(WBO) SGT. ROCK finished (for now)

Discussion in 'WINTER 2015 BUILD OFF' started by GuitarlCarl, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Chad T

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    Nice...so you have modern alum rims now and you just had to buy some spokes. Good deal.

    Beats those S7s. I built my first set of wheels because I had bought a '64 Stingray that had non-correct S7s on it. I hate that there is no bead for the tire on the Schwinn rims.
     
  2. GuitarlCarl

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    Well, I'm looking at a triple tree fork in black. Still dreaming of a rear rack and bags. I've been messing with an old set of fenders and I'd like to swap that sprocket I've got for something else. I really just want to go for a ride but I'm not a below freezing ride kinda guy. So I look at my frame and wonder what it'll look like when it's done.
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    Carl.
     
  3. Funkme

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    Make a rack,I'm sure you could.:grin:
    If you have any Salvo or secondhand clothing stores,you could pick up ole leather handbags,and reshape them.
    I have soft ones here and I use them to recover seats and grips with...
     
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  4. GuitarlCarl

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    Found a big clunky stem...
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    Did not like these bars on my chopper,
    but they're growin' on me for this build...
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    Ordered my fork today...
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    Man that's a FAT seat!
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    Needs a thicker rear tire tho...
    This one is a 1.95...

    Carl.
     
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  5. The Renaissance Man

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    That thing is ginormous!

    Who's it made by, Barcalounger? :21:
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  6. GuitarlCarl

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    Yeah it's like old baseball glove leather thick too!
    But I haven't found any makers marks on it
    or anything like it on the web...

    Carl.
     
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  7. Schwinnspastic

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    Lookin' good Carl, that seat is killer ... made for someone with a doublewide backside like me :21::21::21:
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  8. Chad T

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    Seat looks cool on there. Looks comfy too.
     
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  9. LukeTheJoker

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    And the coolest seat award goes too...

    Luke.
     
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  10. GuitarlCarl

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    You know it really is. Part of me wants to get a longer taller seat post to accommodate my long legs, but low has that look, especially if I can finance a motor...



    Carl.
     
  11. SILVERKINGPC

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    I can also say the seat is BIG! Good on the wheels.:thumbsup: Re-check your spoke tension after your 1st good ride GC. Most new wheels need this.
     
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  12. GuitarlCarl

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    Thanks man, will do...
    Forks are supposed to arrive by Tuesday...

    Carl.
     
  13. GuitarlCarl

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    WOAH! It's not Tuesday yet...
    But they showed up early woohoo!
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    Gotta get on it.. gonna be a pain tho... no races included. :(

    Carl.
     
  14. The Renaissance Man

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    Nice looking fork!
     
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  15. GuitarlCarl

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    Thanks! Last mock!
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    Carl.
     
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  16. GuitarlCarl

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    With this basic fork, the bones are done,
    and the lines established.
    Time for some detail work to finish it off...

    Carl.
     
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  17. GuitarlCarl

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    Anybody ever seen a saddle like mine?
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    Here's an shot of the underside, it's wrapped in leather too.

    Carl.
     
  18. Funkme

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    Could be German,need better photos.:grin:
    But guessin it's from off a old motorcycle,very early model.(Would look good on my Indian):D
    The handlebars look good with those forks...
     
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  19. GuitarlCarl

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    Punch list...
    Things to do "fer sure":
    Find a top fork bearing race, rebuild headlight,
    rear fender mod, and rear rack.

    Things I wish I could do but...
    Motor, gas tank and side car.
    Someday, but no way before the deadline.

    Carl.
     
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  20. Funkme

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    Pull some all nighters,you could do it.:grin:
     

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