I made a post but here are the photos of the swap and the ride in case you missed it. we had a great time, check it out. it was quite a feat that in a ride like this, a lowly ratrod was one of the most looked at and poked at bikes there. the bike may have been ridden more by other people on rides around the building than I rode it on the ride!
I'm going to guess that I have coming up on 50 miles on the bike so far and I plan on riding it often. I bought a set of red tires for it, which I should have done for the build-off but I ran short of time and money. I'll take a photo or two when I get them on it.
thanks for all the complements it means a lot to have a fellow builder appreciate the bike.
here's the link:
http://classicbicyclefanatics.com/forum ... fa0be1c388