I got sick of borrowing a bike after I'd fly in to my home town, so I wen= t to a pawn shop, got this old Schwinn, and rebuilt it as a solid fun c= ommuter. The city bicycle license dates it as pre-1975. bike = $60new seat, grips & chain = $40total = $100 The rest was sweat, sandpaper, WD-40 (cleaning), and a grinding wheel= (cut the bars). I'm including some before/after (process) photos. On next= year's trip I plan to do more to it. - Nick Boushee