Apparently third time's a charm for me to actually finish a build off, and it's been a blast. Three months sounds like such a long time to build a bike, from parts or from scratch, but it's amazing how quickly the time ticks away. If you’ve followed my original build thread you know that this bike is a tribute to my Dad who passed one year ago last May. This is a man who even in the final throes of cancer came bounding out of the house to see his “newest” 1977 ElCamino less than one week before he died. I’m stoked with how my build turned out; it's exactly how I envisioned it. More than that I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to share my plan and the reasons behind it with my Dad before he was gone. So without further ado, here is HellCamino. HellCamino uses parts from Schwinn, Shelby, Columbia, JC Higgins, and Monark, as well as aftermarket parts new and old that I attempted to fit together in a way that looked stock. Everything but the rear fender and rack are original paint. Thrown into the challenge was creating something that I, at 6’2”, could actually ride for more than a block. A comfortable riding position and gearing were a must. I don’t know how many miles I covered during my final photo shoot, but the bike rode comfortably and performed flawlessly. Here's the breakdown: Frameset 1955 Schwinn Hornet straightbar frame BF Goodrich Schwinn headbadge Chrome steel triple tree fork, custom fit Schwinn stem 27" width, 3" rise chrome handlebar Schwinn chubby grips Schwinn extra-long seatpost Troxel long spring saddle Greenfield kickstand Metal Shelby front fender with original braces Schwinn straightbar tank • Working Delta tank hornSchwinn Starlet chainguard • Original design "HellCamino" vinyl decal • Repop Schwinn chainguard decalMonark rear fender • Shelby fender brace • Original tombstone reflector with chrome housingJC Higgins Colorflow rack with reflector and bezel Drivetrain Custom shifter • HBBC suicide shifter mount • Shimano Inter8 grip shifter • PVC cap with threaded rod and stainless steel tubing • Brodie knob with GMC artworkFront Wheel • Nirve hub • 26" double-walled aluminum rim • Custom length axle • Resist “Nomad” 26x2.25 front tire • Chrome acorn lug nutsRear Wheel • Shimano Nexus Inter8 hub • 24” Double-walled 57mm aluminum rim • Black DTSwiss straight guage spokes and brass nipples • Maxxis “Hookworm” 24x2.5 tire • Chrome acorn lug nutsSchwinn crank Columbia chain ring Magna Teardrop pedals • Repop reflectorsSRAM chain Extras Working Fako twin headlights with aftermarket light internals and switches • Delta twin mounting bracketColumbia fender mount headlight "FFTYFV" custom bicycle license plate Here's a link to the build: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/50-shades-of-blue-aka-hellcamino.91987/ My thanks to everyone for the kind words and encouragement throughout the build. It’s been great to see everyone else’s progress and final results; there are some amazing rides out there. Congrats to all who entered and good luck to all who finished!