RRBBO13 Aztec Jaguar / 13th Mental Breakdown

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  1. GuitarlCarl

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    The beginning...
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    I'm a Jaguar!​

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  2. GuitarlCarl

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    The floor is cold
    The walls are white
    Straps and buckles
    hold me tight.
    Consequences of my
    13th Mental Breakdown...

    Carl.
     
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  3. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Not sure if you planned for it, but you were the 13th person to enter the build-off!
     
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    ^ I wouldn't put it past him TRM! Carl has a way of doing that.
     
  5. kingfish254

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    Great start.
    Can't wait to see you Carlize it.
     
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  6. Scribble

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    I like the bones your starting with.
     
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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    It'd be cool if I had...
    but I guess I'm just lucky.

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  8. GuitarlCarl

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    The tool I will need to put the fat tire and rim I've been reusing lately, on this 1960 middle weight...
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    Every builder should have a tube crimper.

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    That used to be my pet name for the ex-wife.
     
  10. GuitarlCarl

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    I usually start with a bunch of paint.net pictures but this is a pretty straight forward build. The big thing I'm contemplating is a color change. There's a blue Jaguar for sale right now over in the SALE forum. It's maybe one of the best looking Jags I've seen in a while. So maybe a repaint, maybe just a touch up, the decals are available. Then, can I get the lil' fat tire I have on there? It's only a 2.4 but the 57mm wide rim gives it that big fatty look. I've used this wheel before on the last WBO and I laced it to a Shimano 3 speed coaster. I also have an 1 3/8th front rim I laced red nipples on a black rim to match the rear. The frame I used for the WBO is in Texas now, but I'll be reusing a lot of the parts here. The stretched bars I used before are sick, but will they match this build? Questions but no answers, hope I don't have another breakdown.

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  11. GuitarlCarl

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    Ever look at a big piece of turquoise?
    The shades of blue, the gold veining?

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  13. GuitarlCarl

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    I've been in the garage for a while this morning. Crimping the chain stays. Documenting on Instagram. #ratrodbikesbuildoff13[​IMG]

    Carl.
     
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  14. GuitarlCarl

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    Not done crimping but I broke the tool and had to reweld it. So while it cools I mocked this up. #ratrodbikesbuildoff13
    [​IMG]

    Carl.
     
  15. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Looks like a solid bike.
     
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  16. GuitarlCarl

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    Thanks man. This 1960 Chicago built Schwinn is pretty bulletproof. Scarred but not rusty, the og rims have a layer of rust that would probably scrub off, but I'm not using them if anyone is interested in them, front and rear. New S7 rubber too. The book rack is a different story, it's pitted pretty badly, but it has all it's reflectors, so it's a keeper.

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    Ok so here are some crimpin' pics. Some from earlier today and some from just a while ago. I've got it opened up to 2 3/4" the tire is about 2 5/8" and there's room to crimp it some more.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    So then I was thinkin' (uh oh)
    and I wondered if I could lower the rear and raise the front enough so that it's not a scraper (I hate that) and then create a dropout extension... Making all my crimping for naught.[​IMG]
    This but with a longer fork
    and the whole thing just a bit higher (no scraping)
    Hmm...

    Carl.
     
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  19. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Do you heat and crimp? I can’t imagine you’re doing it cold and making progress unless you have Hulk hands.


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    Captain Crimper is that you being the smoke and bent metal ????
    Looking good there Gabriella grips ...


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