vintage bike restoration

My mom's 1970-something Schwinn Collegiate has been collecting dust under their house for years and years. It was also disassembled into 100+ parts by my brother.  I've been wanting to put it back together, so this weekend I decided to tackle that project. Mind you, I have no prior experience with any sort of bike building, so I was a bit nervous.

what I started with

I started with the crank...if that's what it's even called

then the wheels

some new tires- by far the hardest part

the details that make me love this bike so much

finally the seat

ta da! with a little help, I was able to ride it that afternoon. such a satisfying feeling..