XXX Corvette...Now CCC Project

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  1. loudboys

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    OK, it's my '65 Coppertone Corvette. Waiting on parts to arrive. When they do, I'll post pics and the concept.
     
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    Re: XXX Corvette

    XXXcellent.
    Good luck.
     
  3. DaBigKahuna

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    I've got a '64 Coppertone Corvette... interested in seeing what you do with it!
     
  4. loudboys

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    The concept...OK, not so much a concept as an excuse for a cool name. Xander Cage sits in a mid '60s GTO, gestures at a pile of new parts on the ground in front of it, and says...

    "I want all that in this."

    So...

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    The bike; '65 Corvette in coppertone. A survivor. Great patina (I won't be painting this one). The parts; Continental Cruise Contact tires, Alienation PBR rims, Shimano hubs, some cool old redline pedals.

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    The last time I attempted a buildoff bike, I got it done 2 months after the deadline, it looked great, and it was almost impossible to ride. That was the Golden Submarine.

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    So my goals for this build are: Get a bike built before deadline. Make it a good rider. And don't screw up the already good looks of the Corvette. That's it.
     
  5. deven_science

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    Re: XXX Corvette

    Good goals.
     
  6. kingfish254

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    Great goals.
    I would add one more.
    HAVE FUN!
     
  7. loudboys

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    Mounting tires. Please note my high-tech high-end tire mounting stand.

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    These are 26x2.0; they're almost exactly the same O.D. as the original S-7 26x1 3/4 tires, and 1/4 inch wider. Looks like they should fit perfectly.
     
  8. loudboys

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    Tire test fit.

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    Nice new drivetrain. How wide are those PBR rims?
     
  10. loudboys

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    Thanks!

    That depends.

    If you put'em on an old cruiser, they're 1.25"

    If they're on a mountain bike, then they're 32mm.

    But these are on a Schwinn, so they must be 1 1/4". :lol:
     
  11. loudboys

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    Yanked the fenders for cleanup, so here's a pic for you klunker fans...

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    Looks cool (I like fenderless bikes), but the fenders are going back on soon.
     
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    That's a sharp looking wheelset! :wink:
     
  13. loudboys

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    Thanks! I really like the PBR rims (my Higgins has a pair, also).
     
  14. loudboys

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    Sometimes you just have to get out the big guns...

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    Then there's always the moment when you get to see 5" of "what the paint looked like when it was new"...

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    This is my first Schwinn. After cleaning, I discovered that the bearing cages have the word "SCHWINN" and a part number in teeny, tiny letters between the ball bearings.

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  15. jats

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    old Schwinn's are so cool!! love the build so far!

    Troy
     
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    A few days ago, I realized where this build was going. Sometimes it takes a little time for the bike to tell you what it wants to be...

    So, I'm listening to some, um, inspirational music today while I work on it.

    Cream; Disreali Gears (and no, it's not gonna be a derailleur bike)

    Traffic; Low Spark of High Heel Boys

    Supertramp; Brother Where You Bound

    Tool; Aenima

    It's not a lyrical thing, it's a style thing, baby!
     
  17. Missing Link

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    Can't wait to see how this one unfolds, looks like there are two faded coppertones in the build off, good thing this isn't a Highlander kind of thing where there can be only one :lol:
     
  18. loudboys

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    In case you haven't figured out my previous post; it's all about fusion. Those are all fusion records, blending rock and jazz in various proportions (if I'd said Spyro Gyra or Steely Dan it would have been too easy; it's fun being obfuscatory).

    Any way, this bike's a fusion of old and new, but in a subtle way. I want someone who doesn't know bikes to look at it and not see the mods. On the other hand, a discerning RRBer (like you guys) will immediately know it's a rod.

    The bike needed quite a bit of hardware, including needing fender bolts where the calipers used to be, so I'm using modern stainless steel, with allen heads just to make it more obvious. I'm also using an aluminum chain ring from Pork Chop.

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    OK, here it is! I think it's done now; I'll take some hero shots later.

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  20. jats

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    Re: XXX Corvette...Done (probably)!

    cool

    Troy
     

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