Hey Sweet Baby Doll, Welcome to the Rat Rod Bikes forum. Coolest bicycles on the planet, and nary a superhero outfit in sight. Take a moment and check out the gallery or just choose a random thread and enjoy; there are some real artists here, and the bikes are fantastic. Of course, this thread is for you (b/i/u/c/C). When I asked you if you might like a bike to cruise the pits at the races or to take to the boardwalk, I had no idea you had an unfulfilled childhood dream of having a real spider bike. I just thought it'd be a fun way to get around while saving some wear and tear on our feets. Just makes me that much more sure about you, that you'd want to ride around on a couple of kid's bikes when we should be doing what it is people our age do (watch Matlock). I thought you'd like to see your bike go together, piece by piece. Here's where I'm going to start: a 1968 Schwinn Sting-Ray Slik Chik frame and front fork in campus green. It's the original paint, with nice decals and headbadge. The serial number begins with HD, which is August of '68. I'm still gathering a few little bits and making sure I've got everything I need, but you'll be riding soon. I promise to put this bike together with loving care, Sweetie, and I can't wait to see your smile when you go for your first ride. By the way, I had told you I hadn't decided on the black Sting-Ray or the green Sting-Ray for myself. Well, neither. Instead, I'm going to build this: viewtopic.php?f=67&t=56388 You know me and reckless decisions. Thought I'd enter the Rat Rod Bikes Build Off No. 7 just for the heck of it. Hope I don't cry if I lose. You sure are a fun girl, Baby Doll. We'll have a blast on our bikes one day soon. Yours, a ten year-old with a fifty year-old body.