Hey all, I'll throw my hat into the "traditional" ring. I've been a roadie since I could first ride, it's in my blood (as well as muscle memory). I've also loved the bikes that were built in the era when cycling was the most popular sport in America, the early 1900's. Some of the features on these bikes are still used today, some not so much. I do think, though, that I currently have the capacity (see budget, skill) to do a respectable homage. I've narrowed in on a particular bike, a Racycle, which was built in the same factory as Miami Cycles. It has some unique features (80-tooth chainring) and colors scheme which should make for an interesting goal. Parts list (planned, on it's way and acquired): Paint same color as above 1938-46 Schwinn New World frame and fork Prewar Schwinn stem Moustache handlebar Wood grips Wald 13/16 seat post Hairpin Springer seat, black leather AS Schwinn seat binder bolt 1-piece crank 65-tooth chainring Pedals French 36h front hub Nickle chain 1960's Bendix, 36h kick-back two-speed coaster brake (should help a bit with the large chainring) CB Italia viaggio wood rims, 700c 36h clinchers Spokes Specialized Hemisphere 700x38c white tires Custom headbadge Target cost: $300 So far, I have the frame, fork and a couple small parts. Here's some sample tire fitting photos.