El Chiggins

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 2 - FINISHED BIKES' started by GuitarlCarl, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

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    Let's try this again...
    Baremetal Bomber build thread HERE < go ahead click it.
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    What I started with...
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    41 Elgin ladies frame and a 53 JC Higgins with a little chop cut and weld. I'm happy with how it came out. Both frames were badly broken but now they've got a second life as a rat.

    Carl.
     
  2. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

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    That seat-post really ties the frame together.
    @SSG

    That chainring and chainguard really turned out great. Also the rack matches... Actually I will just shut up and keep staring at it. @toro1978


    Thanks guys I appreciate the good vibes, The rack was originally on the Elgin as were the skirt guards and peaked fender.

    Carl.
     
  3. Jake Sensi

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    SWEET!! LOVE IT
     
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  4. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    Another fantastic build Carl.
    And I know you will ride the wheels off of it.

    Sent from the pay phone at the Greyhound bus station.. “what’s that smell”?
     
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  5. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    I really like the way you married these two frames together.
    Killer build man and as usual entertaining to watch unfold!
    Very Well Done!

    You probably already know this, but Don't forget that when the Voting thread is created we will use the first pic from your Finished thread. I'm not suggesting anything is wrong with the current pic, just making sure everyone knows.
     
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  6. Degoragon

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    That bike turned out sweet!
     
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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    Thanks! I really didn't stress enough that the two frames I cut were both trashed and what I ended up with is a really good cruiser. I'm a little long legged with old knees and a bad back. So a relaxed position with the seat back just a bit further really makes long rides easier and I'm still tinkering with it. I like my bikes to be quick so that was the impetus to go to the big front sprocket. I've yet to decide whether to rust it or to clear coat it.

    Carl.
     
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