That is the best award you could get. You have already won the buildoff, the bike is your trophy.The original owner's daughter did reply to me today and said her parents are amazed at how well I got it to clean up and look like they remembered it from its original glory days
So sorry I didn't see this way back when you posted it, but here are pics of the Screamer I brought back to life. I did end up selling it (regretably) as it's probably my favorite bike I've ever owned. I certainly know itd have been an amazing sight to see it next to the Cotton as stable mates. Here are the before and after pics of it for your viewing.Nice start!
I guess all is fair in Love and Marketplace. It's aggravating when you have a deal and others try to weasel it away. But the worst part is the seller using that to leverage the price higher. If an agreement has been reached, the seller should stick to his/her word.
BTW, I would like to see a couple of pics of the Sears Screamer that you sold also!