I have to admit, this road bicycle project took up way more time and money than I ever expected, but am happy it's finally completed (after about 3 months - aka the whole summer, ha). And yes, it works. I just wish I had done it months ago so I could have been riding and actually getting into shape like I said I would. We'll see if that ever happens.The bike frame was inspired by a couple pair of sneakers in my collection: the Nike Marty McFly "Back to the Future" Hyperdunks and the Air Jordan 2.5. This is how the bike started out: an old, vintage Raleigh road bicycle that I ripped apart (which would prove a major issue when attempting to put it all back together, but that's another story). It is difficult to tell from the photo below, but this bike had some bad spots of rust and obvious wear-and-tear. This was one of my most unique projects I have ever done and also one of the most educational...bikes can be complicated when you don't know what goes where and why.