The donor bike was my dad's 25yr old 5 speed Falcon (?) touring bike. I started by stripping off the excess and putting on a Surly fixed rear hub and a matching new front wheel. Then following a recommendation from Brett at, I found this site and was inspired to give the bike a full make over. Stripped it down, got it shot blasted and powder coated Kawsaki green, a new front Shimano brake and Cable Creek lever, Shimano pedals & Bontrager saddle off e bay, new set of Profile Design handlebars, headset and stem. Kept the old chain ring, cranks and rusty seat post bolt. An absolute blast to ride & train on.