Sorry! I know i'm going to raise some hackels, But I have to ask, why would you want what was a beautiful piece of americana balloon tire bike and make it into something it never was? NO OFFENSIVE! but wouldn't it be better to return it to it's original glory? and preserve it's history? I understand it take a LOT of money to do it right, but can't you just do the minimun to preserve it until you, or someone else can restore it properly? jim c.