My wife and I are very close with my nephew Ethan. He has lived with us off and on and spends alot of his weekends and available time at our house. This summer we were on a bike hunt and looking at a hoard of over 70 bicycles. I had made a really good deal on the four that I wanted ( a Chicago cycle Cadillac, a foremost tanker, a Murray missile , and a ladies customliner) and Ethan the whole time kept suggesting this beat up little turquoise western flyer 20 inch convertible. He would roll it around , comment on the cool look of the worn paint etc. Because I AM the cool uncle I told Ethan to pick out a bike and we would buy 5 and go. Of course he chose the little western flyer. Once home and unloaded we both kinda realized it was super small for his size , though the frame is normal sized , the low bars and tiny seat and crank didn't lend itself to him riding. So we agreed it would be a cool wall hanger and there it has been since. Kids grow up fast, and the light in there eyes from something as simple as an old beat up bike is something that can disappear forever. Ethan is 12, over 5 ft 6. Christmas bikes have kinda always been a thing from Uncle Ben and Aunt Becky so here goes one last one. He has a stretched beach cruiser he takes to the car shows and a nice mountain bike and bmx bikes at his house we have gotten him. Plans for the western flyer are bmx tires and wheels , ape hangers because he loves them and for ridability , and a tall seat of some kind. Original patina will be retained , fenders will probably go. All original parts will be included with the bike as well as a set of training wheels so one day he can maybe turn it back into a bike for his kids. My class one bike will be my early focus due to oncoming cold weather and tons of paint work, then back to this one to finish by Christmas , then back to class one to finish by the deadline. Here we go!