RRBBO13 J.C. Special / Sharkruiser

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  1. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Love the look, never saw anyone get a Thick Brick to fit in the Murray springer, we’re any modifications required?


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  2. MONARKofSoCal

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    If the tires where the regular 24 x 3.0 they wouldnt fit
    but these came off a 24" felt
    they are only 2.125 wide
     
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  3. arty dave

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    Love it! Perfect combo of parts and patina...agree with facing the stem to the front...then it's done!
     
  4. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Ahhh! Got it now!


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  5. MONARKofSoCal

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    Unearthed a set of juvenile hbars that i think fit the bike better than the wider ones i originally thought of using

    gooseneck set forward
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    here is with the gooseneck reversed
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    I wanted them set further back to mimic an indy car windshield / steering wheel
    set way back of the car nose
    but i think this neck is a bit long so i need to look for a shorter one
     
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  6. MONARKofSoCal

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    My other option is to find curved crossbar hbars like these examples
    any one have a set they want to sell/trade
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  7. KJV

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    Vote : curved crossbars:cool2:
     
  8. kingfish254

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    I think I might have something like that
     
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  9. SkyknightJohn

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    I like the way the reversed stem ‘pushes’ the nose/headlight forward. Great look.
     
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  10. SSG

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    Those hollywood handlebars would look awesome on there.
     
  11. The Renaissance Man

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    I love those tires on the bike! Really looks good!

    As for the stem, I have never liked the backward stems, they just look... well... backward to me. Just my opinion though.

    What about a stem with almost no offset. I tried to find a picture and couldn't, but there are vintage stems that the quill bolt also tightens the handle bar clamp. They look cool, wish I had a picture of one for you to see.
     
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  12. Glen

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    Is this the type you mean...

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    This is the one on the girls Rapido Super Deluxe I got a while back that will be built up for my great-great-niece.

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  13. The Renaissance Man

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    Essentially yes that is the type stem, one bolt for two functions. The one I have in mind is an older cast style though.
     
  14. OddJob

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    **Kingfish has a closet full of handlebars, looks like this**
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    Imelda 'Bar-cos' strikes again!
     
  15. MONARKofSoCal

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    Funny you should mention that I found one at a local swap meet last weekend
    however it is to wide for the rattrap springer
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    So i was going to maybe try the middle version
    but it also is too wide for the rattrap

    the far right i had gotten of either a prewar elgin or snyder bucycle
    I like how it the extension is low then kicks up
    might work backwards because of that design feature
    but need to loosen up the bolt to see how it looks on the bike
     
  16. MONARKofSoCal

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    I checked out the prewar elgin gooseneck and it fit half way
    I think it looks better but would like to see it all the way down
    but kingfish might have the curved crossbar handlebars so i am leaving it this way for now
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    the other small issue is the fit of the fender with the smaller tires
    this way fit best so far but still needs modifications
    running the fender flipped i run into slightly more problems so i need to play around with it a bit
     
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  17. kingfish254

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    Maybe cut the fender off to a point by continuing the lines of the skirts kinda like @Terry66 's HotRodHiggins

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  18. The Renaissance Man

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    The one on the left is closest to what I was referring to. Too bad it wouldn't fit the fork.
     
  19. MONARKofSoCal

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    I did some hunting at a recent bicycle swap meet and and my local co-op to find something that will work for the bars / gooseneck
    here is what i came across

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    I found a gooseneck that will fit the 24" rattrap (bottom)
    but it turns out the bigger 26" rattrap has a slightly larger opening and will fit the other goosenecks I have
    Now I have a couple of options
    also I found the bars on the right I think where from a juvenile bike
    They can be used with bmx style stems
    since those also fit the 24" rattrap

    close up of juvenile (bottom) and standard bars
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  20. The Renaissance Man

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    That Thick Brick looks very close to the top of the fork with the 24" rat trap. You might be better off using the 26" fork.
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