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

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    Re: "JAGomatic"

    I've figured out which seat to use. But I have to recover it.
    Its a 50's Messenger and I think that's what the Jags used.
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    Also found some more inspiration.
    Not sure whether to go with..
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    or GREEN
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    Re: "JAGomatic"

    Instead of changing out the 6 external speed hub and putting in a 2 speed I think I'll just keep it. I think it will give it a more modern look like if Schwinn put out a new Jaguar cruiser. Oh wait they do.
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    Ok, If Schwinn put out a new good quality, good looking Jaguar cruiser. That's the look I'm going for.
    Which means I need a new name because the "omatic" doesn't apply anymore.
     
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    Re: "JAGomatic"

    Finally got to my seat today. I've been looking around on RRB and found some good posts explaining how to recover in leather. But for now I'm just taking it apart. Thought this was something I should document even though its not that important. Here are some pics.
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    Whats the sticky stuff? Is it old glue, it looks like tar.
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    Re: "JAGomatic"

    Since I'm going to be making my own truss rods, I'll be using the red fork without a hole for a brake. I have to add on the wheel to see where to drill. And I'm really liking the look. I should almost keep it bare metal.
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    The only problem was the 6 speed cluster on the back wheel. It was too big for the Schwinn, but I was determined. So I got someone to help me and we pulled it until it made a snug fit over the hub. That was a relief. If it didn't fit I wouldn't know what to do.
    I just hope the tight fit won't hurt the frame.
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    Also the bearings in the fork don't seem to screw down that far is this normal?
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    Re:"StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    Here's the new guard I ordered from Ebay. It was a little pricey but it came with a free decal!
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    So far I spent $55 on the whole project most of that ($45) was the chain guard.
     
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    Re: "StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    Hows this for a color possibility?
    Excuse me for the bad coloring.
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    Re: "JAGomatic"

    on a schwinn from that era, yes.
    i'm aslo pretty sure the balls in the caged bearings face the race not the crown(cup)
     
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    Re: "StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    Its strange, I was trying to look at some Schwinn racers (the only Schwinns I have assembled fully (now)) and they had a completely different fork setup. So I wasn't sure. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Re: "StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    Here's a sketch of what the JAG should look like (no color).
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    I'm thinking I'll make it green, but I'm not sure. :?:
    And the light on the front is a modified bullet headlight. I'm too cheap for a Delta.
     
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    Re: Re:"StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    Hey KBC,
    Do you have the sellers name on that chainguard? I could use one for my 'secret' project (non-buildoff dream bike)

    Any help, would be .....well...help. :mrgreen:

    Cheers,
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    Re: "StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    I'm a big fan of all things green (except the algae in my fish tank) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    If you're looking to get a 'modern' shade and not duplicate to classic Schwinn greens, take a look at Krylon's Hosta Green. Nice deep color, but has a 'creamy' look (that's the only word I could think of).

    Cheers.
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    Re: "StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    I'll have to look into that paint. I'm not sure what shade of green I should use.
    More importantly the dealer I bought it from on ebay is bicyclebones. The item is called Schwinn Phantom Autocycle Hornet Bicycle Chainguard.
     
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    Re: "StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    This is a cool bike, kind of what I'm going for. The price too but I was thinking more like $3500 for my bike. :lol:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0529942750
    But I'm not sure why they're calling it a ten speed. It looks more like an internal 7 or 8.
    F.Y.I. just because you have a bunch of useless info. and a magazine article doesn't mean you can have a higher price.
     
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    Re: "StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    I dont think that chain guard will clear the rear cluster
     
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    Re: "StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    i went to that link to see what you were talking about, once i saw the name i read no further. it is a really nice ride, i will admit that.
     
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    Re: "StockRod6" name change from "JAGomatic"

    So you think I might have to "ccchhhhopp" the guard to fit?
    Wow, I never thought I would use the word chop to describe a bike, that was hard to type. :)
     
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    Re: "StockRod6" future pic on Ebay link

    Here's a better Ebay add. http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-1954-Schwinn-B ... 43a7996ecf
    If you notice in my earlier posts, for listing colors I had to use a Schwinn American as an example because I've never found an image of a Black Jaguar. Then, one pops up on Ebay and it won't let me save a pic! :x
    I guess I'll have to enjoy the add while it lasts...now I'm reconsidering the color of my Jag again. :|
     
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    Re: "StockRod6" future pic on Ebay link

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    very cool chain gaurds. I had the same one on my 1972/1973 5 speed SCHWINN. you will have to shave th back side of the top lip wear it meets the rear frame drop out. to make it clear the cear cluster. but if done right from the front side. you would never know looking at it that it was cut!
     
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    Re: "StockRod6" future pic on Ebay link

    I also like a non-traditional green. Maybe metal flake? The pinstriping you drew looks good.

    The chain guard jutting farther forward that the chain ring is what "works" for me.
    Don't be afraid of the "chop" :lol:

    Keep up the good work!
     

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