Jim, Thanks again for a great site.
sold the last SS I built to a very happy teen as the frame was a
bit too large for me. I found an old lower end Falcon rotting away
in my friends yard which he gave to me. I then dismantled it and
stripped the old cream colored paint. Gave it new slate blue paint
job and designed some decals online using a standard font in italics.
I used center pull brake calipers and stem from a Viscount that
I polished out. Specialized track bars. Replaced the bottom bracket
and cottered cranks with polished Sugino VP crankset. Cleaned up
some old wheels with steel chrome rims and added a bmx freewheel.
Dia-Compe aero levers. Repainted the head badge which came out quite
nice. I also recovered an old saddle in leather. The pedals are
Suntour XC bmx. Ritchey Logic Comp headset. Total investment was
about $80 and lots of labor. Next I'm going to submit a couple for
the "Current Classics" gallery.