RRBBO13 Five Points

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by Dizzle Problems, May 19, 2018.

  1. arty dave

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    Lazy heart! One of my favourites
     
  2. The Renaissance Man

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    I definitely like the last fenders shown. The curved braces always look cool in my opinion.

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    As for the chain rings, you also have a choice of size to consider. The lazy hearts is the smallest and would be easiest to pedal. Any one of them would look good though.
     
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  3. Dizzle Problems

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    I agree. I had kinda passed by them earlier on in pulling parts because one of the braces isnt connected to the fender, but I can repair that. The peak, and curved braces just add so much appeal. The rear hole for the seat stay doesn't line up, but I can make a new one, and I think the rear rack will kind of hide the existing hole. Also, The inside of the fenders is house painted red. Not too noticeable, but kinda cool considering the bike was once painted red and mostly stripped. Kinda makes it look like it was done all together decades ago.

    The lazy heart was the reason I dug out the box with all my prewar stuff. Its a personal fav as well. And yes, it being a 22 tooth vs. 24 on the others, it will make the ride a lil easier. Plus, I've already got a skip tooth chain for it in the right length, so I can avoid cutting one of my others.

    I just happy to finally be getting this project off the ground. I purchased bits for this over 2 years ago, and the bike just kept getting pushed farther back in the shed. Kinda works though because over those years a few choice parts fell in my lap.

    The more I look at it, the more I want cross braced bars. I think I will make my own.

    Does anyone know when wald would have introduced their longhorn bars (898's)? I really like those bars and I have a few hanging around.
     
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  4. Dizzle Problems

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    Was thinking about tires today. The best vintage set I have are mismatched, one white wall one black. Using them would keep the build era appropriate and give it that ‘as found’ look I’m going for. But I also have several sets of pretty cool tires on hand. Brown, cream, modern white walls, Schwinn typhoon cords, gran tycoons..
    Trying to decide on the era/ as found vs. modern rubber.

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    I do like the Browns n creams.

    Maybe vintage rubber for the build off, then brown when those fail on me:bigsmile:
     
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  5. idiotboy

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    I’ve been contemplating the same thing, I put mismatched crusty old tires on mine cuz I’m going for that look also, but I think once the build off is over and I start riding the bike it will get new tires
     
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  6. Dizzle Problems

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    Got the rubber onto the proper wheels today
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    Era appropriate down to the tubes-
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  7. Scribble

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    Love using vintage tubes :thumbsup:
     
  8. Dizzle Problems

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    Got the fenders cleaned up today. The layer for rust was so bad on the back I had to sand it down. I like how they came out. Not too clean. Need to re-rivet one of the braces for the front. Then I can install.
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  9. kingfish254

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    I love the red underpaint. I had that on my @yeshoney triple ducktail fenders.
     
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  10. Dizzle Problems

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    Some progress this morning. The rear mounting holes on the fender didn’t line up. I prefer not to drill holes in parts, as there’s no telling what I may use them for down the line. This piece from an old bell lined up just right.

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    Test fittin a saddle.
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  11. OddJob

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    Coming together! Very rat-isfying patina combo. RaT oN~!
     
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  12. Dizzle Problems

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    Got the skippy chain, torrington pedals, and persons seat I wanna use on so I could take a test ride. Smooth n silent.
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    I think I am going to forgo the previously pictured monarch rack. It’s too colorful for the bare metal fender set up.
    Just gotta retro-fit the chainguard and I think she’s done
     
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  13. kingfish254

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    Looking sharp!
    I agree about dropping the cheese grater rack. Those are super cool, but they can also draw too much attention to themselves which may take away from the overall build itself.
     
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  14. Dizzle Problems

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    Got the chainguard modified and fitted. Calling this one a wrap.

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  15. kingfish254

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    Beautiful ride!
    Get them pics posted quick!
    CONGRATS!
     
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  16. Dizzle Problems

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    Got em posted! Didn’t forget like last time:giggle:
     

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