Campground Cruiser **FINISHED**

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  1. azmathys

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    Hey everyone,
    First time posting here. I have been following ratrodbikes on instagram for a while now and dig all the great pics. I have been fix and flipping old and new bikes for years now. A friend asked me to remove this bike from her patio the week before the build off. It seemed to me that it was meant to be. So the bike is a 1963 Schwinn Jaguar Mark 5. I decided against restoration and to just have fun with it. I like to camp and love cruisers. My goal will be to make it a little more off road friendly and useful around the campground. Lots of ideas whirling around in my head. I look forward to seeing everyone's builds.


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  5. Chad T

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    Great looking bike! Welcome to the fun.
     
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    Campground bikes are the best , welcome to the fun
     
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  7. Wildcat

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    Coppertone! Only offered from 63-68. The couple I've had looked worse than yours but they shined up nicely. I just had bare frames. I just gave them a cleaning with soap and water, then used a couple coats of paste car wax. Schwinn chrome was high quality back then also.
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  8. azmathys

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    The chrome is decent!
     
  9. raggedjim

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    Schwinn cantilevers are always cool in my book.

    Good luck, Rg
     
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    Welcome to the fray! You have the right idea 'just have fun with it'.....! Great bike to start with. Hope you keep the original patina.....it's cool...:thumbsup:
     
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    Welcome to the madness. :grin:
     
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  12. LukeTheJoker

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    Welcome aboard, great starting point, looks like it is all in good shape too! :thumbsup:

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  13. azmathys

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    A little trimming to remove damage.
     
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    Begged this piece off a friend today. I'm going to try and incorporate this into the build because who doesn't need to know the weather conditions when you're in the campground.
     
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    Gas tank barometer, what every camp bike needs.
     
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    Cool idea!
     
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    Way to hit the ground running in your first few posts on RRB.
    I like the way you are thinking on that barometric tank.
     
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    Nice way to pick up this Bike for the buildoff . Cool start :)
     

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