com/)and can't find any of those parts. Where are they?

    And about that pink/red fork, I can't use it because the fork legs are too long and don't fit the truss rods. I think I'll have to suck it up and order one from Ebay.
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    I've got everything covered on the bike accept the Schwinn Ballooner chainguard. Does anyone have one?
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    If you do send me a picture in your pm.

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