So I've been collecting some parts over the past year or so in preparation of converting my son's Electra Townie 20" from cruiser to muscle bike. I have a 16" wheel and tire, handle bars and a really nice slick. The slick I just got on ebay for $15 plus shipping (forget what it was). So this morning the slick is still sitting in the truck, (ifitsfreeitsforme wanted to see it, so I brought it to work) when Boy gets in and he says: "What bike are you going to put that on?" I tell him that I was going to put it on his Townie and without thinking added " ... or maybe build a bike from scratch." Well it was out there. The brain mouth delay wasn't awake yet. "That would be so COOL Daddy!!" Now I need to find a frame, wheels, etc. I want to start with an old stingray type frame and go from there. I found a Huffy on CL but it didn't speak to me. He's going to want it to be green so painting is certainly in the cards. I'm going to want a spinnger too. This will not be rat (on purpose anyway :lol: ) it will be a good looking rider, I hope. So I start this thread now, perhaps a bit early as I do not have a frame yet, so that I can show my progress and get ideas and comments from all of you. Thanks for listening to my story. I hope is has a happy ending.