Hey guys, new guy here, sort of learning as I go. I've been lurking for a few months now, and figured it was time to jump in. I've been working on this bike for a couple weekends now, it's going to be an Xmas present for a lady friend of mine. It's a 24" 1950 Schwinn Spitfire that I picked up off Craigslist in pretty rough shape. It had been badly repainted in red and black, the fenders were badly dented, the rear was sort of mangled, it needed attention. I brought it home, took off the fenders and front basket, flipped the bars and rode it around the block a few times. I loved the rat look it had, but I know my lady friend wouldn't appreciate it.