I've been riding with the same bunch of vintage bike nuts for 4 summers now. There are at least 7 or 8 Schwinn Fastbacks in our group, and lately I have been REALLY yearning for one of my own. So now in the last month, I have managed to pick up not one, but two starting points for Fastback projects. This '69 has been passed around to a few of the guys in our group, pretty much as you see it here. The last guy who had it ended up with two complete original paint bikes after he picked this up. He decided he didn't need it anymore and made me a great deal on it. Then this past weekend, I made it to the Trexlertown, PA swap, where one of my friends convinced me I just HAD to take this pile of early '67 home. I'm glad he did; I think there's some great bones to work with here. For this build-off, I will most likely go with the Coppertone bike. I am inspired by @furyus ' Coda from last year, where the journey was as meaningful as the destination, and it was more about resurrecting and preserving than restoring. I will probably use the '69 shifter because I have it on hand, and I am on the lookout for a set of appropriately weathered '68-69 bars just because I'm not a big fan of the '66-'67 design. I have a lead on a sissy, and the seat is an unknown at the moment, but I will do my best to keep it all Schwinn. Looking forward to getting a wrench on this stuff.