Thanks again. I actually didn't notice a huge difference in the ride of the 28ers. Maybe if I switched out the front hub it would roll smoother. It's kinda just rigged to roll cause I think I needed a smaller axle to fit in the fork if I recall. But they sure look a million times better. I remember how excited I was with the paint when it was fresh and all the tape was pulled. My first ever 2 tone paint job and I was just thrilled. The poor thing just sits these days. I gotta fix the squeak but I have come to favor the 26" ballooners lately.
I'm looking forward to doing a two tone paint scheme on my C model when I get around to it; need to decide on and source parts first. The stencils are available which is cool but I haven't done a stencil layout before. I'm sure it will go fine but I get a little nervous about having things look straight and the same side to side. It's going to be a similar build to yours I think with a decent paint job, coaster brake and intended for all roads, and off roads.