Well, here I go...! My first build-off! :mrgreen: I'm gonna have to bump my Collegiate 3 into an over-winter project. Since I'm getting a late start, I'm not planning anything too complicated...Here's what I'm starting with: It's a 1970(?) Speedster, that's already pretty ratty. The front and rear brakes don't match, someone had put 26" S-6 tires on it and the SA hub is beat up (the indicator chain is about to break in two, cable shot and the little wheel is gone). Broken rear spoke and the pedals are shot. I can't find one square inch that the paint isn't scratched, chipped or rubbed through! But other than that it's mint!! :lol: One good thing is that both lights do work! Not a good candidate for restoration so I'm gonna Rat it! I'm thinking making it into a Fastback type ride (thanks, deorman and mastronaut for the idea!! :wink: ) Here is some more detail pics showing how rough it is: The bike used to belong to someone named "J.C. Miller" 'cuz he engraved his name and phone # into the right fork leg! I thought about calling the number... :lol: Here's what I got done last night. I started breaking it down for inspection and prep for paint: Man!! I just love the lines of these camelback frames!! I wish Schwinn had made them in a 21-23" frame size...If all goes well, and I get my new welder, maybe I'll try and make one myself! So that's all for a start... Wish me luck!