77 Schwinn Heavy Duty

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  1. jwm

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    (There are no limits to what a "Rat Rod" should be. Anyone can bolt a rusty bike together and flip the bars, not everyone can build or modify a bicycle.)

    I hope your kidding about that line. if people had the tools I think they could do what you did with no problem. some builders just like a stock bike ratted out.




    Actually, your comment, and Outlaw's response bring up a good point. I think it's a safe bet that anyone who posts here has the aptitude, that is the raw ability to do the work on a project like this. The question then becomes, who among us has invested the effort, time, and money to acquire both the skills and tools to do it. But even then- skill, tools, and materials mean nothing without the inspiration- the creative spark needed to initiate such a project, and the artistic eye to pull it off.
    The ability to do the work is not uncommon. The inspiration, and aesthetic are not common at all.

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    Thanks JWM, I hope to see you at the 10 year anni ride this spring. C-4-L
     
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    hey Blue, I don't need to prove myself to you or anyone else. I build bike's that I like and I don't think I am special and have great talants. when I enter a buildoff it will be the sites RRBO, not yours. you have a great day.

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    So I got to work on the bars today and this is what I got done.
    I first got the radius I wanted
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    Then I tacked this collar on so it will fit the neck
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    I got my angle right
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    The finished product
    I will grind them down tonight
    Blue 8)
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    Bump! Wit a little drama :D
     
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    I'm looking forward to seeing these bikes finished up. I couldn't find the correct springer (shockmaster like yours) for my WF, so I made a beehive work.

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    I personally like the Beehive fork better. It's cleaner looking. Less stuff going on in the front end. I love all the chrome on yours :D
     
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    New seat and grips
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    I had to send a lot of the parts back to the powder coater cause of white spots in the black powder. So I am frustrated with this build. It is taking way to long.
     
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    Good thing come to those who wait :wink:
    Its cool man!
     
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    Wow, that bike is PERFECTION. I would've never thought to use a beehive like that. o.o
     
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    All but one rim came back from the powder coater today. I will have finished photos soon
    Blue 8)
     
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    So finally after returning everything twice to the powder coater, they get it right the third time. Here is my wheel set. They are Schwinn S7 rims powdered Gloss Black with a two cross spoke patern, all black spokes with black nipples. The front hub is an early 50's Schwinn and the rear is a 1968 Sturmmy Archer 5 speed. Hope you like them as much as I do.
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    Oh Yeah!
     
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    So the last of my parts came today. I couldn't get home fast enough to put my Bike together. I rushed so I could get some pictures taken before the sun went down. I forgot to bolt the rear rim and put the reflector on. I think you get the idea. I am taking some professional photos of all my bikes soon. They should come out a lot nicer than mine. :D
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    I hope you like it as much as I do :D
    Blue 8)
     
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    Choice metal work dood. :mrgreen:

    I like how you utilized the original lines, especially the flow of the downtube. The lines of a Schwinn are nice already, you just made them better in this case. :wink:

    I'm also a big fan of the gussets you used with the bb. They kinda look like wings.
     
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    Thanks Unchained. I truly wanted this bicycle to keep an original look about it. I would like to think that if Schwinn were to get their heads out of the ground they would produce a bicycle with a look like this. Thanks again for the compliments.
    Blue 8)
     
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    This is sick! Great work. Nice lines, great fab work, What's with the one blue fork leg though?
     
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    Funny! the blue fork leg is tape. I was so excited to get photos before the sun went down that I hadn't take all the tape off. The tape is there to protect the chrome. I will post a better photo when I have it all together and it isn't snowing. thanks for the compliments
     

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